Monday, 2 May 2011

CCM Ch 45 - Steampunk/ Machines

It's my week to choose the theme over at Crafty CardMakers this week and I've chosen the twin themes of 'Steampunk' and 'Machines'.

My lovely teamies have really pulled out all the stops as they really hadn't a clue what Steampunk' was until they found out what my theme was! If you were to pop over to CCM and have a look at their projects you will be so impressed!

For my project I've made a birthday card for my Hubby Nic in a Steampunk style and with added machines!

It's a triptych card size-wise as it has two equal 21cm squ leaves and one, the right hand, 13cm x 21cm.

For the frontispiece, I've used my own Eiglas 'Vintage Machines' paper and on the right hand leaf and main centre inside my own Eiglas 'Cogs' paper (both will be on my new 'Vintage and Steampunk' Paper Crafting kit when it's finished) 

I've also used Tim Holtz Sizzix dies 'Gadget Gears' , 'Tickets' and 'Bookplates'. I've used another Sizzix die in the top left hand corner.

The little 'closure' is just a jeans button, adhered with a brad and one of the small 'gears' adhered to a small chipboard circle and attached with an eyelet so it rotates. A small semi-circle was cut out to facilitate this.

The bookplate was attached with two small screws.
The tickets were distressed and stamped with TH Distress inks. A small bulldog-clip was attached to the tickets.

Hope you like it!

Our sponsor this week is 'One Stop Cards & Crafts' who are offering a £10.00 voucher to spend in their lovely store!

Look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

Challenges entered

Stamps R Us - For the Men
The Crazy Challenge - Cards For Men


  1. a fab card for your hubs - bet he loved it.

  2. great card ei
    great man card might consider steam punk for fathers day for ian to give to hubby make a change from the sailing cards he usually gets lol
    gill x

  3. Fabulous blokey card Ei. I am sure that hubby will love it.

    Looks like your steampunk kit will be awesome.

    Lin xx

  4. Fantastic card for a Man! I love the papers and all of your textures!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
    Tammy :)

  5. I love the whole Steampunk look! Great job on this card. Thanks for joining our masculine challenge at The Crazy Challenge this week and hope to see you again.

  6. Hello there, love your card, perfect for a hubby's birthday, great colours too, love all the cogs:0)
    Thank you for your kind comments on mine:0) xxx

  7. Fabulous card, love that little closure as well as everything else about it. And WOO HOO! You've used some of your own paper even if it's not available to the rest of us yet, lol.
    Jack xx


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