Friday, October 9, 2009

Sailing by!

Happy Friday!
Am I ever glad it's the end of the week! And it's a long weekend for us too - Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian bloggers!
I've made this birthday card for my father who is turning 70. I found this fabulous card fold over on Connie's blog - don't you just love it! The link over on SCS is here. Super duper easy and perfect for a male card. The ship image is one from The Stamp Barn as is the sentiment. The photo hasn't picked up the colours particularly well in the first picture but the inside of the card (shown below) definitely picks up the blue tone of the cardstock.
I used the d'vine swirls cb embossing folder for the inside panel and nesties labels 8 to write the message. Chocolate brown satin ribbon threaded through the metal buckle adds a nice elegant touch to the front of the card. I also paper pierced at the bottom.
I'm adding this card in to the Stamp Something challenge this week (to use brown and another colour). Pop on over to their blog - you could win some copics!!
Thanks for stopping by - I hope I can get lots of crafty time in this weekend. I really need some good relaxing catch-up time in there!! Thanks for all the comments you leave - they truly have lifted (and always do) my spirits!
Hugs,
Danielle x

20 comments:

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Danielle,
Happy Thanksgiving!
This is a great card for a man - I know a male relative of mine who would love to get this - I am sure your father will love it.
Clare x

Francesca said...

Fantastic male card , the ship looks wonderful

Hugs
Francesca

debby4000 said...

Perfect card for a man, love it.
luv
Debby

Ben said...

Hey Danielle

Happy Thanksgiving. Love this card and think that the stamp of the ship is great

Ben

dolcreations said...

Danielle this is an awesome card idea! I am going to check this out so I can try my hand at it! I love this image and the buckle idea. And those papers are so nice together. Actually they are my two favourites! Your dad is going to love it!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.... It is suppose to be nice Sat and Sun..so I hope we send some nice weather your way!
Christine

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card Danielle. Hugs Michele x

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous card Danielle for your Dad he will love it and so will your Mum !!! very classy.

Curt in Carmel said...

I think this is one of my most favorite cards of yours! This is certainly a good image for a "manly" card, and only you could slip in satin ribbon and not take that away! The colors are stunning together. Beautiful job! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and Happy Birthday to your Dad! Best, Curt

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
What a classy card. It's beautiful. What a wonderful image and it's set off so well with the bow.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Kim Piggott said...

oh such a fabulous card!
hugs
kim x

Rica said...

Hi Danielle, hope you're all feeling better now. Lovely card, so classy, wonderful colours and that image is stunning!!!
hugs Heather xx

stampinfrog said...

Danielle this card is fantastic! I love the boat image and the embossing panel!
Hugs,Connie

Rachel said...

Beautiful card Danielle!!
hugs,
Rachel

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Danielle!! Love that ship and the design!! I hope you have a restful weekend!! Hope all is well with your son too.

hugs,
Chris

Pinky said...

Hi Friend - I have just read your last few blog entries and it indeed sounds like a horrific week. Hugs to you!
We are away this weekend for Thanksgiving but perhaps, if you are feeling up to it, we could get a crafting day in soon.
Glad to hear that the boys are feeling better and the hubby has returned home....now it is time for them to look after Mama!! :)
Hugs, Lori

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! This is so beautiful!! I love this really cool fold on the card!! That yummy ribbon and buckle are just perfect!! TFS! HUGS

Rach said...

A perfect male card Danielle, wonderfulxx

Giovana said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along wiht Stamp SOmething Challenge.
God bless
Giovana

Tanya said...

Wonderful card Danielle.

Katt Adams said...

Danielle, what a great use of shapes,textures and dimension- the card has a wonderful feel of movement!

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