Tuesday, 27 May 2014

"A man card"

Hello Blog friends and followers, hope you are well.  If not here are a few hugs to help a little.
Thank you for calling in I really love that you take time to do that.  
Busy, busy here at the Ranch.  Between the boys coming and getting things ready for when I am away it has been none stop. The old lady in the village who I make cards for heard I was going away.  She came along yesterday with an order for lots of cards.  I did tell her I was only away for eleven days not eleven months!!!!!    That`s them all ready to be delivered later today.  It was raining yesterday so just busied myself doing them.
John is not a cook unless it goes in the Foreman Grill or Oven Grill.  We also have an Acti Fry if he wants some chips, saves him burning the house down!!!   He manages fine on his own .....he just has to!!!  I prepare lots of meals and have them in the freezer.  He will be along at John & Audrey`s a fair bit, he always is.  They really look after him.  Works two ways, we have lots of  "Brownie Points" stacked up at the moment.......!!!!
My card for today is one of two that were almost the same.  One is for John for his birthday on Thursday (he does not look at my Blog) so I can show it to you.  The other was an order for a customer to send down south, I felt I could kill to birds with one stone as they say......

Base card 5x7 Kraft card
Black Card Stock embossed with a Wood grain Embossing Folder
Reverse side of the Kraft card for the Tag
SB Classic Circle Die
I think the tree stamp is an Indigo Blue one
JustRite Stamp for the Birthday Greeting
Button from my Button Box
Cord was from a skirt belt.  It had a buckle with lots and lots of cords.
I dumped the skirt but kept the belt I just knew it would come in handy one day!!!

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xx


  1. Just as well john doesn't really know his way round the computer isn't it???. Great mans card. John is like Charlie they are more than capable at looking after theirselves and won't starve. I think they enjoy the peace while we are away. Hazel xx

  2. My John is just the same! He won't starve but if I'm away I make sure I have stocked the freezer with pre-cooked meals and baked all the cakes and biscuits he will need. A great male card. I like the wood grain, very manly, yet I often forget it's there. We are all the same I think - far too much stock.....lol! Hugs Christine xx

  3. Lovely mans card Patricia...I am sure your hubby wont starve while you are away its amazing what they can do when they have to..


  4. Fab male card Patricia..I'm lucky my dear MIL trained my hubby to cook and iron LOL so if he had to he would be fine huggles Sue xx

  5. Beautiful card Patricia. Andrew was a really good cook too before his legs got bad. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Beautiful male card Patricia, love the woodgrain look! Your DH will love this! And don't you worry about him, he'll be fine, even though he won't be doing his own cooking ;-) We never argue about a thing, except maybe about who's allowed to do the cooking, lol! Enjoy your evening, hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  7. Fantastic male card Patricia.

  8. Gorgeous card Patricia. I love the image and the embossing works so well with it. A fabulous layout too.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. Evening patricia what a great mans card i like the lay out. I think I will have to pinch your design. I dont know if you are like me I dont like making mens cards.
    like you I have a actifry its the best thing I ever bought. Now I dont have it worry when jack wants chips while im out. He cant burn the house down with one of them.
    Have a good holiday xx

    Debs xx

  10. Hi Patricia
    Love the bark embossing. Fabulous effect. Great card for the fellas. The guys will never starve. The hunter gatherer comes out in them, along with the local takeaway menus lol!
    Take care.
    Ang x

  11. Hello Patricia, fab card for John, I love the bark effect, and it's simplicity makes for a great male card.
    Alistair too would never starve, and I don't do meals for the freezer, he does all his own from scratch, like corn beef hash and honey, yuck,
    Hugs Kate x

  12. wonderful embossing patricia - a brilliant card - perfect! Hugs Rachel x

  13. Patricia....let me start by saying that I love your masculine card. The clean, crisp lines are awesome! I love your design and the embossing that you've done on your masculine colored cardstock. This is very manly and "rich" looking! I also wanted to thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such sweet and encouraging comments on my blog about my faux tea roses canvas. You made my day! <3 Candy

  14. love the man card....it's fantastic...and oh so manly....awesome design of this one.xxx My big 'reach 550' candy is on...

  15. Lovely card for a man-I was in need of some inspiration for Fathers day cards and you have just provided it.


  16. Morning Patricia, A great 'man' card, your John will love it !! If I ever went away (which I don't haha) Graham would be fine, he is brilliant in the kitchen and can turn his hand to almost anything, in fact I think he would like me to go away so he could eat meat !! I don't stop him eating meat, but he just prefers that we eat the same, but occasionally I will do different meals for us, so I think he would 'like' me to go away hahahahaha !!
    Have a lovely day, we have it wet and soggy here, yucky.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Morning Patricia....what a fabulous guy card! I love the 'clean' design and embossing (I really do need to acquire this folder!). Tom would be fine if I went away; he's a great cook so he'd never starve! Hugs Carole Z X

  18. Hi Patricia a fab male card love the stamp and the embossed woodgrain papers are perfect with it. When I go away Dave just goes to the pub everynight for his meal! I have tried making meals and freezing them but he enjoys going to the pub and sitting there with his I Pad and a glass of wine! I used to feel guilty but now I am ok as I know he quite enjoys it! Susan xx

  19. Morning Patricia,
    Great card, love the design and the stamped image. My husband would get by if I'm away event though he's not very good in the kitchen. Have a great holiday.

  20. Perfect masculine card!!!!

  21. Great man card Patricia.
    It will do hubby good to look after himself, mine would manage but the kids might have other ideas!

    Hugs Erika.

  22. Brilliant male card xx have a fantastic break and please, pretty please bring us back some nice weather xx safe trip xx GailT xx

  23. A brilliant mans card Patricia. the design and colours look fab.
    Lorraine x

  24. Love this fabulous male card Patricia, the two stamps look great together. Carol x

  25. Hi Patricia,

    Beautiful card, as was yesterdays, sorry still getting round to everyone lol! Wonderful creations you have made.

    I hope you and Hazel have a wonderful holiday, how great to have a girls one without the men lol! I am going to my sisters in France in August but my son is coming with me so not quite a girly time lol!

    Take care,

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  26. hi Patricia, brilliant birthday card for your hubby..
    have a wonderful holiday.

  27. Hi Patricia! I love this masculine card. Very frugal of you to save the belt for future crafting uses. Have a great vacation.

  28. Lovely card. Like the way the sentiment is stamped over the tree and the embossed background matches perfectly!x

  29. Love your card Patricia, fab desig. Hope you have a safe journey and loads of sunshine. No time to skip up to Scotland and hide in a suitcase I'm afraid. Hugs Flora

  30. Beautiful design Patricia, the embossing, colors, embellishments and sentiment are wonderful. Have a wonderful vacation.

    Hugs Diane

  31. I absolutely love this card! I always have such a nightmare trying to come up with masculine designs but this is just perfect! The layout is so sophisticated.

  32. Hi there Patricia! Brilliant card for a chap, you clever lady :D Gay x

  33. I'm sure you'll not come back to a jibbering wreck Patricia!! Enjoy your well earned time away. Well done you on getting the 'emergency' card order fulfilled. Love the texture on this one. Jenny x