Monday, 11 April 2011

When I'm..........

I made this card for my friends husband's birthday. I've made cards for him before featuring his football team and pictures of ships that he is interested in and wanted to do something a bit different. So I dusted off my Ronnie relaxing digi (again!) and coloured him with my copics. The remote control, the sweetie bag and the mug have all been treated with Glossy Accents. The papers I used are MME 'Fine & Dandy True Blue' backed with Gemstones card that matched Ronnie's shirt. The green paper was cut with my MS zigzag border punch to add a bit of interest and in lieu of the flowers I'd use on a female card I've used stars. The sentiment was sent to me in a stash swap some time ago.

Now the fun bit, my friends husband is 64 and for the days it was taking me to make the card I was singing the Beatles song and couldn't get it out of my head - so annoying! But I wanted to include it somewhere. So I used the full lyrics of the song and made my version of a watermark, added a 'Birthday Greeting & Bottle of Wine' and to be on the safe side took it round the day before with a real bottle of Rioja. Here is a photo of the inner I think it works OK.

I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:

C. R. A. F. T challenge  - Animal/pet
Catch the bug - 4 or more layers
IDIC  - Sing a Song "When I'm 64" - you should be able to relax a bit then!
Our Daily Bread  - No Ribbon
Fairy Tale Challenge  - Happy Birthday
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Inspiration

Thank you for visiting my blog
Margaret x


  1. Thats great what a fabby idea with the song!!!

  2. Fab card Margaret. I love the colours and papers you have used, they go so well together. The inside looks great, nice idea with the lyrics as well.

  3. Great card love the additionof the stars and the insert looks fab. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.

    Jenny x
    GDT for April

  4. Awesome project. thank you for joining us at IDIC

  5. Oh Margaret, what a fabulous card, love the inside and the outside is beautiful, love the colours x

  6. I started singing when I'm cleaning windows then lol!
    Love the lyric watermark idea
    Fabby card xx

  7. Hello
    wow this is sweet, this is an amazing card. The design and colors are stunning.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    * Karla **

  8. This is so darn cute. I love it. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations this week.

  9. What a fab card - love that idea! Claire xx

  10. Gorgeous card, Thank you for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week, good luck.
    Kevin xx

  11. What a fabulous idea for a card for a man. Love the image, and the layout and colours you have used. Putting the lyrics of the song as the insert is genious! xxx

  12. Your card is very pritty! I love the image and the colours you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  13. So cute!! Love the image and colors as well as your layout! What a beautiful take on the No Ribbon challenge at ODBD. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

  14. loving the card and i agree stars are perfect for male cards well done for joining in IDIC too xxx

  15. What a great card - that image is just too cute!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "4 or More Layers" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again this weekend!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

  16. Completely adorable and the inside is an awesome idea! Thanks for layering with us this week at Catch the Bug!

  17. Georgeous creation with nice details!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  18. Wonderful card. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  19. Absolutely adorable!!!! Love the colors and papers you worked with! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our 4 layer challenge! I hope to see you again!

  20. Fantastic card. Love the lyric watermark - I'm singing it too now :) Jaqui x

  21. Great card, love the backing papers


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