Sunday, 20 February 2011

Paul's 40th

A colleague at work has asked me to make a card for her partner's 40th. I really hate making cards for other people to give and especially those dreaded men cards.  I quite like the way this one has turned out but still feel there is something 'missing' so if you have any ideas I would appreciate them.

I am entering this one into this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge 'Men's Card'.
The stamp is PB 'Bubble of Joy' coloured with Promarkers.
Papers - Free download from Summer Driggs

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny, happy cards.
Stamp Something - Something Funky
One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday Card


Sarn said...

Oh, that's just a BRILLIANT man's card. Well done.
Hugs, Sandra

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous male card the tartan paper......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Vicky said...

This is fabulous I dread male cards too but you have totally cracked it here. To be honest I dont think there is anything missing hun its perfect the way it is & I'm sure they will love it!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Debs and good luck with the challenges x Susan x

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks perfect just the way it is Debs :) Great male card. I really struggle with them, but this looks fab for a 40th!

I think even the gemstones look like champers bubbles :)

Have a great week,



Paula (PEP) said...

I agree with Alison - it's fine as it is & just right for a male 40th. Love the gold matting & I always look forward to seeing your PB creations. I do like those letter tiles at the jaunty angle - really effective & how the mouse has has the 4 balanced on his nose - that's so apt, can just imagine the Champagne flowing with some fun & games.
Paula (PEP)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful Deb and I don't think there is anything you could do to improve its so perfect.

kelly ledder said...

this is a great card i just love it x

An Occasional Genius said...

Ok Debs I'm going out on a limb here & while I DO think it's a great card with a super layout, I have a comment about your something missing... I feel the white panel is too white (IYKWIM!), maybe it needed colour, such as a light brown colour to blend in with the stripes on the blue paper or a light blue. Either that or it needed gentle pattern (so as not to clash) or texture. But that's just my opinion so you can feel free to come back & yell "Don't talk rubbish" at me!

Hope you don't mind my giving my opinion & you won't bar me from your blog now!!! xx