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Wednesday 28 March 2012

Male Birthday

Good Morning Everyone!

A special welcome to my new followers, hope you will continue to enjoy my crafty projects :) Today I have a male birthday card to share with you, my friend's husband is celebrating his birthday this Friday. I always find it so hard to make nice male cards, as the usual themes in crafty kits don't usually work. I don't know anyone who enjoys cricket, none of my friends wear suits or like to DIY and some of the saucier designs I would feel a bit embarrassed to send. So when I came across the design below, I thought I would try it, the guy it's intended for doesn't especially enjoy sailing as far as I am aware, but everybody like the Old-Dutch-tile style, right? Well, let's hope he does anyway :)

* Studio Light Decoupage images, borders, DPs and sentiments
* Silver peel-offs and blue card from stash

* Love to Create (Masculine + optional Sketch - I didn't use the sketch)
* Cards for Men (The Great Outdoors)
* Use Your Stuff (Ad Inspiration - Water, boats, blues)
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes)
* PanPastel UK (Bright Colours)
* Pile it On (From/For a Man)
* Cupcake Craft (The Sound of Music - I am Sailing by Rod Stewart)
* Paperplay Time (For the Guys + Sentiment)
* Just Keep Creating (Anything Goes)
* Squiggles & Giggles (Birthday Bash)

I have a few more cards to share this week, so stay tuned :)


  1. What a great card for a male this is! So pleased you could share at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge! Judy DT x

  2. Super card and love the gingham,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week
    Hugs louise xx

  3. You hsve chosen the perfect image for a male card. I love the colours you have used, very Dutch. It's great that you have decorated the inside as well, looks fantastic.

    Thanks so much for entering Anything goes at Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to share your beautiful work

  4. I love this card. It's a perfect Masculine card.
    Thanks for playing along this week with the Use Your Stuff challenge.

  5. Gorgeous card I love your scene and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  6. Beautiful! Prefect colour combo and I like how you decorated inside the card too. Thank you for joining us on the UYS blog.

  7. Really fab, I love the ship image and the bright red paper gives a fab contrast against the blue. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  8. Beautiful Card! Love the Color combo! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge this week!!

    Many Blessings,

  9. Thank you for sharing with everyone - from your sponsor friends at

  10. Great card. Nice color combo. Thanks for playing at Love To Create.

  11. love the colours and the tile effect is great. those brads are delish. thanks for joining us at squiggles. hugs heidi x

  12. This is so pretty! Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)

  13. Beautiful card, very elegant. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck in the prize draw
    Claire xx

  14. Thanks for playing at OSAAT this week.
    Hugs Nataliya