Sunday 9 August 2015

60th Birthday Card and The Golden Girls at Southport

Good afternoon everyone I hope you are all well.  I've finally got round to a post I was away last week in Liverpool and had lots of catching up when I came back.

My post today is a 60th birthday card I've made for a friend . I'm afraid its another man card I seem to have done a lot of men cards recently but will be getting back to flowers and bling very soon I need the fix !!

Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Kraft card Crafter's Companion
Image Crafty Individuals Grace Darlings Lighthouse on Dessert Storm Neenah card and  painted with Promarkers, Copic pens and Tea Dye Distress ink
Papers are LOTV Country Gent
Jute string from Whitby Crafts
Compass stamp is from a Marianne nautical stamp set
Sentiments are LOTV Simply Sophisticated
Lighthouse was a grey button I cut the back off and painted with Distress Inks to match
Candi is Craftwork Cards tinted with Tea Dye Distress Ink
60 numbers are a painted peel off

I had a great few days in Liverpool and a really lovely day in Southport with our friend and her husband. This is the first time we have met Jeff as he's usually at work but has recently retired so came to meet us. He was brilliant given he had to spend the day with five women !!. I've also added a couple of photos of our trip they are taken the end of the pier in Southport next stop is Ireland.

This is the Golden Girls (This is what my Hubby calls us).

The Golden Girls and Jeff ( Brave Man )

I have just about got caught up with all your fab blogs so hope normal service resumes next week. Thank you to everyone who commented on my Golden Wedding post such amazing comments and so kind you are stars hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Deep ocean Challenge Maritime The Ribbon Girl Any Image ,Sisters of Craft Anything goes and The Male Room Vcation/Beach



  1. Gorgeous card, I love nautical cards and male cards you may have noticed. Lovely colours and layout. Fab pics, he is a brave man x

  2. Hi Carole. Lovely card. I like the lighthouse theme - a bit different from the usual male themed cards. The knot in the cord is a great touch. Elizabeth xx

  3. This is a wonderful design Carole, I love it!
    Glad you enjoyed your trip out, I was in Southport myself last weekend
    hugs Jacee
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  4. What a fantastic card and the stamp looks great on desert storm. A brave man indeed but he doesn't look too bothered among you lovely ladies xx

  5. This is just brilliant I love it Carole!! You're so clever! That rope with the knot looks fab too!
    Ooh loving the golden girls!!
    You are so gorgeous and trendy!! Your outfit all matches beautifully! I used to love fashion!
    Lucy x

  6. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous masculine card I am sure it will be treasured. It looks like you had a fabulous time away. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Fantastic male card Carole, (hate doing them) brilliant theme and layout.
    Hugs pam x

  8. Great design Carole....I like the lighthouse and your reef knot! I think you are a dab hand at the male cards. So glad you enjoyed your day out at Southport.....looks like you were all having a good time...including that brave fella...or maybe he was boasting 5 on his arm!

  9. This is a gorgeous lighthouse card Carole. I love the subtle colours and your embellishments are perfect finishing touches.
    Glad you had fun with your friends.
    Jean x

  10. Brilliant card Carole I like the image and the twine, great pics
    Kevin xx

  11. Wonderful nautical card carole, and lovely photographs :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. Wonderful masculine card Carole! I love the painted button and the kinda weathered look to the card. I don't mind seeing cards for men as I struggle to make them and need as much inspiration as possible.
    You all look to be having a great time, even Jeff, in the photos. I'm pleased you had a wonderful time away with the Golden Girls. Debra x

  13. Wow this is simply stunning sweetie hugs Pops x

  14. Oh my this is gorgeous Carole! I love the design and cute lighthouse.
    Linda xxx

  15. A beautiful card to go along with beautiful pictures! I'm delighted you had a wonderful time. Your masculine card is so perfectly done.. you have a talent for creating stunners in all types. The image is gorgeous and I love your detailing. Wonderfully done and sure to be treasured. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  16. Brilliant male card, fabulous design. Beautiful photos x

  17. Gorgeous card design Carole, I love nautical cards. What super cute pictures.

    Hugs Diane

  18. Fabulous photos Carole and loving this fabulous card, wow it's awesome.xx
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  19. Oh my Carole, this card is a stunner! :) I love the nautical design and all of the special details you've put on this one!! Lovely for a masculine theme as well!! Really love that special photo of you and the "golden girls"!! LOL!! :) HUGS

  20. Wonderful masculine card! Really like all those neat embellishments that you have on the card.
    Great pics! Thank You for sharing. Looks like everyone had a great time.

  21. Terrific guy card and never be sorry for posting those... most of us enjoy the ideas and inspiration from seeing them.
    This is a great card. I always like the nautical theme and this one even smells like the sea. I love all the clever little bits from the lighthouse, the knotted twine, the map, the compass... it's all good!

  22. Fab card! Loving all the nautical themed elements and how you've placed them to create such an amazing scene. Thanks for playing along at The Male Room.

  23. Love this, great design and love all the little extras. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  24. Great card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  25. Great card - love the string with the knot - perfect to go with the lighthouse image. Sorry I'm so late commenting, thanks for playing along with The Male Room's Vacation/Beach challenge!


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