Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Masculine Cards - A Lesson Learned

Hi!  Just popping in for a quick post as a surprise for my downline Leanne.  Leanne makes a very good masculine card and I don't basically!   Why should you all miss out on these cards when I have Leanne to show you how it is done.

Leanne has just promoted to Supervisor - woohoo! Well done Leanne, so here it is your very own post showing off your manly creations!  Leanne doesn't have a blog so any questions ask me & I'll send it along to her.
Harvest Blessings By Leanne Newcombe
With a father & lots of relatives from the country,  Leanne honed in on that tractor stamp like a seagull to a chip the minute our catty was released.  I looked at her puzzled like - "what are you going to do with that?"  Boy was I impressed when I started to see some of the personalised creations she came up with.  Not only did she choose a stamp that meant something to her, it meant more to the recipient & that is what counts.   Now, I must admit I am guilty of overlooking the masculine stamps for all the pretty ones using flowers & butterflies, but since seeing a few of Leanne's cards I am going to make an effort to take my time & really try to see the worth of some of the stamps that are not "pretty".  After all, they just might represent something to the person receiving your handmade card that makes your effort all the more worthwhile.

Best Dad Ever by Leanne Newcombe
Tractor Card

Stamp Sets:  Harvest Blessings, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Retired). 
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Well Worn DSP (Retired)
Ink:   Midnight Muse.
Cool Tools: Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Hemp Twine(retired)

Tie Card

Stamp Sets:  Best Dad Ever, French Foliage, Bring on The Cake
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy.
Ink:  Night of  Navy, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy, Midnight Muse.
Cool Tools: Paper Snips, Dimensionals.

Thanks For Looking,



  1. Love your tractor card. My husband grew up on a farm and use to drive one all the time. TFS

  2. The cards are great. It is so hard to come up with ideas for men cards. I am going to remember these.

  3. Great cards! Congratulations to Leanne on her promotion!

  4. Oh wow Tricia, what a surprise. They look great on your page. Yes the Tractor stamp means so much to me, brings me back to my carefree childhood days when i was living on the farm. I am sure my Uncle will appreciate it too. Thanks for putting it on your blog page and thank you to the lovely people that have replied.

    1. Yay Leanne, glad you got to see your blog post & the world got to see your beautiful creations. :)

  5. Awesome cards! I also really struggle with masculine, but these turned out great! thanks so much for sharing them. Love the colors.

  6. Lovely !! I especially like the Ties and Leaves card !! TFS

  7. I think Leanne has done two wonderful masculine cards and you're terrific for posting them on your blog, Tricia. :)

  8. Ohhh these are beautiful. I'm totally in love with the second card. :))

    Hugs, Rosalien

  9. Great Guy Cards! I like the tractor... how nice of her to share and you to post!
    ~ Megin of VMG206