Monday, 1 July 2013

Happy Birthday John

Hello everybody.  What a gorgeous day it was yesterday.  John and I did some much needed work in the garden.  We really need to keep on top of it otherwise it reverts to jungle quite easily!! With all the rain this year it has gone wild.

I am ashamed to say that this was an extremely quick card. Can you believe I almost forgot my husband's birthday?  It was only when Carole talked about Google Reader closing on July 1st that alarm bells started to ring.  Unfortunately I still had the last card to finish for Darren and get them off in the post to him (he lives in the North of England) and then my Christmas card for the CCC challenge.  Anyway, once we had finished in the garden and showered, eaten etc I then disappeared into my craft room and hoped he stayed out of the way for a while.  After all these male cards I think I've got over my aversion to them.  I don't think I'll be quite so nervous in the future.

My Card


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I cut some Ivory Gold Dust card to 5" x 7" and matted it with black and more ivory.  I then ran a piece of the same card through Papermania Chronology-Clocks folder and matted it with black.  I've had this embossing folder for ages and it was still in it's packaging. I must say it is lovely and the embossing is very crisp.  I computer generated the sentiment which I have had in my mind for ages and decided this was a good time to use it. I found some Kanban Mackenzie - Time toppers which I used as the speedy option to follow through with the clock and time passing theme.  The black and white striped one is great but it was in the shape of a flower so I had to doctor it with SB Standard Circles dies and then added a small clock into the centre with foam pads.  It all looks quite flat but both the topper and the sentiment are attached with foam pads.  A few black pearls finished it off and hey presto - one extremely quick card which also looks quite elegant due to the colours - despite the cheeky message! I also carried the cheekiness inside with the message.  Hope his sense of humour is intact when he opens it!  I'd better give him a good breakfast first!

Hope you all have a good day, whatever you are doing.

Love and hugs from Christine xx

21 comments:

  1. Great card Christine love your sentiment
    jacqui x

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  3. This is wonderful Christine, a very stylish design and I love that sentiment!
    I hope your husband has a great birthday.
    Sue xx

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  4. Gorgeous card,love the fab design.xxx

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  5. Christine this is marvellous and he will love it. It is also a very elegant man's card.

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  6. A great card Christine, I'm sure John will be very pleased. Interesting that lots of us are so engrossed in making other people's cards that we forget our loved ones....me included!
    Hope you have a fab day together. Best wishes Lea x

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  7. Great card even greater sentiment must remember that one!!love the black and white here as the emphasis is more on the white. The clock is gorgeous Christine! Well done you!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  8. Brilliant card Christine. The colours and design look fab.
    Lorraine x

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  9. Hi Christine,
    a very elegant Man card. I too love that sentiment. It's so great.
    Love the colours used, and that embossing folder I need to buy that. lol.
    My hubby would have liked a card like this as he loves to mend old clocks as a hobby. Once he built a clock up form all little pieces of it in a box that he was given.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  10. Christine you're so good making your hubby a card, I must hang my head in shame, never made my John one at all....although I did used to knit him jumpers - before we married.

    I'm sure he loved this card, it's brilliant.
    Elaine

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  11. Hi Christine,
    it's me again. Forgot to say a big Happy Birthday to John, it's my daughters Birthday today too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  12. Weer zo prachtige kaart gemaakt
    Gerrie xx

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  13. Hi Christine. What a stunning card . It's something I don't do very well is make male cards. Hope John had a lovely day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  14. Hi Christine, your card is lovely...really sophisticated and I bet John loved it..sending a Happy Birthday! Well nothing disappeared today did it? I somehow didn't think it would, lol Carole Z X

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  15. Love this card Christine and Happy Birthday to John! have been to crafty club today so a lot of giggling and laughter going on huggles hun Sue xxxx

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  16. Gorgeous card Christine, Love the embossing.. Great design...A very Happy Birthday to John... He will love his card I'm sure... Hugs May x x x

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  17. Fantastic card Christine,
    I love that embossing folder and everything you have done on this great card
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xxx

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  18. This is a fabulous design Christine, love it. Carol x

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  19. You are right...despite the slightly cheeky message, this is one very elegant card!

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  20. Gorgeous card Christine and love the clock face and just love that great sentiment

    Anne

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  21. Hi Christine, another beautiful card with a great sentiment! Hope John had a lovely day.xx

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