Sunday 6 October 2013

Birthday Card for Ed and GNPE

Good morning hope you are all having a good weekend. Today I am posting a card I have made for our best friend Ed .It was his birthday last week and I made this card with an ice skating theme. When he retired he took this up as one of  his hobbies and I know how much he enjoyed doing it. He hasn't been too well lately but I am sure this reminds him of his ice skating and spur him on with his treatment and be able to get back on the ice
I really love this Marianne stamp and the banners. I struggled to find some ice skate charms tried lots of places but finally found some on a lovely site on eBay. I have spoken to Ed since his birthday and  know that he loved the card.

Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork cards
Stamp Marianne
Postmark stamp from Crafty Individuals
Sentiment stamps LOTV and the top of a Whimsy stamp birthday seal.
Postcard stamp LOTV
Twine from my stash
Ice skate charms from eBay site called Moon Jewellery
Papers and Candi Craftwork cards
Card Tim Holtz
Edges distressed with Tim Holtz paper distress tool
 Yesterday I enjoyed  a great day at the GNPE at Harrogate. I got to meet up with one of  my lovely followers Debra. This is a photo her son took of us. We both look so happy guess we were both enjoying spending all our money on the lovely craft goodies on sale.

I also want to thank my craft group friends Carol for driving and Veronica and Joyce for their company thoroughly enjoyed the day. I also got to meet Anne from LOTV who runs the LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog. She was lovely and the Blog is terrific. As always I loved watching some great demos from Barbara Gray

Well quite a long Blog today lots to talk about. I'm now going to start cutting out then sewing putting interlining in some curtains for my Daughter in Law and also looking forward to tomorrow Michael and I are going to Edinburgh on the train one of our great Pensioner Days Out !!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


  1. Brilliant card Carole, love the stamp and your fab colouring. The bunting really finishes it off nicely. I was so pleased I got to meet you, I really enjoyed our chats as we kept meeting at different stands ��. I blew my budget completely and can still think of a few things I wish I'd bought! I'll have to start saving for the next show.
    I hope the curtains go without a hitch and you enjoy your trip to Edinburgh. Love Debra xx

    1. Thanks for the lovely comments Debra. Really enjoyed meeting you yesterday. I didn't do too bad with the spends yesterday but did break the budget but what's new don't think I've ever gone and stuck to it. Like you I'll start saving for March. We hope the weather Is good tomorrow the down side another really early start. Love Carole x

  2. fabulous mans card Carole, no wonder he loved it.
    glad you had a good show.


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