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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Big 50...

Hi everyone :)

I have made a card today, only one as I have a 10 hour shift ahead of me... eeek!!!  For once this card actually turned out more or less how I 'saw it in my head' if that makes sense!!

It is a card I have been thinking about for a couple of weeks so as I had a few hours in my craft room today I wanted to crack on with it!!  I have again dug out my 'Smirk' collection as the card needed a 'Fishing' theme, and I also wanted to make it quite 'funky' so I decided to go ahead and use smirk.

Here is the card... it is an 8" x 8" - one of my favourite card sizes to use.
For this I have used a couple of the papers from the 8x8 pack, the 'for him' lettering and some chipboard embellishments.  The big 50 I cut out on my mini cricut and I have also added some co-ordinating papermania gem stones.

Then open the card up...

... and you can see 'dad' fishing!!!  I thought this was a perfect paper to add inside as there is plenty of room to write a message on the blue sky area and it just finishes the card of!

I am quite proud of this make - so much so it may hurt a little to have it leave me lol!

Hope you are all having a good Tuesday...

Happy crafting,

Gemma
x

34 comments:

  1. A fabulous card Gemma, love the papers and the gorgeous colours.

    Hugs
    Linda xxxx

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  2. Great masculine card, hope the recipient likes it! Love the quirky design, Judith x

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  3. Gorgeous card....lovely image and fab colours.xxx

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  4. A great card, and it is certainly funky x

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  5. lovely card Gemma, love the image xx

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  6. Lovely card, I am sure Dad will love it xxxxx

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  7. Fab card...really like this one!

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  8. Gorgeous card love the papers and the image. Alison xxx

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  9. A super male card Gemma. The image for Smirk is great and love how the inside complements the front.
    Mags
    x

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  10. Gemma this is fabulous hun, making me fall in love with smirk all over again, love it xxx

    ps would also be lovely for our Glitter N Sparkle challenge "Sentiment" xxxx

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  11. What a super card !!! such fan and fantastic colours xx

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  12. Lovely, fun card! Great colours.
    xx

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  13. Great card, love the colours used.

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  14. Super fun card - love all the details
    Linda

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  15. Lovely papers and colours, great card

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  16. This is wonderful! Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

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  17. Brilliant card for a 50th birthday...Happy hopping...x

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  18. fab card inside & out. sue xx

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  19. Gorgeous. Love how the inside matches the outside x

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  20. super little fishy card genmma ... lovely image and love the colours too ... well done ... hope you have a great weekend ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  21. Thats a terrific card! It's so good when something comes together just as you've pictured it in your head. I know what you mean about giving those cards away, they are a bit like children :-) maddy x

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  22. A fabulous male card. Hope your having a good weekend.
    Anne x

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  23. Fabulous card love the layout, papers and image. Chris xx

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  24. great male card and love the inside too
    carol x

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  25. Great card...love the colours x

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  26. What a great male card, it looks fantastic and to have something on the inside too really finishes it off very well.

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  27. Fabulous male card, Just hopping by. Lizzie

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  28. Great male card.
    just doing a bit of blog hopping.
    Kaz.xx

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  29. what a fab card! love the inside too...so much thought and detail! x

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  30. What a fab male card, love the decorated inside too.

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