Friday, 3 October 2014

18th Birthday

Good morning to all my lovely followers and  friends. I'm back home from Florida and  feeling very relaxed we had a great month so laid back just love the life style and the heat. I'm now home and back to all the catching up. I'm sorry I didn't get any comments done but had to rely on wifi when I could get it so never had chance for any long spells sitting at my iPad. A special thank you to those of you who commented on all my scheduled posts they were lovely and so kind of you all. I must say I have missed my crafting not doing anything was hard but I bought some lovely craft goodies to compensate.
Now a bit about my post today. This is an 18th birthday card and box I made before my holidays for my friend Val to give to her grandson Kieran. The image is a McLaren sports car and the reason for this choice is he's just got an apprenticeship with them and  started this month what an opportunity for him he's a delightful young man.

 The Box

Card Recipe

8x8 blank card Craftwork cards
Image from the internet
Grey card and  black mirra card from my stash
Yellow card Tim Holtz
Die cut letters and  numbers
Spellbinder circles
Star shapes
Cogs from Michaels USA
                                                           Twine Live and  Love Crafts
Charm my stash
Box Stella Crafts
Its taken me a while to do this post Blogger was definitely having a Monday morning mood it was a pain trying to upload the photos .
I've not spoken to my friend yet since my hols so not heard if Kieran liked the card I hope he did.
If any of you are going to the GNPE at Harrogate tomorrow I'm going with some friends from Craft Group so if you see me please say hello.
I'm hoping to get round all of my followers blogs in the next few days to see what you have all been creating I know they will be wonderful and to say hello.
Enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned Love and Hugs Carole x




  1. Brilliant card & box Carole,i love the car the colours and the great design
    Kevin xx

  2. FANTASTIC, Carole, does Grandson get the car? Love this awesome card with great added goodies.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  3. Ooh I wondered where you'd got to :-)
    A whole month in Florida wow glad you had a lovely time and feel all refreshed!
    Awesome card today! Perfect for an 18 year old lad! I love those cogs!
    Lucy x

  4. Glad you had a good time Carole!! A great card and perfect for this very luck lad!! xx

  5. Super card...hope he was pleased with it. i really like the grey and yellow together.

  6. So pleased you both had a great time in Florida and you feel rested and would love to see what goodies you bought.
    It's a brilliant card Carole! The colour combo looks great and the whole design of the card and box is wonderful. I'm sure your friend and her grandson absolutely loved it. What an apprenticeship to get! I hope he really enjoys it.
    I'm not going to Harrogate this time :-( . I would have loved to have met up again but Lexi, Chris' girlfriend, wanted to go to a craft show again but was working this weekend so we're off to the Whichcraft show at Doncaster Dome instead. I couldn't persuade Stuart to take me to both, Lol! Have a good time with your friends. Debra x

  7. A fabulous Card Carole. Love the image and the colour scheme and design are gorgeous.
    So pleased you had a lovely time in Florida.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  8. Fantastic card for 18th, great that he has got his apprenticeship with the colours and layout.
    Glad you had a wonderful time on your holiday.

  9. Good to see you back Carole, you were missed...hugs
    This card is just perfect for the recipient, stunning :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Brilliant card and box Carole and it was great to see you at Harrogate!!!! you looked so tanned and relaxed:) lots of huggles Sue xxx

  11. Absolutely fabulous design Carole, just a perfect masculine card. Sounds like a wonderful vacation.

    Hugs diane

  12. Welcome back Carole, I'm happy to hear that you had a great time! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate that you took the time to look at the things I posted whilst you were away - it must have taken you a while to catch up with everyone! This is such a fantastic masculine card, the colour scheme looks perfect and it is always lovely to hear about the people personalised cards are intended for :) Can't wait to see what you create with your new craft goodies!

  13. Fab, it can be so difficult to make male cards but this is perfect. x

  14. So nice to hear you had a good time in Florida..I was there one time...many moons ago...loved being in the ocean there.
    Your card is really neat...I'm sure he will love this nice masculine card.

  15. Welcome back Carole!! Glad to hear you had a great time! :) Your creation looks amazing!! Just perfect for any 18 year old boy!! :) You did a fabulous job! HUGS


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