Wednesday 4 January 2012

I can't believe it!

I can't believe that my son will be 36 on Monday!  It doesn't seem that long ago when I was chasing around after him like I do with his son now.  So I have made a card for him which I posted off today to make sure he gets it in time.  Stephen if you are looking at this don't look any further!! He sometimes does take a look at my blog so I don't want to spoil it for him - too late now if he has looked!!

I saw this digital image by Mo's digital pencil and thought it would be ideal for Stephen.  He used to really enjoy watching all the old black and white silent comedy films (no he's not that old!).  I coloured it with Copics and Prisma pencils and matted it onto a Spellbinder Nestie made from Kraft card.  The tickets are stamped onto Kraft card and the gears (Tim Holt) and clock (Tim Holt) are also made from Kraft card and distressed with some DI Vintage Photo. I have used some brads from my stash for the centre of the large gears and card candi for the smaller gears.  I have matted the computer generated sentiment onto a Spellbinder die and used twine to secure it.  The paper is by Bo Bunny from their Timepiece Collection.  I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryls - New Beginnings - my gear dies are new (a Christmas present)
The Stamping Boutique - Number 12 (you can just see XII on the clock behind my image!)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Distressing
Crafty Boots - Celebrations
Critter Sketch - Celebrations
Victorine Stamps - Punches
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Dude Time Doodles - Anything Goes
Hope you are all keeping dry and not been blown too much it is wet and wild here on the Fylde Coast brrrrr I'm keeping holed up here in my craft room :-), take care xx


julie_woolston said...

Susan it is gorgeous, and I'm sure your Son will love it.

Hugs Julie x

Mrs.B said...

This is a brilliant card Susan, love the clock and gears with that image.
Avril x

Unknown said...

Stunning card the gears and clock are fab as is the image.
Chris x

cotnob said...

This is fab Susan, your son will adore it. I love the distressed look and vintage feel.

Doreen said...

It is true time really does fly doesn't it. Your card is gorgeous and I am sure Stephen will love

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, luv your image and embellishments thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge 88, good luck cheers sue n x

Archana Joshi said...

One cool card for boys. Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Vicky said...

Fabulous Susan...your son will just love it hun :o)

Ooh the weather has been pretty awful here too...I cannot wait for the!

big hugs Vicky xx

Craftychris said...

Fab Card! Your son will love it! Good luck with your challenges xx

Melissa said...

Love this, Susan! I really like all the gold and gears!!

I'm 36 too and I feel like time is beginning to fly faster and faster! I know someday I'll be looking on in disbelief when my own children are all grown up! Thank goodness for cameras and scrapbooks so we can record all the precious memories life gives us!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Boutique!!! :)

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve all the gears! Great colours!Great image too.

fairy thoughts said...

Mens cards can be so difficult to do, but this is brilliant, I bet he loves it

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome masculine card, Susan. Hope your son has a wonderful birthday. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply beautiful!

Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!


karen said...

Fantastic male card Susan, great design and I think your son will love it, hugs, Karenx

Jo said...

Fab card, Susan, I'm sure your son will love it!
Windy, stormy weather here too and it's so dark!!
Jo x

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie ♥ Pops x

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a FABULOUS card for your sons 36th birthday!!! And might I just add, that you don't look old enough to have a son that is that age.
What a wonderful card for your son! He's going to LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheyl's challenge this week.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Happy New Year Susan.

Congratulations to your son, he is going to love this card. I think you have captured the feel of that era.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


coops said...

stunning male card susan.your colours and design are really gorgeous and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

SAMARA said...

Hi Susan!!! Happy birthday to your son (and you!!!!) on Monday!! This card is fantastic. I love the image and how you've dressed it up! The colors are great and so becoming for the card. I wish you success in your challenges and of course ours at Sentimental Sundays. Love and a Hug, Samara - DT.

Cindy Groh said...

Fun guy card with the gears on it. Great work.
Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week

Sue B said...

Wow! this is fab Susan! I love the vintage image and the clocks and cogs - everything about it is stunning!
I can't believe that you have a son 36!! you don't look any where near old enough !!!
they do grow up so quickly. I hope your son has a fab birthday and he will love this card!
Have a good weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

What a great card. Perfect for a guy. Happy Birthday to your son! They grow way too fast. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion. Shelley :)

Sandy S said...

Beautiful card Susan! Love all details & yes I see the "12"!

Thanks for joining us a The Stamping Boutique...

Sandy :)

Jennipher said...

I love all the incredible detail in this! Absolutely perfect masculine card.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card, I love all the details on it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

jkreucher said...

This is fantastic! He is going to love this work of art from the heart! I love your design!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl new beginnings challenge this week!

Tammy said...

Wow Susan, amazing card! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

Michelle B. said...

Brilliant, I love all the details and the natural colors. Thanks for playing with us at Dude Time Doodles!

Miranda said...

great card Susan, very very pretty, love the Charlie Chaplin image and cogs and gears, very cute
thanks for joining our challenge

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card, I like the design. Thanks for playing along with us at Dudetime Doodles.
Kevin xx

Cleota said...

OMGness! I love all the elements you've put into this card. The gears, the clock, the tickets! Great job. Thanks for joining us for our anything goes challenge at Dude Time Doodles. Hope to see you again soon.

DTD Dudette & Sponsor Coordinator

Pat said...

Hi Susan...ooooh...your son is gonna LOVE this card! So your coloring...and the clock...and DPs are perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Ann English said...

Fabulous card for a man! You sure do not look like the mother of a 36 year old---I'm guessing you gave birth when you were 5! Congratulations!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!

Dawn said...

Fantastic card! I know one Dude who will be very happy!!!
Thanks for playing at Dude Time Doodles this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

April said...

Lovely lovely card!! Your accent pieces are great! Thanks for joining TSB!

Elizabeth said...

Your son will love this card! Thank you for joining us at TSB.

LaJanette said...

Great man card! Loving those gears:0)

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)