Saturday, February 25, 2012

40th Birthday

Today I am going to a birthday-party of my colleague. He turned 40 on February 16th, but as always he went on holidays, so that he doesn't have to celebrate his birthday...
Well, his girlfriend thought, that's not going to happen this year... He WILL be celebrating his 40th birthday and organized a surprise party for him.

Here's the card I made for him.

The text on the front side means "Men don't get older, they get better!".

And the text on the inside means "With the forties it starts being old for the young ones, with the fifties it starts being young for the old ones.  - Saying of the Zulu's (South Africa)"

Stamp: "Gus Birthday recount" from Bugaboo Stamps, Happy Birthday background stamp from Inkandikado
Sentiment: WordArt
Ink pad in black, brown, blue
Colours: Polychromos from Faber Castell, Joy Crafts Decorative Chalks
Sketch: Critter Challenge
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Punch: stars border die from Martha Stewart
Papers:wrapping paper
Ribbon, plain papers and cardstock from my stash.

I am entering the card in the following challenges: 

critter challenge 103 - sketch 
simon says stamps challenge - use 3 different papers 
stamp with fun challenge 149 - Stanzteile 
sentimental sundays challenge 90 - let's get sentimental 
karen's doodles challenge 98 - celebrate 
creative card crew challenge 4 - masculine 
fab'n funky challenge 109 - colourful recipe (green, white & blue) 
crafty catz weekly challenge - I spy with my little eyes something that starts with a B   (Birthday card, Bugaboo stamp, blue)
sweet stampin challenge - it's a man thing 
bunny zoes crafts challenge 21 - celebrations 


  1. Hi Melanie: This is hilarious. I wonder what people think when we send them these bugaboos for their birthdays. I do it too! Aren't they the best - and I LOVE the intense colors you have used for just brings it alive in the most wonderful way. The inside is as nice as the outside. Thanks for showing that, even when it is personal. Great that you brought it over to SENTIMENTALS this week. See you soon I hope. LOVE AND HAPPINESS, Samara

  2. Great Bugaboo image for his birthday card. You did a wonderful job of using our sketch. Thanks for playing with us at Critter Sketch!

  3. Thanks for laying along with us at critters with great card love your take on our sketch and a great image too
    Jacki xx

  4. Hi Melanie, came across your blog when you wrote to me (Interpals). I'll reply to your message in a while. Just got very curious when you mentioned card making as that's one of my main hobbies. Great card for a birthday and thank you for sharing it. Have a nice Sunday :-)

  5. Great coloring on your funny Bugaboo image. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch!

  6. Hi Melanie, great card - love the image, such fun! Wonderful colour combination as well.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  7. Fab card, love the image! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week and we hope to see you again soon. Wedgie xxx

  8. Hee hee! What a great card. I'm sure your colleague will be thrilled. There is no way to get out of celebrating now! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope to see you again soon.

    Rachel x

  9. Great card dont you just love these images i do and thanks for joining us with our i spy this week at Crafty Catz

  10. This is so fun he he , love it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

  11. Hello...ooh super card, glad you played along with I spy at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  12. What a fun card!! Love the sentiments and the image!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine


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