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Tuesday 20 August 2013

Seeing Double

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  We have seen lots of sun here the last couple of days.  Let's hope it lasts for the Bank Holiday weekend we have coming up.  Would be nice to be able to be outside for a while and maybe enjoy a beer in a local beer garden.

Just popping by to share with you a birthday card that I made at the weekend.  It was a friend's birthday and he is not into fussy and fancy so this is what I came up with.

I found some embossed card in my stash that I have had a couple of years.  It has a nice pearlescent sheen to it so this formed the base of my card.  I added a strip of cream card across the centre and masked the join with some ribbon.  The letters were also in my stash - again a couple of years old.  For embellishments I added some metal corners, cogs and some card candi.

This was so quick and easy to do that I decided to do another one in a different colour.

Here they are both together.

Thanks for popping by.  Just want to say welcome to my new followers.  Glad to have you on board and hope you like what you see.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Make two
Crafty Ribbons - Use 3 of something (card candi)
Allsorts - Use your new stash (corners and cogs)
Pile It On - No designer paper
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Creative Corner - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes


rachel said...

great cards Mags - love both colours - those gears are wonderful! Looking forward to the Bank holiday weekend too - we'll be in Cornwall! Hugs xx

Sharon said...

Fabulous cards Mags. Th embossed card is so striking and love the cogs and metal corners.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue said...

These are fabulous Mags, I love the designs and wonderful colours.
Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Morror images!!..... they are both gorgeous Mags xx

Dawn said...

Fantastic in both colours Mags!
Great work!
Dawn xx

Chana Malkah said...

Great color choices for both cards! Isn't it wonderful when you hit on an idea that is both beautiful and quick? I love simple sophistication of your design! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

brenda said...

Two very elegant cards Mags, for me the orange and black one particularly appeals.

Thanks so much for sharing your new crafty stash with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous and love the details
Hugs Kate xx

Unknown said...

Fabulous cards Mags, they are perfect for men, and I am sure your friend will love his xxx

MagsB said...

What a fab design! Both cards look so elegant, and the metal gears are lovely! Isn't it satisfying to use up old stash? Then there's more room for new stash lol!!!

love Mags B x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Beautiful birthday cards. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at TTCRD. We look forward to seeing you again.

Mayras Designs said...

I have to say these are one of my favorite cards ! Love the clean look of them and I think they turned out beautiful ! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

Mayra DTM

K Clark said...

love the gears!! thanks for joining us at Pile it on for the no designer paper challenge - hope to see you back again this week!! Kimberly DT