Saturday, 1 June 2013

Here Come The Boys at The Crafting Cafe

Good morning lovely bloggers & readers!
It's Saturday! Yay!!
 It's a new month & it's time for the brand new challenge over at
where the theme this time  is "Here Come The Boys"
Here's my little card!

I used an A6 tent fold card base in dark brown, which I made 
by folding an A4 sheet of cardstock in half then cutting in two.
The card is more or less flat & can be mailed using a "normal"
letter stamp in the UK not sure about elsewhere!
Something I certainly need to consider with rising postage costs

The image I have use is called Vintage Spitfire & is 
from our lovely sponsor

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I recoloured the image in Word & cut it out using a circle nestie.
I then inked it while still in the die, with Antique Linen & Old Paper
distress inks!  I cut out a cog using kraft card & a spellbinders die 
then used it to frame the image.

The sentiment was done in Word on the pc using a free font
called 1942 Report. It looks so like typewriter font & I reckon
it's just perfect to go with this type of image!

A final side on view of my card!Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I do love it when you visit!
Don't forget  to enter your Here Come The Boys creations at 
The Crafting Cafe this month!

I'd like to put my card forward for the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Masculine Birthday
Papercrating Journey - Masculine Cards
Nutcrafters - Monochrome
Creative Craft Challenges - For The Fellas
Gingerloft - Happy Birthday
The Corrosive Challenges - I've been framed
Di's Digi Designs - Winged Things


  1. Hi Sweetie,i love this card, i like the simple layout, great male card x

  2. Great card Dawn, love the image and the die cut Kraft card elements, look fantastic xx

  3. What a wonderful Birthday card, perfect for guys or anyone really, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

  4. What a clever card. Love how you've used the cog to frame the image. Great colours too x

  5. Love this Dawn, the aeroplane looks fabulous and love the frame too.

    Linda xxx

  6. This is fabulous sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT

  7. Great card for a male. Love the vintage plane image inside the cog diecut. Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft Challenge this fortnight.

  8. What a lovely card.Great colours too.Thanks for joining in with us at Nutcrafters.Hugs Debbie x

  9. This is such an elegant card! Love the colors and the image is stunning! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  10. What a great male card. The colour mix is great and I think the diecut shapes look brilliant. The image you have used is absolutely gorgeous and I love the distressed look to it.
    Fantastic card.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

  11. Great Masculine card - thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week - come back again on Friday for the new challenge -enjoy your week - Gail DT

  12. WOW fabulous masculine card. Love the die cut you have used.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  13. Great card Dawn, love the lovely soft focus on the image x

  14. Oh, I do love what you did with Teri's marvelous vintage airplane image, Dawn! The combo of dark and light browns is so effective.

  15. Wonderful card Dawn. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and good luck.

  16. So gorgeous, love this image in the sepai tones and the layout is gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  17. wow this is a great male card thank you so much for sharing with us at Nutcrafters.

    Good luck with the challenges

    Sylvia x

  18. Hey there! Miss ya! This is one of my fav DD images - I have almost bought it 50 times and now you have made me wish I had! Lovely card - so vintage and fun. Hugz! Hope you are doing well.

  19. Fabulous card :D
    Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

  20. this is a stunning masculine card! I just love it! thanks for joining us at CCC this week!
    Tammy DT

  21. Love what you've done with the image Dawn!
    Claire xx

  22. Such a great manly card. Thanks for joining the "You've Been Framed" challenge at the Corrosive Challenge blog.

  23. Fabulous card! Love the image and your design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Hope you have a great day!

    - Jenn DT

  24. Gorgeous!!
    Thanx for joining us at Card and Scrap Good luck in the draw, and hope to see you back next time!
    Eva Gro
    DT member Card and Scrap


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Dawn xx