Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Good old Kanban comes to the rescue

It was John's birthday yesterday and I have to confess that I wish I'd made a card before Christmas - it always seems to be the way that the 'important' cards are left to the last minute. I suppose it's a bit like the decorator who goes everywhere else and doesn't get round to decorating the room at home that needs to be done.

Anyway, having had the Christmas break, I just didn't seem to get going with enthusiasm for cardmaking. This was partly because I have a big box to the left of me in which I dumped lots of various items before Christmas. The whole lot ... and my cupboards, drawers, boxes etc ... need sorting. The trouble is that if I'd waited until it's all sorted, John's birthday would have been here and ... no card. I've got stamps that I love using, gelli plates, masks/stencils ... but I couldn't get the enthusiasm to get going with them - perhaps this is because I left it so late to make the card.

For inspiration I looked through a box of Hunkydory and Kanban toppers and card and came across the items I used for this card. The thing with making cards year after year for loved ones is that in the end you run out of ideas. There's only so many variations of certain themes that can be represented.

So here it is.  I folded a card that already had the wine bottles and glasses in the corner, adding the larger bottle and glass on the front, both of which have a holographic look with colours varyng according to the light. My own message was printed on to a different piece of Kanban card to put in the middle of the card with the little message at the bottom that says: 'Just like wine you improve with age'.

The little warning plaque at the top on the right hand says: 'The consumption of wine may cause you to think you can dance' - no danger of that!!

From the card I've made you'd probably wrongly think that we're both a boozy pair! Although we do enjoy the occasional glass of wine - John prefers white and I prefer red.

This is for the following challenges:

Facebook A card a day
The male room: celebration
It's all about the vintage and beauty 59: man or men
Whoopsi Daisy: show us celebrations
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Blogges challenge: celebrations
Sentimental Sundays 187: pick from favourite challenge - I've chosen 170: happy birthday
Crafty sentiments: birthdays
Seize the birthday: birthday
Polka doodles 51: anything goes or Christmas birthday
PumpkinSpire 52: anything goes
Kaboodle 204: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative craft 26: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 36: anything goes
Hobbycutz 30: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 8: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 72: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 3: anything goes
The pink elephant 231: anything goes
Creative card crew 52: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 301: anything goes
Alphabet: W for whatever you wish
A gem of a challenge 109: anything goes
Crafts and me 143: anything goes
Sister act 38
DL.ART December: anything goes
Make it Monday 172


  1. Very nice card Hazel!
    Wishing you a good and healthy New Year!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  2. Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck x

  3. I like this card and have clicked like .
    Great birthday card love the bottle image
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  4. This is great. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  5. Fabulous card! Love the folds...

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...
    Sandy S
    (Sentimental Sundays Design Team)

  6. Happy New Year.. Lovely card.. Thanks for joining us here at Sentimental Sundays..

    DT Pam

  7. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Crafts Challenge. Marlene DT

  8. Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in on all the fun at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  9. Ah...a subject close to my! I like the added sentiments, very witty. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.

  10. Wonderful Hazel ! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge.

  11. A super idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  12. Another great card hazel.
    Thanks again for joining in at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  13. Great the fold.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  14. Wonderful masculine birthday card Hazel. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments:)

  15. Fab card Hazel lovely celebration card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week

  16. great card and thanks for sharing at crafty sentiment.

  17. love your card its fab, goodluck in our challenge over on artistic inspirations x


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