Wednesday, 22 August 2012

My Grandad's 80th birthday :)

stamp-Aeroplane from Lili of the valley
Morning Peeps!!
How are you all today? I am plodding on!!! Today is my Grandad's 80th birthday  so I wanted to share the card I made for him with you all. Male relatives (......mmmm, actually male cards in general!!!) are always kinda tricky for me since I can't help but want to throw on a few sparklies and a few!!! so I had to keep this one kinda simples but wanted it to be super special too because my Grandad is amazing and so very special. He loves planes so out came one of my fav LOTV boys stamps, Aeroplane.
I coloured him up using some of my fav colours  for boy cards, brown and blue.

I made the base in MTC because I wanted to have a stepped and layered base (....Lou hopes that makes sense..!!) so I welded the words I wanted onto some rectangles then merged the whole lot so its all in one piece. Before I started making my card I measured the envelope I wanted to mail it in so I knew it would fit tickety boo.

Here's a piccy of the back of the card and the first part of the verse which when its all folded up is on the 2nd fold..
 And here's the inside.... please excuse my tatty boggle handwriting!! I almost forgot to take a piccy of it all folded out to share with you and then remembered I had written in it!!

 I added the little 80 using my lord tim chip block die strip. I think I got male card just right on this one!!! 
pens used piccy.....
such a teeny pile!!!
I am entering the I love promarkers- Transport challenge with this little guy, he's so cute with his planes.

Before I go I just wanted to say a huge mahoosive thank you to you all for all your kind words and messages about my gorgeous Holly dog. She still continues to be cheery bless her and here is a picture from our walk on sunday at the nature park. I love this picture because she looks like she is smiling!! she loved swimming around the much so that we just sat on the bench and watched her and Mo play whilst scott clicked away taking lots of pictures for us to treasure when she is gone.

She had a bad day on monday and was quite poorly again but after some new tablets and a day resting on her bed she was a happy girl again. She is sleeping more but we are just so grateful she isn't showing any signs of pain yet. Isn't she just gorgeous?!!!

right, cuppa and then Aunty duty!! we already completed breakfast buddy duty and have walked Sophia to nursery with Holly before it got to warm to walk her! I am desperately trying to get back in the bloggy commenting swing too so please bear with me whilst I get sorted.

Have an awesome day everyone! thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxx


  1. Totally love your card, what a great idea. Super image too. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

    Holly's a gorgeous dog and I'm so sorry to read of her illness. I hope when her time comes, it's as gentle and pain free as it can be...for all of you. I have a 12 year old GSD and I'm dreading the day that I know will come soon.

  2. What a brilliant shaped card gorgeous image, love the photo it looks like someone loves the water. Good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Transport challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

  3. Great idea with your gorgeous card Lou and she sure looks like she's having the time of her life. She sure landed on her feet when she joined you all
    H xx

  4. wow that is one great step card, love how it turned out, and God Bless your sweet fur baby, hugs

  5. What a super card Lou and what a great design well done , love your colouring on the image too. Your gorgeous dog Holly does look like she is smiling , that's because she is so loved .

  6. Such a great card ( I had to pin it!!) - love the whole thing :)
    So sorry to hear about your dog - they become so much a part of your life and bring so much joy.

  7. The card you made for your grandfather's milestone birthday is amazing!! I love how you created the steps with words on top! Well done!
    You really have a special dog who pushes on in spite of her health problems! I love Holly's smile in the photo! {hugs}

  8. What an absolutely beautiful card! It will be treasured forever xx

  9. Well Lou this is just a brilliant male card I'm so rubbish at them and you totally nailed this! Massive hugs to you re Holly I went for a run with Nikita this morning and I honestly couldn't imagine how hard it would be to know that she is so unwell and yet is so bouncy and happy, what a darling doggy you have
    Hugs Rebekah xx

  10. WOW ! Your Grandpa will looooooove his card ! It's totally gorgeous ! Love love love the wording on top of each section, what a brilliant idea ! Love the cute image too ! Please give Holly a biiiiiiig hug for me... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  11. Wow Lou this is a gorgeous card, what a clever idea to make it 3D, ive only ever done these as single layers.
    I love the pic of Holly dog, it looks like she is giving you a huge grin. :) Ni. X

  12. A perfect man's card Lou, and a gorgeous pic of Holly, ♥♥♥
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  13. What an amazing card Lou!!! So very, very special and I'm sure your granddad will love it.

    I'm so glad Holly is happy and not in pain. I think that if she was a human, she'd be just like you - always, sunny, smiley and positive.

  14. Gorgeous card Lou. I love teh image and you've coloured him perfectly. The words look fabulous too. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    The photo of Holly is just gorgeous.
    Lorraine x

  15. Hi! really lovely card Lou,so special and best wishes to your Grandad.Your colouring is perfect and design too.
    Such a lovely photos,hope you are all doing ok?
    Bless,BIG hug.Lou.xxxx

  16. Fab card for your Grandad I am sure he will love it, image is so cute and love the colour combo hugs Arlinex

  17. This is a brilliant card, really special too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


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