Thursday, May 15, 2014

Birthday Boy

Hi there! 
I wonder if your week has been as busy as mine ... I don't seem to have stopped!

Yesterday my lovely friend Pat came for coffee and a little advice about an album she is making for her granddaughter who is off to Camp America shortly ... Pat is a novice crafter and whilst I am by no means an expert I am happy to offer advice and show her a few things I've learned ... Suffice to say we were still working 6 hours later having sorted a project for the club and having helped Pat to put together a couple of cards.

Last Saturday my DH asked me to make a birthday card for his friend of over 50 years ... he was turning 70 ... Funny thing is, though they have been close friends for all those years, neither of them know when the other's birthday is ... My DH was told by someone else ... It's got to be a man thing - all they seem to talk about is golf and football! 

So here's my card


I used the colours of the football team they support and my card is virtually all stamping ... I won a gift certificate for Gina K Designs at the Mod Squad Challenge and I ordered the Dots stamps which came so quickly ... wonderful service!


So you can see a mix of stamps here, PTI, Gina K, Basic Grey and Inkylicious
When I stamped the PTI "Yay! it's your birthday" I didn't ink the word 'birthday' - instead I digitally added 70TH to my card ... That was my starting point 


You can see that I stamped a row of those dots inside the card too and to finish I decorated a handmade envelope


I have 2 more sleeps till I'm off for a well earned break in the sun ... I've lots to do till then including my packing!
So I hope the rest of your week goes well

Be safe and thanks for looking in on me

~ Ros ~






18 comments:

Sylvia said...

Fabulous, trendy card, Ros, love the mix of stamping and everything else, nicely designed card! So glad you are getting a holiday, I know you need one! Have a terrific Thursday, hope you are going to somewhere sunny!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic masculine birthday card Ros inside and out! Great mix of colors! Love the splattered detail!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my word Ros, you just 'do' masculine cards so brilliantly! This one's supercool! That gorgeous stamp of yours says it all "Awesome"! Love how you combined stamps and colours here! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That sure is one great masculine card!

♥Jan♥ said...

Wow, this is sooo cool, I love it! Isn't it so typical of guys not to know birthdays. Dom is exactly the same. For Spencer! Brie and Jason's birthday next year we are going to surprise them with a trip to Walt Disney world ! Dom sez we need to go back with them too. Can't wait to see Spencer meet Pluto... Have a great holiday !!! Love, Jan

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great card, I did not know there was such a thing as the dot stamp....I love it!! Have fun in the sun!

Carol

Tracy said...

You did an awesome job on this card Rod. Using their team colors and all your great stamping make this extra special. Hugs!

Lynnda said...

Beautiful card !!! Loving the colors Ros .... hug x

Diane said...

You are so darn good with your digital placement..I wish we lived near so you could show me..dang it!! (Closer, what am I saying we are in different countries...lol))...Any who, it is a lovely card so many pretty things added!!!

Davi said...

Awesome card!! Love the colors layers and stamping with the layers!! Have a FABulous time on your getaway :)

Sue Lelli said...

OMGOSH! This card is FAB in the team colors! Love the gold details and the word birthday! Such a FAB guy card! He will Love it and your dh owes you for this creation!

Barbara said...

Such a gorgeous male card! Thoughtful choice of colors, too! And I can't believe you decorated that envelope, too. Beautiful set.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I venture to say that is the nicest card your DH's friend has ever received, Ros! It is awesome! And how lucky Pat is to get first-hand help from you ~ yes, you are an expert in my book!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Charlene said...

Awesome masculine birthday card Ros !!

Heather Jensen said...

What a perfect masculine card for your husband's friend. Love the design. :)

Stella said...

Mixing and matching in a wonderful way. This is a masculine card at it's best. You did an amazing job by mixing all these brands together and your card turend out a stunner. Love it!
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Jinny Newlin said...

What a gorgeous, guy card! LOVE that brilliant blue, and such yummy stamping!

Anna Rogalska said...

Fabulous card! Beautiful colouring!

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