Tuesday, February 16, 2010

You're how old?

I'm going to a 100th birthday party on Friday night. Sam, the man who is 100, is an amazing person - lives on his own, does all his own shopping, still likes the football and a wee dram. Incredible. Of course, I had to make him a birthday card. This really challenged me. Not only am I not very comfortable making men's cards, I've never made a 100th card before! This one was way, way out of my comfort zone. No Tildas here!

My recipe: Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Nesties Labels One
Cardstock: Coredinations
Ribbon and Gems: from stash
Numbers: Cut by hand and embossed with green sparkle embossing powder and heat embossed
Sentiment: Dovecraft Clear Stamps
Fiskars Threading Water Punch
I'm sorry it looks black but it is green, I promise you. If you click on the picture you can see a bit better that is a nice emerald green. Just right for a football team with Irish roots.

I can enter it for several challenges:

Cards for Men - Green (perfect because Sam is a big Hibs supporter!)
Charisma Cardz - Male
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Keep it Simple (I had real difficulty with this one - it's simple allright)
Paperplay Challenges - Birthday card for Someone Special
Pink Elephant - Use Ribbon
One Stop Craft - The fabby sketch

That's it. It's a bit plain, I know but something different. Thanks for dropping by.



Nannieflash said...

Hi Lynne, wow thats a card in a l00, I hope Sam enjoys his day. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the challenge. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Lynne. Very versatile. Thanks for visiting us at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lynne, what a gorgeous card. Love the colour scheme and punched edge. I'm sure Sam will love it! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

gina g said...

Wow Congrats to and Happy Birthday to Sam, your card is fabulous. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Very interesting card.... It is beyond cool! Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men.

Donna said...

Stunning card the black and cream together are fab and so are the large numbers...thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Bubbles said...

Your card is fantastic, and just perfect for Sam, wow 100 and still so active that's fab! Have a great time at the party! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Catherine said...

Amazing card ! So unusual and elegant ! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Smiles from Catherine

Julie M said...

Lovely card, Lynne - and wise not to go with the Tildas!!! I love the strong colours, that pretty ribbon and the subtle touch of bling.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Deirdre said...

Great card - love it. Enjoy the party.
Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Chrissie said...

This is a really super interpretation of my sketch. I love it! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at OSCC this week!

Shelley said...

Oh wow 100 years old, he sounds great. I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in with our oscc.
Hugs Shelley xx

Vee said...

Fabulous card. I love how you've kept it nice and simple. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Liz said...

Thanks for playing with Paperplay with this lovely card


Biscuitlid said...

Fabulous simple creation, love it. You did a great job with our challenge this week at Cupcake


sugar n spice said...

Wonderful card, I'm sure the recipient will appreciated it very much. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Good luck in the draw, and I look forward to seeing you in next weeks challenge too.
Hugs Suzi xx

Viv said...

Wow Lynne! I LOVE this card. It's clean and stylish. I bet he LOVED it!
Thanks for playing along with us at CFM. Good luck! Viv xx

LORi said...

Sam seems pretty amazing, so it just fits that you'd make this amazing card for him!! So happy you shared with The Pink Elephant this week!!


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Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great card!! I love the B&W!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DT

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