The Distinguished Gentleman

Hello dear blog friends,

This week we have another fun challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. The theme is to create a vintage, shabby or primitive card or  paper craft  project with both numbers and letters. For me this was a chance to challenge myself with a male card as I always refrain doing these type of cards. I love flowers, lace and dainty embellishments and doing something bold didn’t come easy. The beautiful background paper from 7Gypsies and already printed with script, makes the task easier to meet the theme. I cut the Spellbinders Retro Mod Clock from Tim Holtz Core’dinations Core Color Cardstock and sanded it for a weathered look. To give the clock a little more depth I embellished it further with bronze chain and gold number stickers. The sentiment stamp is a favorite and from Inkadinkado.

We also say goodbye to two  of our designers, Patti Painter and Heather Hudson. Their beautiful creations will be missed each week. We have three new designers joining our team next week. They are Sherry Hickey, Cathi O’Neill and Moz Roberts. We are looking forward to see their lovely cards on the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog.  More news is that beginning next week, May 4th, our challenges will be running every two weeks so you have more time to show us your creations.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges as well:

SB_RetroModClocks A close-up of the retro mod clock

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The gorgeous sentiment from Inkadinkado

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The hanging sign cut from the 7Gypsies design paper and attached to the button with a bronze chain

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A peep at the inside decorated with a mini postage sentiment stamp from Whimsy

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Project details:

  • White and black cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Core’dinations CorColor cardstock
  • 7Gypsies designer paper “Abundance”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Retro Mod Clocks”
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers die “Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow Set”
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlits die “Typeset Alphabet”
  • Inkadinkado clear mini stamp distinguished Gentleman” 60-30829
  • Whimsy stamps “Adventure mini postage stamp”
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Button
  • Wax cord
  • Gold number stickers
  • Bronze chain
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate your visits and comments so much. I can’t wait to see your cards with numbers and letters at the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Denise Fletcher
    Oct 27, 2014 @ 18:17:16

    This is great! Love your style, Amelia xx

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  2. just4crafters
    May 04, 2013 @ 16:49:14

    Fantastic vintage card with great detailing!!! Love the clock!!! ~Sophia

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  3. Valerie Huang
    May 04, 2013 @ 01:33:09

    Love love love this one. Thanks for playing with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog

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  4. Karen Petitt
    May 03, 2013 @ 03:16:05

    Considering you do not do ‘male cards’ this is blooming brill! Stunning card, so perfect for a male. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our use a sentiment challenge. Hope we see you again for our next challenge Karen P Paper Crafting Journey Design Team http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Michelle B.
    May 02, 2013 @ 17:46:39

    Wow, what a perfect male card! I LOVE all your textures, embellies and the layout, so creative! So glad you joined us for our Anything Goes challenge at Cards for Men!

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  6. Sara
    May 01, 2013 @ 06:40:37

    This card is amazing. I love the grunge, and there is so much detail! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter’s Circle this week!

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  7. Chillipip SA
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 06:26:37

    Wow Amelia you do male cards so well. I love this card with all the different colours and male embellishments. Hope your eye is on the mend

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  8. Marie-Louise
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 01:35:28

    Such a fantastic male card.

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  9. Petra Swart
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 21:44:48

    Hi, Amelia! Ja, ek is nog in die land van die lewendes, maar was vir 3 weke net besig met naaldwerk en breiwerk en niks in die lyn van kaartjies nie!! Op my blog het net mooi niks gebeur nie, maar nou is ek weer lus vir kaartjies maak!! Nou moet ek net eers weer als inhaal waarop ek uitgemis het!!
    Jou kaartjie is absoluut pragtig! Ek is mal oor al die detail en die tekstuur op die kaartjie en natuurlik maak die vintage gevoel dit vir my nog meer aantreklik! ‘n Ware meesterstuk!!
    Baie groete, Petra

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  10. Sherry Hickey
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 16:53:07

    Hello Amelia! The collage work on your card is simply stunning. I love the details and texture. I’m so excited to be a new member of the Sugar Creek Hollow DT; I’m honored to be in such talented company and I know I will learn from you!

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  11. Angela
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 09:11:34

    Love it Love it ! Fantastic take on our Vintage challenge.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Cards Galore.
    Angela (DT)

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  12. Carol (Granny)
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 08:07:40

    Truly a masculine card Amelia and absolutely stunning. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen another designer with the versatility of design that you have. You amaze me every time I visit. Have a wonderful week ahead, Hope you eye has healed by now. “Hugs”

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  13. Chana Malkah
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 02:49:04

    Awesome work, Amelia! A very sophisticated design wonderfully executed! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  14. MaryAnn
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 02:14:15

    Very stunning!!!

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  15. Joyce Hessen
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 22:34:56

    Dear Amelia
    This is a beautiful vintage Mans card.
    You have made excellent use of all the embellishments needed.
    Happy Stamping Joyce.

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  16. Cherished Hall
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 21:30:13

    Amazing Creation. Love the details and the textures created. Thanks for joining us at Loves to Scrap.

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  17. Donna Ellis
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 21:26:05

    Distinguished is right! Looks so pretty the way you have arranged things,and yet is a wonderfully masculine card. I am also wowed over your fibers! Wonderful!

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  18. Paper Profusion
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 20:37:02

    Wow – a stunning card Amelia! One of the best ‘masculine’ cards I’ve ever seen. Nicola x

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  19. Patti Painter
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 20:28:04

    Amelia, You have always inspired me with your beautiful creations before and after joining SCH and I will still be coming by for a dose of your creativity. This is the perfect masculine card.I have so enjoyed working with you.
    hugs my friend.

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  20. hannelie
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 19:34:32

    ‘n Meesterstuk Amelia!

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  21. Carol
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 19:24:25

    wow stunning card. I love it
    Carol x

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  22. Retta S
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 18:26:29

    So great! the man receiving this work of art will love it!

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  23. Leslie Turner
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 17:45:17

    Absolutely stunning! Love vintage and this is definitely a great masculine card with all those elements! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog’s “Cut It Out” Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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  24. Judy
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 17:08:32

    Oh this is nothing short of brilliant Amelia. Honestly it really does excel! 2 weekly now? Well that is good news. Much better for you too I suspect. Happy weekend to you. Judy x

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  25. Janie Printz
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 16:50:47

    Wonderful card & so perfect for that special guy … Where do you find that burlap or jute looking ribbon ? It is such a fantastic embellishment for a card. Not too bulky …
    Love all the little added bits & great looking papers you’ve used. Your cards are just beyond amazing !!!
    Hugs,Janie

    Please visit my blog

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  26. Meggymay
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 16:20:34

    A fantastic male card, great images and details.
    Yvonne x

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  27. Carina Els
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 15:20:18

    Liewe Amelia

    Jou kaartjie is baie mooi, hou van die kleure en alles wat jy gebruik het. Hou van die horlosie.

    Carina

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  28. Moz
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 15:06:15

    I don’t know why you felt intimidated by this challenge as this card is stunning and extremely masculine! I love how you made the best use of this stunning paper and the embellishments are perfect! Great card Amelia!
    I am more than delighted to join this amazing team. Thanks for inspiring me with your amazing creations.
    Hugz

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