Wednesday 7 August 2013

90 Years Young!

My uncle Bill is going to be 90 this coming Saturday - wow, what an achievement!! It's good to have a happy family occasion after all our recent sadness, and hopefully it gives my dad something to look forward to (Uncile Bill is his brother) ... So in honour of this auspicious occasion I just had to make a card for him ... and here it is.
I decided to go with a fairly vintage look on account of the occasion, so I used a LotV vintage boy image, went with fairly rich vintage colours, and distressed all my  paper edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool.
Image: LotV  Sketch Pad 1 "Vintage Boys";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; image edge distressed with TH "tea dye" distress ink;
Papers: LotV "Country Gent" and "Country Lady";
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House; hessian ribbon from The Ribbon Girl; sentiment from LotV Art Pad 8; gingham ribbon from my local craft shop Edwin Allen; peel off numbers from my stash;
Tools: La La lands "Heart Banner" and "Filigree Corner" dies; Tim Holtz distressing tool on all paper edges.
The Ribbon Girl (August) - Birthday Card
Corrosive #180 - It's Only A Number
Oldie But A Goodie - Boys/Male
(papers, pearls and peels offs more than 6 months old)
Creative Card Crew #42 - Banner / Pennant
Heck Of A Challenge (August) - Summer Holidays
Sparkles #46 - Autumn Colours
Creatalicious #53 - I ♥ My Pet!
Creative Inspirations #226 - Something Old, Something New
(old - peel offs, new - heart banner die)
Totally Gorjuss #195 - Anything Goes With Pearls
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Well that's all for today .. thanks for visiting.


Kelly Lloyd said...

Brilliant card Pauline. Love the image and fab layout
Hugs Kelly

Squirrel x said...

Hunny this is simply stunning! Happy birthday to Uncle Bill - I hope you all have a happy family day, even though I know parts will be so difficult. Big hugs xx

Kim said...

gorgeous card Pauline, love the colours and the gorgeous LOTV image. happy birthday to uncle Bill!
Kim x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!

Kirsty said...

lovely card, i love LOTV images x

Kirsty Pearly Pop Cards

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab image & the ribbon looks great!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

ribenaruby said...

Hi Pauline, stunning card..absolutely love it! Great milestone for Uncle Bill, super job. Ruby x

Lorraine said...

This is brilliant Pauline. Love the image and the design and colours look fab.
Lorraine x

NGCARDS said...

What a beautiful creation. Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Kat W said...

This is an absolutely perfect masculine card and a wonderful celebration of 90 years! I am in awe of how fab this is!
Hugs, Kat xx

Francesca said...

Brilliant Male creation
thanks for joining us at OBAG this fortnight and good luck!


Sharon said...

Your card is fabulous and I am sure your Uncle Bill will just love it Pauline. Beautiful colour scheme. Love that ribbon! hugs Sharon

Jennifer said...

A fabulous card Pauline. Perfect for the occassion, with that bunting giving it a festive air. I love how the ribbon matches the deckchair.

Jennifer. x

Regan said...

Fantastic vintage masculine creation! What a special card for a noteworthy occasion!!! Beautifully colored and embellished! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Pauline, hope your Uncle had a very special birthday. Love all the details on your card, I'm sure he'll treasure it. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles this month.


Unknown said...

Happy 90th birthday to your uncle, that is definitely an auspicious achievement. I love your banners on this masculine card, it is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this fortnight :)

rachel said...

a wonderful card Pauline - love this image - thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations last week and so sorry for being late getting around to you! Hugs Rachel x