Monday, May 25, 2015

Celebrations

Hello!

It's bank holiday here and the city is buzzing with the 175th Celebration of the Cunard Shipping Line
We have the 3 Queens - Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria all docking in the river and doing a 'river dance' as they all manoeuvre into a sideways position in front of our 3 Graces.

At home I have been struggling to find some creative inspiration as I have a few birthdays to accommodate this time of year 2 of which are for men ...
I did finally come up with a card yesterday whilst DH was at the match


I did some more star stencilling in bright colours and cut some balloons from water coloured CS
I don't know about where you live but here all the men's cards in the shops here are either football, golf or fishing themed and occasionally there are some scenic ones so I decided to do something more celebratory


I can't believe how long this took me and then I went straight on to make another card which I can't share just yet - I guess it's just making that first one 


The challenge at AAA Cards this week is to make a masculine card so I'll be entering this there 


... Did I tell you that last week my card was picked by AAA Cards as one of their Top Three?
I'm delighted and honoured

Have yourselves a wonderful day and thanks so much for your visit

Till soon

~ Ros ~

16 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous as always Ros! I really love the blue green combo, it's one of my new favourites! The stitched star just gleams with metallic shine, what a stunning accent piece! Another beautiful creation! hugs :)

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Ros! The balloons look fantastic along with the gold shiny star!

D- said...

I saw your card at AAA Cards and came over for a peek. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Stella said...

Blue, stars, balloons and a stitched border; you got me :). I LOVE it. A card like this gem is a gift of its own!
Thinking of you, sending love,
XXXXX

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your card!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card and so creative, Ros, I love where your art is going right now. I love the though of the three ships in the harbor...wish you could get pictures of them! Hope your day has gone well. It is gray and storms threatening again...but I will take the rain. Covered the garden in case it hails...there are tornadoes about as well!I guess that is also fitting of today.

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty! Love the cool color tones here!

Tracy said...

Well I'd say you nailed celebratory with this one. Great stenciling plus great texture and dimension with the die cuts. Hugs!

Jane said...

So I'm not the only one who finds football, golf and fishing cards a tad tiresome. So good to see you went your own way and created a fantastic alternative. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Lisette Baker said...

Always difficult to find a male card that isn't themed to some sort of hobby. Your design is a fabulous alternative, love the stars and balloons.

Diane said...

I struggle so with "manly" cards..but what a beautiful one this is! Of course you know I adore anything stenciled, and that star is a perfect addition to the balloons and background! Another masterpiece my friend!

Barbara said...

I'm glad you went with a more celebratory theme - it's a great card that will lift spirits if needed!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love it all - colors layout - use of images! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

Greta said...

Oh how I love this beautifully festive card, Ros! It would be great for a guy or gal--wonderful design! Congrats on the Top 3--all your cards deserve to win in my book--love your style!

Justine Hovey said...

Wow I love this card! Thanks for playing over at AAA Card Challenge. xx Justine

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the shine and the glitz!!! Thanks for joining us at AAA Card challenge, so glad that you did!!!!

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