Thursday, 14 March 2013

Celebrate The Journey

Good morning dear blog friends, sorry I've been MIA for a couple of days. John had hospital appointments both days and since it is quite a long round trip it takes quite a slice out of the day, especially when you factor in "waiting time". You can waste so much time at hospitals.

 When I was cataloguing my list of milestone birthdays I cannot believe that I didn't include my brother's 60th!  I'm not really sure about this card so I might make something different and keep this for one of the other birthdays that are coming up. Morgan has a terrific sense of humour so I also computer-generated a card for him from my sister and I, since Jeanie and I are both past the magic 60!

My Cards

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I folded cream leather cardstock to form an A5 card. The backing paper is Kanban, the stamp is  from the Docrafts magazine and the cogs are a combination of stamps and Kanban. I computer generated the sentiment onto Letraset  Safmat so that it looks as if it has been added directly to the card. I really love this medium!

Then comes the funny one, which I know he will really appreciate. I'll probably hear him laughing all the way down here from the North East! I used Greeting Card Factory Deluxe which I only ever seem to use now for inserts etc. However for something like this it is brilliant because you can really personalise things. 



Well that's it from me. Hope you all have a good day - and hope the weather is good because we will probably visit an National Trust property if it is.

Love and  hugs from Christine xx


  1. Two great cards Christine, Love the second one its brilliant
    jacqui x

  2. Just beautiful both of them,love the gorgeous

  3. Fabulous cards Christine. I love the design and colours on your first card and the second card is 'such fun !!'
    I hope the weather is nice where you are, we have glorious sunshine here at the moment which makes a welcome change.

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  5. They are both great cards Christine but I really do like the uniqueness of the first.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. Fabulous cards Christine. Hugs Rita xx

  7. What a fantastic card Christine.

  8. Two fabulous cards Christine, love the second one. Carol x

  9. Wat een prachtige kaarten heb je weer gemaakt.
    groetjes janie

  10. Wonderful male cards my dear ^_^ Beautiful colors^_^

  11. Prachtige kaarten Christine.

    Groetjes Karla

  12. What a lovely cards. Nice new ideas.
    Greetings, Marianne

  13. Two brilliant cards Christine, love the funny one too lol. Yes hospitals can suck the life out of you!

  14. Great cards Christine just love your humorous card.,we all need to smile everyday nd thus certainly made me smile


  15. Hi Christine, Love your cards the serious and funny. We all need humour in our lives and one way is through making personal cards.

    Wilma x x x

  16. Flabby cards, Christine. So funny I almost ... Well, you know happens when you laugh too hard!

  17. Wat zijn je kaarten weer mooi
    Gerrie xx

  18. LOL Christine that card is fab..they both are but yes I would hear him laughing because I am in the North East!!! love them both huggles hun Sue J xxxx

  19. Both are wonderful Christine but I have to say I do like the somewhat cheeky second one a tad more lol! Karen x

  20. Two fab cards Christine, I especially like the cogs one..but only because it's my cuppa tea! Carole Z X

  21. Two great cards both catering for different tastes.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  22. Fabulous entry at Sweet Stampin. Wonderful "guy" card. Thanks for joining in! --gail

  23. Ha, ha! Fab card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, hope you can join us again next week. Wedgie xxx

  24. These are both fantastic masculine cards! So different and both simply amazing. Loving those beautiful stamps on the first card, stunning design, and choices of color. The second one is so funny. I just love the cute images and sentiments on it.
    So happy you shared these with us at penny black and more!

  25. Fabulous male cards Christine, Love the detail on the first, & the second really did make me LOL... Brilliant!! Hugs May x x x

  26. They are both fabulous cards Christine, the first one has such detail and I love vintage but the second one is so light hearted, which I think is so needed once you get a little older, a bit of fun lightens the day! Dee x

  27. Hi Christine,
    Missed these while was away............they are fantastic.
    Love them

    Patricia xxx

  28. Two great cards Christine! The first is so masculine and rugged looking. Thanks for the top about the Letraset Safmat. I had not heard of that before and it sounds exactly what I have needed at times.

    The second card is such a hoot! I had a good giggle at that one. The images are so funny as well as the sentiment!


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