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Wednesday 18 November 2015

A Birthday Card for a Special Surprise

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How has your week been so far? We are now at the half way point so we are getting ever closer  to the weekend. I have lots to do before we get there but I feel like I am catching up on outstanding projects.

The girl who comes and gives me a Sport's Massage once in a while asked if I would make  a birthday card for her mum. She wants to take her mum on a cruise and this will be her special present. I think it is a lovely generous idea. They have both had a tough year and it will do them both good.


I was asked to give the card a nautical feel. I used all the blue shades of Centura Pearl card that I have to make the layers. I have just bought the Sue Wilson Double Pierced Noble Square and Retangle dies and I used them to cut some of the layers. There are now B sets to match these dies, they have gone on my wish list. 


I used some of the other dies from the Noble collection to create the frame. I heard Julia Watts say to do the embossing before the cutting and I did this and it worked a treat.  The ship was cut with a Signature die. 


Under the ship I put the message that had be requested. I used the bunting from the Flower Pot Shelf die again. 


I am a bit of a sucker for competitions on Facebook and I often enter. Well on Friday last week I was lucky and I won this set of dies on the Hochanda Facebook page. I think they are going to be very useful. 


I hope my massage lady likes this card. I hope that you enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

25 comments:

Alison59 said...

Wow what a stunning card. You're lady can't fail to love it. Hope you enjoyed your massage; and well done on your win too :-)

Laine said...

Such a great card Jackie. Fabulous desing for the cruise!
Laine
xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, I am sure the ladies mum with love it. Hugs Jennifer xx

Unknown said...

Love this Jackie so 3D its fab. Hugs Helen xx

Brawny x said...

Fab card Jackie. Great design x

Sylvia said...

wonderful card, super design.

Sylv xx

ALI said...

Great Card. Lucky you with the dies.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous, love the ship. Congratulations on your win too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Dawn said...

Brilliant card Jackie, I'm sure she'l love it! I love all that die cutting!
Love all your new dies too!
Congrats
Hugs
Dawn xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card....well done on your win....Joolsx

pam said...

Fabulous card Jackie, she`ll love this.
Congrats on your win too.
Hugs Pam x

Unknown said...

WOW, this is perfect, for a lucky lady going off on a cruise..love it Jackie, and congratulations on your win hun, enjoy, hugs xxx

Jackie said...

A wonderful card Jackie, and a lovely prize :o)
Jackie xx

ElizabethR said...

That's a great card and congratulations on your win, what a great prize xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Jackie, great job
Gr Karin

Barbara said...

Great card, Jackie.....and perfect for the occasion. Well done on your win, I'm sure those dies will come in very handy indeed xx

Cumbrianlass said...

A fabulous card Jackie, for a very lucky Mum.
Hugs Janet xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Jackie, A fabulous card and theme. Love the dies.

Jade xx

Carole Pollard said...

Just perfect its a lovely design the colours are gogeous and I love your new dies Just perfect Bet you friend loved giving her Mum this brilliant card love and hugs Carole x

Kathy said...

just love this gorgeous card! Nice one, Jackie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Such gorgeous diecuts you used to create this birthday card Jackie. I love the sail away sentiment on the banner at the bottom

Andree said...

A super card Jackie and just perfect to announce a cruise. Congratulations on winning all those dies, it's a brilliant prize. Enjoy your weekend xx

Alizabethy said...

what a great card - the border sets off the ship s treat! Congrats on your prize!!

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card xx Jan

mand said...

Love this - beautiful detailed work. Amanda x