Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Follow Your Dreams

Hi. My nephew's GP will be retiring next month and once of his first tasks will be to climb Kilimanjaro. Darren has asked me to make a card suitable for the occasion. I thought I would make two or three so he could make his own choice. This is the first of my offerings.

My Card


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I have made this quite plain but I think the black and greys are very suitable for a man and the quotation is very apt.  I made a 5" x 7" card from pale grey cardstock then matted it with black and dark grey.  The papers are Dovecraft "Charcoal Prints" which I have had for years  and I must admit they seem to be my "go to" papers when I make cards for men. There are also some black and white florals in the pack too.  I computer generated the sentiment and printed it onto pale grey card, although it looks white on the picture. I then diecut it with SB Labels 18 and used the largest die on black card to mat it.  I raised the fishtail pennant and the Labels 18 with foam pads. I don't have the fishtail dies so I had to cut it myself. The 3D butterfly is a Fly Stickers from Hobbycraft, but again it doesn't show too well.. To finish off I added a few black pearls from my stash.

Hope you all have a happy and productive day, whatever you decide to do.

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Perfect for the occasion Christine. Lovely card.

  2. Prachtige kaart Christine, mooi in zwart/wit.

    Groetjes Karla

  3. What a dream...!
    You made a gorgeous card with a great sentiment for the occasion.
    Huuray for Internet where we often can find just the right things for our cards!
    Have a great day Christine,
    Lia xx

  4. Gorgeous card Christine love that sentiment your layout suits it perfectly
    jacqui xx

  5. This is fabulous Christine, I love the sentiment and such a great layout.
    Sue xx

  6. Wat een prachtige zwart/wit kaart.
    groetjes janie

  7. Gorgeous! Perfect for a retiring gentleman.
    xxx Asha

  8. Fabulous card Christine. What a fantastic thing to do. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx

  9. Beautiful card,love the sentiment,great design.xxx

  10. Lovely card and appropriate sentiment...luv anniexx

  11. Good afternoon Christine,
    Loving this, great colours, design and a wonderful sentiment.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xxx

  12. Great card Christine and I love the sentiment ..sun has been nice today again! huggles hun Sue xx

  13. Fabulous card Christine. I love the sentiment.
    Lorraine x

  14. A great card for a man. I'm sure he will be very pleased with it if your son chooses this one.
    Best wishes lea x

  15. Hi Christine,
    super card design. Great idea for the men. Can't wait to see the others he has to choose from, and then I know it will be a hard for him to choose which one he likes the best as all your cards are fabulously created.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Great card and super appropriate sentiment!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  17. Super card Christine and really suiting the occasion, but what others do we also have in store? Can't wait! Happy crafting, Carole Z xx

  18. Great card...can't wait to see the series of them as you get them ready for him to choose!


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