Monday, 22 July 2013

A Milestone Birthday

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my blog especially to each of my followers.  
Thank you ladies, I really appreciate your support.
My brother celebrated his 70th Birthday this week.  Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, we were unable to join him (He lives in Victoria and we're in S.A.) but he's having a party later on and we will certainly be there for that.  Anyhow, I'd like to share with you the card I made for him.
It is another Tag card.  I found this design on Astrid Maclean's Blog (You can find her blog here) and I really love it.  Will definitely make more of these.
The base of this card is Kraft Cardstock.  I layered some brown cardstock on top of it and then used the same papers that I used for my contribution to the YSMY Challenge, that is to say, Kaisercraft's Sears & Son.  Really love these papers, they are perfect for male cards.   All the papers were distressed and then edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The border was punched with Martha Stewart's Optic Dot Border Punch.

 The bracket for the clock is from Scrapmatts but, unfortunately the clock which was attached to it was too small, so I cut it off to use another time and attached a free printable clock I found on a Blog called Dianaz Creations.  I wanted to give you the link but it must have been closed down because I cannot find it again.  The postcard is from my stash.
 The penny farthing bicycle is also from Scrapmatts and I coloured that with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 I used the Mini Windows Screen Template from TCW and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to add a little interest to the edge of the paper here.  The panel was cut from another sheet of the Sears & Son Collection.
 Stamped some bubbles (Kaisercraft) and a bit of script (Prima) with a Kaisercraft Stamp Pad in Brown.  The die cut is from the same paper collection.
 On this side I've used the same stamps and stamp pad and added two more die cuts from this collection.
Some more stamping and die cuts and I made a tag for the sentiment.  Printed the greeting on some paper from Simple Stories' Documented Collection and made it into a little banner.
I was really pleased with how this card turned out but you always wonder, don't you, if the recipient will like it too.   Well, I'm pleased to say he did.  I received an email which simply said  'Got your card. WOW.  Going straight to the pool room.'  For those of you who don't get it, this is a reference to the movie 'The Castle' where all the good stuff went straight to the pool room.
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope the weather where you are is better than here.  It is really cold and really, really wet here in Adelaide at the moment.  A good time to stay inside and in front of the fire.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. My first thought was WOW also...this is a magnificent masculine card, Marg! Love the colours and all the perfect masculine embellishments. Hope you enjoy the party to celebrate your brothers b'day :)

  2. Hi Marg, well he would be nuts to not like this.. I love it.. so rustic and so masculine.. it looks wonderful.. so much detail too.. and I remember that movie one of the best aussie movies ever!! and it is raining here at the moment, and there is a chill in the air too.. we have a fire in our lounge and it has been going non stop from about the end of may!! Take care!!

  3. This is a simply beautiful card and I would put it in the pool room too. I am so happy that he liked it. I know my brothers always appreciate the stuff I make for them... Love all the papers and chippies. Just lovely.

  4. Oh wow Margie, this one is a real stunner!! I adore all the detail you added like the stamping and stenciling, it just makes all the difference! Fantastic card and I am not surprised he liked it!! I have watched the Castle twice while visiting my son in Oz and I loved it, though I had forgotten all about the pool room :o)

    Hope your weather gets better soon, here it was 37 degrees today, just a little too hot for my liking...

  5. Wow, wow!! What an amazing masculine card!! Perfect for the pool room!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  6. wonderful male card Margie, well done.... great papers too :)

  7. What a lovely masculine card, Margie! You really have a great talent! :)

  8. Lovely card Marg, love all the detail.

  9. Simply beautiful Margaret certainly have the Wow factor!!!so glad he liked he card - just love all your cards...xoxo

  10. WOW!! Another card right up my alley. I really must get my papers out and start using them. Wonderful card. Karen.x


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