Sunday, 29 January 2023

Allsorts Challenge #713

The theme this week on Allsorts is **For Boys or Men** and for my entry I've pulled out a quite old set of stamps and a few bits and pieces from my oddments boxes.  I chose a kraft card blank and cut a piece of text paper to fit; stamped the penny-farthing on cream card using brown ink and clear embossed before layering it onto brown and gold die cut squares.  I embossed another strip of brown and rubbed lightly with Treasure Gold; stamped a sentiment which was then die cut and layered up, adding a couple of die cut cogs for a bit of added interest.  A scrap of raffia around the embossed layer and that's it - a card suitable for a man.  There are some great cards from the design team giving us plenty of ideas for male cards - sometimes difficult to design but it is possible, with a bit of thought, to get away from football and/or beer 😉😉.

Stamp - from Feeling Sentimental Stampin' Up (long retired)
Squares - dies from Creative Expressions
Embossing - E/F from Cuttlebug
Cogs - dies from Docrafts


  1. So glad I could inspire you to get out an old stamp set for my theme at Allsorts this week. The card is fabulous with great details and so perfectly masculine!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  2. Well done, that’s a well designed card with lots of lovely layers xxx

  3. I just LOVE this one with that great embossed panel and those matching cogs that coordinate perfectly with the theme! Fun guy card for sure!

  4. You whole design is very pleasing on the eye Val and I think the Kraft makes for a perfect base for the theme, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. What a brilliant masculine card Val. Great design and layout x

  6. What a fantastic Male themed card Val.

    Sue xx

  7. A great male card with a vintage feel. Thanks for taking part at Allsorts challenge.

  8. Hi Val,
    this is such a lovely male card and your design looks brilliant.
    Love the stamped image and that embossed panel looks fabulous.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Always tricky but those cogs and wheels are perfect. I think anyway. Love the metallic colours.

  10. Fab male card Val - I really6 love how the elements all work together for a vintage loo. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge "For Boys/Men" this week.
    Pauline xx

  11. Hi Val, just wondering if you’re ok xxx

  12. I love the vintage look of this beautifully put together card Val, with the lovely pennyfarthing and the added cogs embossing and die cuts, and the bit of raffia, it all looks great and a perfect masculine make. x