Sunday 12 October 2014

Have a Happy Retirement Phil

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers I hope you are enjoying the weekend its been quite sunny here but lots of rain overnight My post today is a male retirement card I made just before my holidays. Its for a great guy Phil an ex colleague of my husbands who retired at the end of September. They worked together as Forensic Trainers and I spent a great two week holiday with his lovely wife Lesley in Singapore when my husband and Phil were working out there. We all had such a great time. He also loves caravanning and has a static van in Northumberland. So I decided to find an image to reflect that. I found this on Pinterest not my usual style image but I thought it was just right for him.


Card Recipe

6x6 card Craftwork cards
Kraft card Crafters Companion
Papers LOTV Enchantment ( I won them in one of the daily candy draws )
Image from Pinterest painted with Promarker and Copic pens
Spellbinder scalloped circles and circle dies
LOTV sentiments, Sentiment Tags and For You Round sentiments
Hessian ribbon from Hobby Lobby Florida
Twine and clock charm from my stash
Newsprint Candi Craftwork cards
Metal corner Wild orchid Crafts
My husband was out for lunch with Phil and his New Tricks group (all retired colleagues) last week and I know Phil loved his caravan card !!.
Well today I'm again catching up on ironing my washer broke last week and sadly could not be repaired so I had to wait till Friday to get the new on fitted. So did lots of catch up washing yesterday that now needs ironing. This afternoon I'm going to start on my DT projects for November. I cannot believe November is so close, this year seems to have gone by much too quickly. How I ever found time to work full  time I will never know.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend I hope you are doing some nice things today. Love and  Hugs Carole x


  1. Hi Carole, wow...This is just a beautiful card, loving the colours used as well as that awesome 'holiday mode' image.... such a gorgeous creation.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  2. Really fab card Carole that image is great! I love the brown theme and really like those newsprint candi too!
    Lucy x

  3. Brilliant retirement card and a fabulous image x

  4. They look to be having a wonderful retirement - what a life Eh.
    Love the design and papers, the fab colour tones and embellishments.
    Have a lovely evening.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. Great retirement card Carole! I love the image, it really conveys a relaxing time in the caravan. Your card design is just perfect for the image. The candi, clock charm and sentiments look fab.
    Sorry about your washing machine breaking and your mountain of ironing. Just think of Florida while you're doing it. Debra x

  6. What a great retirement card Carole I totally love that image..I love the layout and everything about it! and speaking of washing machines mine went too! lots of huggles Sue xxx

  7. Excellent card Carole, it does us good to step outside of the box now and again :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. Great card, perfect colours for a masculine card and the embellishments too, I sometimes struggle with embellishments for male cards. Crafty Blessings. Tracy x

  9. Brilliant male retirement card Carole........It heartens me to know someone else has mountains of the washing and dreaded ironing! happy ironing...good excuse to watch crafting on the telly I say!

  10. This is such the perfect image to use for the occasion!! Fabulous coloring and I think everything here works together well for a masculine feel!! Great textures and design! :) HUGS

  11. This is a perfect image for the retired work colleague of your hubby's.
    I bet he loved it!

    hugs sally x

  12. Wonderful retirement card Carole, fabulous image for a caravanner.. great colours too.
    pam x

  13. Seem to keep missing you on my reading list sorry. This is fab, great layout and fun inage x

  14. Great retirement card Carole. Retirement is great but it is busier than when I worked full time. Less free time. LOL. - Jim

  15. Great masculine card. embellished perfectly. I can see why he loved this card!

  16. What a wonderful retirement card design Carole, love all the layers, image and details.

    Hugs Diane

  17. A fantastic male card! I love how you've chosen a personal image and the hessian is a brilliant touch. Hope you have a lovely weekend. x


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