Thursday 15 March 2012

50th birthday for an Arsenal fan

I've had an awful night of sickness (won't give too much information!), so I hardly got any sleep, so stayed in bed till late this morning to try and make up for it. A slice of dry toast and a cuppa later, I'm just beginning to feel OKish, which is just as well because I am so behind on preparations for my sale or Saturday.

The first thing I needed to do is a commissioned 50th birthday card for an Arsenal fan. I got the photo of the player from Arsenal's website.

I've used the sketch given for Playing in paradise 57 (I'm scraping in at the last minute for this ... and watch this space for tomorrow, because I have the privilege of joining Playing in paradise 58 as their Guest Designer).

This is an A5 card. The background Kanban grass card is an offcut, the black and white football paper is from PDA, the band across the middle had Happy birthday repeatedly printed on to vellum and then stuck over the striped paper - all these were from my offcuts box, so another entry this week for Pixie's crafty snippets 11 and Hiding in my craftroom 37: super scraps Saturday.

This is also for:

The sisterhood of crafters: let's celebrate birthdays
Crafty ribbons 15: birthday
Cute card Thursday 208: happy birthday
Anything goes 62: boyz to men
The paper shelter 55: for the boys
Polka doodles 10: let's hear it for the boys
Paper pretties Monday challenge: stripes


  1. This is FABULOUS Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  2. Just brilliant Hazel - your sure 'scored' a winning goal here :)

    Hope you feel better soon - tea and dry toast is probably a good idea right now.


  3. Very nice card, love this idea, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

  4. fabulous masculine card Hazel!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥for our special 4th birthday challenge this week! Debxx

  5. We have soccer fans in our family - I can just imagine how delighted they would be to get a custom card featuring their favourite team or sport! Thanks for playing with Scrapbooker's Paradise!

  6. Hazel, you are a CRAFTING MACHINE!!! WOW!!! Great job on the card! I love the HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the vellum! Very cool!!!

    Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR!

    Crafty Hugs,

  7. Fabulous masculine card, love all the details. Thank you for Playing in Paradise.

  8. Wonderful boys card, very creative. Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Shelter this week
    Hugs Julie P

  9. This is just perfect for a football fan! The picture of the player is such a lovely personal touch.

    I hope you're feeling better - that bug sounds nasty! - and that you'll have a wonderful time at your Tearfund sale.

    love Mags B x

  10. Great way to use the diffrent elements. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR AJ!

  11. BRILLIANT! Hope you are well by now.

  12. Another great card Hazel. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck, and hope to see you back again.

  13. Such a fabulous card - I'm sure he'll love it =) Hope you're feeling better! Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood for our Birthday challenge!

  14. Cool card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

    Hugs Liv.


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