Wednesday 6 June 2018

Happy 40th Birthday Martin

Good evening to you all. As I said in my earlier post today is my Son Martin's 40th birthday What happened to those 40 years just seems like yesterday when he was born..

This is the card and  box I made to give him I used a Mini car stamp from Docrafts I have had for ages but it seemed quite appropriate as his first car was a very old pale blue Mni I 'm not quite sure I got the rusty bits right.!! I know I worried myself sick when he drove to Manchester in it when he was at Manchester University..

The Box

Close Up

The Birthday Boy

Card and  Box Recipe

8x8 Blank Card
Blue Card is Ross Papercraft
Stamp is Docrafts painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Checked paper is Maja Design
Stitched square dies 
Banner die is La La Land
Sentiment and  letters are Tim Holtz
Square sentiment I made on the computer
Large Banner die from eBay
The dot die is MFT Die' namics
Metal cogs from Michael's in Florida
8x8 Black box from Ann /Marie designs at Harrogate show

I hope you enjoy the rest of the week. Martin is having a birthday celebration on Saturday Love and  hugs Carole x


  1. What an amazing masculine card my friend! I know that your son will really love this! Those gears are just the perfect touch! :) HUGS

  2. What a fabulous card for your son Carole...really masculine and personal too. I am sure he will love it and treasure it. Enjoy the celebrations with him when they arrive!! hugs xx

  3. Great card for you handsome son Carole, best wishes to him for his 40th
    [aussie aNNie blog]

  4. A fantastic card Carole, love the gears as embellishments. I'm going to be 40 this year too, many happy returns to your son. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  5. That's wonderful Carole and so appropriate with the mini!
    Our children do make us feel old as they grow up don't they :(

    Anne x

  6. Perfect Male design, i bet he loved it. Ah our first cars, we never forget them. Emmax

  7. Hi Carole, a very special card for your son's big 4-0 birthday milestone. Love the little mini with its red interior and the papers you used. Have a wonderful weekend.. Megan

  8. Oh Carole this is a stunning card you have made for your son. I bet he loves it and it will bring back happy memories for him. I hope he has a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Great colours and image and I always love a banner

  10. Happy Birthday to Martin! A gorgeous card and love the layers, colours and embellishments. A beautiful box too!
    Linda xxx

  11. Super card Carole. The little added touches with the cogs and the dots die brings the whole card together. A great job and am sure your son loved it!

  12. What a brilliant card for your son 40th. Happy birthday to your son! x

  13. Fantastic card for your Son Carole, love the mini.
    Pam x

  14. Brilliant card and bet he loved it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  15. What a perfect card Carole, I bet he loved it xx

  16. Amazing mascukinecard CArole!
    Love the colours.
    Congrats with Martin's birthday

  17. Hi Carole
    This is a stunning card... bet your Son loved it...
    Hugs Sylvie xx


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