Tuesday, 26 April 2016

A Card for a Very Special Birthday

Hello everyone and welcome!  I hope you are having a lovely day.
A very special welcome to all my followers, old and new.  Thank you all so much for joining me on my creative journey.  I really hope you will find a little inspiration here.

I'm back to share a very special masculine card with you.  This one was made for my oldest Grandson who turned 21 last weekend.  Have to say, it's a bit of a shock to the system knowing I have a 21 year old grandchild.  Where did all those years go??  I must have been having a lot of fun because they certainly flew past with the speed of light.  LOL!!

Not sure of the name for this style of card but it is my fave for special occassions.  The extra fold adds a bit of interest to the front and it also gives you extra space inside if you wish to add some appropriate quotes, etc.

Found some fabulous metal embellies in my stash  .. The word band is from Tim Holtz and the spark plug is Prima but I'm not sure who makes the clocks.

The papers are from Kaisercraft and the green cardstock was added to the front as  that is my grandies fave colour.  Popped some crackle paste and some script stamping on it to add some texture and interest. 

Lined the inside with more of the KC papers and added a little washi tape and some of those quotes I mentioned earlier.
Placing the quotes on the sides leaves plenty of space in the middle for a personal message.  The '21' are wooden numbers from my stash which have been painted with acrylic paint.

The quotes were found on the net ..

.. some good advice there me thinks.

.. and there you have it.  Another of my 'man' cards done and dusted.  This was the most important one this year though and I am happy to say it was well received.

Thank you so much for dropping by and do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care, stay safe and God Bless.

The best things in life are the people we love,
the places we've seen
and the memories we've made along the way.


  1. Hi Marg! I hope your week is off to a great start! I simply shake my head and cant see how we are at the last week in April.. It is just going so fast! I love your card, in fact it is more than a card but a wonderful keep sake for a milestone birthday for your grandson.. 21.. I remember vaguely being 21!! many moons ago! I love all the masculine embellies, love the spark plug.. what a beauty! love the screw tops, metal embellies too.. wow.. a really wonderful card I am sure will go into the special things from his birthday! I wish him all the best too.. anyway I hope you enjoy the rest of this week.. hold onto your hat because May is just around the corner!!!!

  2. Oh wauw your card/creation for your grandson is fantastic!! A lovely shape and you've added some wonderful masculine details. The spark plug, the screws, beltbuckle are lovely. Never seen anything like it. Your grandson will cherish this card! hugs, Marlies

  3. Hello Marge!
    I am in awe of your card! as it is soo awesomely perfect for a young man.
    All of those great ideas you've poured into it have me inspired! I have the
    hardest time with guy cards and have all but left off making them.
    The fold is interesting and I love your color choices and all the metal and textural
    additions! And the crackle for sure. The inside is full of wonderful wisdom too! Have a blessed week ahead. Karen O

  4. You truly are the Queen of masculine cards Marg! This is a corker. So many interesting elements and textures and I love the way you always decorate the inside as well. Love the Tim Holtz word, the spark plug and the buckle. A work of Art for a very special occasion. TFS

    I did not find an e-mail for you, so I just thought I'd contact you here~
    I feel so silly~ 2X's I tried to send a thank you reply for commenting @ my blog; and both times I referred to 'your' work; when it was not! Sheeesh:)
    I apologize Marge. I know what I'm doing wrong; and that is I'm looking @ Megs Garden posts and assuming it's always your creations! *sigh* Just wanted to clear that up and I hope I've learned my lesson :j Take care and have a great week! Karen O

  6. 21! Wow!!! I have a feeling time flies when you're having fun!!! Loooove this - the metal & especially the twine look great! And those sayings inside.... Really thoughtful --- I can imagine he loved this:) and see? I'm almost back off holidays!!!!

  7. Hi! Just found your blog and having fun poking around. Great card! I would give this to my hubby any day of the week. Congrats on being the matriarch of a family with grown grandkids--that's every parent's dream. Glad you were having fun on the ride! :)


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