Thursday 9 January 2014

Birthday Card for my Husband

Good afternoon to all my lovely friends and followers. Firstly I want to welcome Mag's my latest follower to my Blog. I hope that you enjoy looking at my posts.
My card today is the card I made for my  husbands birthday yesterday. I've used a Michael Powell stamp I picked up in a sale a while ago and  this is the first time I've used it. It seemed strange doing something that's not Christmas colours and so I decided on some pale pastel colours.

Card Recipe

Papers docrafts
Card Tim Holtz
Stamp Michael Powell Harbour side painted with Distress Inks
Mesh ribbon Live and  Love Crafts
Cream twine docrafts
Happy birthday ticket stamp from Local Craft shop not sure of the make
Banners die cuts from eBay stamped with some small alphabet stamps painted with distress ink
Ribbon from my stash
Charm from Ross Papercraft Show
Other embellishments from craft/sewing shop in Whitby
Small black gems Kanban
Hanger just seen Melissa Francis Live and Love Crafts
Michael loved this card and he had a good birthday we had anice meal out last night at one of our favourite restaurants Café Lilli.
 It was tinged with great sadness as our best friend Ed who has been ill for a long time sadly died yesterday afternoon My thoughts at this time are with Val and  her family
This card has got me back into craft mode again so hopefully I will have some more posts soon.
Enjoy the rest of the week whatever you  have planned and I hope you can all make time for the things you love to do.

As this is a NEW stamp first time I've used it and  a NEW paper pad I'm entering the card into Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge NEW



  1. Brilliant card Carole. I love the colour palette you've used and the layout and embellishments are great especially the little seagull. It's funny that I used the same stamp to make a card for a commission I had to make just before Christmas but it was wanted in primary colours.
    I'm glad that Michael managed to have a nice birthday despite the sad loss of your best friend, my thoughts are with you both and his family. Sending you a hug Debra x

  2. This card is stunning Carole I love that stamp and the embellishments are fab, you have used lovely colours idea for a male card. Sorry to hear about your best friend lots of huggles Sue xxx

  3. fabulous card for your husband Carole, love this image and your embellishments.
    so sorry for the loss of your friend.

  4. Fantastic card - I love the nautical embellishments, it all works so perfectly!
    I'm very sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts are with you.

  5. such a stunning card - love that image - absolutely fabulous! All of the embellies look amazing too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck! Hugs Rachel x

  6. so beautiful, love the banners and colors
    thanks for palying with us at crafty sentiments

  7. FAB!! I love the way you used the banners to spell out the sentiment!!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments for our “NEW” challenge theme!! :) :)
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  9. Gorgeous card the banners are fab & the image is wonderful, Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xx

  10. Love the soft colors. I'm sure your husband loved it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting By Designs Birthday Challenge.


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