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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Happy Birthday Geezer

Evening Folks.
Just a quick post tonight as getting ready to go out to a friends house for a catch up and a few drinks.
Today's card is for my brother-in-law's birthday in February.  I have done this card for my daughters to give him.
The image is a digi image from Stitchy Bear.  Thought it suited as BIL can be a bit of a grump at times.  Coloured in promarkers and matted and layered using one of my die cuts.  Can't tell you where the papers are from as they were in a freebie pack in a craft magazine.  The brown square in the corner is actually the inner tube of a kitchen roll.  I flattened it out, put some distress ink round the edges and then punched it with my new Martha Stewart punch.  The ribbon is also recycled and it came off a christmas present.  By the way, Geezer is a sort of nickname for him.  Hence the sentiment.
A top tip is to keep the inners of kitchen roll holders.  They come in handy for little embellishments such as this particularly if you don't have any kraft card handy. I have also punched flowers out of them before and used them on my cards.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cards for Men - recycling (ribbon and inner from kitchen roll)
Dude Time Doodles - anything goes
Simply Create Too - #4 use layers
Pollycraft Monday - #121 use a punch (martha stewart and sentiment)
Top Tip Tuesday - #67 anything goes (top tip listed above)

Thanks for looking.
Check back tomorrow for an exciting news post from me (well, exciting to me anyway lol).
Mags
x

21 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

that made me smile :) love the sentiment and a perfect image, so beautifully created. I am sure he will love it
Hugs Kate xx

catherine said...

really good male card
x catherine

Tammy said...

Funny card and great background! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

Dawn said...

LOL! I love your card Mags!
Thanks for playing at Dude Time Doodles this time!
I hope you can find time to play again!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Daniele said...

great guy card so funny
hugs

Mynnette said...

LOL--so very funny! I think it'll go over really well--it's so very well made! :)

Aunty Sue said...

brillint fun card love the image

Joey said...

Fantastic card Mags, and such a great image, love the colours on this, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card, I love the image,Thanks for playing along with us at Dudetime Doodles.
Kevin xx

Leanne said...

Fabulous card - that image is just so funny!!! Got to say, that is one of the best tips I have ever heard - thanks so much for sharing!!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

Hugs
Leanne xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

He he what afun card. Great layout.

Melly said...

Oh Mags
What a fab fun card!
I adore it, do fun and funky! Reminds me of my old Granpa hee
Hugs M xxx

Anne Temple said...

Fantastic card! Love all the recycling and your image is too funny. So glad you joined us for the anything goes-masculine challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week.

NGCARDS said...

You have a wonderful blog hun! Good luck with our DT Call at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Cleota said...

This is fantastic. Love the chippies, the image is great and your coloring - fabulous! Thanks for joining us for our anything goes challenge at Dude Time Doodles. Hope to see you again soon.

Cleota
DTD Dudette & Sponsor Coordinator

Samantha said...

Oh great card, such a fun card and awesome image! LOVE your TIP, fabulous idea! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year

Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly and you can enter 3 times each Challenge too! :0)

cg said...

Wow, that frame is awesome! Love your coloring. Thank you for joining us at Dude Time Doodles, hope you'll join us for future challenges!

Michelle B. said...

Haaa!! I love the image and sentiment! Great use of papers and embellies! Thanks for playing with us at Dude Time Doodles!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Cool "green" tip!!! Hysterical card. ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Flutterby Trina said...

Fab card, and love your tip! Thank you for playing along with us this week at TTT, good luck and hope to see you again soon x

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a great recycling elements you have used are perfect for our theme at cards for men, thanks for popping by and joining in.
good luck, hugs sandra dt