Wednesday 7 January 2015

New Beginnings at The Male Room

     New Year greetings from The Male Room. This fortnight we have a 'New Beginnings' theme, it could be a new job, house, car or adventure for a man or boy.  My card is for a friends nephew who is off again on his continuing adventures in the southern hemisphere.

     The globe and plane are X-Cut dies that are my bargain sale find. The plane actually flies around the globe, it's stuck to a bar that is fixed by a brad to the globe, somewhere in Mexico! I have had to add a little foam pad under the globe to stop the plane dropping to the bottom when the card is standing up but it does still move across the top.
     The backing paper is a map scrapbook page that just looked right for this, mounted on a blank white 7x5 card that has had the edges coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
     The sentiment is a stamp by Chocolate Baroque from a set called Artistic Affirmations, stamped in Archival Ink Coffee and Cosmic Shimmer Clear embossed.
     There is a ship in this set too so I shall have to make another card and find someone who is going off on a cruise. I liked these dies when I saw them, really liked them when they were on sale, but now I know they move I love them!
     Please come and join us at The Male Room with your creations, we have lots of inspiration for you on the challenge blog to get you started.

I would like to fly my plane at the following challenges:
Dragons Lair Design - New Beginnings
Cardz 4 Guys - Vintage
Crafty Boots - Something New
Shopping Our Stash - Use Something New
Crafty Sentiments Designs - New Beginnings
Make My Monday - New Beginnings


  1. Wow those dies are fab - perfect for men - and little boys I would think. A great card too - Jacqueline xx

  2. Thanks for sharing you card at MMM - it's fab! - Jacqueline xx

  3. Love the design of your card and so beautifully done. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  4. Great use of dies. Love your design. Thank you for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys Challenge. - Myrna January 2015 Guest Designer

  5. This is absolutely brilliant! I really like the fact that the die moves. A beautifully vintage feel to your card - great work. Love it.

  6. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  7. What a fun design.

    Best of the New Year.


  8. Great masculine card, I love the idea of movement and the bp looks great. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. What a super card! You've got yourself a real bargain with those does, as you will get a lot of use from them. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

  10. A super vintage card, perfect for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, thanks for sharing with us. Caz

  11. great card lovely idea, thanks for taking part in the Dragons lair challenge

  12. Super card, love the idea of the plane flying round the globe, what a clever idea

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Cardz4guyz this week


  13. What a wonderful card! Awesome dies - and they move!!! How cool is that?! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

  14. What a wonderful job you did. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  15. I wish I had these dies for last year when my daughter and new husband did a fly & drive around America. It would have made a lovely card to send with them.
    Tina XX

  16. I love the map background and the moveable parts - thanx for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz for our 'Vintage' challenge and good luck.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  17. Awesome! Love those die cuts and the moving! I am sure your nephew will think this is amazing...I do!
    Louise xx

  18. Great die cuts - and I love the fact that the plane travels! Thanks for sharing with Dragons Lair!

  19. Gorgeous card and thanks for joining in at MMM.
    Fliss x


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