Jun 9, 2012

"Driving In My Car"

"Colour, Cogs and Cars"

Just thought I would have a dabble with a male card.  
Have you noticed that they seem to be so handy...
but something we really don't seem to do until we have to.



I had so much fun with this card, mucking around with colours, cogs and cars.
The background is distressed in a very TH sort of way and is set off with a little EP.
The border is just doodle drawn with a fine liner...an idea I have gotten from Ellie at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
A map is stamped onto some copy paper, scrunched, curled, inked up
 and makes a wonderful embellishment for this travel piece.

Enjoy!

I am entering this card into the following challenges ~
- Crafts 4 Eternity ~ Travel
- The Poodles Parlour ` Father's Day/ Male ( I have chosen for a male)
- Totally Papercrafts ~ Doodle on it ( I have doodled the border of the card and the tag)
- 4 Crafty Chicks ~ Monochromatic
- CropStop ~ Monochromatic
-  DL.ART Thursday Challenges - Male Card
-Crafty Cardmakers ~ Distress It (I have used inks for this)
- Cupcake Craft Challenges ~ Tag It 
- Lexi's Creations ~ For the Man/Boy in our lives

31 comments:

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, fantastic card, beautifully distressed a perfect masculine card. You are so right we are always in need of male themed cards, I really struggle making them. Have a great weekend. XX

Vicki said...

Fantabulous masculine card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Monochromatic Challenge.

Terry said...

Dot, Love that song, so perfect for this awesome card! Great masculine card and the colors are some of my favorites! Happy Saturday!

Josephine said...

What fabulous, rich colours! Beautiful!

Thanks for joining the 'distress it' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

DIANA L. said...

Your card is awesome. I just love the image and you did such a great distressing this manly card.
Thank you so much for joining in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Jenée said...

Super monochromatic colour scheme. Perfect for this masculine card. You did a very nice job. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

Mamma Mia said...

This is a great card Dot and perfect for a man! I love the distressing and monochrome colour scheme. Thanks for joining in the fun at Lexi's Creations this time ... hope you'll join us again!
Helen x (DT)

Redanne said...

Fabulous male card and it is really nice to see that you actually enjoyed making it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I really love this wonderful male card, fantastic images and details.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous male card, love the distress vintage colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at CCM this time.
Yvonne

pinky said...

I love it, so perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity Travel challenge.
Pinky

SuzanneK said...

I love the vintage theme here, just stunning. You never cease to amaze me with your fab creations. Hugz Suzanne x

Louise said...

Love your card and tag perfect card for men,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
Louise xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and layout,, Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck cheers Sue n x

Liza said...

A lovely vintage card, perfect for a guy. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Feebsy said...

Such a lovely card, I really like the background you've created and the map looks awesome. A great vintage card.

Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

mixamatoasties said...

Great card. I really like that.

Glad you could join us at Totally Papercrafts this week.

Susan x

Brenda Brown said...

This looks as though it has been created so easily Dot and is a fabulous card for a man. I love it.
The Stamp Man also has a male theme at the moment.
hugs {brenda} xox

Von said...

Just love this card :) uou really have pulled it all together so well
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von x☺x

~ Barb said...

Love all the different elements, what a great masculine card! And I am completely envious of your doodling, I have yet to try anything other than dots and dashes and yours suits your distressing so well. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Ann Marie Governale said...

Hi Dot:
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I am now your newest follower.. really liking what I see here! I just love the distressed car card here. Have a great day! xxx Ann Marie

grandmabonnie said...

To me your card reminds me of Tim Holtz style..your music told me to "Hit the road Jack" Hope you are able to come back to Card Crafter's Circle.

Ellie said...

Gorgeous card, LOVE the doodlng LOL, thanks for linking...

Neet said...

This is a lovely card - very masculine but not over the top at all. Lovely for any age.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neet

Marjie Kemper said...

Great card, Dot... love those colors!

michele said...

Fabulous card Dot! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Lizzie said...

lovley card. Thanks for playing this week at C4E. Liz

~Michelle~ said...

nice monochromatic piece...thanks for sharing it with CropStop!:)

Lisa Watson said...

Wonderful masculine card!!! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!

strangelycreative said...

Super card full of ideas I can pinch! its great! Cx

Shirl said...

Fabulous man card Dot you do colours so perfectly everything matches brilliantly.

Hugs Shirley x x