Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Birthday for a Fella Friend...

Hello there

The weather right now is a bit unpredictable isn't it?  So I thought it was about time I shared this card make with you, which I made for a male friend a little while ago...

I used some Bella Carte paper that I bought on a Playground outing with Miss Di and Scrappy Mo last year, but had been waiting for a special occasion to use it.  I stamped it with my Ryn stamps raindrops stamp.    The TH Umbrella man was cut using the inside of a Kindle box which I hoiked out of my Snippets box!  Doesn't it look fabulous?

I cut a piece of pearlised turquoise with another snippet of this nearly all gone now sadly.  The Gentleman's Choice is from an Artistic Outpost set that were kindly sent to me.  The tag on the right was cut using a Sizzix die and stamped onto a Snippet of kraft card and stamped with a TH sentiment, as well as the pocket which I stapled on.  I took the inspiration from a tag I made for the CC101 Challenge and just cased it.

This is on the back of the tag.  Inks used are Ranger Archival and Gathered Twigs DI.

I cut some strips of card stock to make some pennants and the long skinny one I run through my old Dymo tape runner and sanded the letters ever so carefully to make them pop!  The music ribbon is a last remnant that I bought a while ago and wish I bought more!

Right that is it for me today.  DO  NOT look at the bottom of my blog where it tells you how close Christmas is away...I told you NOT to look!!

Off to join the girls and boys who are bunking off school at the Snippets Playground as there are lots of Snippety Snippets on here.

Thanks for calling by.



scrappymo! said...

Oh my gosh...I love it! Must remember to use my waterdroplets stamp...yours looks so fab and I have a zillion ideas for its use...

This is such a great card. The fellow is fab cut in that kindle that random lettering.

Best of all, I love the dynamo words on the banner strip.

And to think I donated my dyno labeler...both of them...Ugggh. I love the look of those words on your page.

Seems so long since that trip. Soon as we are settled and house small renos done and yarden landscaped, we will start planning our next trip get that guest room ready, girl! We are thinking 2016!

SARN said...

What a fantastic male card Sam. LOVE IT xxx

Sue said...

Fab male card love it! huggles Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
oh my word this is a really fab card.
There is so much going on, on it that it took me ages to take it all in.
Very fab designing.
I bet he loved it.
Loved your description of the new DI to go with your bruises.
I do so hope it all heals up fine with no long lasting damage.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mrs A. said...

I'm bunking off with good reason cos I'm on school playground duties. Like your trellis. Erm wot u dun with the inside bits then huh! Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

I'm bunking off with good reason cos I'm on school playground duties. Like your trellis. Erm wot u dun with the inside bits then huh! Hugs Mrs A.

Jean said...

Super man card, I love the colourful background and the the random letters on the umbrella man.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous male card and amaizing what comes in useful to use on a card.

Kath x

butterfly said...

Thank you for your lovely visit... I'm only just catching my breath and starting to get back in the swing of visiting... So glad I caught this card though - it absolutely enchanted me from first glimpse. Love the kraft background, random lettering on fab Umbrella Man, flirty quirky pink clouds and raindrops, and the Singing in the Rain banner... it all works brilliantly!
Alison xx

Belinda Basson said...

I love my Ryn stamp too and use it with this guy often. Great guy card.

Di said...

Wonderful card Sam! And some great upcycling too. I do love the TH umbrella man ;0


Di xx

Debs Willis said...

What a fab card - and what a brilliant idea to use your dymo to emboss your banner. Genius!!!!