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Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #16 "Time"

The theme for this week's Challenge #16 at Cardz 4 Guyz is "Time".  I went with the obvious on this one—clocks! I used a large Aladine clock face stamp for the focal point, layered with some die-cuts. I wasn't real vintage-y last week—more like retro—so I decided to return to my comfort zone with this one. Those are truly vintage buttons to the left, by the way. I wanted a bit of texture on this card so the card base is made from an A4 kraft envelope that I cut down to a 15 cm square. On it's own that's not a thick enough paper, but with the cardstock inside and out it works great.

The outside says "'s time" and the inside sentiment says " celebrate. Happy Birthday!".

I've used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday as my base for this card.

Hop on over and see what the other fab Cardz 4 Guyz designers have created for you again this week. We'd love to see you join us!

Paper—A4 kraft mailing envelope, cardstock, Studio Calico Memoir paper pad, Bo-Bunny Et cetera Stamped, The Paper Studio Mirabelle paper pack
Die-cuts—frame, Kaisercraft watch
Stamps—Aladine large alarm clock
Ink—Versafine black
Dies/Punches—Crafts-too tab
Embellishments—vintage buttons, twine
Font—Ginerba Bolds


  1. Great job again Shani, love all those layers. :)

  2. Awesome job! I always love seeing masculine cards, they are always a challenge for me. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  3. Beautiful card! Your work is always amazing. Love those buttons. I have an antique button collection. I always forget to use them. I need to dig them out.

  4. Shani your card is totally amazing, what wonderful colours, layering and brilliant embellishments. This is such a perfect masculine card. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2-DT

  5. I love your vintage style, all of your layers are splendid. I can almost smell the 'Graphic 45' type smell. Another perfect Design card for Crdz 4 Guyz. Thanks.xx

  6. What a fantastic design, Shani - loving all the layers, so many points of interest.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  7. Oh! Oh! Oh! I looooooove this! All the wonderful layers and the funky little alarm clock, and the sentiment on the side. So clever!

  8. STUNNING! I love the depth within this card and those wonderful colors. Please come back next week. I love looking at your work!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  9. Vintage & masculine--awesome!

  10. Vintage à souhait! Très belle!

  11. awesome!!! love how you stacked the clocks :)

  12. Ooh la did I miss this one? I'm way behind in checking out your blog, that's how. This is a FABULOUS card and so evident of that for which you're known - lots of patterns, textures and perfectly placed layers. This is a true Shani card. Love LOVE the interpretation of the sketch - that little open frame under the top clock adds so much more interest than another solid layer. The buttons are great, too! Bravo, Cherie!


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