Monday, 29 March 2010


My husband, who only ever buys cards for me, went to see our doctor the other day. He surprised me when he came home by stating that as our doctor (of 20 odd years) is retiring we should send him a card to thank him for all his help. Ok I thought I'll just buy one, but then I had a bit of spare time and fancied the challenge of making my first male card. I had a look at some challenge blogs for inspiration but most of them seem to be about Easter or spring at the moment so I plumped for Stamp Something's Doodle challenge as it isn't too specific. Luckily I know the doc plays the guitar in a band so that gave me a focus. I found some Basic Grey paper that reminded me of a fret board and attatched it to some circles and then added some embroidery thread as strings to make part of a guitar. Then I found some male papers in my stash which had a sentiment that fitted the theme of retirement. The button is one I found in my mother-in-law's button box a while ago when she very kindly said I could take what I wanted and the doodling is the musical stave at the bottom.


  1. Great card Gillian, sure the doc will like it. So hard to make cards for men but this is great - it would go down well with at least two of the guys in my house!
    Jenni x

  2. Fun card! Love all the papers and details. Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you back again! :)

  3. Wow! Very creative! And fantastic personalization! Thanks for doodling with us at Stamp Something!

    PS. visit here for male card challenges

    Janna :)