Monday 1 August 2016

80th Birthday

Happy Monday everyone I hope you have all had a great weekend. The card I'm sharing today is a one I made a while ago for a commission. My friend Val asked for a male 80th with a garden theme as the man loves his garden. I didn't want to post it earlier but as the birthday was yesterday I'm sharing it with you now. I bought the lovely Potting Shed stamp from Lili of the Valley which I thought was just perfect.

Close up of the Stamp

The Box

Card and  Box Recipe

7x7 Blank Card
Kraft Card is from Crafters Companion 
Papers are from a discontinued Lili of hte Valley Pad Enchantment
Stamp is The Potting Shed from Lili of The Valley painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Seed Packet Stamp is Docrafts 
Willow green Hessian is from Ross Papercraft Show
Red Ribbon my stash
Jute String from Whitby Crafts
Lawm Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
Slider die is Whimsy stamps I won this is a candy draw from Bev Rochester
Garden Charms are from my stash
Sentiment is Lili of the Valley Vertical Sentiments
The 80 tiles are from a local Garden Centre might be Docrafts
The Box is from Stella Crafts
The Box sentiment I made on the computer
Cork dots are from Michael's in Florida

Quite a lot of stuff on this one but I enjoyed making it its always a bit of a challenge doing the male stuff but at least I started with a theme.
Well I hope you all have a great week.I'm going to Liverpool with my Golden Girl Friends tomorrow for three days We are gong to Chester on Wednesday to meet with another of our friends who now lives in the Wirral. I've left hubby a list of possible jobs!! to keep him busy while I'm away and some nice meals in the freezer!!
Not likely to do much blogging or facebook for the next few days the gossiping and wine will get in the way..So will catch up with you all on Friday. Love and  hugs Carole x


  1. A great male card and matching box Carole. I think is one of those cards that will be treasured. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Beautiful card and box, the person receiving it must have been thrilled.

  3. Fabulous card sweetie loving the LOTV stamp & love the kraft. Enjoy your time away hun, dont do anything I wouldnt lol ;-) Enjoy yourself shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
    P.S. Thank you so so much for the lovely comments you leave me, I'm so sorry I'm such a bad blogger :-(

  4. Fab male card Carole...and the Kraft fits in so well with your theme. Liverpool seems to be the place to go at the moment...we were there on Saturday! Have a good time! xx

  5. Fabulous card Carole... Great Mans card...
    I think I need this one...
    Hugs Sylvie
    Enjoy your time away xx

  6. Fabulous card Carole & I love all the details.
    Just popping by to say how much I've loved being on the ADU DT with you :o)

  7. This is fabulous Carole, my hubby would love this too as he is a keen gardener. Love the cute embellishments too.
    Linda xxx

  8. Wow Carole this is a stunning card I love the image of the shed. This is just right for a keen gardener. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. What a fabulous gardening card!! I love that image with your amazing coloring and you always add such wonderful accents to your designs!! Fabulous my friend! HUGS :)

  10. Hi Carole, this is a beautiful card, I love your gorgeous colouring and card design. The box is a really clever idea too.

  11. What a fabulous card for a male carole , I love your little pkts of seed there really cute great layout and I love the Kraft card with the red, it's all so beautiful..hope you have a lovely week

    Happy Crafting
    Hugs Babs x

  12. Perfect card for a male gardener Carole, what a great stamp and perfect colouring and layout.
    Have a great time away.
    Pam x

  13. A brilliant card and love this LOTV image. Love the design and colours. Have a great time on your break. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  14. Beautiful card Carole, I like the image and the design
    Kevin xx

  15. I really love this card Carole and will take inspiration from it as I have recently treated myself though that very stamp. Hope you are having fab time xx


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