Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Retirement Is A Journey

Hello friends. Thank you for taking the time to pay me a visit.  I know we all lead very busy lives so I am grateful that you have found time to call.

This card is for my nephew to give to a consultant colleague who is about to retire. He has been a great mentor to Darren over the years and he wanted something unique for him.  I made three for him to choose from the last time but this time I have only made two.  If I get chance I will do another, but it is unlikely.

My Card

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This is my favourite 6 x 6 inch size card cut from  tan coloured card stock.  The antique map is a picture I found on the internet sometime ago and thought it would come in useful at some stage.This was matted onto navy card stock and then attached to the base card.

The balloon ship stamp is from the JustRite "Explore Vintage Labels 4" set and die cut  with  the matching Vintage Labels 4 dies.  I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa and then coloured with Promarkers.  I mounted it on to the navy card which I cut into a pennant. The words Travel and Explore are from the same stamp set and stamped directly onto the card - dangerous for me but I got away with it this time! Lol!  I computer generated the sentiment onto the tan card and matted onto the navy card and again trimmed into the pennant.

I wasn't sure where I was going with this when I started, but I'm quite pleased with the result.

Well that's it for me for today. Hope you all have a pleasant evening.



janieworkum said...

Wat een leuke maar ook een beeldige kaart
groetjes Janie

Patricia said...

Absolutely brilliant, I love everything about this beautiful card, perfect for the occasion.

Patricia xxx

Sue said...

Ohhh this is a fab card Christine love it !! huggles hun Sue xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab design.xxx

cuilliesocks said...

I love your card Christine, the vintage images are fantastic and your design is fab, great male card and perfect for a retirement when life takes on another phase of life's journey, hugs Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
what a superb card. You have made a grand job of the colouring and stamping.
I love that paper as it goes so well with the card and stamped image.
Your nephew is going to be sooooooooo! pleased with it.
Have a wonderful crafty evening.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

May said...

Fabulous retirement card Christine, The design & images are Brilliant...simply perfect!! Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

This is wonderful Christine. The antique map makes such a good background. I love the hot air balloon image and fabulous sentiment too.
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Perfect for the occasion Christine. Great card.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
You may not have known where you were going but you arrived at a fabulous place!
Smashing card and Im sure will be very appreciated.
Ang x

Unknown said...

This is just awesome and wow so much detail and to look at...perfect +++. luv annie

Hazel said...

Fabulous card Christine, love the whole layout.

Hazel xx

Carole Z said...

Fabulous travel card, I love the sentiment too, Carole Z x

lydia jordan said...

A perfect card for retirement, love it.

Karen said...

Love it, fabulous map, the stamped and coloured balloon is great, a really gorgeous card most men would love and you could 'alter' to go for other occasions x

Dee said...

Fabulous card Christine, love the colours and the vintge antique style. The map works so well. Dee x

Carol said...

A fabulous retirement card Christine. Carol x

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Lia said...

Hi Christine!
You have been busy crafting lately and I am admiring all the beautiful things you made!
I think, it's nice that my latest card is inspiring you for a new project! I am curious about your result.

Have a nice weekend,
Lia xx

Dewi Lestari said...

It's awesome! Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: Anything Goes

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Christine, this is a wonderful card, I am sure the recipient will love it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Craftyhugs said...

Love everything about this. What a great retirement card! Adore that balloon stamp and the colours. What a great card to show a fan journey to retirement.
Hugs xx

scrappymo! said...

This is such a wonderful retirement card...so true that we have more time to travel once retired.
Loved the theme and the design.

scrappymo! said...

This is such a wonderful retirement card...so true that we have more time to travel once retired.
Loved the theme and the design.