Monday, 15 August 2016

Masculine Birthday Card

Hi My Blog Friends

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had an amazing time. The Retro Festival was fantastic. I kept seeing things that I remembered from my childhood. There was clothes, cars, music and food. We did steer clear of the carousel being like the one my husband fell off and broke his wrist last November. That seems so long ago now and he has made such a fantastic recovery.

After the festival went back to our daughter's fiance's parent's house for a BBQ to celebrate the dad's birthday. So I needed a masculine birthday card and I knew he was very interested in cars. In fact he had one on show at the Retro Festival.

I decided to make a clean and simple card. The embossed background I found in my bag of bits. 

I used my favourite Sue Wilson sentiment die. I think this one is so good for masculine cards.

I used the classic car stamp from Visible Image. I coloured it with my Promarkers. 

Here are our daughter's fiance's parents by their car in the show. It is a replica Cobra and he restored it himself. Doesn't it look like the car in the stamp?

This was one of the stalls at the Retro Festival it was just full of things my husband and I remembered from our youth. There was even a telephone table like one we replaced in our second house.  

He seemed pleased with card. We even had some time to talk about the wedding which was nice. It is so good that we are all talking and planning together. 

Enjoy your week.

Take care. 

Hugs Jackie

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  1. Lovely CAS card and so effective. Hugs xx

  2. Fab masculine CAS card Jackie - love the added interest from the embossed background. x

  3. Fab masculine CAS card Jackie - love the added interest from the embossed background. x

  4. Glad you had such a great weekend, the weather must have helped. I love the CAS look of this card and the car image is fabulous. Cathy x

  5. Glad you enjoyed your "blast from the past".
    Love the CAS card :-)

  6. Brilliant card Jackie. The stamp is a virtual match to the in-laws car (and a beauty it is too), I'm sure your daughter's future FIL loved it.
    Crafty hugs

  7. Lovely card, very close match.

  8. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend Jackie, nothing like a bit of nostalgia. Your card is wonderful and yes it is a perfect match to the real thing, bet he was overjoyed with it. Hugs Jennifer xx

  9. Loving the old cars, my Dad is a car fanatic. Sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend. Love this card too, the car is fabulous.
    Linda xxx

  10. Fabulous card for a male birthday Jackie, glad you had a fabulous weekend.
    Pam x

  11. Such a great male themed card Jackie and looks like a fun day out.

  12. Brilliant card and your day sounded like great fun When I visited the Rolling Stones exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery recently it evoked similar feelings of my childhood My mum had a kitchen dresser/unit - one with a drop down flap and I'm sure the carpet was the same as the one we had had in the flat they re-created!

  13. Great birthday card and fun yard room!

  14. Great masculine card! I love that classic car stamp and all that lovely blue!

  15. Brilliant cas card Jackie....We had the kitchen unit in orange...the one were you pull out the flap to cut the bread on...Joolsx

  16. I thought I'd already left a message, but apparently not!!!

    I love this - I love the colours and the stylish, crisp design - everything is just perfect.

  17. Another great card! I love CAS, and white space!

  18. An absolutely perfect CAS card xx

  19. Great manly card and the embossing is the perfect touch


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