Friday 6 April 2012

Happy 80th Birthday

I made this card for my Grandad-in-law who is 80 this year and I struggled making it. Cards for men are difficult at the best of times and this one was extra special so my mind went totally blank. In fact the card above was actually changed slightly before I sent it but I forgot to take a photo of the finished card. I wasn't going to blog it but Polkadoodles challenge this week is for a big birthday card with a number on so I thought it must be fate lol
So I eventually took the flowers off the numbers and added one at each end of the bunting and added faux stitching around the letters with a dark brown fineliner. I went for a beach hut/garden shed feel with the wood effect paper that I love and I cut the bunting out of cloud patterned paper. Not my greatest card and certainly not what I pictured in my head but I hope he likes it :)

Entering into
Polka doodles Challenge- big birthdays Here
Joanna Sheen Challenge- It's a man's world Here


  1. Jo how lovely and pass on my birthday wishes to him what a great age. Fabulous card Im sure he will love it Hugs Elaine
    Have a happy Easter

  2. I am sure your Grandad-in-law will love it. Thank you for joining us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge & good luck. Jane (DT) x

  3. Just gorjuss , thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
    Shell xx

  4. Really gorgeous, I love the bunting. Hope that you are having a lovely easter weekend
    Lindsay xx

  5. this is a fab card for your Grand dad in Law im sure he will love it! thanks for joining us at polka doodles this week, Nelly X

  6. Absolutely gorgeous creation, thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Polkadoodles this week, hugs, Em.x