Friday, 18 February 2011

Yeuch! Man cards

Why are they so difficult?  other than football or drinking images I really struggle with these.  However, Polka Doodles to the rescue once again.  I used my lovely Sugar Birdies CD rom for this one, for my stepson.
So the lads go out for a drink and one of them (whose birthday it might be) gets a bit wobbly whilst having a HOOT.  All Polka doodles, all lovely papers and cute owls.  Man card in a tick.
This week I bought some American Crafts sentiment stamps.  They've got lovely little flourishes and labels with them.  I also got the Martha Stewart stamp set where you just have loads of alphabets to use in circles/lines.  Can't wait to have a go with these.
Busy thinking about a card for a colleague about to become a grandma for the first time, so that's my goal this weekend.
I'm off for some tea and reading now.  Haven't bothered with a book for ages but have just finished the Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse which is so beautifully emotional, about grief and coming to terms with the past, which can so affect the present.  Am now reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver which is set in Mexico and is about a guy who works for Frida Kahlo and her husband.  If you don't know who Frida Kahlo is, google her and get a real look at her artwork.  She's a fascinating artist. I do have to remind myself sometimes about my love of literature and make some time for it in between making cards!
Catcha later.


  1. Fab card you've made there and a little cheeky too which should bring a smile to any chaps face yes I agree male theme cards are sooooo hard to do but that's men all round awkward!!! lol Take care enjoy your reading
    Jacki xx

  2. Hi Kathryn thanks for comments on my cards I totally understand what you mean about these parent days and not having them my dad died 13years ago and yep I admit I was a Daddy'e girls and still miss him terribly even now so I feel the same as you when fathers day comes around
    Jacki xx

  3. Beautiful card love the owls :O) Chris