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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

70th Birthday and some exciting news

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  The weather has turned a bit colder and wetter here today.  Still, it did make for a better night's sleep for me last night.  I sometimes think I have a little cooker inside me as I rarely feel cold.  

Now before I tell you about my card for today I have a bit of exciting news to share with you all.  A few weeks ago Mike and Ian from Kraftyhands put out a design team call.  I tentatively applied and sent some photos of my creations not really expecting to hear anything.  Well on Friday I got an email from them inviting me to join the team.  You can imagine it took me all of a few seconds to reply back to them with my acceptance.  I am so delighted to have been asked and I look forward to sharing their fab products with you all.  Here is a link to their website and also to their blog.

Now for todays card which is a 70th birthday card that I was asked to make.  

I wanted something quite clean and uncluttered as it is for a male.  I started by cutting two central squares using a Martha Stewart Punch around the page punch that I have.  Onto this I mounted the number 70 which I glittered for some sparkle.  The sentiment is from a stamp set that I have had for ages.  Now I can't tell you where I got the blue background paper from as it has been in my stash for months.  This was simply matted onto black and a khaki coloured coredinations card.  The corner cutouts that were left from punching the central squares made nice corner embellishments.

Thanks for popping by and for all the lovely comments you leave me.  I do read every one and it is much appreciated.  Off to my monthly card workshop tonight so apologies if I don't get round to visit many of you.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Birthday/Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Male creations
Craft Your Passion - Glitter and/or gloss
Bunny Zoes - Something blue
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes


sue w. said...

Hi Mags, super card, love the colours and the corners are super.
Congratulations on you new DT post, so pleased for you, can't wait to see your makes.
Hugs Sue W.

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations Mags on your new design team post.

Your card is gorgeous as always.

Linda xxx

Chris said...

Congratulations on your DT success!
You will be a great asset to their team!
Great masculine birthday card - bold and uncluttered!

Daniele said...

yayyyyhhhh, glad you're on the team, lots of fabbie cds to play with, congratulations Mags

Sue said...

Big congrats on your new DT place Mags, it is so well deserved.
Your card is fabulous, I love the design and gorgeous colours
Sue xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow congratulations mags.. Look forward to seeing your creations
This card is great too
Hugs Kelly x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Mags, congratulations, how exciting, lots of new products to play with. Great card for a male.

Hugs xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Mags! Big congratulations on your new DT post, can't wait to see what you make! Susan x

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your DT position Mags. Very well deserved your cards are always gorgeous.
I love this card and I have no doubt the recipient will love it.
Hugs Sharon. x

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Mags, love the design. Congrats on the DT hun.

Donna x

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Mags - wonderful and bold - and congrats on the design team - thats great news xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fabulous male card, I love all the different patterns
Lindsay xx

Sharon said...

I loved your comment Mags. He definitely got the message between us.
Hugs Sharon x

Donna said...

Congrats on your DT post....what a fab card...thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Moments
Hugs Donna DT xx

Chana said...

Hi, Mags! Congratulations on your new DT spot. They definitely picked "the best!" Your CAS card is wonderful! It has the impact that CAS design should. I love the colors and the bold focal group! Thanks so much for slipping this into our letterbox at 613 Avenue Create! Have fun on your new crafting adventure!
Chana, Owner

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Mag!!!

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~ginny said...

The glittery 70 stands out beautifully! Thank you for sharing your project in the “Glitter and Gloss” Challenge at Craft Your Passion!
Design Team - Craft Your Passion
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Sylvia said...

A great card Mags.I always think the cards we are asked to make are harder to do than the freestyle ones.
Sylvia x

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Great masculine creation .Welcome to the Kraftyhands DT
hugs Shirley-Anne

Roxann said...

Fabulous CAS birthday card! So glad you shared it at TTCRD. I had to chuckle when you said your rarely feel cold. I am the same way!

Avril Ann said...

Many Many congratulations Mags, enjoy every minute hun, and a wonderful card to boot, xxxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Mags, well done on making the Krafty Hands Team! Delighted for you!
I love your card too! The design is just perfect for a man!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and design and love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight. Abbie xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Congrats on your new DT position!!! I really love your card. That's one great punch you have used.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Céline said...

fab design
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Kat W said...

Congrats on your DT spot and great male card design :-)
Thanks for joining in at Totally Gorjuss and good luck!
Hugs, Kat x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Congrats on your new DT Mags, that's awesome and well deserved!! Wonderful creation here as well. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)