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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Sail Away for a male birthday

It's my brother-in-laws 50th tomorrow and I'm confident that as he's on holiday he won't be checking out my blog and so I can share the card I've made for him with you.  It's difficult to know what to do for the boys in our lives and he's no less difficult than most so I thought the sentiment was appropriate as I know that with kids and busy schedules life passes us by before we know it and we probably reflect on this more when we reach milestone birthdays.  Good old newsprint has helped again with the maps that are perfect for back dropping this wonderful Sail Away stamp along with some antique eyelets and brads and a little piece of retired hodge podge hardware. 
Now I've tried it out I'm finding I really like using my distressing essentials kit and it's worked well at ageing the map and naturals ivory cardstock. 
We've had a quiet day cardmaking and chilling after a 5.30am start yesterday getting up to deliver Charlie to his coach stop to join a trip to London to see the Wizard of Oz.  He had a wonderful day and so did Olivia and I shopping whilst my car had some work done on it! I never realised that River Island had clothes not just for skinny minnies, but mummy sized folk too! We also discovered a wonderful new range of clothes called Damsel in a Dress. The name alone is tempting and the clothes were and are now divine in my wardrobe!!!
Hope the rain hasn't spoiled your plans. Have fun!
Hugs Zx

Cardstock - naturals ivory, chocolate chip, neutrals dsp stack, newsprint dsp
inks - tea stain, early espresso, crumb cake
accessories brads, jumbo eyelets, cropadile, decorative label punch, linen thread, early espresso taffeta ribbon, retired hodge podge hardware, colour spritzer, marker pen
stamps - full of life (us set), plane and simple, sail away


  1. Fabulous card Zoe. Sounds like you had a good day shopping with your daughter - did her wardrobe get some new additions also?

  2. Love this card Zoe! That saying works so well too.

  3. This is really great, Zoe! A super masculine card! Love the tattered edges! xx

  4. Love it!! Where is the sentiment from Zoe?

  5. Sentiment is from US set Full of Life Sue. It was a gift from a friend. Zx

  6. Thanks Zoe, what a kind friend :)

  7. Wonderfull card Zoe i am sure it will be very appriceated Luv Sue x

  8. This is a stunner of a project for a masculine card Zoë - love it!
    Tara x

  9. This is fabulous! I love all the different elements- such a great design!


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