Thursday, 21 May 2015

Born To Be Wild

Good morning dear friends and fellow bloggers.   I hope everybody is "Tickety Boo", as Mrs Duck is wont to say!

I was asked to make a card for a gentleman who will be 85 this week.  He still has a real love of motorcycles and has a good sense of humour so I thought this might be okay.

My Card


6" x 6" card base made from Dovecraft silver card stock
Red card from stash
Industrial Grunge metal digi papers from Cardmaking Downloads
Papermania Chronology Cogs and Gears dies
Computer generated sentiments
Promarkers to colour.

I have had the digi image for a few years now and it was still in its zipped file, but there was no name or other information with it.  I had a feeling it was a Just Inklined image so I checked the website and there it was.  Seems strange that there is no reference to it in the zip file received.  Two sentiments are included - Born to be Wild and Free Spirit but since I wanted the sentiments to match I computer generated them using Staccato font.  I then just added some black pearls into the cogs.

Luckily my friends were pleased with the card and they say Ken will love it, so that's  okay.  I also put a quote inside (I do love my quotes!) which said " A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams" which is by John Barrymore.


  1. Hi Christine, what a super card for a male - love the red and grey and the image is superb, hugs Carole Z X

  2. Morning Christine,

    Gorgeous card any man who has a love for Motorcycles will love this including my hubbie lol!

    Have a great day

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie j xxx
    Morning Jan,

    Beautiful card and a fabulous image. Bet FIL will love it.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Brilliant male card its a great design and I love the sentiment, that cog die is just the perfect embellishment I just love it enjoy your week Love and hugs Carole x

  4. This is fabulous Christine. I love the image, brilliant colours and wonderful detailing.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Morning Christine,
    A fun card, bet the gentleman will love it.

  6. Great card for someone who is 85. I'm sure it will be his favourite card! Zx

  7. A fantastic easel card Christine and sure to be loved by the recipient who as a motorbike enthusiast will definitely appreciate this. My hubby would too.

  8. Prachtige kaart Christine, lekker stoer.
    De digi is ook heel mooi.

    Groetjes Karla

  9. This is a super card Christine, perfect for the occasion. Carol x

  10. Oh what a delightful card for an 85 yr old! I think it is just hiliarious and cute as can be (not to mention so well executed with the design & colors. Also a perfect embossing folder for the background! ) I bet he split a gasket when he read the sentiment. Very well done, Miss Christine. Anytime a card brings a smile, you know you've done your effort well. TFS & Happy wkend.

  11. Good morning Christine,
    I just LOVE your brilliant card. Background, image and sentiment are perfect.
    Bet the man receiving it was "tickled pink" that it was made "just for him"
    Have a great day
    (((((Hugs))))) Patrciia xxx

  12. Hi Christine,
    oh what a very super creation, and perfect for a bike enthusiast no matter what their wonderful age.
    Love that fab image,and it's coloured perfectly.
    The paper is a very handy one to have, and looks really great.
    Love this super creation, and design.
    Tony and I are both keeping quite well or as good as our age can expect.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Fabulous card Christine, super image and design, perfect for a bike person, love it, hugs Kate x

  14. Really love this Christine and great for a bike enthusiast lots of huggles from us to you both ...Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx


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