Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy 80th Birthday

Happy Friday morning all,
Yes almost weekend and it promises to be a lovely one here in this part of South Africa. We can feel spring edging closer, and I just want to get into the garden...but have learnt from past experience, winter is not going to just let will wait another week or two. Anyhow I have a special card today. One of our very best, old in long time... turns 80 today... and this is the card I have made for him. He is Irish..but won't hold that against him..LOL hence the greeting on the front.

This is what I used on my gate fold card:

Paper.. Bazzill cardstock, DP from Papermania..Hampstead collection
Image... Digi from Anne Fenton coloured with a combination of Aquarelles, Tombows and Twinkling H20s
Sentiments... Computer generated
Finished off with a few small buttons, a button 4 leaf clover, also a punched one and the 80 cut with my cuttlebug.
I made a band just to hold it together, and the sentiment on that is in Gaelic, means Happy Birthday, finished off with a button 4 leaf clover.
I hope he will like it.

I will enter it in the following challenges:
Craft your days away... Birthday
Anything goes ... Happy Birthday/Celebrate
Tuesday Throwdown ...Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday ...Straight edges
Cards for Men ... CAS
Hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend and whatever you may be doing...have fun.


Lisa M said...

This is great! I love that little frog image and the sentiment is heartfelt. :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Straight Edges" challenge.
Good luck to you...
Lisa xx

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely gatefold card. A great sentiment and cute image inside. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Monica said...

Hi Ursula,

Such a neat card that... love the colours and the buttons looks so cute. The sentiment is so very meaningful and the four leaf clover makes it even more so.

xxx Monica

LaJanette said...

Neat card Ursula; I think he will like it! That froggie put a smile on my face and your sentiment is perfect!

It is so weird listening to winter talk; since it is full on Summer here in California. Winter is my fave season; please send some chill my way:0)

Glad to see you have joined us at Top Tip Tuesday:0)


Teresa Arsenault said...

That card seems perfect for your friend. Love that verse. This a great design, inside and outside.


Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card for your friend. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyx

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so fabulous!

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA on our 1st birthday, hope you will join us again, good luck xx

Birdie said...

Speaking as an "Irish" person, he will love it after all it is full of good wishes and love. Really nice Ursula!

chilli pip said...

Love the words Ursula, am sure your friend loved his card. We are having really cold weather here today bbrrr

Patricia St Martin said...

Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men Challenge. You did a great job making your card Clean and Simple. I love seeing you creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugz, Patricia

Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous! I love the 'Belly Belt'!

Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Straight Edges' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)
Don't forget if you have a tip to share with us too you could win another prize! Just add TIP after your name when linking.

Carol x

Sarah said...

Such a fab card Ursula, very clever design. Thank you for sharing with us at Cards for Men and Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenges xxx

Scrap en Kaartenfun said...

Hoi die Ursela,
Eerst even over je vorige kaartje ( kerst ) Wat is deze leuk geworden en het embos gedeelte is door het inkleuren goed te zien.
Een tijdje niks van je gehoord en ik denk .. ga je blog eens bezoeken. 80 jaar is een hele leeftijd en de kaart is mooi van kleur. Licht en vrolijk.
Ik hoop dat die goed bevonden wordt.
Hartelijke groetjes Lida

Flutterby Trina said...

Fab card, love the way it opens! thanks for playing along at top tip tuesday with our straight edge challenge! Good Luck and hope to see you again next week! x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love creation!

Thank you for joining TTT this week.:)


Lauren said...

Such a cute card! So many wonderful details! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like different styles of cards like your gate fold. Learned yesterday how to make an easel card & am going to try to make one.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Shelley said...

Fab card, thanks for joining in our 1st birthday challenge at Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx

Steph said...

What a sweet card witha gorgeous sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again next time! x