Friday 22 November 2019

Afternoon Ride

Today it is the birthday of a very good friend of ours. One of his major hobbies is riding one of his 3 motorbikes and I always try to incorporate his hobbies into a personalised card for him.

I recently won a prize from Fred She Said Designs and chose Afternoon Ride as I knew it would make a great card for Pete.

Th image is coloured with Promakers, Flexmarkers and a silver gel pen for the metallic accents. 

I used the current Stella Says Sketch 719 from the Catch the Bug challenges

The metallic paper I have had in my stash for years. The motorcycle sentiment is from Elegant Wordart by Bethany. She has created many fabulous word arts over the years and although she doesn't any longer there are still loads of freebies on her blog.

Following the layout I added scraps of card for the banner sections and typed a personal sentiment. All elements are mounted on dark blue sparkly paper. Finally I added some blue star shaped gems to accent.

Card Details :-

Size - A5
Sentiment - Freebie from Elegant Wordart
Tools - Promarkers, Flexmarkers, silver gel pen
Embellishments - Star gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


  1. Pete is going to love this! Fab colouring and what a great idea to team this up with the metallic paper! Thanks for joining Time Out

  2. Fabulous card for an guy but know this one will love it. Love the stars on the side!! Thanks so much for joining us at Jan's Digi Shop challenge!

  3. Great masculine how you used the gel pen for your highlights on the metallic, and the bling stars and glitter around the sentiment are nice embellishments... glitzy enough for a man. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  4. Mandy, Terrific masculine card! The metallic paper is perfect for the image and the stars pull it all together! Thank you for sharing your so very Guy card. Va-rooom!
    Happy Crafting!

  5. Wow love the metallic background, great card! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's Stella Says Sketch challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  6. wow, what a fun masculine birthday card! thank you for playing along on the Papercraft-Challenges blog. Lisa xx

  7. What a fun card for Pete. Thanks for playing at Time Out.

  8. Mandy, this is a great guy birthday card, especially for a motorcycle guy! Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

  9. Hi, great card for our challenge at Passion for Promarkers. Good luck xx

  10. Fantastic male card, love the design. Emma

  11. Really cool! Thanks for joining us at SFC.

  12. What a great, great guy card! Awesome coloring and design! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede! You've given all of us an incentive to make more guy cards!

  13. This is really pretty. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  14. Super card, Mandy! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, Juliexx

  15. Great card Mandy, thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers and good luck, Shelly

  16. Brilliant card Mandy.I love the motorbike and colours and your layout is fab.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

  17. Hi Mandy,
    I absolutely love your masculine card. Great colors!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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  18. Fabulous card Mandy. Super colouring and I love that metallic embossed card you have used, looks like tyre tracks, brilliant. Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at Colour Crazy Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Dawn xx
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  19. What An Awsome card this is I love it.
    Thank You for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge
    Hugs and Creativity

  20. Fabulous design, beautifully made. Many thanks for joining in with Polkadoodles Challenges this week. Lou

  21. Great card - that metallic card finishes it perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

    Helen x

  22. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional stitching” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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