Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Happy Birthday John. . . . . . . .21 again?

Good morning everyone. Hope we're all bright eyed and bushy tailed (no offence Teallach Currie lol!!!)

Firstly, a warm welcome to Jackie Trinder and Norah. Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments. Norah, never been called a beautiful angel before (so maybe its not me you're thinking of lol!!!) but I'm halfway there being called Ang . I know you ladies from Sue's blog and hope you may pop by for a paddle in The Pond again soon. Hi again to Diane too.

Anyhoo, today is a very special day. It is John (a legend in his own lunchtime) Next Door's birthday. . . . . .hurrah! I think he looks amazing for 63. Who would think Botox could do so much, although I think he uses Cosmic Shimmer glue now hahahahaha!!!

Now, I was either brave or stupid to make a birthday card for a crafting icon but following a conversation we had around the subject I think I kinda put myself up for it lol!!! Hopefully, John will open it before reading the blog hahaha!!!

The front page and the back page are all one piece and the middle page is a separate page that has been embossed.

White card, A3 sheet cut down
Papermania Capsule Burleigh Blue 12 x 12 paper pack
Dark blue card(Lime Tree Crafts)
Sue Wilson's BGS
SB Decorative Labels 28
SB Labels 4
X Cut Alphabet Die
Embossalicious embossing folder
CE and Papermania sentiments
3mm Pearls

There's not many folk I would use this amount of pearls for I can tell you lol!!!

Of course, the card had to be in my friend's favourite colour and using his "catchphrase". Hopefully, its good for a guy and passes muster for Mr Crafty.

Have a wonderful birthday matey and health and happiness always. Enjoy!!!
Until next time folks. . . . . . . 

Ang x


  1. Great masculine card! I bet he will love it. That beveled glass striplet is so gorgeous. Have a great day Ang.

  2. Morning Ang, well done you for being brave and making John a birthday card. I will wish him a happy birthday on his blog. A good card for a man even with the pearls !!!! Lol . Have a good day. Janice xx

  3. A great card Ang, Nice idea with the middle page, must try that.
    I am sure John will love it.
    Janice W

  4. Fabulous card Ang, you are brave doing a card for the master lol! I am sure John will appr3ciate it, gosh he does not look 63 or are you having us on with his age lol!?

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

    1. Absolutely having you on Jacquie lol! He's going to slap me now for that one hahaha!

  5. Fabulous Ang. The style is great, the papers are great, the diecut is great - I'm sure you've got the message!! This reminds me that a long time ago I did something in similar style - but not so well. Maybe it's time to try again. Hope John has a happy birthday - and he will love his card!!! Hugs Christine xx

  6. Hi Ang. A lovely card and I'm sure John will be delighted with it.
    I know what you mean about making cards for him. Apart from Last Christmas i made one for his leaving Spain and it is a nerveracking experience with such worries as "is this line straight, is the pearl in the centre" etc.
    Have a great day Ang.

  7. Hi Ang. Love John's card, it must be very hard for you to make it for him, making sure it is all "just so". It looks like you have done a grand job of it : )
    Loved that Jacquie thought he was 63, I think you may bein for a slap from John over that one, he he.
    Take care

  8. Such a lovely card ,John will love it im sure .
    Elaine H X

  9. Morning Ang,
    Great card, bet John will love it.

  10. Wonderful card for John and I forgot LOL. I,ll have to email him instead, xxxx

  11. Brilliant card for John, don't put yourself down my friend, John will be delighted with his card. Yes, not to long till the NEC. Hazel xx
    PS Beth saiid to say " Thank you". She loved every minute of the competition and can't wait for March and the new season.

  12. Gorgeous card and I'm John will be blown away by it - it is such an unusual format and luv the colours and how you have used the Striplet die and well he is just gonna lurve the pearls xx you have definitely passed Muster here xx GailT xx

  13. The design of this card is perfect, it is splendid.

  14. Hello, I have just found the recipient of this card a couple of days ago, and as he lists you as the first of his list of blogs I thought I would look you up, and I am liking your work, so be seein ya.
    X Ros Hodgkins

  15. Mornin Ang Great card for John Ir just had to have pearls Never tried this style of It's a great effect Does the middle bit have a hinge? If not which "part" have you stuck it to?

  16. Hi Ang
    What a great card! A masculine card that reflects John's style. And of course, only one sentiment will do! Well we have all enjoyed, and I'm sure john will have done, too. Now regarding the comment about his age - obviously not 63, but a coded message for 36? Or 21 again is 21 x 2 = 42? No, I don't think so! Far younger". Best wishes, Anne o

  17. Great card Ang! fab design huggles Sue xxx

  18. Hi Ang, glad I managed to get on line today and am able to share birthday wishes with John. What a neat way to use the bevelled glass striplet. Lovely idea and makes a super card in the blues you have chosen. Hope you are not working too hard! best wishes Jackie

  19. Hi Ang,
    what a super card for a super person.
    Love that super design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  20. Fantastic card Ang, how could he not love this! The layout is unique and genius! Love how you used the striplet die, you always come up with such great ways to use these! Fantastic papers too! What's not to love! hugs :)

  21. Hi Ang, your card for John is fantastic, I love the shades of blue and the lovely dies you've used. Wonderful design and embossing. I'm sure he will love it.

    We've been away for a couple of days and Damian has been looking after Teallach, who is now not talking to us for going away, more coaxing out again, hugs Kate x

  22. Hi babe, sorry for the late comment as you know Mr ND took me to London for a show, I have to say that whilst the picture looks fab the card in real life is even more special and beautiful, I LOVE it! BTW I am not 63 maybe reverse it and I would be happier!

    John xxx

  23. A gorgeous card for John Mrs Duck! Love the look of embossing on patterned paper. Michelle x

  24. I absolutely love this card!! Great design!! Hugs!!

  25. Intriguing card, really like this idea. Xxxxx