Sunday, 2 June 2013

Happy mail and another Masculine card

Hi you all, hope you all had a good weekend!
Last week I got a lovely card and letter from Diane in Michigan. I had told her that my printer was making problems, and printing everything with a stripe pattern. She was so kind and sent me some print outs that I needed for challenges, and the lovely papers you can see below, all the way from Michigan. Now, that is what I call special delivery! I can't show the images she printed, as they have already been used in various projects, which I will show soon. She sent this beautiful card with it. It is even nicer in real life, if that is possible, and I have it here on my desk now.

And these are the gorgeous papers - wow!

Thanks a lot. Diane, you are a star!

I made this little joy fold card using one of the papers:

At Sugar Creek Hollow the challenge is to make a masculine card for Father's Day in shabby  or vintage design. I have made a vintage one. The background shows a vintage photo of an office, overlaid with some numbers printed onto acetate, and a phone, which I printed out, covered with glossy accents, and fussy cut. The old Jalopy is from TH, and the dashing young men are from Gecko Galz 'Smart Dressed Man' collage sheet.

The stopper of the Easel card has a hidden pocket under it for a sentiment or a little present.


  1. What lovely pressies Valerie. You've used the papers beautifully on your card. Very classic. Love your masculine cards too especially "forget the office" So true! x

  2. What gorgeous ladies on your card from Diane and beautiful papers. Love your old jalopy card, if only men still dressed so dapper! Xx

  3. Are you sure some big company wouldn't like to purchase the rights to your 'guy' cards?! They are so very AWESOME! Diane makes such beautiful cards. The papers are jaw dropping. Are they hand made? I've never seen anything like them. Great day, Valerie. hugs, Donna

  4. You are so good at these masculine cards! And thoughtful friend you have.

  5. Those are some Gorgeous papers Val. How sweet of her to send you the images Bloggers are the best!!
    and LOVE your card.
    Hugs Lynn

  6. Beautiful paper you received Valerie and your make with some of it is gorgeous.

    Love the masculine card. I am not good at making cards for men and there are a few I need to make very soon.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Wow Val I'm drooling here at those yummy papers. I would love to get my mitts on a few of those. What you've created showcase them perfectly!

  8. Love what Diane sent you, and your cards are great, as always! Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

  9. Fabulous cards! Love those silhouettes and papers. :)

  10. Uuuuh, da hast du aber eine tolle Überraschung erhalten!
    Und was du aus dem Papier gezaubert hast, sieht fantastisch aus!

    Auch deine maskulinen Karten sind einsame Spitze! Besonders die zweite finde ist klasse, auch von der Aussage her!

    Liebe Grüße

  11. What lovely happy mail! Love those papers and you used them brilliantly.

  12. If I commented everything I felt about this posting Valerie, we would be here all day long!! Gorgeous post with wonderful cards and the most beautiful paper -- WoW!!!! By the way, he is a handsome dandy!!

    Have you cleaned your printer lately?
    That's about as technical as I can get with computers.

  13. Gorgeous cards Valerie, I love what you did with the Gecko Galz papers I sent and your guy card is awesome! Love the phone and the boss looking numbers, so cool! ~Diane

  14. Oooh, you had me at Cameo! LOVE that idea - beautiful card and yes, gorgeous papers.
    Loving having you at SOC, thank you friend! xoxo

  15. Lovely cards from you, as always, and gorgeous presents from your friend, what a nice lady to send you those images all that way! Hugs, Barb

  16. What a wonderful gift to receive and from all the way over the 'pond' too!
    The card Diane sent is just gorgeous! And those papers, wow!
    And, OMGoodness, I agree with Sandy, so many beautiful things to comment on! You have luck as well as talent! :0)

  17. Brilliant cards Valerie, I love the guys in the old jalopy, and Diane's card and papers are beautiful. Good luck with your printer xx

  18. Hello my friend. Looks like I missed quite a bit while I was gone. I have just been strolling through your past blogs to see what I have missed.. Some pretty amazing work my friend. And your card here is awesome.

    I do hope you have a happy week.


  19. Beautiful cards Valerie! :]
    ** lovely work **

    The marbleized paper, an artists' treat, indeed...

  20. Wonderful work with the Gecko Galz imagesM!

  21. Those papers are dreamy! Love what you've done with the car, too... fabaroonie!

  22. Those papers are just stunning does she sell them I would love to buy them you on the other hand madame have created once again fabulous masterpieces, love the sentiment on the last card , what a surprise


  23. A fabulous card with great attention to the details. The papers are stunning and you have made good use of them. Love the easel design and of course the car! A favorite of mine as well.
    Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
    Moz. DT. SCH

  24. Fabulous card for Father's Day. Love the images, especially that super handsome fellow next to the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.


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