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Sunday 22 September 2013

70th Birthday

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and having a good weekend.  Looks like we might be in for a good day here, the sun is shining already.  Might even get something done in the garden, unless I get a better offer lol.

Today's card is one I was asked to make for a gentleman who was going to be 70.  Here is what I came up with.

The main image is a stencil that I purchased at Ally Pally earlier in the year.  I used my Imagination Crafts sparkle medium through it.  Now a little tip for you, I was going to use just silver sparkle medium but felt it was a bit too bright for this image so I just mixed a little bit of silver with some antique bronze.  Voila, just perfect.  The background paper is from Papermania (chronology collection).  I added some black ribbon down the side and for embellishments used a clock charm and some cogs.  The lettering and numbers are some die cuts that I have had for about two years but seemed to fit perfectly on this card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to hear what you think.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Unstampabelles - Scraps and/or old stash (all old stash)
Whimsy Stamps - Masculine
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Papertake - Make it sparkle
Crafty Creations - So charming
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Little Fairies - A numbered birthday
Totally Papercrafts - Happy Birthday
Pan Pastel - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Happy Birthday


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A fabulous card Mags, love your clock stencil and glitter! Susan x

Sue said...

This is wonderful Mags, I love the stencil and the sparkle looks fabulous.
Sue xx

rachel said...

what a cool card Mags - love that stencil - not seen that before xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

A great card Mags, I'm sure this gentleman will like this card, especially as it was made just for him. One thing is for sure - he won't receive another card the same as this one ! as so often happens, my Mum- in- law received four cards, all the same on her 90th. birthday! Hugs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Mags, I love the clocks and the charm.
Kevin xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Fanatstic card mags,
Hugs Kelly

Linda Simpson said...

Great male card Mags, loving the stencil and a great idea with the sparkle medium.

Linda xxxxx

Sharon said...

I love this Mags. The stencil is gorgeous and I love the embellies which are perfect for the cards theme. Love the tip to lessen the brightness of the powders.
Hugs Sharon. x

Alyx said...

Fab card Mags. Really classy and elegant but perfect for any man as well.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble & Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Daniele said...

what a wonderful card Mags, love the details that you have added

Dawn said...

Love this one Mags, just perfect for the occasion! Love the colours too! Very elegant! x

Andree said...

A brilliant monochrome card Mags, the sparkle is wonderful.
Thank you for joining in with the first challenge at Scribble and Scrap and good luck x

Merry said...

What a wonderful card. I like how you used a stencil for the main image. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles for our Scraps and Old Stash challenge.

alex said...

Such a fab design, love the silver and black, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

Alex (DT)

Unknown said...

Fabulous monochromatic creations Mags. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes with Ribbons challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, love the black and silver and the stencil is awesome
Lindsay xx

Lauren T said...

Great use of the template. I like the sparkle. Thanks for playing at Unstampabelles.

Susan Hogan said...

Mags, this is a great card - perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles for our current challenge.

sue w. said...

What a super card. Love the stencil, and the black and silver looks fab. Loving the charm too. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

Hazel said...

fabulous male card Mags - the gentleman will just love it.

Thank you for joining us over at Papertake Weekly - I wish you the very best of luck.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Hazel x

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Awesome masculine card! That charm is just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Creations Challenges.
Tracey F., DT Crafty Creations Challenges

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Mags! Thanks for another interesting and unique design. Well executed. You definitely have your own style and I a so happy you choose to share your talent with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

CathyC said...

Just stunning - great tip on using the stencil! thanks for joining in our Scraps & Stash challenge at UnstampaBelles.

Desire Fourie said...

A stunning card Mags and so perfect for a 70 year old. He will treasure it.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous card, love this style of image and those letters are perfect

Zippy said...

Fantastic card, love the image and the sparkle! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies xxx

Claire said...

wow what a fab card,love that stencilling. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

MagsB said...

What a fantastic design, I love the sparkly stencil! I bet the Grandad loves this!

love Mags B x

Crafting Vicky said...

Love the colors you have used and the use of the time for this card. Fabulous!!!

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

happyglitzygirl said...

The Perfect card for a guy, love how your elements fit together well, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

JanR said...

Great card! So classy. Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles.