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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

50th birthday card























This card was made for a friend's 50th birthday, and is a download from Craftsuprint, but I don't recall who was the designer, and it's not printed on the sheet.  There was a lot of cutting out to do for the decoupage, which took some time, and I also punched out some gold grape leaves, and made a bunch of grapes from some burgundy coloured beads and wire.























I altered the base of the card slightly and put a strip of card across to take the grapes and leaves (the grapes were very hard to stick on and I resorted to sticky pads and red tape!), and I also added a couple of extra layers of decoupage.  It was quite a time-consuming card, but the recipient was delighted with it, (and his wife and daughters) so that made it all worthwhile.  I also made a box for this card, as it was quite bulky, particularly with the beaded grapes!


Thank you very much for visiting my blog, and special thanks to those visitors who leave such lovely comments.  It's always nice to know when I'm blogging that I'm not just talking to myself!!  It also means I can come and see everyone's blogs, which I always enjoy.  xx Jill

32 comments:

Trace said...

This is a brilliant card, you do these easels so well :D

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Jill.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant easel card Jill,I like the bunch of grapes.
Kevin xx

Heike said...

This card is brilliant. And the colours are so nice and rich.
Heike xx

sue said...

great card sue xx

Izzwizz said...

Fab card - those grapes look real! Maddy x

Dawn said...

WOW, brilliant, I know lots of people that would love this. x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card ... love the design and the rich colours ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

applejack cards by sue said...

Mornin' what a fantastic card. I love the way you have altered it to your taste adding extra 'grapes' and everything. Have a great weekend.

Maureen said...

Lovely male card, well done.
Maureen......x

Wendy L said...

Doesn,t it make it worthwhile when the recipient values what you have spent so much time making? It looks great. xxx

Carolk said...

What a fab card x

craftyeyes said...

great card xx

Yvonne said...

This is lovely! You can almost open the gate and go in!

Really lovely card for a man!

sparklingblackrose said...

Fabulous card! :-) Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

Alizabethy said...

What a great card - makes me fancy a glass of wine right now!

Fiona Keel said...

hi Jill, superb card, love the grapes, well done for persevering with sticking them down, Fi x

Angela said...

Lovely easel card, gorgeous design

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Gorgeous card ,blog hopped from DC Lorna xx (craftinglorna)

MissyG said...

Lovely card - so much detail
Linda

scrappysharon said...

Wow thats a really lovely card, well done Sharon x

Kim said...

fab card =) really great images, and rich colours.
kim
x

rosie said...

brilliant card. love the rich colours x

Gemma said...

Popping over from the docrafts weekend Blog Hop - some stunning cards here :) Hope you can pop by mine xx

Karen said...

Great card. Lovely rich colours. xx

GoonerGirl said...

Its brilliant I know just the person to give this card too, love it. Chris xx

Janet said...

Wow what a brilliant card xx

Emma's Cards said...

Beautiful card x

claire1 said...

love your cards

Wendy Fraser said...

What a brilliant card, the wee bunch of grapes and punched leaves are the perfect finishing touches. xx

GailieB said...

Brilliant card. Male cards are so hard to make but this is fabulous. I love the bunch of grapes. Gail x

Tina said...

Brilliant card, Tinaxx