Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Male Birthday Card

Evening Everyone,

I trust you have had a good day. It's been a bit of awful here - I've come down with a sore throat and generally not feeling well so accomplished absolutely nothing at all :( No crafting, no housework - nothing, nil, zilch ... nada!!!

That being so, the card I'm sharing this evening is one I made earlier.

Made for my firstborn grandson's 24th birthday. I simply used a Kanban topper, matted on to toning cardstock and embellished with some twine and a greeting. But how dumb can a grandmother get? I thought I was choosing an image of a football player but it wasn't until I'd completed the card that I realised this was a rugby player ... not one of my three grandsons plays rugby. Fortunately, William loved the card and completely forgave his old Gran's mistake :))

Materials: white card base; topper from Kanban's The Champion set; brown card for matting; natural button twine; greeting stamp from Ladybug Craft's It's Only Words set stamped with VersaMark and gold embossing powder.

Not much for you this evening - I'm off to take a couple more tablets and it will be an early bed for me tonight.

But before I do, an appeal! Now that the festivities are completely done with I'm looking at a new look for the blogger again. And this time I really would like to create my own header. I believe it can be done in Serif Craft Artist but I'm not sure where to start. If any of you clever folk out there have any hints and tips, I would be grateful if you could pass them my way - otherwise I'm struggling.

Right, there's a cuppa with my name on it downstairs so I'm off. 

Take care all, and happy crafting,


  1. I think that this is a marvellous card Elizabeth. I hope that you are not getting that flu that is going around - take care. Marie-Louise

  2. Great card there! Kate, Anniie or Sam might be able to help with the header - I try to leave well alone I'm afraid :(

    Hope you feel better really soon honey, hugs, from a distance!! Di xx

  3. Fabulous card Elizabeth your Grandson will love it and hopefully you won't be out of action for too long although these sore throats can linger like mine thought it had gone but near bed time and its back again .....take care xx

  4. Sorry to hear your not well Elizabeth, there's plenty of awful bugs going round and l fell prey to one before Christmas, not nice! Sending you hugs and wishes for a fast recovery.

    Lovely card for your Grandson and l'm sure he didn't mind that you chose the wrong sport, it's an easy mistake to make.

    Wrap up and keep warm xx

  5. Great card Elizabeth and sorry to hear you are feeling poorly.
    As for changing your blog header, I use Cutest Blog on the Block. Link at the top of my blog if you want a peek. Lots to choose from.

  6. Sorry no help with the blog banner and header...I am hopeless with the computer...I am always afraid I will wipe out my blog!!!
    Love the card...I would not have noticed it was a rugby player till you told us...I am sure he loved it anyway...it has that feeling of action and speed that either sportsman (rugby or football) needs!

    Hope you feel better soon. Crafty hugs.

  7. Love your card, fab image...we're a rugby supporting/playing household so it's right up our street! Hope you're feeling lots better today. I'm ready for a new look blog too and have been trying to figure it out in Serif, not having much luckk so am gonna get my boys to have a go....fingers crossed lol!
    Hugs Jo x

  8. Hope the drugs have worked and you feel better. The card is great, simple but very special.

    Thank you so much for visitingl Happy belated WOYWW, Rachel.


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