Friday 15 February 2013

For The Boys

Delicious Doodles time. How many have you have made a card for one of the men in your life recently? Apart from that one to your Valentine of course. I'm talking about one of those cards with no bling and frills and suitable to give to one of the blokes. Well this week at Delicious Doodles Challenges, we are challenging you all to do just that.....make one
For The Boys

I chose to stay on the vintage theme this week and chose Teri's image Vintage Norton Bike and the Cog and Chain Border to compliment it.
The image itself is so detailed, not much colouring is needed. I did, however, paint some distress ink on it to highlight some of the key areas.
Torn edges and plenty of distress inks to further enhance that olde look.

Instead of embossing the core-dinations card base, I chose to use tyres marks. A new stamp from Visible Image. This was then attached to a piece of DP from the HOTP steampunk paper pack but not before attaching a piece of ribbon from stash threaded through a wooden cog from Crafty Emblies then adding a couple of their word plaques.

The little golden "headlight" is taken from some broken jewellery picked up in a charity shop and the centre filled with glossy accents. 

So peeps - your turn. Make "One For the Boys" and come over and show us by linking your project up on the Delicious Doodles Challenge blog. You never know - you might win and get the opportunity to choose 5 images from the shop.

I would like to enter this into the challenge at
Shelly's Images - Neutrals with a Pop of Colour
Crafting When We Can - Cards For Boys
CDAC - Anything Goes


  1. Fab card hun - love those tyre marks! xx

  2. WOW this is fabulous! I love the frame and the bike it looks amazing. You can't really go wrong using Crafty Emblies especially on male cards.

    Linda xxx

  3. Great card, love the tyre tracks and the bike is ace xx

  4. What great creation...I love the vintage feeling. What a pleasure to visit your blog .Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

  5. Wonderful card Helen, love the wooded cog and plates and your lack of colouring on the image worked really well. Love the cog and chain frame.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  6. Fantastic card, love that image, thanks for joining us on crafting when we can, hugs Vicky

  7. It looks great.
    Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.
    Hugs Miranda

  8. This is awesome! Love your design and those tire marks are PERFECT! Great idea! Thanks so much for joining our "Neutrals with a Pop of Colour (or Anything Goes)" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT