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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Message Magnified - Saturday 16th February

Good Morning Friends,

I was up blogging late last night, just wasn't sleepy and Tom was watching a TV show that I wasn't interested I think at 10:30pm, that was my first late night post!

On my day off last Wednesday, I decided it was time to make some guy cards...I always put it off! But actually once I got into it, I was actually enjoying a day of male cards very much and I'll share them on here over the next week or so, starting off with this one using this Sherlock Holmes stamp set by Sam Poole.
The actual idea for using the book, I got from a card posted on Sam's blog, but I adapted the actual card to my own ideas otherwise.

I matted and layered a 6x6 card blank with black and then white card and then stamped this newsprint stamp (also by Sam Poole) and added that as the next layer. I cut out a little open book shape in black card and then used a script stamp (from Vintage Labels, Creative Expressions) on two pieces of white paper, cut to represent pages.

The magnifying glass is from the Holmes set - I cut out the centre and added a piece of acetate. The sentiment and 'for you' are from another Sam Poole stamp set, Your My Type.

This was a quick card, a bit of fun!

Have a great Saturday!
Carole X


  1. Dear Carole,

    this card is marvelous (not only because I am a big Sherlock *lol)

    I like that you kept it in black and white. That looks so elegant!
    A fantastic card have you created - Fabolous!

  2. Looks great Carole. I really love the black and white effect. Enjoy your weekend. Christine xx

  3. Great card Carole love the the stamps you have used...


  4. I find male cards such a challenge but this is fab! Love the magnifying glass. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, I must say I am envious, oh to visit Venice without being a tourist, you must know it so well, I think it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Have you read Miss Garnets Angel? I highly recommend it if you like a good read! X

    1. Hi Barb, yes it is great to have been visiting Venice for so long & having a wonderful connection thru my husbands family - I haven't read the book you mention, but I will check it out now, thank you! X

  5. Beautiful card Carole,love the black and white.

  6. Wow, Carole, this card is brilliant. Clever use of the magnifying glass and loving that newsprint background stamping too. Love it! Have you seen Sam's new house stamps, I have now added those to my never ending list of must haves....... Hugs, Anne x

    1. Thanks Anne, I won't stop using them, no worries! Yes I do have my my eye on Sam's new stamps! :) X

  7. Carol, I LOVE this, what a fantastic creation. Love how you have done the magnifying glass that is ingenious.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  8. Hi Carole,
    what a superb male card. I love everything about it. I think these stamps are going on my never ending list of must haves.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    lots of crafty love.
    Jenny L.

  9. I like that! I could see that working on a scrapbook page. HAppy saturday, jenx

  10. oh this is just so good. Just love that stamp...must admire the way you have set this out and gosh it's a fab guys card. Good to hear I am not the only one who sits up late, not by choice mind you...luv aNNIe

  11. Hi Carole, love this card, everything about it, fantastic!x