Saturday, 15 November 2014

Happy 60th Birthday!

Hello, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I haven't done much crafting recently so thought I'd show you a card that my friend commissioned me to make for her Brother-in-Law's 60th Birthday which was a couple of weeks ago. I was pleased to hear that he liked the card! :-)

 I used two images from the PRE-COLOURED LOTV - Coloured Art Pad 1 - 'Vintage Boys' I also used my new wavy border die which I love.. must use it again soon!! The lovely Craftwork 'Vogue' Papers have an Art Deco feel to them which are great for male cards. 

My friend said he likes Cuban Cigars, so I found a fab free Cigar Label on Vintage Holiday Crafts. I have tinted it slightly to match the tones of the card.

I also found the Kilt Lifter Beer Label online!! I added the name on the Number Plate too which makes it more personal. 

Papers: Craftwork Cards - Vogue Collection
Die: Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders 01 One
Cuban Cigar Label - Vintage Holiday Crafts
Stash: Bottle Top, Nailheads

Thanks for all your lovely comments and get well wishes... I'm feeling a lot better now. My mum wasn't too well last week, but she seems to be doing ok at the moment! :-)) Sorry that I wasn't able to keep up with commenting but hopefully I am back on track again now.

I've just bought the new 'Christmas at Downton Abbey' CD !! There are a few songs on that I don't like but so many that I love!! some great Carols by the King's College Cambridge Choir... pieces from The Nutcracker... it's a nice variety of songs... will keep me happy while I am pressie wrapping... and it's worth getting just to hear Carson the Butler narrating 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.... he's brilliant!! :-))

Hope you all have a good weekend!
Take Care
Love and Hugs


Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Sue, great images and love the bottle top.

Kath x

Doreen said...

This is fantatic Sue,great images and layout....Hope your weekend is going

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Sue, I like the images the papers and the design
Kevin xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love how you have combined the cute images and the papers are so beautiful.
I am pleased that you are feeling better now and hope your mum is okay too.
big hugs Sue xx

Tammy said...

Oh what a fabulous masculine card Sue!! I love the images and your gorgeous papers... awesome online finds too! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Big hugs, Tammy

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous masculine card the little number plate, that is cute, and love the curved border and fab images.Great find with the beer coaster...super card.Glad you feeling better...take care.


Jo said...

Hi Sue......this is fab, love the images & how you made it so much more personal! Hope you're well my friend, so sorry I've not been around much......real life & illness has taken a cheeky piece of my crafting time recently......hoping to get back on track this week though.
hugs Jo x

Carole said...

WOW what a fab card Sue and the personal touches finish it off beautifully.
Have a great weekend
Carole x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card sue,
I love the LOTV art pads..
Hugs Kelly

Pia S said...

The papers are beautiful and I love how you used your wavy border die. It's a fantastic background and I just love the masculine images from LOTV! Beautiful work, Sue!

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant card Sue, I love your images and gorgeous papers, your wavy border looks fabulous and I love the gold and green combination - you really managed to personalise the card with your online finds.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

chrissy xx said...

I LOve your papers and design Sue..Never thought of doing this with my die lol..{will now}..LOving your image and the story it tells too.
I to am doing catch up time! Will be watching Strictly before the results come in tonight lol.
Happy your on the mend x

Jacee said...

Fabulous card Sue, I love how you have used two images, fabulous work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a fantastic card sweetie, no wonder it was loved. Love the images, the cigar wrapper was a good find too.
Glad Mum and yourself are feeling better now.
Enjoy your music.

Kathleen said...

What a boring night, something is certainly missing from 9 p.m. onwards.
Kath x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love the cute images and what a great idea to personalise the number plate. Your new CD sounds lovely.

Donna x

Kelly Neis said...

Fabulous man card! I love how you split it and put the cigar and beer labels on it, so perfect. You put a lot of thought into his card, they will love it!
Hugs Kelly

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous male card Sue, the wavy border is beautiful and the bottle top is a fabby detail. Glad to hear that you and your mum are feeling better.

Warm hugs

Ira Huberts said...

Awesome male card Sue! Love the adorable images and how you have embellished it. You have incorporated the man's preferences well, so no wonder he was so pleased with your card! Good for you, buying that Downton CD, have fun with it! Will write to you soon!! Lots of love, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Pat said...

Super male card Sue, love the embellishments.

Pat xx

Betka said...

What a fantastic masculine card Sue ... brilliant idea :)
I am pleased that you are feeling better and hope you had a lovely week. Thank you a wonderful comment :)
Hugs (:Betka:)

meg said...

Love your card Sue the labels are a really lovely and thoughtful element and the addition of the name to the number plate makes it so personal for the recipient. Glad you are feeling better, hope mum makes a speedy recovery.
I know that you were unwell after your last visit to the pictures but I saw The Imitation Game on Sunday night and found it to be a really powerful and moving portrayal of Alan Turing's life

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous guy card, Sue!!!! The images are absolutely darling and I love the addition of the labels!!!! I'm glad bout you and your mum and feeling better!!!!

Janice said...

A very lovely personnalised card, think they would have loved it. Great choice of images and I love the Cuban additions! Hope your Mum is continuing to improve, Jx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, love the papers & colours you have used. Fabulous darling!
Hugs Shell xx

Judith said...

Fab card Sue such a great design. I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better. That CD sounds wonderful - I think my DH will like that, its his Christmas tradition to disappear into the kitchen on Christmas Eve with Caros from Kings on and prepare the Christmas Day veg. If i buy him that CD he could start practising with the dinner each night lol have a great week end hugs Judith xx