Sunday 16 December 2018

80th Birthday

Morning and I have a birthday card to show today I made this one for my hubby to give to his brother on his 80th birthday last month.I used a pic from when he worked on the Dock Head and printed it out three different sizes to see which one looked better and ended up using them all lol.The B.paper was from The Works/the frame from stash had absolutely yonks and no idea where it came from-but have a couple more too!!!/the metal cogs were embossed with Baked Earth EP(my first attempt using them)the sentiment was computer generated in Dafont and was copied from the back of photos which my FIL used to use for leaving messages to his sons.I can say hw was delighted with the card-thankfully.
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty sentiments-celebrate
crafty creations-ATG
the paper shelter-Birthdays/celebrations
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the male room-celebrate
aud sentiments-ATG
4crafty chicks-masculine greeting-----WINNER
sheepski designs-celebrations
scribbles designs-a year in review/make it masculine---TOP 3

Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


Lisa Lynn said...

That is a wonderful keepsake and a great masculine creation. I'm sure he appreciated the personalization.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant page Carol, love the cogs and all.x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifull Carol
Gr Karin

meg said...

Brilliant card Carol, love the cogs and frame, a great memento for him

CraftyNatalie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at the paper shelter for our 8th birthday this week.

Jules said...

Faboulas carol he will treasure this card.
Not been around much but hope to make up next year
Have a wonderful Christmas
Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog and FB
Jules xx

*Vicki* said...

What a stunning and creative card to make! This will certainly be a treasured memento! Love that wonderful woodgrain background which compliments the photos very nicely! HUGS

Unknown said...

Wonderful design Carol.

Hugs diane

pinky said...

Brilliant Carol. He is going to really treasure that!! So personalised.
Thanks for that link, it certainly is a lovely blog.

Leslie Miller said...

I can't imagine there not being a little choking up when this card was received. Lots of loving care went into it. Memory things like this really grab my heart. The cogs look great with the EP and the wood grain paper is perfect.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, I love the way you have used three versions of the same photo - a brilliant design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

creationsnz said...

Well done, Carol. I'm sure he would be delighted to get this. Such a lovely way to remember significant times in our lives. CarolG

Chrissy said...

Wonderful design Carol and great photo..FABulous card.


Donna Walls said...

Wonderful project and a very handsome officer! Thanks for joining the Crafty Creations Challenge - Donna, DT Member

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Fabulous memory for your hubby's brother! Wonderfully masculine! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a wonderful card, I bet it bought back many happy memories on such a very special occasion.

I have never thought to emboss cogs before, they look amazing. Sometimes I can be such an idiot! Haha.


MagsB said...

This is fabulous, Carol, what a great idea to use the photo! A special card for a very special birthday!

love Mags B x

Claudia Martins said...

Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at TTCRD this week for our challenge!! Good luck.
Claudia Martins - DT
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A thoughtful and wonderfully personal card, of course he was pleased with it. It was especially for him.

craftytrog said...

A fabulous, personalised card Carol! xx

Debs said...

Wonderful personal touch Carol, great idea to use all the photos I’m sure he was over the moon xxx

rachel said...

A great card Carol - fabulous design! Hugs rachel x

Katie said...

Lovely card

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A fab masculine card they are so difficult to do but you have done a wonderful job!
Thanks for joining in the fun at The Paper Shelter Challenge Birthday Hop - good luck! Hugs Susan x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

It's me again and I am so happy to repeat that this card is a wonderful personal tribute to your BiL. Thank you so much for joining us in our Celebrate challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

The Male Room

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice job as always!!!

Wei said...

Amazing creation and layout for the Birthday card! Thanks for joining in the Celebrate challenge at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Janice said...

Fabulous card, such a clever idea to use the photo three times.
Janice x

Billie A said...

Wonderful card and great memories. Perfect card and sure he was touched by your awesome honor of him on his special day. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
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Carol L said...

What a very special card to mark a very special birthday! This will be a keepsake to treasure through the years! said...

Such a cool card Carol, love the backing papers - I love the works for them. The added cogs and mini frame works so well. This one should definitely be framed. Michelle x

Monika Skinner said...

Great masculine card, love how you used the photo. his is such a cute kitty! It is always good to celebrate each day. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!

Lori said...

Oh, wow! This card is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining our Year in Review challenge at Scribbles Designs! -Lori DT

Sari / Granne said...

Great idea to use same picture in different sizes, looks awesome and very masculine and handsome. Thank you so much for joining SheepSki Designs blog -challenge.