Thursday, 3 May 2012

Cards for men who don't like sport

I have a problem.  My husband doesn't like football or cricket.  He doesn't go fishing.  He's never expressed an interest in vintage cars.  He doesn't like flowers or hearts.  Not even if they're in manly colours.  

It makes it very difficult to find a card he'll like.

So today's challenge (and it was a challenge) was to find 10 cards for men who don't like sport.  Cards with flowers, hearts, butterflies or anything pink were also out.  It doesn't sound too difficult does it...?  Well I could only find 7 British sellers whose cards met my criteria so just for today I'm renaming the blog 'Buy Handmade British, American and Swedish'!!!

Alien Birthday Card by SabSabWorld
£2.80 (+ 75p p&p)
Send someone a happy birthday card with this serious looking alien & make them smile.  This is a one-off card so be sure that you'll be the only person having the original card.  100% Handmade (hand drawn), blank inside, comes with a kraft envelope & packaged in a cello bag for protection.  The size is 105mm x 150mm (A6).  Signed & dated on the back.

City Gorilla Birthday Card by BelsArt
£3.25 (+ 90p p&p)
This card's a bit too pink to meet my criteria but I've put it in anyway - it was a very difficult challenge!
Silk screen printed on 300gsm cream card.  'It took you years....for you to look this good! Happy Birthday!'  Made in England & 100% of Love!  Blank inside.  Measures roughly 11.2 cm x 15.6cm (C6) and is hand cut.

Blue Dinosaur Birthday Card by BeckaGriffin
£2.50 (+ 75p p&p)
A happy blue dinosaur birthday card.  Printed from my original illustration.  Small image on reverse; blank inside.

Elephant Birthday Card by juliannaJL
£3.17 (+ 95p p&p)
The card is carefully crafted with a few layers of colored, patterned paper and three wooden grey elephants on the top. Size: A6 (envelope C6).

Furry Guitar Player Card by InOurCoats
£4.60 (+ 90p p&p)
Here’s one for people into their music: this red furry appliqué card has a cool guy playing his guitar. His shades are PVC and the guitar is a print backed on card. He can be put up on the wall too.  Inside the card is red and shows his stitched outline on the reverse of the front, opposite which is blank for your own personal message. It measures 15.4 by 10.8cm and has an IN OUR COATS label on the back.

Set of Four Lone Ranger Cards by ChilliPeppa
£5.20 (+ £1.50 p&p)
These cards are the perfect man card! Taken from an old unloved Lone Ranger annual, each card has a scene showing the Lone Ranger and Tonto's adventures.  Three inches square. Set of four comes with envelopes.

Get Well Soon Card by YourMumRang
£2.75 (+ 60p p&p)
This cheerful 'get well soon' card is the perfect pick-me-up. It is not at all sarcastic...honest. This is an individually hand-printed light-blue card measuring 10.5cm x 15cm, and is blank inside for your own sick note.  Each card comes with a matching C6 envelope, hand-printed with a tiny weight-lifting man, and a protective cellophane sleeve.

'You Are So Manly' Card by papermichelle
£2.54 (+ £1.74 p&p)
Is there anything more manly than an old-timey body builder and his tiger? Perfect for all boys.  The manliest of cards was drawn and gocco printed by papermichelle. It comes with a coordinating envelope and a protective cello sleeve. It is a standard A6 card and it is blank on the inside. 

Mr Fix It Card by periwinklecards
£2.85 (+ £2.54 p&p)
This card is masculine, but sophisticated and classy. There are five metal accents on the front, and stickers were used to write the message "Mr. Fix It". The inside of the card is lined with white paper, and the message was stamped in high quality black ink. It states "Just wanted to let you know how special you are to me."  This card and white envelope are presented in a clear cellophane sleeve.  The card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Robot Birthday Card by stuffannaloves
£2.82 (+ £2.54 p&p)
Looking for a cute birthday card that works for all ages? Let the robot wish someone a happy birthday! Blank inside for your personal message. Comes with a white envelope and is mailed in a cello bag and a bubble mailer to ensure safe delivery to you.  Card measures 15 x 10.5 cm

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