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Loved Up For The Guys

Wasn’t sure I was going to get anything made for the challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping but I have made this as a Valentine’s Card which was actually inspired by my friend Dot from Dots Dabbles … thanks hunny bunny.

Don’t you just love happy accidents … inked up my shoe stamp and then promptly dropped it onto the desk, lucky enough it landed on a sheet of kitchen roll. Retrieved with a sigh and then stamped onto my paper … ahhh but … it showed up with dots on the image. There are no dots on the original stamp and realised it had transferred from the kitchen roll. What did Shirley do … cut out the image which was on the kitchen paper as well (lucky enough it was perfect) inked the edges with Forest Moss. Guess what happened next when I was inking it split in two so I was left with a negative and positive image … me can see another tutorial about this 😀

Took a picture of the shoe stamp just to let you see there are no dots on it.

Stamps – Hero Arts – Exclusive Vintage Collection – Box Set of Three Men – Box Set of Three Shoes – Box Set of Three Clocks
Stampin Up – Notably Ornate – Terrific Tags
Papers – Lost & Found – My Mind’s Eye
Punches – Stampin Up Tags – Large & Small

Entering for: – Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Valentine’s/Love
Crafting When We Can – Valentine/Love
Simply Stampin Challenge – Heartfelt
Sweet Stampin Challenge – The One I Love
Joanna Sheen – Love Is In The Air
Alota Rubber Stamps – LOVE Creations without the colour Red
The Artistic Stamper – Hearts
Through The Craft Room Door – Valentine’s For A Male
Crafty Ribbon Challenge – One For The Men Or Boys


32 Responses to “Loved Up For The Guys”

  1. Poppet says:

    What a happy accident Shirl, the dots really add to the distressed look and feel of the card which I love by the way.

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

  2. Avril B says:

    Fabulous card Shirley, Love all the different images and your ‘dotty’ shoes looks brilliant, a very good happy accident!!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    Avril xx

  3. Terry says:

    Oh I do love your mishap with the shoe, which is too cool! Shirley, this is one fantastic Valentine’s Day card with such a great vintage feel! Love the background and all those images!

    Have a fabulous Sunday!

  4. fabiola says:

    c’est magnifique comme style, vintage et chic, biz

  5. mixamatoasties says:

    Great card. Love the vintagey look.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  6. Hi Shirl! I love your collage. Great story on the shoe! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Yvonne

  7. Sue C says:

    Fab card Shirl ! Love the happy accident too ! I did have a minor panic when I saw the first sentence as I thought I’d forgotten to post my DT piece ! Sue C x

  8. Brenda Brown says:

    I was like Sue Shirl, though oh my goodness how have I missed this one – then realised duh!!!!
    This is a gorgeous creation and the shoe looks fabulous to me, but a lovely story though. Is it next week you are home? If so we must get together, I will be on half term.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  9. Dot L says:

    Oh I love what you have made here…the colours, the vintageness, the stamping and all that love that has gone into this card!…..and I love all the dots! Andrew will love the card even more for the thought that has gone into it…and the story with it it. You will be laughing and he will be shaking his head…lol
    Dot x

  10. Arjette says:

    Oohhh your card is beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!

    gr. arjette.

  11. Doreen says:

    stunning. gorgeous.
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week

  12. Jo says:

    Your card is stunning. Papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  13. A beautiful card, and such clever combinations of stamps from different manufacturers. Thanks for joining us at the Simply Stampin Challenge this week.

  14. Ruth M says:

    LOVED your kitchen roll dotty transfer – serendipity at work! Great vintage collage card! Thanks so much for joining us at Simply Stampin’ this week and I hope you’ll play along with us again! Ruth x

  15. Wow, Shirley, that’s a breathtaking guy card, love all the elements on it.

  16. Kelly S says:

    What a fab steampunk style card, Love all the different elements and I will definitely have to try the kitchen paper trick!
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin’.
    Kelly xx

  17. Jenni's Jems says:

    What a lucky accident and love this style of card.great job x

  18. Cazro says:

    Happy accidents are wonderful aren’t they? Love the card. Caz

  19. Suzi says:

    Wow!! what a fabulous creation. Love all those amazing elements you’ve used. Thank you for joining us over at The Joanna Sheen Challenge this month. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi DT x

  20. Ellie Knol says:

    So, you decided to make it a complicated one as well! LOL … BEautiful!

  21. Alison xx says:

    Wow what an amazing card, so many differents details. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin’ this week. A xx

  22. Wowzie! Very creative and over the top gorgeous! I love all the different elements and how you fitted them so well with one another! Thank you for playing at TTCRD and hope to see you in the next challenge! Good luck!

  23. Wedgie says:

    Love the vintage feel to this card. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin and we hope to see you again soon. Wedgie xxx

  24. Meggymay says:

    I love your vintage card, it has so many beautiful details. Your happy accident is brilliant, I will be remembering next time I need an opposite image.
    Yvonne/Meggymay x

  25. Joan says:

    Fab card Shirl, love the vintage design, love the stamps, love the elements, in fact love all of it.

    Joan x

  26. Paula says:

    Stunning valentine card Shirley, love all those individual stamped elements that work so well together and the shoe is fabulous. How come my stamping accidents are never as cool as this! XX

  27. Fliss says:

    I’ve only just realised you did this Shirley. A real stunner with loads of fabulous detail.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  28. Teresa says:

    Great male card, Thank you for playing along at Addicted to Stamps ‘Valentines/Love’ Challenge. Teresa xx

  29. Amanda says:

    Oh how nice! Lovely vintage card and very manly – such a difficult topic, well accomplished! Thanks for joining in the SSC! x

  30. Sioux says:

    Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month 🙂 Good Luck in the draw
    xoxo Sioux

  31. Marina says:

    Love it. Collage is so hard to do (well,for me anyway!) and you’ve done a great job.

  32. md says:

    creation fabuleuse
    bravo *

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