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Monday 4 November 2013

Who's the Plumber?

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  I am getting quite excited now as only three more days at work for me this week.  On Friday I am heading to the NEC with my Mum.  We are spending Friday and Saturday at the NEC and on Saturday evening we are going to my Sister's for the night as she only lives about an hour from Birmingham.  I will then be heading home on Sunday.  
My apologies if I don't get round to do a lot of commenting this week.  At the moment I am trying to get ahead of myself before the weekend.  

Anyway, a quick birthday card to share with you tonight that I was asked to make.  I was told that the recipient of the card was a Man Utd fan and a plumber.  I wasn't really sure how I was going to combine the two so in the end I decided to concentrate on the plumbing but include the colour red to represent Man Utd. 
Here is what I came up with.

I trawled the internet and downloaded this image of a plumber to make the topper.  The backing paper is from Papermania.  I used one of my stencils to emboss some silver mirror card to go across the centre of the card.  I added some red ribbon and some card candi that I shaped to look like screws.  While going through my stash I also found a little spanner (well, I think it is a spanner) which finished the card nicely.  

Thankfully, the person who requested it was delighted with it.  Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bunny Zoes - Ribbon
Natalie and Amy - For the boys
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
CRAFT - For the boys
Creative Corner - Can't touch this (texture)
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes


rachel said...

super card Mags - sounds like you've got a fun weekend planned - enjoy it!!!

designermc said...

Very cute image and I love the colors. Great card and details. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Mags, a really great card for a male. The recipient of this card will no doubt love it. You have put a lot of thought into making it. Love the colours and the embellishments. Hope you and your Mum have a fab time at the NEC. If you see Sue, Harvey and Linda, say hello for me. Hugs Jennifer xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card mags. Have a fantastic weekend
Hugs Kelly

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Mags! What a fabulous man card! Great choice of papers and a wonderful image. We all recognize that face..it is just how our husbands look before we convince them that we really should just call the plumber! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!

Chana, Owner

Jules said...

Hi Mags

A great card!

Love all the finishing touches and that checker-plate background.

The backing paper made me smile too.

Have fun at the NEC. Two days there sounds like serious GBH to the crafty purse!!

Love Jules xx

Unknown said...

Have fun Mags, I am heading down on Thursday, this cold, permitting, love your card hun, and could you send that there plumber to me, I have a few leaks that could be seeing too, LOL xxx

Carol Willis said...

Fantastic card Mags. Love it. Hope you enjoy the NEC.
Caz x

nwilliams6 said...

Reminds me of the Dude Time images which I miss! Love your card - so fun! Great image and design. Hugz!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Awesome, love the fun image and brilliant layout
Lindsay xx

Sandra H said...

Brilliant male card Mags they are not the easiest to make x

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Mags, I love the background and the design. The image is brilliant. Looking forward to meeting you on Friday.

Linda xxx

Linda Palmer said...

How cute and fun. I love this image and your beautiful coloring. Great papers Mags! Your card is great.

designermc said...

Great card and I love the image. Great papers and layout. Thanks for sharing this week at Creative Corner.

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely loving this masculine creation. Perfect for any guy who is a handy man.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous masculine and love the image and those papers
Hugs Kate xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, I love the colours too, huggles Pops x x x

cebelica said...

Awesome card for a guy. I think you chose the perfect image! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Min said...

What a Fabulous creation!
Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins tomorrow! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Merry said...

Such a wonderful card....very clever turning that card candy into screws.