Monday, 12 October 2015

Birthday Card for a Birthday Surprise

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope that you had a fantastic weekend and got all the things done that you wanted to do. As I said on Saturday we spent the day on the Isle of Wight where we attended the surprise birthday party of an old friend. We had a lovely time and it was good to catch up. Our friend was so pleased to see so many old faces.

I wanted to share with you the card that I made for him. He is really into motorbikes but unfortunately I didn't have an image of one to use and I wanted a vintage feel to the card.

This was a rather quick card to make. I cut all the mats and layers. The top layer was stamping card. I stamped this with the Happy Birthday set of stamps from Visible Image with Perfect Medium and I heat embossed them with a clear glittery embossing powder. Then I inked over the page with three shades of Distress Ink. I was wondering if all the colours work together all the combinations I have used seem to work. 

The 60 was cut with some X-cut dies. The vintage postcards I had in my stash and I mounted them to match the layering of the main card. I added to ribbons (also from my stash) around the middle one on top of the other. 

We had a great day on the Isle of Wight with our friends. We visited Haven Street steam railway we couldn't go on the trains, because of a private charter, but we had had a good look round this is where I took the photos. After this we headed to Shanklin and had a lovely meal in a pub over looking  the sea. It was then off to Godshill to buy cider and have a coffee. Finally we headed to Arreton, where the party was going to be, we had a drink in a very comfortable pub before we headed to the party. Our friend was so surprised to see us all there was food, dancing and lots of cake. We got the ferry back at 11:55pm. It was a long day but a very good day. We really don't go to the island enough considering how close we live to it and it is lovely. 

There you have my vintage themed birthday card. I do hope he likes the card his birthday isn't until Thursday and he was saving all his cards and presents until then  

Have a great week.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie


  1. Fabulous vintage card Jackie, you are so lucky to live so near to the Isle of White. So glad you had a good time. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Fabulous card Jackie. I love the background you have made and the images are great for tricky make cards.
    Cathy x

  3. Super card and lovely photos :-)

  4. A great man's card and what a lovely memory. Hugs Helen xx

  5. Now that IS a fabulous male card Jackie. I love it! X

  6. Fabulous male card and loving the design.
    Linda xxx

  7. Great card Jackie and seems like a fabulous day out!

  8. Fabulous birthday card Jackie, great design.
    Glad you enjoyed your weekend on the Island.
    Hug Pam x

  9. A super card Jackie and fabulous colours in the background. Lovely photos too, glad you had a good weekend xx

  10. Sounds Loire a great weekend and this card is. Very special a gorgeous design love and hugs Carole x

  11. So glad you had a lovely time at the weekend, Jackie. What a stunning card, so well thought out and put together, hugs xxx

  12. Wonderful nostalgic card and lovely photographs Jackie :o)
    Jackie xx

  13. This is gorgeous,love the fab images and great

  14. A fantastic Male card Jackie, I do like the vintage images.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  15. Fabulous card, love the background. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  16. Gorgeous card Jackie. I love it!
    Em x

  17. Fabulous card, love the background and lovely vintage postcards.
    Sylv xx

  18. Hello Jackie, A fabulous card, love the vintage look and lovely background.

    Jade xx

  19. Hi Jackie...Brilliant card for your friend.....great images...Looks like you all had a lovely time....Joolsx

  20. Hi Jackie...Brilliant card for your friend.....great images...Looks like you all had a lovely time....Joolsx

  21. Wow Jaclie sweetie what an absolutely lovely card, I love it so much...

    Hugs Rhonda xxx

  22. Great manly card. I love the pinch of color in the background

  23. Great card Jackie perfect for a gent. Love the photos, sounds like you had a fantastic day out - haven't been to the island for years, we really must go again.
    Love Diane xxxx


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