Thursday, 12 July 2018

Roger's Birthday Card!

Hello and thank you so much for visiting me.  I appreciate it sooooo much.  It was my fabulous
Father-in-Law's birthday last week - he loves gardening - here is the card I made for him.

The shed and the carrots are from a Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit stamp set from years ago.  The shed is stamped on kraft card, embossed with Vintage Sepia Versafine and clear powder then coloured with Spectum Noir coloured pencils.  The carrots were stamped and coloured the same way but directly onto white card and I used Flower Soft as the earth - another very old product but it was just what I needed.  The sun rays are a Tim Holtz stencil with two shades of Distress Ink and the sentiment is white embossing powder on kraft card and the little bird was one from my bits box coloured with Promarkers.  I made a kraft card base to match.  I am pleased to say Roger liked the card!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts - In My Garden
That's Crafty - Close to Nature.
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use Spippets - mine are the card for the shed, sign and sentiment.
Country View - In The Summer Garden.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fun in the Sun.

Thank you again for visiting me and I hope your week is fabulous!

Take care. Christine xxx


Mac Mable said...

Those rays of sunshine draw your eyes right into your fabulous masculine card. No wonder Roger liked it. Fun details with the carrots and the flower soft earth x. Love how you personalised the shed too x.

Wendy L said...

Absolutely perfect for our challenge at Allsorts, gorgeous card, xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the design with the rays in the background!! The carrots are fabulous!! It's so creative and beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Jane said...

What a great garden themed card, I love the sunshine too! It's perfect for my In the summer garden challenge I am hosting over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining us xx

Jannet said...

What a perfect card for a keen Gardener ! I love your sun ray sky so appropriate for our recent weather. I still use flowersoft all the time I love it, and what a brilliant idea to use it as the earth for your lovely carrots. I hope all is going well with you xx

Redanne said...

Chris, this is such a fabulous card for your FIL - I love the shed and the sun rays are so beautiful. The Flower Soft is a lovely addition, it adds some lovely texture! Hugs, Anne xx

brenda said...

What a super creation for a gardener Chris, I'm sure your FIL really apprciated such a special card, many thanks for joining in with our 'In my Garden' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Di said...

Really gorgeous card Chris and just perfect for a gardener! Love all of it - especially the Flower Soft for the soil! I was looking at my pots of that stuff just the other week and debating whether to get rid of it! You've given me food for though!


Di xx

Sue - said...

Fabulous card Chris! Not surprised your FIL liked it!

Anne said...

No wonder Roger loved it Chris, what a fabulous card!
Hope you are well
Anne x

Fliss said...

A really beautiful card Chris. Love the stencilled sun rays which are a perfect backdrop for the garden shed.
Lovely to have you join in with our July challenge at That's Crafty! too and wishing you lots of luck.
Fliss xx

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Love your garden shed!!! Such a sweet and personalized card! LOVE Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Anita in France said...

What a cute, fun scene, Chris ... how fabulous that you personalised it for your FIL ... no surprise he loved it! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

I'm sure Roger will cherish this and no doubt has it propped up somewhere to enjoy! It's adorable, Chris, and so meaningful because you've made it personal! Hugs, Darnell

Corrie Herriman said...

This is a great take on our Challenge ! Well done. Thanks for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Jackie said...

Oh, I really like this card, Chris. I love how you used the stencil - so effective.
I have really enjoyed catching up - sorry I haven't been around lately. Will try to do better! :-) Jx