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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Hubby's Birthday Card

Hello my crafting friends, I do apologize for my absence over the last 10 days but I have not been well, two horrible viruses all at once, thankfully it looks like I am now on the mend. So I do apologize for not visiting any blogs or for those I have managed to get to look at but not commented.

Now it was my hubby's birthday last week and this was the card I made for him, still using those wonderful skeletons and I was so pleased when I realised they were just the right size to fit into Sheena's chair stencil. So I started by stenciling the chair onto some Sheena's White Stamping Card, coloured the flowers in with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Stormy Sky, Forest Moss and Dried Marmalade.

I coloured in the background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade and Crushed Olive then using Sheena's Distress Stencil I inked through with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

To colour the chair itself I used Spectrum Noir Floral Pencil Set using the yellow and going over part of the flowers with Purple, I blended all the colour in using Creative Expressions Blending Solution for Gilding Wax and a Blending Tool. 

Out of White card I die cut and stamped the skeleton and cat from Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Day of the Dead Range. I coloured the boots in Brown Aqua Markers and made a tin can out of card and coloured it Green (Aqua Markers)to look like a can of lager!!! I placed the skeleton in the position as though he was sitting in the chair drinking his beer lol! I had also placed a piece of Black card behind the skeletons and cats heads to show the eye sockets.

I coloured the legs of the chair with a Black Sharpie Pen, made a sentiment to match the card and there it was finished.

I was quite pleased with the end result and I think it makes for a good 'mans' card.

I am entering this into

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Great card. Sorry you've been ill, there are some nasty bugs going around at the moment, hope you feel better soon. Cara x

  2. Fabulous card I love how you have the skeleton sitting. Great colouring. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Hi jacquie, sorry to hear that you've not been well, but glad to hear you're feeling better now. Great card for your hubby. I'm warming to these skeleton dies, the more that I see done with them. Have a good weekend. Janice xx

  4. What a fun card with that awesome skeleton die and great colouring! Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTx

  5. Clever! Would suit my hubby too If left to his own devices I think he'd end up looking like this (in the nicest possible way) because he'd forget to eat!

  6. Love this,love the

  7. That yellow is so vibrant and packs a punch! Hilarious card with the skeleton hubby and skeleton fur baby. That can of Lager is the icing on the cake and fantabulous! Awesome sauce design!

    Thanks for joining in our "Crazy for Colour" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  8. Hello Jacquie,
    Pleased that you are feeling a bit better now. I've been missing myself and apologise for that. I love this card, it would be perfect for the old man who was an upholsterer before he retired. I need that stencil and love the dies.
    Maureen xxx

  9. What a fun card Jacquie! I sure do love the bright colours on the chair and your background is amazing!! I love the overall feel and quirkiness of your style! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Crazy For Colour' challenge!

    I do hope you are on the mend now, it's been a rough couple of weeks for you by the sounds of it. hugs :)

  10. This is brilliant Jacquie, gorgeous colours and great design.

  11. Well, this is one amazing make!!! Love that skeleton!!
    Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  12. Hi Jacquie
    You poor thing. Hope you're much better now.
    The skeleton thing still spooks me but I can appreciate the creativity you have used to make it.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  13. Great card. Love the floral chintz chair with the skeleton, a case of opposites attracting. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.


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