Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Birthday card for a work mate

Hello Everyone
Thank you for popping in and thank you for your lovely comments on my last post. Yes, life is exciting at the moment and hectic! I have had the old aches and pains of Arthur-itis over the past few days and a rotten cold but I'm on the mend

Today, I am showing a card that was inspired by a post at Cotswold Crafter here. There were some amazing cards sent in, so go take a look at the other beautiful makes for this sketch inspiration. I needed to make a card for a work mate and made this 
In the past I have made this guy, football themed cards, his favourite film etc etc and really didn't know what to do this time around. So the sketch helped my mojo and I'd just treated myself to this Tonic die. The focal element are the first words of that famous ditty we sing at this occasion. As the Happy Birthday die is quite large I only wrote it once. Next time, I will print more of the verse as well.

8x8 card blank
Serif - Name That Tune digikit
Vintage Gold card
Black card
Sue Wilson - Pierced Flags
Tonic - Rococo - Treble Clef 

Take care and stay safe 


  1. Great card Karen, just ordered the Pierced flags die set, xxxx

  2. Hi Karen this is a stunning card I love the design. Hugs Jackie

  3. Good morning Karen I'm sure your colleague will love this, very suitable for a male card. Best wishes Jackie x

  4. Hi Karen,
    A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family.
    Great card for a music enthusiast I think.
    A very lovely design too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. A perfectly musical birthday card and Happy New Year to you too.
    Here's to a very crafty 2016!

    Hugs Erika. x

  6. Hi Karen
    What a great male card that hasn't got a sporty theme.
    Beautifully composed ......... no music pun intended.
    Yes, that was my card popped up on Hochanda. A pile were handed over to John in a layby on the A4600 this afternoon lol! Hopefully, he may show some of the others tomorrow.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  7. Hi Karen,
    Love this card and I am so pleased to read that the Sketch challenge gave you some I inspiration, there were some fabulous cards sent in!
    Looking forward to seeing this weeks Challenge cards too!
    Sandra xxxx