Monday, 22 January 2018

A Birthday Brew!

Hello Everyone, I hope the beginning of a new week finds you well.
Our snow is finally going, even from the mountains, but much safer underfoot and driving.

Thanks to everyone who visited and left such lovely comments on my card for the CCC yesterday, you are very kind and I do appreciate it.

It's my lovely Son's birthday on Wednesday so I was out today to try and find a gift for him, and a Ferrari I can't afford. Coming so soon after Christmas I always have this problem, I have the same problem with Moreen as her birthday is a fortnight later. Anyway, I ended up with a really good bottle of Port, which I know he will appreciate, and it's sort of in-keeping with the card I've made;
I've used one of Stampin Up's new stamp sets, I though it was a great one for a guy and just perfect for Damian. A Tim Holtz wall embossing folder in the background with DI. I've stamped the bottles with different shades of Adirondack ink and gold embossed the labels. The middle one looks like a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale. I have a First Edition paper pad for men and I've used one of the sheets, although it's not showing up all that well, it's high rise buildings.
I'm pretty pleased with my efforts, I hope he will be too.

It's an earlier dinner for us tonight as it's music night for both of us, so off now to peel some spuds, Alistair is away for a walk over the Kessock Bridge, peeling is usually his job. so till next time, keep warm and see you soon,



30 comments:

Marlene Atkinson said...

I love this Male card, great design. Hope you are well. Marlene

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Happy birthday to your son!
You made a wonderful card for his birthday!
Love the wall background and the colors you painted the bottles!
I’m sure he will be thrilled!
Have a great week! xxx
Dimi...

Barb said...

It's a great card Kate and I'm sure Damien will appreciate the sentiment too. We always treat ourselves to a good bottle of port for Christmas. Just perfect on a cosy winter's night indoors. I'm sure he will love it. Barbxx

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card as always.
Valerija xx

Rita said...

Good Evening Kate. What a fabulous card and Damian will absolutely love it too. Our snow has gone now too, but today I have been sorting out my ribbon stash. Enjoy your music class too. Hugs Rita xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great male card, love it

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Kate, love the bottles. I am sure your son will love his Port.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Great card for a male Kate; they are never easy are they but your card and gift choice are a perfect match. Glad things are warming up a little. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Maria Illsley said...

A great card Kate.. I always struggle making male cards. I am sue he will love it and the Port. xx

cotnob said...

A super card for your Son Kate, a fabulous masculine design and perfect to go with the gift you have for him.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card Kate. Fab design.
Hope your son has a good birthday
Lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

There's someone in this house that would love the port too....Glad the snow has gone x Fun card, great masculine colours and great stamp set. Yes it does look like Newcastle Brown. Thank you for your kind words on my blog about my flu/virus, most appreciated x

scrAPpamondo said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Fab card for a young man, surely he has appreciated it! And it's a perfect combo with the real bottle, too! :D

aussie aNNie said...

Super awesome card for a guy Kate, fabulous background.xx [aNNie]

downrightcrafty said...

great masculine design, super background too
hugs Kate xx

meg said...

It's great to be able to make a card appropriate for the gift as well as the person, love it. Hope your son has a great birthday.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous male themed card Kate, just perfect to match his gift. Hope he has a fabulous day.
Lorraine

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super card for your Son by the Happy Birthday for tomorrow.
Love the bottle of beer and that paper used it's super for the men in our lives.
I know what you mean aboutthese Birthdays it's my DIL on the 24th and then my Son's on the 3rd of Feb so they are nearly within a week of each other.
Still pondering on my Son's one DIL has been sent as they live right out in the country on a farm.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mia said...

Beautiful male card, Kate. I love it!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Sandy said...

You have every reason to be pleased with this card Kate - the perfect "guy" card.
Sandy xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Such a great masculine card Kate. Love the background and the beer bottles. The sentiment is just perfect too. Our snow is almost gone now, just an odd patch left, thank goodness.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Pat said...

This is a wonderful card Kate and the bottles look so realistic and love the sentiment which goes perfectly. The brick embossing and the high rise buildings are great with it. It is always so difficult to find something interesting for a man but this ticks all the boxes. Hope you enjoyed your singing. We have started doing Faure's Requiem and the St. Mark's Passion by Charles Wood but don't have our concert until the end of April so lots of time to learn them. x

Diane said...

Greetings Kate, I hope your son had a fabulous birthday. Your card design and sentiment are perfect for your masculine card.

Hugs Diane

Jules said...

Hi Kate

What a great card .. .. I love it .. .. and I am sure your Son will have done too. I hope he had a lovely day.

I bet he will enjoy his special bottle of port too!!

Love Jules xx

Cara said...

Love your card, the background works perfectly with those fab bottles. Stay safe and warm x

Zoe Tant said...

WOW Kate I love your card. I love the colours you've used and the gold embossing of the labels is just enough to make them pop off the page and look like you could just help yourself. Thank you so much for sharing and letting me know. Thanks too for your purchase from my Stampin' Up! shop. Big hugs Zoe xx

Mrs A. said...

Great idea for a card and has given me an idea too. hope you enjoy the music night. Hugs Mrs A.

Anne said...

Fantastic male card inspiration Kate, and perfect to go with the port,
We got off lightly with the snow this time, just a covering that was gone the following day
Anne x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Excellent male card and hopefully Damian had a splendid birthday.
He would only ground a Ferrari in all that snow so I think the port was a good idea lol!!!
Ang x

Sue said...

Love this card you made for your son! The bottles and labels are perfect and the background you created is awesome too. I'm sure he will love it, especially coming from his talented Mom!!

Hugs
Sue