Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Birthday Card for My Hubby

Today is my husband's birthday...62 years old today! We've been married almost 37 years...where did the years go so fast!? "Time flies when you're having fun"...and when you are busy with a big family! We sorta thought it would slow down when we got older but that sure hasn't happened. And the family keeps growing!
And yes, it IS fun. God is good...all the time.

The stamp I used on this card is a PSX which I stamped once, then turned around, masked out the bird and stamped it again to make the evergreen branch longer. Then I colored it with colored pencils.
The sentiment is an Inkadinkadoo, the embossing folder used is a Sizzix called "Evergreen". It is hard to see in the photo but I also added Stickles "Star Dust" to the branch and the bird for a wintry, sparkly look. The brown and white baker's twine I got from Pizzazz Aplenty. The kraft card stock base is Paper Studio and has a matching envelope (my "new" item!).
The challenges I'm entering this in are: - #151 Kraft Paper Challenge - #68 All things bright and beautiful - #51 Things with Wings - #133 Use Something New


Desire Fourie said...

Huge congrats on your hubby's birthday. I am sure he is treasuring this gorgeous card. Love the natural tones and the twine is a nice touch.
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jimlynn said...

A perfect masculine card! So pretty and love that image. Hope your husband has a wonderful day.

L. D. said...

This is a neat card. I really like chickadees.

Donna said...

Happy birthday to your hubby! Great masculine birthday card, I like that the embossing folder looks like the pine branches! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash for the "something new" challenge!

Charlene said...

Such a pretty card!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Claudia said...

Hi Sandie, this is such an elegant card, great. Your colouration is fantastic and the combination with the matching green and brown papers gives a great effect.

Thank you very much for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.

Hugs and good luck

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love that sweet image and love the embossing on the green at the bottom of the page! Thanks for sharing with us at

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A very nice birthday card, It is delightful to see your wonderful art posted in this week’s blog at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson

Annar said...

Beautiful card!Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Chris D. said...

This is such a great guy card Sandie! Your masking of the tree limb is perfect! Happy Birthday to your hubby, and thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Alex H. said...

What a gordous card! Such a pretty image and wonderful layout! Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten Challenge!
;-) Alex H.

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby! Terrific card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful design and coloring. Love the added sparkle and twine. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

Denise said...

Congratulations on your Hubbies Birthday! What a lovely creation! Love all the detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Good luck in the draw......
Sweet Crafty Hugs

Denise Goeldner said...

Beautiful masculine card, love the touches of twine & glitter. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO pretty. What a sweet little chickadee and he's so beautifully adorned and colored. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge this week. I always appreciate your sweet art.
Word Art Wednesday

Charlene said...

Adorable card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, its perfect for a man, Happy Belated Birthday to your Husband.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



Debbie said...

Beautiful (but still very masculine!!) card!! Happy b'day to your hubby!!

flossbite said...

Adorable card, really love it.
Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Fiona x