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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Cream, Magnolia, Ivory or Off White?

Happy Saturday everyone, hope this finds you ok.  I'm spending the weekend chasing my tail trying to catch up on stuff (mostly the mountain of washing that is slowly seething its way across the landing) and prepping for the craft "exhibition" next weekend that my mother signed me up for.  Sigh.

Now then, I made this card for a bitter sweet occasion.  Our caretaker/handyman/all-round-marvel is retiring in a couple of weeks.  The ladies of the office are distraught.  But we are happy for him in that he is finally able to hang up his tool box.  Over the years, he must have repainted the building, top to bottom, in magnolia/cream/ivory/off-white (call it what you will) about ten times, and that is what inspired this make:

LOTV stamp - Lick of Paint
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are LOTV Nitwits - Up And Away
Pierced Fishtail Banner dies are MFT Die-namics
Splat stamps are Kaisercraft and Visible Images
Silver rope border from stash
Sentiment from my tiny brain

Have a super weekend, whatever you are up to - just don't ask me to bail you out!

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


Annette said...

OH WOW, this is so perfect and the sentiment is a genius. I'm sure he'll love it. So clever and so personal.
Happy retirement to him.

Sarah said...

Brilliant Squirrel..looks just perfect for the chap in question!! Have a lovely weekend xx

Doreen said...

Lovely image and papers,just gorgeous.xxx

Jacki Daniels said...

This is gorgeous, love how the image is coming off the page and those splodges are a great touch. love it.
Jacki x

Lorraine said...

He looks brilliant, love all the colours.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x


Fabulous card Squirrel love the image and wonderful colour's you have used have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Deborah said...

Fabulous Squirrel. The image is perfect for the occasion and I love the design and sentiment.

Deborah A

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love the bright colours, Squirrel - perfect for the gentleman in question...he's sure to love it too!

Jennifer. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this card Squirrel,fantastic design
Kevin xx

tilly said...

what a super card, bet you 'Man' would be happy to paint with colours when he retires lol

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a perfect card for what seems the perfect person. Love it sweetie.

Chrissy said...

Love the multi colour can of paint Squirrel..that should get the job done quicker..fabulous image and colouring and love the splodges of paint in the background...super card for a super bloke.


Wishcraft said...

Love love love!!! Fab image, fab design, fab sentiment... just love it all :o) Hugs, Lisa x

aussie aNNie said...

This would have to be my fav boy stamp from LOTV and this is one awesome card but you are a messy painter lol..xx
Have you joined my birthday candy?
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, a delightful image and beautifully coloured :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and love the rainbow colours on his brush and paintbox.

Helen in the UK said...

Love the sentiment and the fishtail banners. Hope your handyman has a super happy and colourful retirement :)

Faith A said...

PERFECT he will really love the message I'm sure AND the card of course, LOVE it.

paper fun said...

What a fabulous card. Totally perfect for this special guy. I love those splats. So perfect.

Thanks for joining our masculine challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Jennifer LaVite said...

Fantastic card and beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

coops said...

so stunning squirrel.i love this fab image and your paint splats are brilliant ;D

xx coops xx

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