' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: March 2023

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Birthday Card for a man

Today I am showing my second inspiration piece for the Country View Challenge, where the theme is "Birthday card for a man", chosen by Corrie. I went with drinks which is more neutral than masculine but this one IS for a man so... 

I stamped the glass at the front first and masked it, stamping the bottle and the second glass over it using grey and blue inks. I added the spray from the ice cube hitting the drink in various shades of blue.
I coloured the ice cubes, glasses, lemon and bottle with pencils and stamped the words in black.

The sentiment "It's Your Special Day" is from the Essentials Sentiments set SYC007 from Sentimentally Yours.

All the other stamps are from Visible image, most from the Keep your Gin up set with the "today's forecast..." borrowed from the 99% Chance of Wine set.

Your turn to create a Birthday card for a man and link up your project to the Country View Challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

Craftyfield           I am entering the SSS Monday ChallengeAllsorts
                                                       We Love Stamping,  and Stamping Sensations challenges

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Happy Birthday Handsome

Welcome to March and a new Country View Challenge, hosted this month by Corrie who has chosen " Birthday card for men" as the theme. Yes those difficult cards to make... but, no fear ,the DT has plenty of ideas on the blog! 

My first card is one for a young man, I'd call him a teenager but that time has passed! 

I pulled out a masculine collection, Mr Handsome and the Young and Free, both by Craft O'Clock . I had planned to use stamps and/or stencils as well but the papers did the job all on their own. 

I did, however, use a few dies to spice up the design, including the Birthday sentiments (Happy from the One Liners: Happy Die set and from Wonderful Words: Birthday Die, both from Papertrey ink.
From MFT Die-namics I used the Notebook Edge. 

[I am looking at old stash a lot recently and feeling nostalgic about the supplies we could get from the US before it cost an arm and a leg to ship over the pond...] 

Anyhoo... have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop. Just remember to follow the rules!!! 

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield    I am entering the Allsorts and SSS Wednesday challenges