Friday, 29 November 2013

A Birthday Card and some Happy News!!!

Hello everyone!!  A very warm welcome to my blog.
I have another card to share with you but first I'd like to anounce that I WON one of the fabulous prizes in the Pion Design giveaway!!!!!!!  Their latest paper collection is on it's way to me as I write this!!!  I am so excited and cannot wait to receive them and start creating!!  Thank you so much Pion Design!!  If you'd like to check out their blog you can find it HERE.
Now that the excitement has died down (well, mine anyway! hehe), here is my card.
My oldest son celebrated his Birthday last week and this is the card I made for him.
 The base is black cardstock and the papers are from Kaisercraft's Attitude and Base Coat Range.
The design is based on Astrid Mclean's Booklet Tag Card.   I love the style of this card (you've probably noticed I've used it quite often) especially for male cards.  Not sure exactly why but I guess it just suits my 'masculine' style a bit better.

 The stamps I've used are BoBunny's Stained Textures.  The cracked paint and the paint splatters were done with Walnut Stain Distress Ink through templates from ScrapBook n Craft. 
The chipboard clock and the Cog Border are also from Scrapbook n Craft.  The single cog pieces are from Imaginarium.  All of the chippies were coloured with Versa Magic 'Midnight Black', Versa Color  in 'Silver', 'Bronze' and 'Lapislazuli' and Kaisercraft 'Red Gum'.

 The front of the card was decorated with some plaster tape (which is available from any Hardware Store) some of the 'Base Coat' paper cut into strips to resemble wood planks (an idea I 'lifted' from Adriana Bolzon .. you can find her blog and her wonderful creations HERE) and a piece of brick wall, a printable clock, a corrugated tag, some chippies from Imaginarium and even a metal washer.  I also wrapped a piece of Crafter's Cord around it and added a couple of brads as well.

A close-up to show the colouring on the chippies.

Sorry guys, didn't realise this post would be so long but, there it is.  My oldest son's Birthday Card.  Happy to say it was very well received.  Hope you liked it too.

Thank you so much for visiting and a huge thank you to all you lovely people who leave me such warm and encouraging comments.  I really, really appreciate them very much.  
I'd also like to wish all my American visitors a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Please take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. sensational, loving the earthy colors and hues . perfection plus x

  2. I'm not surprised it was well received its so lovely in a masculine way of course. I especially love the texture and layers you have here.

  3. This is awesome Margaret, lovely work. And a big congratz on the Pion prize - fabulous stuff!

  4. Nice card as always and a well deserved competition win. Happy card making with your prize!

  5. great card, love how it opens up, fabulous idea :)

  6. Fabulous male card Margaret. o many amazing detail. I am sure your son will love it. Cheers Di xo

  7. Another complete stunner Margaret!!! You are so good at this type of card, - you have made it totally your own, but you are very kind to link back to me lol.
    Love all the masculine steampunkie embellishments you have used!

    Big congrats on your win too (I was lucky enough to be a winner last year and I can tell you their papers are stunning you are going to love them!!)

  8. Fabulous male card. So many amazing details and I just know your sone will love it. Cheers Di xo

  9. Gorgeous cards for a man and with such great details!!
    You are a lucky girl to receive the new Pion collection. Have fun!!

  10. HI.. Firstly well done on your win.. enjoy your goodies!! And this card is wonderful.. very blokey, great colors and love the cogs and clocks and texture from the tape.. and the inside is gorgeous too.. have a good weekend!

  11. Stunning card Margie :) This is beautiful and I am sure your son was delighted with it. I know my son loves to get my cards... I love that brickwork is it paper?
    Big congrats on the Pion win...

  12. Congratulations Marg on your win. Pion have beautiful papers. I'm loving this card you made for your son. The border Cog I will be looking out for now. The placement of the brick wall....AMAZING! Thanks for sharing. Karen.x


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