Sporty for a Man Card – JFF

Over at Just For Fun, Neet is continuing the man theme.  This week’s challenge  is “Sporty for a Man”.  For full details of the challenge, Zoe’s, Von’s and Neet’s fab inspirational projects and all the entries click on the link above.

I have made two cards but I am going to enter the first one into the challenge.

Can you tell I am not “a less is more” sort of person! lol!  I used all little bits of scrap papers and built up the layers from the bottom. I added some little numbers, cut from a calendar, to the cars to make them a bit more sporty. The bird has nothing to do with anything really. I just thought it looked pretty! Oh dear!

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Stamps used: Music – Personal Impressions, Map – Chocolate Baroque, Compass Rose – Crafy Individuals.  I am not sure who manufactures the little car.

This is the other card I made

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Again, I used lots of scraps and built up the layers from the bottom.  The centre of the compass is an old button.

Stamps used: True North – Paper Artsy, Compass Rose and Sailing Yacht – All Night Media, Large World Map and Script – Chocolate Baroque.

Out of interest has anyone else been having trouble with Staz-On timer brown ink??  I thought at first I had contaminated the ink pad so I bought another pad and that is the same.  Just doesn’t set/dry on glossy card.  Not even if I leave it over night.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Best Wishes Florence

34 Comments

  1. Marie

    It seems that when i comment from my I Pad on your blog my comments somehow do not appear ! So am re writing my comment. Both cards are sensational. The first one with those fab cars in those stunning colours and the second so delicate and beautiful. love the soft colours and great images.

    Marie

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    1. Florence

      Oh Sweetie, how very kind of you to re-write the comment. I did check the spam box in case anything went into there. No doubt it is some where in cyberspace. Thank you Marie for calling in and for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
      Regards Florence xx

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  2. Simply Tia

    Both of these cards are beautiful. I was trying to see which I prefer and it’s realllyyyyy a hard choice. I think if I HAD TO choose, I’d go with the card with the cars but they really are very nice! I love your talent and creativity.

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  3. craftingcottage

    Hi Florence! I love that little bird as well! The cars and sail boat are perfect for masculine cards. It’s great to add scraps to cards, it creates such a fun vintage look! You did such a great job with these! Lovely!
    Lisa 🙂

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  4. Joann

    Florence, love your work as always. You have such wonderful artistic flair! I have never been a “less is more” person either. I always struggle with masculine cards but yours are fantastic!
    **Hugs**
    Joann

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  5. Susan Bain

    Super cards Florence, the vintage car one is just fabulous. I can only repeat what the others have said – fantastic layering and detail. Love them. xx

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  6. neet

    Your first card carries the word that just has to be used – this is “special”. I adore how you have built up the layers, all the different elements you have added, the music, the bird – and stitching if my eyes are seeing what my brain is telling me. Love the thought behind what you have done with the numbers – everything about it. You are an excellent crafter who puts so much thought into everything you do, nothing is rushed to enter into a challenge, everything is thought out and detail put into what you produce. I applaud you for it.
    Love your second card just as much, shabby chic for a man, not many (not I) could do that and pull it off so successfully. Two stunningly beautiful cards.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at JFF.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  7. fati's recipes

    Both these cards are absolutely beautiful! I do like the car one, the red just makes it pop… I’m also really glad you’re not a ‘less is more’ person, because the cards you make are absolutely gorgeous! Keep it up! Can you submit the first, and under Freddie’s name submit the 2nd? You deserve both 1st and 2nd place! 😀

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  8. Janet

    Hi Florence,great cards,the cars one is my favourite,fab laying of papers gives a great effect.
    Sorry can’t help with the ink pad may be you do have to heat set it on glossy card,never tried it.
    Janet x

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  9. Jaqi

    Brilliant cards Florence I love them both, I like lots of things going on , and these layers look great. Love the colours and those little cars are fab . Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

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  10. Lucy Edmondson

    This is terrific, I love it. There was a dodgy batch of StazOn reinkers at one time. Not had a problem with the ink pad in the past although now they are full of water, lol!

    Lucy x

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  11. Lynne Moncrieff

    Wonderful distressed edges and I had to smile because like myself, even when making masculine style projects, we cannot help but adding pretties!!!
    The numbers on the cars is so clever.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. TheDorsetFinca

    I especially love the compass. They are both stunning but the second is my favourite (but then I am biased towards boats)!!! x

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  13. Zoe Sanderson

    Wonderful cards love the racing jalopies and somehow the bird is just right. Your sailing card is stunning love the colours and layers and textures. Not had a problem like yours with the ink so cannot not offer any help, sorry. XOXO Zoe

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  14. Von

    Two great cards Florence wish I was so good at collaging ( not sure if it a real word lol ) cards like that 🙂 as for the stazon it’s not an ink I use so can’t help
    Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun
    Von x♥x

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  15. Valerie-Jael

    Both cards are lovely, Florence. I must admit, I also prefer more than less, and love how you have built up all the layers! Have a good weekend, Hugs, Valerie

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