Wednesday 4 October 2017

Sixtieth Birthday card for my cricket mad Brother-in-law

Good Morning

How is your week going? I am keeping busy. One positive thing is that I don't seem to be having as many headaches. They have been the bane of my life for a long time.

Very soon my brother-in-law will be Sixty. He has invited us to the  party he is having to celebrate, which should be fun. I decided it would be rather nice to make him a card. He loves cricket and supporting Aldershot Town Football club.

The image came from an old card it is a rather large image. The colours are Aldershot Town Football club colours. I used the Twinkle, Twinkle embossing folder from Creative Expressions to emboss some white card that I then inked with Distress ink. I also used that very useful ribbon was from my stash. 

I trimmed the image as much as I could. The original had rounded corners so I decided to carry this on. When you use old cards they often have sentiments so you don't have to try and fit one on. 

I love using Alphabet dies it is so easy to personalise things. Bob was cut with a die set that I bought from Crafter's Companion. 

The bunting was cut with a Tattered Lace die. 

This is an X-cut die set. 

This is a large card nearly A4 in size but it is a special birthday. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Take care. 

Hugs Jackie

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Shabneez said...

Brilliant card Jackie - perfect for Bob and I bet he'll love it! So pleased to hear your headaches are lessening - must be such a relief. Shabneez x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Awe, that's so sweet, hope your cricket loving Brother will enjoy it

Sollan said...

Such a Lovely card! I love the colours. Thank you for participating at Creative Moments Challenges.
Sollan member of the DT

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's so beautiful and cute Jackie
Gr Karin

Alison59 said...

Fabulous card Jackie :-)

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Jackie!
Linda xxx

Laine said...

Such a great male themed card Jackie.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, love the bunting!

Nicola ♥

Emma Goddard said...

Fantastic card hun, brilliant, hugs xx

ALI said...

Perfect card, cute image.

Unknown said...

A fabulous birthday card, he will surly love it. Hugs Jennifer xx

pam said...

Brilliant male card Jackie.
Pam x

Lori Kobular said...

What a fun birthday card!!

Unknown said...

Great card, fab idea to recycle the image and it is such a great one too
Hugs Kaz xx

Andree said...

A brilliant card Jackie. Fabulous embossed background and super image xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Jackie....great male image ....Joolsx

Unknown said...

WHat a clever use of an old card! Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog for our bi-weekly anything goes challenge. I look forward to seeing you again.
Best of luck in the draw!
IDCB Owner

Jenny L said...

Hi Jackie,
what a very brilliant card and such a super design.
Love that image and all the elements that make up this wonderful card.
That sounds wonderful about the headaches, it must have been work stress related I'm sure.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great card, Jackie xoxo

Kathy said...

That image is so cute! Sure to please a cricket lover

Carole J said...

Such a cute card! I love that you recycled the image and made it personal. Your brother in law is sure to love it! x

Creaine said...

Very nice!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Unknown said...

Wow, I love this. Such stunning colours and a fun image. So pleased your headaches have improved- I suffer badly, in fact have one right now. I may try retiring if it helps. Cathy x

Billie A said...

This card is beautiful. I love the image and the colors. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
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