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Sunday 18 December 2011

Up, up and away....

Well another weekend has flown by.  It was hubby's birthday today.  Went out for an indian meal last night with some good friends of ours.  Hubby drank a little too much red wine so had a quiet day today to let him recover.
Here is the card I made for him.
My hubby loves anything to do with flying whether it be planes, hot air balloons or even spacecraft.  So when I spotted this Hero Arts stamp set it was ideal.  The images were stamped onto white card.  I distressed around the edges to soften, matted onto Coredinations cardstock and added some faux stitching in white.  I also added a little ribbon knot at the bottom of each image.
The backing papers used were all from Tim Holtz.  The brown paper image is from a fab Tim Holtz kraft resist paper pad and features a world map, although you can't see too much of it due to the images covering it.  As it was a card from me I wanted to add some flowers but nothing too fussy.  I made these out of coredinations cardstock and added some twirls out of cardstock too.  The ribbon is some seam binding that I coloured with distress ink.  A couple of sentiments and gems completed the card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Happy Birthday
Scrapbook Sisters - challenge 64  Two colours
Allsorts - 134   Blue and Brown
Crafty Pad - #152  Anything but Christmas
Corrosive Challenges - #139  Anything but Christmas
One Stitch At A Time - #93  Anything goes

May I take this opportunity to say thank you to my lovely followers.  Your comments and encouragement are appreciated.


MagsB said...

Mags, hun, this is superb! Love the flowers - not too pretty for a man's card, lol! I'm loving the vintage vibe!

I hope hubby is feeling a bit better now!!!

love Mags B x

Beate said...

Beautiful card. Love the rolled flowers.
Hugs and smiles

brenda said...

A little bit too much red wine now and then never hurts Mags, other than the thundering headache that is !

Your card is just lovely, a perfect colour combo for the theme and the added embellishments compliment it so well.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and have a lovely Christmas.

B x

brenda said...

I forgot to thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts as well Mags.

B x

Jayne said...

Hi Mags. What a fabulous card, love it! Its my hubbys birthday on christmas day, have yet to make his cards but this has certainly inspired me! Love Jayne. x x

Shirley said...

Absolutely stunning card Mags. I love the layout and the colour combination. I am sure your husband appreciated all the hard work you put in to make it special for him.
Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


Regan said...

Wow, Mags, this is one fantastic card! I'm sure you DH loved it! Those rolled flowers are awesome - just right for a masculine card! Gorgeous images too! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge, and good luck with the design team call! :)

Diane said...

WOW Mags, love what you have done with the new Hero Arts stamps !! Really fab colours !! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Dawn said...

Great card Mags! Love the vintage feel!
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad in our Anything but Christmas Challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Josephine said...

Oh, that's fabulous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

Debbie said...

Brilliant card - love it and all the detail and techniques you have used. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)

Merry Christmas xx

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Beautiful card. I love everything about it. One of the best masculine cards I've seen in a while. TFS.

Tracy said...

Really Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x