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Saturday 16 February 2013

Happy Birthday

 Good morning all. Hope your weekend plans are going okay thus far.
Had a nice day at the zoo yesterday, the weather was very mild so everyone was there! I do find Edinburgh zoo very tiring going up and down all those hills though. Managed to see both the giant pandas but some of the other animals weren't out on view. Didn't manage to get to Hobbycraft though as I was too tired by the time we headed home so we'll do that next week once Lora is back at school.
I'm sharing a birthday card made for my brother today.

Backing card and topper from Kanban. Sentiment from Kraftyhands and ribbon from my stash. Everything on the card is at least 6 months old.

Challenges entered:
Charisma Cards - anything goes
LEJ Designs - for someone special (my big brother)
Shopping our Stash - they say it's your birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
ABC Challenge - h is for happy birthday

Carol x


  1. This is such a gorgeous Man card Carol, love the ship image. Used to love coming down to Edinburgh when the boys were at Uni, think the Zoo had a lot more animals back then. Carolxx

  2. Beautiful card Carol,love the fab image and wonderful colours.xxx

  3. Beautiful card Carol and your brother will just love it, great image and l do like how you tie your ribbons, walking around zoos can be really tiring as there is so much to look at what a pity though you didn't mange hobbycraft that means you didn't get to treat yourself......next time hopefully enjoy your weekend x

  4. Hi Carol
    I have not been to Edinburgh Zoo for years ,but yes thats what i hated about it all up hill its so tiring ,it was the pefect day yesterday having sunshine for a change lol!

    Anyway your card is gorgeous i am sure your brother is going to love it ,its so luxury looking x

  5. This is wonderful Carol. I love the image and fabulous backing paper.
    Sue xx

  6. Fabulous male card Carol love the ship image its fantastic. Lucky you seeing the pandas I'd love to! x

  7. Great card for a man Carol, my Dad would love that image.
    I went to Edinburgh Zoo many years ago when I was a child - I bet it's changed a bit since then!

  8. Great man-card, Carol. Fab image. Love the colours and embellishments. Thanks for joining our challenge. We'd love to see you again next week. … x
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  9. Great card Carol, loving the backing papers and the lovely topper.

    Linda xxx

  10. What a fantastic card love everything about it, the image and layout are just great.
    Glad you saw the Panda`s have still to see them.
    Patricia xx

  11. Fab man card Carol, lovely image & colours! Hope you're enjoying the weekend!
    Hugs Jo x

  12. Great card - what a shame you didn't get to hobbycraft!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Anything Goes Challenge! Hope you can join us again next week!


    Julie x

  13. Hello Carol. Love your card, the image is fabulous and I'm sure your brother will love it too. Not been to see the Panda's yet. I'm going to SECC on Thursday 7th March if your around I'll see you then. Hugs Rita xx

  14. Me and hubby wanting to go see the pandas so hopefully will get there soon..great mans card Carol love it! huggles hun Sue J xx

  15. What a great guy's card...hope your brother likes it! Like that image and the background paper with all the gears...perfect! Thanks for playing along at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  16. Gorgeous card! Beautiful image, papers and design. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge.

  17. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at ABC for our Happy Birthday Challenge

  18. This is a beautiful card for your brother! I love the masculine colors and the ship image is perfect! Thanks for sharing this with my Happy Birthday challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations.
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations


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