Monday, 11 August 2014

A Card for David

Hi everyone and thanks for passing by here. I have a quick post today, sharing a card for someone special...
So who is David, you may ask.... Well many of you will know the lovely Anne Redfern, also known as Redanne.

Well recently Anne and I met up together with our husbands for a lovely meal out. Anne had even arranged for a very special surprise, because both Mo and Jenny, two other blogfriends that many of you will know, were there as well and their husbands. We had so much fun!!! As it happened to be Anne's husband David's birthday the next day, I made him a card and this is it.


It's an 8 x 8, for the vocal image I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder and coloured the background with a mix of Gelatos and Distress Inks. The little gentleman is from the Paris to London set.

I stamped him on smooth card, fussy cut him and then mounted him on a vintage postcard that I think came from one of the Tim Holtz paper collections, not sure as it was from my scrap box.
The embossed sentiment is from a Darice folder.


I used the Trellis Frameworks and Distress Doily cut from Kraftcard for the background.

We had a lovely evening and it was so nice of Anne and David to share this special evening with us all. Thank you Anne for organising this lovely surprise, as I said in a previous post already, blogfriends are the best!!!

Hope you are all having a good week. Thanks for visiting

42 comments:

  1. Lovely to read of how friendships can grow and blossom...

    Gorgeous card Astrid, am sure it will be treasured :-) xxx

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  2. Wonderful card, and how nice to have friends that live near enough to visit! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Fantastic card and so good to have crafty friends.

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. This is such a wonderful card Astrid and I bet David was thrilled with it. It was fantastic to meet up with you all and enjoy a special evening catching up. Jenny xxx

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  5. Fabulous vintage card. So lovely you all met up. That background is stunning, never used gelatos, one to add to the list! Nikki xx

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  6. Das hört sich nach einem wundervollen Abend an Astrid. Die Karte ist super und hat David sicher sehr gefallen! Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  7. A really awesome card here Astrid, so beautiful and well made as always hun. And I love the coors, you used for it too.
    And sooo wonderful to hear about your wonderful night out meeting up with so many great blogfriends. I´ve been so lucky myself to meet up with several wonderful online friends from many different countries over the years, and it is really an amazing feeling, when you´ve been connecting for years with someone online, and then finally get a chance to meet in person. I have made some of my best friends ever this way, and great to hear, others are doing this too.

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  8. Fabulous masculine card your colours and textures are. Amazing

    Anne

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  9. soooooooooooooooo beautiful . oozing with inspiring richness, color and creativity .. love love love x

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  10. soooooooooooooooo beautiful . oozing with inspiring richness, color and creativity .. love love love x

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  11. I can confirm that David absolutely loved his beautiful card, it sits in pride of place over the fireplace! Thank YOU for a lovely evening, it was such fun and wonderful to meet up with you both again. So glad you like your surprises too!! Hugs to you both. Anne xx

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  12. Obviously a special card for a very special person.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  13. What a lovely surprise Astrid x I bet you had the best time :-)
    David's card is gorgeous and I am sure it will be treasured.
    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

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  14. What a great card - I love the fab colours blended over the textured panel, and the die-cuts work so well against the dark background - very cool. Sounds like a lovely dinner party!
    Alison xx

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  15. Hello Miss Astrid , it's wonderful to see you back, I missed a lot, well I adore things made with love and your card is gorgeous and is a treasure, love the colors and all the texture, how wonderful for you all to meet up and crafting buddies is THE BEST, thanks for sharing your card and your wonderful evening out. By the way I'm in love with your red seahorse,...Have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

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  16. Oh Astrid...what a lovely dinner surprise that Anne did for you! That sounds like so much fun. You have once again proven that art buddies are the best people in the world! :) Your card for her husband David is beautiful! I am sure he was very impressed with it. I love the trellis and distress doily die cuts you've used bhend that gorgeous embossed french inspired center of your card. Love it all! <3 Candy

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  17. Love this card Astrid, fabulously put together and such a kind thought. Chris xxx

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  18. What a great card! Crafty friends are the best!!

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  19. What a lovely surprise and so nice that you all had a chance to get together. I agree, blogfriends are the best!! Your card is awesome Astrid!! I always love your embossing and this is no exception!! Glorious colours as always and a really stunning masculine card!! ox

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  20. Astrid this card is awesome, fabulous and stunning. Oh gosh... You are so clever and talented.
    A special card for a special person. So lovely !!!
    Thanks a lot for sharing. Really enjoying to soak inspiration from you.
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  21. Your birthday card to David is wonderful and I am sure so appreciated and loved. It is gorgeous! What a wonderful time you all must have had and such a treat for the husband's to join in! Have a great week! Hugs!

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  22. Fabulous embossing,layers and colours, beautiful card Astrid

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  23. what a super card Astrid - I have read that David loved it and there is little wonder - its fantastic! Big hugs to you! rachel xx

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  24. Hi Astrid, love the colours on this card, sounds like a good evening with friends. Dee x

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  25. you are not only to be envied for your artsy abilities but also for your friends :)

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  26. Good to hear that you all had such a great time. Am sure he loved your card Astrid, hugs Annette x

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  27. Gorgeous card Astrid, I bet David loved it...Love the embossing & wonderful colours...Fabulous image & design.... So glad you all had a fantastic time together...Hugs May x x

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  28. How lovely for you all to meet up and include the husbands too and David's card is fabulous. Margie x

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  29. Fantastic card. I love the colours on the central panel.

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  30. Such a wonderful card, great details. I'm sure David will treasure it.

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  31. What a fabulous card Astrid! I'm sure David loved it!! And how lucky and fun that you gals were able to get together!!! The internet is a wonderful thing! xxoo

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  32. Fantastic card, Astrid. I bet he was chuffed with it !
    Great that you get on so wel and had a nice evening !
    Corrie x

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  33. Fabulous mans card. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time meeting up.
    Yvonne

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  34. It's a totally gorgeous card Astrid - so lovely of you and I bet David is very pleased with it. Nicola x

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  35. Such a lovely card and what a nice backstory, Astrid :) Thanks for sharing! XOXO-Shari

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  36. Lovely card, lovely read, thanks for sharing with us Astrid.

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  37. An impressive make Astrid!
    greetings, Alie

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  38. How very kind of you ... I'm sure he will be thrilled with this ... wonderful masculine card!

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  39. Love the way the 'congratulations' looks! Great masculine card!

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  40. Wonderful masculine card Astrid... an eyecatcher !
    Fabulous to have friends living near enough to meet often !
    Life is better with friends!

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