Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Old Austin

Before I get to the card...I'm just reminding you about my PROMARKER GIVEAWAY..
It ends on Sat 25thSeptember.

Now to the card!
This is one I made for a lovely, elderly gentleman friend and I put a lot of thought into it.
I drew the Old Austin image especially for him and put his initials and year of birth on the number plate.
The maps are significant too as they show where he was born, educated and where he lives now so I highlighted those places with red gems. It certainly brought back a lot of memories when I gave him the card!!
Sometimes after I spend ages on a card it isn't what I intended but, for once, I am happy with how it turned out!
Places of note
Glossy accents on the glass and lights

I see, too, that it fits with the theme of this week's Cupcake Craft challenge which is Transport.
I can also enter it into A Spoonfull of Sugar ....anything goes
and Corrosive...unused stash....the maps which I've had for ages but not used yet


And another thing, I have now got a replacement Martha Stewart doily border punch and am very pleased with the service!!



9 comments:

  1. fantastic male card ruth.the image is great and i love how you have used the map pages :)

    xx coops xx

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  2. This is one classy or classic lol card. Love the image and the maps are excellent. Thanks for playing along at the Corrosive Blog this week.
    Pinky Guest DT

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  3. Fantastic card and such a fab image you have used...perfick for this weeks transport challenge...thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

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  4. That is a great card Ruth and so personalized for the gentleman receiving it.. how nice..! I'm like you.. I don't rush to do a card in just a few minutes.. I take my time about it 99% of the time.. I like to get it just the way I want it.. Lovely !

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  5. Wow..wow...this card is fantastic Ruth. So love all the details you have put in especially choosing a map of the area he lives.

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  6. Oh wow, this is fantastic Ruth, and perfect for your friend, he will love it! I love the Glossy Accents effect and the map is a great idea! :) Have a nice weekend! Love, Georgia xx

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  7. Ruth, this card is just amazing. I love the way it is personalised in so many ways, with the map and the locations pin-pointed, down to the number plate. Your friend must have been so thrilled with it x

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  8. Beautiful card Ruth, men are so hard to make cards for, good way of incorporating gems into a man's card. All that thought was worth it!

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  9. Beautiful card Ruth, men are so hard to make cards for, good way of incorporating gems into a man's card. All that thought was worth it!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth