Friday, 12 March 2010

Allsorts Challenge #42 - Just for Men

Hi fellow bloggers. I hope you are having a great day wherever you are and whatever you are doing. I really appreciate you taking the time to pop in here and I hope you find something to your liking. The weather continues to struggle toward Spring in this neck of the woods but there is still snow on the top of the hill you see in the photograph at the top of my blog. A grim reminder of what could easily come back.
On to brighter thoughts. As I have said often on my blog I am not comfortable with "men" cards but when I saw this Allsorts Challenge with the theme "Just for Men" I thought that it was time I grasped the proverbial nettle and had a go. I have kept it very simple (no, I'm not suggesting men are simple Lol.) in the hope that less is more. I have used an Inkadinkadoo stamp that I have used before but I thought it would be suitable. I used inks from Stampin Up. The papers are from Stampin Up and I have used Bazzil to matt and Layer. The ribbon is also from Stampin Up (guess whose daughter in law is a Stampin Up demonstrator).
I hope you like this very plain card. I would love to know what you think of it. If you think it is too plain please say so. Any comments you might want to leave will be welcomed and enjoyed.


I have been given this award by Lisa over at Stampin for Sanity. Now I got this award from Lisa Jane at Mess2Magic last week but this gives me another opportunity to pass it on to some more crafting friends.
This time I would like to give it to
Linda at Payne Holler Cards
Angie at Handmade by Lilacanglia
Jo at Kingslake Crafts
Emma at Mrs Giraffe's Blog
Danielle at Paper Inspirations by Danielle
Cheryl at Mr Craftmaking Haven
Each of these ladies has been a good and faithful blogging friend. Enjoy the award ladies.
Thank you for calling and stay safe.


  1. Love this Fiona! The monochromatic color scheme it perfect for a male card. Beautifully done! xxD

  2. This card is very handsome indeed. Perfect for a gentleman. Love it. Hey, I just realised, I'm your 100th follower. Have a great weekend Fiona. xo Jackie

  3. Perfect for a mans card, they are hard to make cards for arent they. The cards take you out of your comfort zone. Have a good weekend Julie x

  4. Oh wow this is such a fabulous card!
    Love your image and your colours are gorgeous!
    Congratulations on your award Fiona!
    kim x

  5. This is just perfect hun! Gorgeous card for a man - or a woman come to that!
    Teri x

  6. Wow - you can do mens cards fabulously. I love the colour its a very clean colour - perfect for a distinguished gentleman
    Congrats on another award- you deserve it , you are a lovely lady
    Lisa ;)

  7. Ah congrats hun on the award and even more so for passing it on to me...thankyou soooo much you've made me smile and help me along a very long drawn out week esp when i get photos making me want to be on hols with him lol.

  8. I think this is perfect for a man, especially if they are anything like the men in my house who don't do fussy lol. It is a great colour, has the perfect image and just enough ribbon to enhance but not become fussy.
    Kim xXx

  9. Thank You so very much Fiona,
    I really don't deserve this, I have been a bad blogger just lately, just seem to run out of time,
    Angie xxx

  10. fabulous card love the image and you colour scheme...x

    thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs kirsten...x

  11. perfect for any guy (or anyone really) and you are right "less is more", especially for them. Ribbon is just amaze me! you can do ANY kind of card!

    btw, congrats on the award (you are definitely "Sunshine") and thank you for passing it to me {{{super long hug }}}

  12. I like plain cards, it can be very elegant. This is a very elegant card, perfect for a man.
    Have a wonderful weekend. ;)

  13. Congrats on the award Fiona!! You are so deserving!! I just love your monochromatic card with all the green!! Stunning and elegant!! Love the image and your layout!!


  14. wonderful card Fiona, just perfect for a man or women, lovely colours and image, love the simple style.#
    My light box , with lights folds into a soft case, under £40 delivered from Amazon. janex

  15. It's a fab man's card and I love the image, great creation Fiona.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Less is definitely more on this card Fiona! You've used a beautiful image, the perfect colours and papers and the grosgrain ribbon is gorgeous! You nailed this male card to perfection! Congrats on your award and thank you so much for passing it on to me - it is very much appreciated!
    Hugs, Danielle

  17. Fiona, You hve done a beautiful job with this men's card!! Love the color. I have the hardest time with men's cards. DO you have a secret to share with doing them?? This is just beautiful!!
    hugs and have a great weekend, Janiel

  18. A perfect card for a man Fiona and I love the colour!

  19. I Do like your so called "plain" card. Men don't like frilly so it is just perfect! You shouldn't be uncomfortable at all about making cards for men you do it beautifully! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your encouragement means so much. We all need a little boost from time to time, and you are a dear. Wishing I could send you some of the spring weather from Alabama. We are starting to get the warmer weather here. Stay warm friend,

  20. beautiful card Fiona, I love the monochromatic look and the green is perfect...stunning mans card
    Mina xxx

  21. Fiona wow an award THANK YOU!!! Your card is fab by the way.xx jo xx


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