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Sunday, 8 March 2015

A Boat for a Birthday.

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you have had a good weekend and everything you wanted to do has gone to plan. I got my crating done and our friends came to stay for the night on their way back from a conference. We shared a nice lunch together and they headed home a few hours ago.

Do you remember me saying that my mother-in-law wanted me to make two birthday cards for her? She wants to give them  to a couple who help them out a lot and have birthdays very close together. Today I am sharing the card I made for the chap.


This is a very simple card but then I don't think a lot of men like fuss, there are always exceptions though. The image came from a birthday card that my father-in-law received for his 90th birthday in fact he had seven of them all the same. I choose the card stock for the matting and layering to match the colours in the image. I found lots of bits I could use in my snippets box including the backing paper with the boats on it. 


I recently treated myself to a second set of matting basics dies by Spellbinders to compliment a set I already had. This makes it easier for me to cut smaller mats from the main mat of the same colour. This is how I made all the mats for the image.


I found snippets in my box of bits to make the mats for the sentiment. This was stamped and heat embossed.


I  cut the anchor and the ship's wheel with dies that I had bought for the wedding invitations I am making. 


There you have it. I think my mother-in-law will like this card it is an A5 card the size she wanted or in her words "nothing too big."  As I have used so many snippets in one way or the other I would like to join in with Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 167.

I hope you have a good week. I will be back to share the card I made for the the lady later this week.

Happy crafting.

Hugs Jackie

36 comments:

  1. Fabulous Jackie, love the design and embellishments.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. This is a superb 'no fuss' birthday card for a male Jackie, you have added just the right amount of embellishments. Love it. Lainie xx

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  3. Fabulous male themed card Jackie. Its so pleasing to the eye.
    Laine.

    xx

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  4. What a fantastic card, I love the embellishments and the colours you have used.

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  5. A brilliant male card Jackie. The layers and image are wonderful x

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  6. Another great card Jackie! I do love those dies!
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  7. Brilliant male themed card Jackie, love the image, I love my matting basic sets, always using them.
    Hugs Pam x

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  8. She'll just love it its a great man card gorgeous design Love and hugs Carole x

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  9. Fabulous recycling of the original image. Looks absolutely perfect here with all the matting and layering. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Great design for a man's card! Love the nautical theme and that backing paper works a treat with your image.
    xx

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  11. Superb man card Jackie :o)
    Jackie xx

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  12. Love this card Jackie - and if you're really quick you might just be in time to join in with this week's Cardz 4 Guys challenge, the theme is Sailing and it closes at 5pm (UK time) today! http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/sailing.html
    Jane

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    1. So glad you saw my comment in time, this is perfect for our current challenge!
      Jane

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    2. Thank you for letting me know I was thrilled that I could enter. Hugs xxx

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  13. This is just gorgeous,fab image.xxx

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  14. Hi Jackie this is fabulous and just right for a man. Love the way you have recycled a shop bought card. Those dies must have paid for themselves by now! Have a good week. Love Diane xxx

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  15. A brilliant male card, great image and layers x

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  16. Wonderful card Jackie! I love how you upcycled the original card and gave it the special twists of layers plus the darling embellishments!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  17. gorgeous male card love the image & layering, & the die cuts are great :) xx

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  18. Men's cards are so difficult to make. You've made a splendid job of this :-)

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  19. Fabulous masculine card, love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  20. A lovely card, I am sure your MIL witll be very pleased, Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. We hope to see you again. Caz

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  21. A lovely card, I really like that you have recycled a card for the main image and the ships wheel and anchor embellishment are ideal, also that the backing paper is so appropriate

    Thank you for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week

    Joan

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  22. Wonderful card, love the design and colours. Chris xx

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  23. fab image and a beautiful card Jackie
    Gr Karin

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  24. Fabulous male card Jackie, great image and love the colour. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  25. Great card - love the embellishments you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

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  26. Me again!

    Could you drop me an e-mail please about being a GDT for us at Cardz 4 Guyz. My e-mail address is helenann_1971@yahoo.com

    Helen x

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  27. Great design .. I love the theme, Px

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  28. Fabulous masculine birthday card Jackie. Great image and the dies give it a lovely finished look. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz for Guyz this week. Pat K (GDT)

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  29. Gorgeous Jackie, really loving your nautical theme, super image, backing and detail, hugs xxx

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  30. Great manly card, love the image and the matching embellishments

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  31. Fab guy card Jackie, love the background you created, hugs Carole Z X

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