One for the men

The Head to Head Challenge on the Dragons Lair Designs Facebook page uses a definitions set of papers and embellishments. Dragons Lair Designs produce some wonderful kits for scrapbooking but don’t feel they are not for you if you are a cardmaker, they work just as well for cards as they do for scrapbook pages.

Materials used: SAM_2670(watermarked)
Dragons Lair Designs – Definitions: Happy Themed 
Dapper Gentleman, Ticket Stub and Greating stamps from a set free with Creative Stamping Magazine
Black paper
White 15cm square card blank
Printer card
Polychromo pencils
Archival Sepia ink pad
Distress ink pads – Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
Blending Tool

Having printed out the background paper  and the Fun tag from the Definitions Kit I cut it to size and then stamped the man on using Sepia ink. I coloured him with Polychromo pencils.

I made up the ticket pocket and ticket stubs from snippets of white card and used the distress inks to age them. I made up the pocket, folding it in halves and sticking the sides together before adding the tab and attaching to the front of the card.

The main panel is matted on black card and the edges of the card blank have been distressed to  match the tickets and pockets.

A growing number of people have started sending cinema vouchers as presents so I designed this card with that in mind. I did not have a voucher so I wrote a ‘pledge of a film of your choice’ on the back of one of the tickets.

There is still time to enter the current Head to Head Challenge at Dragons Lair so why not hop over and have a look. There are a lot of other fun challenges going on, both on the Facebook page and on the website. I have put all the links in below.


Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Dragons Lair Designs Head to Head (on Facebook)
Glitter and Sparkle #180 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #167 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #30 – Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish #308 – Square or Rectangle Cards 
Addicted to Stamps #122 – Any Shape
That Craft Place #6 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #104 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #304 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #30 – March
Where The HeART Is #7 – Easter/Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner #7 – Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #9 – CAS
Lemon Shortbread #11 – Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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8 Responses to One for the men

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Pippa, Lovely Masculine card! I love how you can see the script running through the image. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
    hugs Amanda

  2. Angela J says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenge.
    I can’t wait to see what you create for our next Challenge.
    Angie DT
    Craft Your Passion Challenge

  3. ginny says:

    What a different design for your masculine card Pippa! I really like the whole concept – especially the handmade pocket and ticket stubs! How creative – thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [ ATG / Use a Bird]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  4. Dewi says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  5. A great card!!! Its just a perfect maskuline card;)))
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    Cicci Vid Pennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. jmhave44 says:

    1) Love the wonderful scenic new header. (2)I would not have had a clue as to how to use this masculine design. You’ve aced it! And what a delightful way to add in the movie tickets. Just a brilliantly designed card and superb use of the digi design too! Well done. Hope your Easter was a happy day, spent with those you love best. TFS & Hugs

  7. Iwona says:

    Great card. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Card Crew!
    Good luck,

  8. carol gill says:

    Great masculine image and card love the movie tickets–Thank you for joining us at our Crafty Corner
    Carol DT x

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