Saturday, 20 February 2010

Nifty at fifty

Hello girls
We were at our neighbours 50th birthday party last night so I thought I'd show you the card I made for him now that I'm feeling a bit more 'with it' Yes I was feeling a little the worse for wear this morning, tired more than hungover but a few cuppa's later and I'm fine lol
I used Simples by Sandra Dry. He always seems so 'right' for a mans card don't you think?

I coloured the image with my polychromos and added some diamond glaze to his cravat but as usual that doesn't show well in the pic. Papers are from my huge bag from Costco and the eyelets are from me stash.
I'd bought him a nice bottle of malt whisky so as an afterthought I decided to decorate the box to match. I covered the whole box with the same papers, cut some silver grey card to add a bit of dimension to the top and bottom. The label on the front and the tag I cut with the cricut, I then used my cropodile to cut some holes in the sides, added some cord and attached the tag . Sorted!

I'd followed the sketch on Friday Sketchers for my card so I was chuffed this morning to see Allsorts are looking for a tag, ticket or label so my altered bottle box fits into that too:)


  1. "Simples" but lovely, great card for a man Anne and love the pressie too :) fantastic!

    Elaine x

  2. Ooh thanks for this, I'm going out this evening and you have reminded me to get the bottle out and leave it by the door. Simples.

  3. Hi Anne

    Yes I agree - this image is just perfect for a man (as was your present I bet).

    I too have this huge stash of papers from Costco. I love them!!

    The colours are just perfect and I think your bottle holder is just great - along with its tag!

    Thank you for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  4. He is fab, he looks very smart too, i bet your neighbour loved him, hugs pops x

  5. What a gorgeous creations Anne,i love your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. This is wonderful. Perfect styled.


  7. wow stunning hun..and just perfect for a man

    hugs shell xx

  8. beautiful and greta to have the bottle box( tube) decorated in the same way. it makes it so more personal.

    the embossing folder I used on that 4x4 is this one

    I take a dark card , put it through the foklder then swipe some gesso over it once that' dry squirt some Glimmermist on it.

  9. Fabulous card and bottle holder Anne, bet your neighbour loved it.


    Joanne xx

  10. Morning teamie!! Lol
    Wow such a gorgeous card and bottle box. Love the colours and image...simples!!
    Hugs Emma x

  11. I love the matching card and gift holder and nice to see different colours being used on a male card they are so complimentary

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  12. Great card with beautiful colours!

    Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers!

    Hugs Tanja


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