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Friday, 31 August 2012

Celebrate in Style

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well and had a good week.  I do look forward to my weekends but they go by far too quickly.  Mind you, this year is passing me by at a rate of knots at the moment. Can't believe it's the first of September tomorrow.  Really must make a determined effort to get some christmas cards done.  Otherwise I may end up having to go out and buy some lol.

My card share for today is a request from my sister.  One of their friends is 40 very soon and she wanted a card making.  I know that the card is for a gentleman but my sister didn't really give me any other requirements.

Here is what I came up with.

I used a lovely stamp set from Wild Rose Studio together with their Man About Town papers.  I used black glitter card to add some sparkle and some gold mirror card around the outside.  The decorative corners are a Cheery Lynn die and also cut out of glitter paper.  I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp for the layout.
Hopefully my sister will like it.  It's always difficult when you are asked to do a card and not given any ideas about what to do.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - use sketch
Hooked On Craft - Card for Men
The Stamping Boutique - Anything goes Birthday
Crafty Sentiments - Lets sparkle
LEJ Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Stamp N Doodle - A touch of sparkle
Crafts and Me - Birthdays
The Paper Shelter - Layers on layers
Divas By Design - Lets Celebrate
Natalie and Amy - Anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - One for the men

Thanks for popping by.  As always thanks for your support and for any comments you may leave.
Now I am off to try and get some commenting done.  This real life business really does get in the way sometimes.


Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Mags...love the image.xxx

Pascale Mitchell said...

Great 40th Card I love the image and your design,so much detail it is great. Thanks for sharing at our first challenge at Natalie and Amy's. Hugs Pascale

Shannon83k said...

Cute card, thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

MagsB said...

Mags, this is great - it reminds me of James Bond, 'shaken not stirred'! I bet the gentleman who receives it will be very impressed!

love Mags B x

MagsB said...

PS The Squirrel and the Fox challenge is 'One for the Men' if you're interested! /end shameless plug lol!

love Mags B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Mags, I like the elgent gentleman :o) Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Mags, I love the image and the colours and layout are brilliant


Wendy said...

Fabulous card Mags, great image and layout.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

Really stunning card sweetie love the image.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Naomi Edwards said...

Oh Mags! It took me forever to find you again!!! I had to go back through 400 comments , I don't have your button nor do I have an email subscription but I just added you to Google Reader although I never go in there...lol I will now! I was looking at all the beautiful cards I missed!!!! You are one talented chic .. I see you are part of the Dream Valley DT!!! I will have to check that out. Have a great day

Naomi Edwards said...

Mags , I forgot to tell you that I am celebrating my 200th follower on my blog and I wouldn't want you to miss out on the prizes! I am giving away a cricut cartridge to one winner and a digital to 5 winners! Tell your friends , there is only 2 days left!!!

crafty amy said...

This is a brilliant mans card :D Thank you for taking part in our first ever challenge at Natalie and Amy's challenge and Crafts and Me good luck.


Amy xx

Susan Flynn said...

Fab male card Mags, its very elegant looking with the red and black! Hugs Susan x

CraftyGirl said...

Wow Mags another great card. So elegant with the silhouette. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

Tracey said...

Perfect! A wonderful card for a fellow. Thank you for sharing with us at The Squirrel and The Fox, I hope to see you there again soon.

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments..And good luck.

Caz xx CSD DT

Desire Fourie said...

Margaret this is just beautiful. All the elements woks so perfectly together. Wishing you a fab weekend.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Elaine said...

FANTASTIC Mags what a super card well done Hugs Elaine.
Thank you so much for your super comments on my blog . Have a super weekend
Big Hugs Elaine

Shari said...

Hi Mags
Long time no talk. Glad to see you entering the challenge at One Crazy Stamper - just dropping you a quick note to let you know that you are the winner for the August challenge - Congratulations!!
Keep on crafting,

Chris said...

FAB card I love your layout andimage. Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs and good luck. Chris xx

Shelby said...

I'm sure the recipient will love this card. love the mixing of the different patterned paper and the image is perfect for any guy!


Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, a perfect creation sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

Sarah said...

Hi Mags, what a brilliant masculine card - fab image and love the papers.

Thanks for joining with us at Divas by Design this week.


Chana said...

Great card, Mags!! It seems that designers are conquering the male card! This is a wonderful design very elegant and classy! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp-N-Doodle

Julia said...

Lovely creation!
Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

what a great male card i love it thanks for joining us at LEJ designs and good luck emma xx

Shirin Lim said...

What an elegant gentleman card. Love the colours & design! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge! DT-Shirin Lim

Christine said...

Very stylish! Like it! Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs Challenge this week! Good luck xx

cardmaking bird said...

Fabulous card, Mags! The perfect papers and image for a man and you've done a great job with our sketch! I'm sure your sister will love it! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp - hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Marie x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Fabulous card!! Love that great image and all the fun papers you used!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


JustYolie said...

Well done!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

DT Yolie

Anonymous said...

I love this & actually would say that it is a "handsome" card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT