Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Happy Retirement

Hi Crafters,
I was asked to make a retirement card for my husbands' work colleague and although he doesn't have a specific hobby right now I am sure that when he retires he will soon find some interest to fill the days ahead. So I went for a generic theme on his card and here it is...


I got out my 'All Occasions Dies' by Robert Addams and cut out the tools twice - once in silver mirri and once in a blue cardstock and layered them together to look like real tools. I found a picture of a peg board on the internet and printed this out to 'hang' my tools on. The wood paper is from My Minds Eye (forget which pad) and the sentiment was cut on my Silhouette Cameo in blue cardstock and layered on silver mirri cut to form a shadow. The pegs are tiny black gems that I found in my stash.
Challenges:
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #60 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - #237 Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
 
Hope you enjoy your day, whatever you get up too.
 
See you soon,
Lorraine

13 comments:

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Lorraine. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxx

Jacee said...

Fabulous design Lorraine, great idea, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Ella's Design said...

Fab male card, Lorraine! Simple design but very effective!
Thanks for the lovely comment you left me - I just feel a bit caught up in all the consumerism at the moment! Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Lorraine, love the cute tools.

Donna x

Carol S. said...

Wow, I thought the tools were dollshouse items. Great dies. Brilliant card and love the detail. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue said...

Such a fabulous card Lorraine. I love the way you have layered up and arranged the tools.
Sue xx

rachel said...

super retirement card Lorraine - love those tools! Happy Christmas hun! Hugs rachel x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card, the tools look fab.
Lorraine x

Gina Knott said...

Oh wow what a fabulous design!Love the peg board! The recipient will love it!
Hugs
Gina x

Carol said...

A fabulous male card Lorraine, love the dies. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card for a retirement Lorraine I like the theme it is lovely.
hugs
lorraine x

Melissa said...

Great card.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenge.

Mirella said...

Great card, the idea with the tool is fab! Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella