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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Eighty-fifth Birthday Card for Someone Special

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you are having a good week. Today is the start of my husband's Easter holiday. So craft and blogging time is going to be cut short for the next few days. Though I do have a rush wedding card to make for our daughter and son-in-law they need it by the weekend.

Recently we had a few days away in Suffolk so we could attend my lovely uncle's 85th Birthday celebrations. We had such a nice time and the weather was good too.


I wasn't sure quite where to go with this card, The image I chose to use dictated the colours that I decided to use. 


This is a Thelwell painting it was used on the advertising literature from the National Trust Thelwell exhibition at Mottisfont. This landscape is local to Mottisfont as Thelwell lived in a village near by. I cut the image and its mats with the Double Pierced circle dies from Creative Expressions. The image was sprayed with Spray and Sparkle from Crafter's Companion. 


The sentiment was cut with Happy Birthday Circle die set from Creative Expressions. The numbers were cut with Crafter's Companion dies. 


My uncle liked this card though he did moan about it being large. It was a special birthday so it had to be a large card. 

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Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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28 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! What an awesome birthday card for your Uncle! It is a perfect combination of paper and dies for a masculine card! I love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Jackie
Gr Karin

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous male card, love the design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

karenlotty said...

It’s a perfect card for your uncle I love the layout

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is lovely bet he loved it

Stamping Bubbles said...

A beautiful card Jackie, I love the colours you have used.
If you can't have a big card on your 85th birthday when can you? Glad you uncle liked his card.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

pam said...

Fabulous male card Jackie.
Hugs Pam x

Littlelamb said...

A lovely birthday card for your Uncle Jackie. Thank you for sharing it with us. Brilliant male card. Have a good weekend. Weather looks good for our part of the country.

Diane said...

Fabulous masculine card that I bet was greatly treasured!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Pat K said...

Wonderful masculine card Jackie. I'm sure your Uncle loved it. hugs, Pat K xx

Caroline said...

This is lovely ❤️

Herbaholic said...

It's a fabulous card Jackie, the way you let the image dictate the colours used is inspired and the elements you've chosen just match so well. I need to get hold of some of the number dies and I do like that birthday sentiment circle. Belated happy birthday to your Uncle also and have a lovely Easter :) Love & Hugs - Debs xxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's gorgeous, Jackie! xoxo

ALI said...

Fabulous card, he will love it x

Mrs A. said...

Well at that age he has to mosn about something. It is a lovely card. I am not familiar with the painter of the image. You have matched the colour combinations perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy Welham said...

Wonderful card Jackie, beautiful scene.

You came to my little part of the world. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Darlene said...

WOW! This is just awesome Jackie! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘April Showers (water related)’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Kathy Krug said...

Such a special card and beautiful scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
Kathy
DRU DT

Dawn said...

Your card is stunning as always Jackie! Just perfect for the occasion!
Thanks for leaving some love on my blog! It’s hard to find time to get back to it but hopefully I’ll be a bit more regular!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Fabulous card Jackie, the colour combo is super

June x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

what a delightful card today Jackie. I love the brown with the green and such lovely die cuts too

https://michellescraftzone.blogspot.com/ said...

Fab male Birthday card and lovely serene topper. Michelle x

Janice said...

Fabulous masculine card Jackie, I’m sure your Uncle was thrilled to receive it.
Janice x

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, your uncle will love it.

Sylv xx

Mary M said...

Great masculine card! Thanks for joining us on the Scrapy Land card challenge.

Arlene said...

What a lovely scene. WOW, 85 years. Fantastic card for the gentleman. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

tiffany said...

what a beautiful card and such a special birthday! Love that double pierced circle die, thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge Blog! =) Tiffany

flossbite said...

Beautiful card, really lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Good luck!