Friday, 28 February 2014

For Somebody Special

Good morning.  Hopefully it looks I'm getting back on track a little so here's a card I managed to make yesterday in some snatched time.

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The card is for a man so I rummaged in my bit box and came up with these pieces from Papermania Capsule Collection and matted them with black paper also from my bit box.  I'm not sure where the silvery-grey backing paper came from I'm afraid - it was just in there too.  It always feels good to use it doesn't it?  I must admit that sometimes it's much easier to just reach for some new paper or card.  

The stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Bird and Butterfly Labels" which were designed to work with SB Labels 18,  and the sentiment stamp is also ODBD from the "Keep Climbing" set.  I used the mountain stamp from the set a couple of weeks a go.  Both were stamped with Memento black ink. The butterfly is another Fly Sticker and the pearls are from my stash, but both from Hobbycraft I think.

Well the weekend is just about on us so enjoy it, and all you people out there who work - I hope you manage to get some time to relax.  When I was working I found that my weekends were totally tied up with housework, shopping etc.  When I first retired I found the weekends very strange because I wasn't used to having time to myself then and I kept thinking that I should be doing something. Lol!

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  1. Oh my, what a stunning card Christine. Really amazing what you can do with all the bits and pieces. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Morning Christine,
    Great card and all from your bits box, bet you were pleased with the result.

  3. Fabulous card Christine! I think once in awhile us poor crafters have to let our mojo go on holiday to come back refreshed lol but to be honest your cards are always fab you always show lots of detail and lovely matching papers etc!! have a great weekend and it wont be longgggggggggggg woohooooooooooooooo xxxxxxx Sue xxx

  4. Hi Christine, A beautiful card, love the papers and sentiment. great card for a Man.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, glad you like what you saw.

    Weekends do go quick when you work and the weeks go even quicker when you don't lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Good morning Christine,
    I really like his beautiful card, I love the papers and the whole design.
    I have managed to stop myself from reaching for new sheets of card and paper.
    Amazing how much card and paper you can save!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Patricia xxx

  6. Hi Christine,
    such a very lovely card. I love those fab papers,and your design is so great.
    So glad your mojo has come back.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. This is gorgeous Christine, a beautiful and elegant design and I love the sentiment.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Classy and lovely card the sentiment is fab.xx

  9. Hi Christine
    Great design with everything coordinating beautifully.
    Is Barry Finlay famous? Lol!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  10. Hello Christine, wonderful card for a man, and what a great inspirational sentiment. Love your papers and layout.
    I've been looking at these stamps as they would be so useful for me, mabe my next purchase, hugs Kate x

  11. Fantastic card Christine. These are some of my fave papers although mine are running low now. A great card for a man.
    Love Lea x

  12. A fabulous card Christine. Love the papers and design.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  13. Hi Christine, this is lovely, very thoughtful and very inspirational. Great choice of papers as well.

    Lots of love and hugs Sue Pxxx

  14. fantastic card the design is great those paper's look fantastic I have been going through my bit box for cutting shapes up , may have to look at in a different light seeing what u have done . Melanie

  15. Love the monochromatic theme. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon. x

  16. Oh what a lovely card Christine! Beautifully designed and great use of snippets. I hadn't realised you could buy stamps designed to go with labels eighteen dies. Dare I go and check?

    I know what you mean about weekends - I sure don't miss that Monday morning feeling!



  17. Love your layout and stamping on this super card Christine and good luck with the challenges. I think that working, we end up most Saturdays catching up with things we don't get the chance to do and with family and friends. I do love weekends, even though I probably get the least craft time! Hugs Carole Z X

  18. Christine this is brilliant, love you whole lay out. Yes weekends go so quick when you are working. Hazel xx

  19. This is such a lovely card, Christine! I really like the grey plaid and patterned. It is so prefect for a fellow!
    That sentiment is one we need to remind ourselves of at times!

  20. Beautiful! I love the stamp and the colour scheme you have used for this is perfect for those pesky men lol! xx


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