Sunday, 14 June 2015

Commissioned birthday card

I was asked to make a 50th birthday card for a friend to give to her husband. I used a digital music background - the recipient is musical. I swiped the musical instrument with versamark (it was originally lilac) and heat embossed with copper powder. The greeting was computer generated, torn around a perspex oval template and edges with versamark and copper embossing. The big 50 was rescued from a golden wedding card (someone gave me a lot of old cards in case I wanted to recycle anything).The  corrugated card (a snippet left from some packaging), gold foiled sentiment and the padded gingham hearts from stash.

I can show the card now because the recipient has got it and loves it.

This is for:

Corrosive 226: pile it on (challenges)
Pixie's snippets weeks 181/2
Hiding in my craftroom 203: super scraps Saturday
Crafty creations 291: embossing
Sparkle n sprinkle June: anything goes - used embossing powder
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent June: anything goes
Creative moments 70: anything goes/man in your life
Craftin desert divas: masculine
Crafty boots: father's day/for the man in your life
Digi sketch: all about men
Crafty sentiments: for a man
Papertake: something for the boys
Crafting for all seasons 104: it's a boy thing
Fresh brewed: dude (masculine)
Art impressions 161: for the fellas
DL.ART thankful Thursday 158: for a man
Come and get it: it's a guy thing
One stitch at a time 239: anything goes with men
Aloha Friday 49: masculine/for the boys
Bloggers challenge: for the guys
Creative corner: just for boys
Left of center 82: for the boys
Polka doodles 24: father's day/anything male
Simply create too 87: masculine
Crazy 4 challenges 290: masculine card
My Sheri 159: masculine projects
Mema's crafts June: anything goes + option: masculine
Scrapping4fun 44: birthday
Artistic inspirations 133: anything goes/layers
ATW challenge: anything goes
Creative fingers 83: anything goes
Great impressions June: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Inspiration destination 37: anything goes
Sister act 110: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes


  1. I love your musical card Hazel. The coppery colour is ideal. I'm not surprised it was well received. Christine x

  2. Of course it would have been loved Hazel - a fabulous card and so appropriate too!


    Di xx

  3. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  4. Hey, Hazel. This is so cute. I love the guitar and the paper, Great masculine card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  5. WOW, this is really neat! I am sure it was just LOVED! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Come and Get It!

  6. Super card! Thanks for sharing over at the Creative Challenge for Sparkle N Sprinkle.

  7. Great card! Thanks for joining the Craftin Desert Divas Father's Day Linky party DT Jessica

  8. This is wonderful, Hazel! LOVE the great copper color--the shine is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. realy nice male card! Petra DT Beccy's Place

  10. Stunning card, love all the detail, he will love this lovely card,
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  11. What a fantastic card!! I just love this! Thank you for joining our Craftin Desert Diva's Father's Day Linky Party!!
    DT Tina

  12. This is such a great birthday card and would be perfect for any music lover. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  13. Nice card...thanks for sharing it with us at sisterachtchallenge

    DT Hermien

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  15. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Although Mema's Crafts is closing I hope you will continue to visit me and look for other chances to win prizes along the way.

  16. I rescue pieces off old cards too. I have used 25 from Anniversary cards we received, to be used for 25th Dec for Xmas cards! Feels good to upcycle bits like that, doesn't it!

    Your card looks great...loved the way you changed up the colour of the die.

  17. I love the copper embossing Hazel, what a great effect! I'm sure the card will be very well received.

  18. Awesome card and great color choices. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

  19. Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  20. This came out great Hazel I love your design
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #157 “Fathers Day” Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  21. Beautiful Card. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles.

    Naz xxx

  22. Lovely card !
    DT Crafty Creations Challengeblog

  23. Great card, I love the embossing :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  24. Wonderful collage card. Like it a lot. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  25. What a super 50th Birthday card! Thanks for sharing with LOC!

  26. Stunning, the guitar looks fabulous and I love the background. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  27. Another great one! Love the metallics. Thanks so much for playing this fortnight at Kitty Bee Designs!

  28. Fantastic manly birthday card. Love the guitar. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
    Tina dt

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  30. Love the brown color scheme and that fabulous instrument!

    Thank you for participating in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Men" Challenge!

  31. Such a clever design Hazel, I love your use of music with the guitar. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


    1. Wonderful card Hazel! I am sure her husband loved it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  32. Great card with lots of extras. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge

  33. Super card which is perfect for our challenge this week at Polkadoodles.
    Polkadoodles DT

  34. Cool card :-) Thank you for joining us in CCC.
    Hugs from Therese, Creative Corner DT

  35. Great looking masculine card! Love how you added all the extras! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards

  36. Hazel, Always such a treat to come and see one of your lovely creations. I love how you have transformed the guitar with copper embossing power, makes for a very elegant piece. Thank you for joining us on Recycle, Re--Purpose & Re-Invent and this month look forward too having you join us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

    Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Monthly Challenge
    Doodle Pieces Original Art by Chris Stern
    CS Designs - Original Digital Stamps


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