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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sixtieth Birthday Boats

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How has your weekend been so far? I spent most of yesterday working on the Wedding Invites. I have made some progress but we hit another barrier meaning that we need to talk to one of the happy couples again. I am saying we as my husband is helping me with the printing. We did manage to get out for a coffee though as we often do at the weekend.

This is the card I have been struggling with. It is a commission for a 60th birthday card for a chap from his mum but it was  his sister who  ordered it. I was given the brief of the size which is A4, the colour blue and boats and planes.


The first thing you will notice there are no planes I just couldn't get them to work with the design. I did check that this would be alright. Filling an A4 card is quite a task. I made the background by stamping some nautical stamps with CS Perfect Medium and then heat embossing them with a silver powder. This was then inked over with a couple of shades of Distress ink. 


I made the sentiment  with Spellbinder dies for the shape and Brittania and Tonic dies for the words and numbers. 



These two images came from greetings cards. I used my matting basics dies to cut the images and the mats.


I made this with my Sailing Ship die I used a real map to make the background.


I used these die cuts  to balance the design. You can just about the silver anchor in the background.


I hope the lady likes it I will be giving it to her tomorrow. Today I will be doing more work on the invites.  Have you got any plans for today?

I would like to enter the May challenge at The Crafting Cafe the theme is Around the World. Boats help you get around the world.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

36 comments:

  1. lovely card, do like how you have done all the boats

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  2. Love this card very much Jackie, love the die cuts too. Good luck with the invites hun.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Love the gorgeous images,beautiful.xxx

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  4. Wow, that's some size card to fill! Great images & love your die cuts
    hugs Jo x

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  5. Fantastic card especially as A4 is a large space to fill! You have done a magnificent job and I am sure he will love it. Lou x

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  6. This is stunning Jackie. Wonderful layers of detail and design.
    Laine
    xx

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  7. Fab male card...he's going to love it!
    Krafty Hugs Donna x

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  8. Hi Jackie, fab card, I agree with you that boats and planes don't really work together, the naughtical theme is perfect and very well balanced considering its A4 well done that is quite a task as you so rightly said lol I'm sure he will be thrilled to bits with it xx Zoe xx

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  9. Hi Jackie, I don't think you have anything to worry about with this card, its fabulous. All the nautical details are great. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  10. fabulous work :))) I love sea theme, those scraps are wonderful :)

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  11. A fabulous nautical card Jackie - love it! We've had a good weekend, most of it making the most of the fine weather and fitting a new feeder for the hens (no they weren't excited either!) Bro-in-law here this afternoon as parents have left for a spell in Italy :)hugs Carole Z X

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  12. Great job Jackie, you certainly rose to the challenge. Lainie xx

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  13. Gorgeous card, well laid out,

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  14. You've done it! It fills the brief and it's beautiful Doesn't need the planes
    Still enjoying our weekend away I'd certainly recommend this place to anyone Will def be leaving a comment on Trip Advisor and say more on my blog next week

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  15. Brilliant card Jackie, I'm sure it will be loved by all!
    It would fit the Around The World challenge at The Crafting Cafe perfectly this month if you'd care to join us!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  16. Looks fantastic, really well thought out especially for a big card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  17. A4!!!! That must be epically challenging! I must admit I thought you'd made a type at first! lol This is a beautiful card the he's sure to love. xx

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  18. Stunning card, love all the detail, just hopping by.

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  19. Brilliant card Jackie, what a task!!!.. trying to fill an A4 card, rather you than me..
    He`ll love this card.
    Hugs Pam x

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  20. Fantastic to see that you made it over!
    Good Luck in The Crafting Cafe Challenge!
    HUgs
    Dawn xx

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  21. Brilliant card Jackie...the topper and dies go so well together,,,,Joolsx

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  22. Superb nautical card :o)
    Jackie xx

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  23. A fabulous card, love the theme, great colours.

    Hugs Anna xx

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  24. Great card, love the images and design. Chris xx

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  25. What a fabulous card, everything works so well together x

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  26. It's a great card, men's cards are always tricky & this fits the bill in every way , well done. Janna crafting cafe DT

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  27. They will love it its fab the images are perfect Love and hugs Carole x

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  28. What a beautiful card! Such detailed work :)

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  29. A super male card Jackie and a great layout. A4 is so difficult, so well done xx

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  30. lovely work, I hope the recipient loves it, as well as your clients.

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  31. Brilliant card Jackie, fabulous design and details. I am sure they will love it. x

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  32. Hi Jackie
    Great card, I hope she liked it ( and the son did too!). The background is lovely. Love Diane xxx

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