Thursday, 3 April 2014

Another card for a bloke!

Hello, my dearios! Firstly, welcome to my new followers! I hope very much that you enjoy this erratic, sometimes crazy blog! xx

We had good news this morning: my daughter had a 3-month check-up today and her cancer is still in full remission! She is so lively now, back to what she was like before the Hodgkins' Lymphoma struck. So we opened a bottle of wine this evening to celebrate, and I may possibly be a wee bit tiddly. Please excuse any misprints in my post!

On to the card! This was made for my hubby's BFF, who turned 60 at the weekend.


I went with a CAS look. The card base is Neenah Desert Storm Kraft card (my Christmas present to me was a subscription to Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kits and the card came with one of them.) I rounded the corners with the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, I do love that bit of kit!

The background striped paper is a snippet from the Nitwits Tour of London collection. I embossed a snippet of blue Core'dinations with the Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder and die-cut a circle. I added it with foam pads for dimension. The circle was too big, so I added another snippet with a smaller circle cut into it and glued it behind the cardstock.

The letters and numbers are from a Papermania sticker set that I've had in my stash for ages!

Because the top right corner looked so bare I added Prima flowers and a fabric-covered brad, both of which were floating around in my stash.

Even though the postage was unexpectedly horrendous (the brad made it a 'small package' rather than a 'large envelope') i am very pleased with this - and so, I'm glad to say, is the old boy who received it! I can call him 'old boy' as I'm a Spring Chicken who won't be 60 until July lolz!!!!!

I'm going to enter this at the Snippets Playground

Ok, enough waffling! I hope you're all having a good week and are looking forward to a GREAT weekend!

Thanks so much for looking!

love Mags B xxx

6 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Mags, that is the best news about your daughter and certainly a good reason to celebrate.
Your card is fabulous. I love the stylish design and gorgeous colours.
I hope you have a good weekend too.
hugs Sue xx

Di said...

Lovely card Mags - and so worth the extra postage. Great idea for sizing the circle.

And super news about your daughter too :)

Hugs

Di xx

Joey said...

FAB FAB FAB Mags this is such a great design. Joey x

scrappymo! said...

Looks great. Perfect for a fellow!

mags said...

A super 60th birthday card Mags. Loving the CAS look.
Mags
x

coops said...

stunning male card mags.the design is fab and I love the colour combo.
massive congrats to your daughter on her fab news, you must all be so pleased.

xx coops xx