Saturday, 24 September 2011

Pride and Joy

Here's a card I was asked to make for a Male 60th Birthday. We all know 'One For the Boys' Cards are 'A Hard Theme' and you never know what to put on them but in this case I was quite pleased to hear that the guy loves Classic Cars and so I chose this fab image from Lili of The Valley called 'Pride and Joy'. I also personalised the number plate! 

I've kept the design fairly Clean and Simple. No Design Paper! So chose some nice gold card and embossed it with Swiss Dot Folder. Sentiment and Number 60 were made on computer and mounted on nesties. A wavy border and some nice gold velvet ribbon and a manly bow!!! And that's it really, quite simple. I decorated inside too with nice stripey paper to match and personalised it with printed date of birthday.

Colouring: Promarkers
Bear: Vanilla and Tan
Helmet: Tan and Cinnamon
Scarf: Honeycomb and Pear Green
Car: Ruby
Sponge: Ivory and Lemon
Rabbit: Warm Grey 1, 2 & 3
Metal: Cool Grey 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Goggles: Glossy Accents
Shampoo: Stardust Stickles

Thanks for visiting my Blog and for all your lovely comments! And a big welcome to all my New Followers! Will catch up with you very soon! I can't believe that I've got 89 now! Not far off 100!! Wow! 

Feel a bit better today, my cold is lingering but I don't feel as tired :-)  and it's been sunny here in Manchester today! Yay!  and the weekend starts here!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Scrap Creations - 'Anything Goes' (ends 26th September 2011) 
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 91 - 'A Hard Theme!' (ends 27th September 2011)  
I Love Promarkers  - Challenge 84 - 'Include a Number' (ends 27th September 2011)
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 130 - 'Let's Celebrate' (27th September 2011)  
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 66 - 'Clean and Simple' (ends 3rd October 2011) 
Oldie but a Goodie - Challenge 27  - 'One for The Boys' (ends 3rd October 2011)

Hope you all have a fab weekend!
Take Care!
Hugs Sue xx


Fabiana Strehlow said...

Lindo o seu cartão! Parabéns!
Boa sorte nos desafios!

Beijo e ótimo fim de semana!

DesignerDiva said...

Super card for a man Sue, love the 'manly' bow LOL
That is one great image, what is it with men and their cars!! Your colouring is spot on and I'm sure John will be thrilled with this card

Hope your better soon, colds this time of the year are the pits- they linger forever!!

Thanks for joining us at Oldie But a Goodie and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, love your 60th birthday card and that image is perfect. You have designed your male card with just the right amount of extra's, it's sometimes a challenge, but you're nailed it. Glad to hear you are feeling better, sunshine seems to help somehow.
Hugs Cheryl

SusanLotus said...

Great to hear that you feel better now and I wish you a very nice weekend!
Cute card!

Anonymous said...

Fab card for a man Sue.
Hope your cold goes away quickly.
We've had quite some nice weather down here in surrey, i hope it last.
Have a great week-end.
Hugs xx

Susan Flynn said...

This is a great card for a man Sue you're right they are so difficult to do aren't they? However you have nailed it! x

Lisa Jane said...

You know how much i love my cars Sue... so i absolutely love this one. Gorgeous colouring .. it really looks as if you could see your face in that paintwork
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

chrissy xx said...

WoW! I LOve this it's Fabulous!
Great colours and the cutest image!
Ideal 'man' card. The number plate is a lovely touch Sue.....What a great idea.

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful card :) Thanks for joining in with our Let's Celebrate Challenge at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card you made. Lovely stamp too and nice coloring.

Hugs Astrid.

cotnob said...

Such a great Male card Sue, I love the gold embossed card and gorgeous image.

coops said...

wow this is gorgeous sue.i love the god embossing and stunning image and design :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

This is perfect Sue! Love the image and the gold looks so special. xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

eine traumhaftschöne Karte,meine liebe Sue, ich bin mal wieder begeistert........und so schön coloriert....

Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende, einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea!

Har en drøm... said...

Ooohhh, so cute ♥

Delphine said...

WOW, Sue, your card is fantastic! I love the red and gold combo, gorgeous! Wonderful image and a great layout! I love it all! Have a lovely evening and I hope your cold is over soon:-)! Thank you very much for your support and lovely comments too:-)! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Great guy card! :) Love the image and embossed panels.

I always shy away from male stamps with cars on, as I just dont think I could colour them that well. This looks spot on! :)



xxxtglxxx said...

Hey, this looks amazing! :)

What a fabulous idea to make home decorations with. Love how they all look so different too.



Kristen said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing in this weeks anything goes with going grey with scrap-creations!

Claire said...

I love this card! Gorgeous image and fab colour combo. Thanks for playing along with An Oldie But A Goodie. Hugs, Claire x

Fleur said...

A great card, I love this image. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Julie said...

A fabulous male card. I love the way you've added a name on the number plate. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x

WeirdCat said...

Fab cardm the numberplate is cool and I love the gold embossed card, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Mona Evy said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday,s Challenge blog!

avisa said...

So lovely card!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sue - perfect colouring of a perfect male image.
Great personalization too!
Thanks for playing along with my 'One For The Boys' challenge at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Hope to see you again.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Francesca said...

A great Boys Card ,

thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge