Monday, 13 June 2011

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

After a thorough polish and shine throughout the house and once all the laundry had been completed, I sat down with a view to leafing through a magazine and enjoying my coffee whilst it was still hot.

Nope ! Best laid plans and all that.

Inspiration struck and I began a cardmaking frenzy.

Maybe I missed dad more than I care to admit last week or the thought of the forthcoming Fathers day was in my mind - whatever happened I decided to make some masculine samples for the shop.

With a little pile of manly coloured papers and not a flower or pearl in sight I set to ! I played with a few different styles, trying to accommodate all ages.

The men in my life are not really into hobbies and sports and I know from a lot of my customers that they themselves have male friends and family who aren't either or they have already exhausted the golf, football, snooker and fishing themes, so I thought I would challenge myself to create all the cards without going down that route.

I couldn't resist reaching for a little pink and some flowers for this one though, as I had a little girl in mind when I created this, these next two cards were just really quick and fun, ideas for little ones to give to their daddies.

I hope I have inspired a few ideas.
In case you are wondering, no, none of the above are destined for either Neil or my dad, they both read my blog and I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise for them so I won't be sharing their cards until after they have received them.

And ...... the coffee never did reach my lips, ah well, I did have a relaxing afternoon !

Love and cold coffee

Tracey xxx


  1. Fabulous ideas for Fathers day Tracey, I don't have a Dad anymore but make quite a lot of masculine cards so always lookimng for inspiration. I was happy to get one of your lovely atcs in the Stampman swap, thanks.

  2. Great Fathers day cards Tracey just love them all and such great ideas!! There is nothing worse than trying to do male cards!!!!

    Loving your work over all the posts that I have missed and just loving your beautiful tags especially the gorgeous orange one!!!

    Great news about your classes you really have such wonderful customers and friends but then obviously you are a very special talented lady.

    Love & hugs Chanelle xxxxx

  3. LOL I'm pleased to hear I'm not the only one who lives on reheated cups of tea and coffee!! These are all stunning - I love them all but the little monkey and frog ones have to be my favourites - so cute! hugs, Jane xxx

  4. You are incredible !!! Even your masculine cards are fabulous ! One day I will get to the UK and come to your shop.

  5. oh hun what a brilliant post yet again you have come up with some masterpieces,good luck with the shop and classes hun hugs cheryl xxxxxx

  6. Fabulous creations and a wonderful variety too - something for everyone there xx

  7. what wonderful Fathers day card gorgeous done!!
    thank you for the inspiration.

    hugs carla

  8. Great ideas for male cards, love the cute ones.
    Your mojo was certainly in evidence today. There's many a cold coffee drunk when crafting is taking place.
    Anita xxx

  9. lol on the cold coffee hon!!!! that never happens too

    I absolutely love all the fathersday card you made. and wow.... not a single flower on them.
    you really rock!!!!!

    Have a great weekend sweetie. Thank you for the wishes and I hope that we talk soon.
    love ya. Give your family a big kiss from me.


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