Tuesday, 6 December 2016


Our new theme over at Try It On Tuesday is 'Celebrate'. Once again the Design Team have some fabulous inspirational makes for you!

Of course  we are all aware of the Christmas decorations in shops reminding us of the big December celebration but I have also quite a few birthdays to celebrate (including my own). I counted up and I have made eight Birthday cards this month!

This card is one of the 4 mens cards I made.
I sometimes struggle with cards for men but this one had to be special - Bill, our friend, was 90.
I had my star dies and punches out when inspiration struck - Bill is a star!

 I even had just the paper to hand too! It was ready to layer up with some card and some ribbon to attach some stars to.
The large star was just the right size to use the last two numbers from a TH die and I slightly raised them with some silicon glue.
Bill seemed pleased with his card too!

This card will easily adapt to a Christmas card with a simple greeting.

I hope that in the midst of the Christmas rush you have time to take part and celebrate with us!

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, not easy making men's cards, but you did this very well. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Terrific card for someone special to you--hope he carries on for many more years

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fabulous card for a man - super design - gosh 90!!! what an age !!!!

sirkkis said...

A festive, beautiful birthday card for such great aged man like Bill is. Happy birth day to him.
Have a happy day, too xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Chris, I struggle with men's cards too, but this is a great idea for such a special birthday. Hope he has many more birthdays.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

That's a grand card for a man reaching a special mile stone age. He will be pleased with your card and treasure it for many years to come.
Yvonne xx

Sandy said...

Wow! 90!!!! What a fabulous card to give him!
sandy xx

Redanne said...

It really is a fabulous card for a man - I do struggle with men's cards but this is such a great idea - I love the backing paper too! Hugs, Anne xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

It is not easy with cards for man- but you have made it Chris! Fabulous design! Big hugs!

Helen said...

that's a lot of cards to make... really liking this one, very stylish!

Jutta.K said...

Impressive and creative , i like the different blue colors.

Margik said...

Love your super card for a man, really fantastic! I'm sure your friend loves it.
Hugs, Mar

zandra said...

Great card for a guy.
Hugz, Z

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful masculine card Chris. I love the silver and blues together and the metallic stars are so much fun! Love the plaid backdrop, a great choice for a masculine make. hugs :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I seem to be quite late to the party, Chris. I had NO idea your birthday was this month. So is Patty's. I only mention that because I know you two became good friends when you met in Paris.

I think your card is fabulous. It's truly a man's card and has just the right amount of embellishments. You have given a super example of celebrating.

Maja Rijkers said...

Wow 90, what an age!!! He will love your card!