Thursday, 10 December 2020

Photography Themed Birthday




Today is the birthday of my wonderful Husband and this is the card I have made him. The image that started it all off is Aidan Photo from Stamper's Delights. It is such a sweet image and as hubby is a keen amateur photographer I thought it would be perfect for his card.

I decided to make a double Z fold card as it has quite a few places you can add details. I planned it out on scrap paper and then collated the digital bits and pieces to put together on the card. I normally wing it when printing out digital stamps but you have to be a bit more precise with sizes on these sorts of cards or it just won't fit together.

I have some card that came from Lidl which is slightly larger than A4. If you fold it in half you get 17cm, I then cut off the rest of the length to make a square card. The remaining strip is then what you need to make the centre panel. By folding one of the sides in half again you get the Z fold. Then fold the offcut the opposite way. They are so simple to make but really look amazing.

The panels of the card base are covered with a paper Black & White Mini Bangles from Ki Memories. It is dated 2004 on the back of the paper..... I remember buying this at a crafty show at the NEC and cannot believe it was so many years ago. That is scary how quickly the time has gone!

Once the patterned paper was attached I could add the thinner strip. The sentiment on the front is an old freebie from Donna's Digital Creations. I felt was perfect for the current Covid times. Due to so many restrictions in the UK this year we have only been on 2 photography trips, 1 weekend to New Brighton and Liverpool for Valentine's Day and one day trip to Porthcawl mid September. Normally we would go so many different places over the course of the year so hubby and I could take photos and recharge our batteries on Vitamin Sea. 

I have used a Picture Perfect Filmstrip from Word Art World to make the border which frames the sentiment which is an old freebie from now retired Tidbits Trinkets.


On the inside the little smiley face camera from Kate Hadfield Designs has been coloured with Promarkers and a silver gel pen. If you sign up to the newsletter you can get access to loads of freebies of which this is one from the Capturing Fall set. They are so lovely to work with as they print out so crisp and clearly.

The cherish sentiment is from the Sweet Memories set from Graciellie Design. It has a super vintage camera and lots of sentiments in it. The Make a Photograph quote from Ansel Adams is from Word Art World. Hubby watches a lot of YouTube videos and will like this as many landscape photographers he follows are inspired by Ansel Adams. Finally the husband sentiment is a freebie from Tlc Creations. Over the many years I have been following Paulette she has given away so many free images and sentiments. If you don't follow her already I would highly recommend to do so as she is so very generous.

This type of card is so much fun to put together and is so much more than just a card. This was a true labour of love which I hope my husband will like. 

Card Details -

Size – 6.5” x 6.5” When Closed
Digital ImagesAidan Photo (Stamper’s Delights), Picture Perfect Filmstrip (Word Art World), Capturing Fall Camera (Kate Hadfield Designs)
Digital Sentiments - Life Is Like a Camera (Donna's Digital Creations), Happy Birthday (Tidbits Trinkets RETIRED), Sweet Memories set (Graciellie Design), Make a Photograph (Word Art World). To My Wonderful Husband (Tlc Creations)
Paper – Black & White Mini Bangles (Ki Memories)
Colouring Medium – Promarkers, Silver Gel Pen


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)

36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, so glad you shared with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  2. What a great card for your hubby. I love the shape too. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

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  3. Brilliant card Mandy - hubby will love it.
    Pamela
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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  4. Such a sweet card, great shape!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

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  5. A really super shape of the card and some lovely image and backgrounds.
    Thank you for joining our 'Anything but a card' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  6. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    JoyWilsonInk
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

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  7. Back again! I love your coloring and design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Choosday . I hope you come back for the next one!
    Hugs, Joy
    JoyWilsonInk
    Polkadoodles DT

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  8. I'm sure your hubby is thrilled with his card. A lovely layout and I love the style.

    Jo
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  9. Great card and shape Mandy and sounds perfect for hubby, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  10. What a lovely card Mandy, perfect for Hubby, bet he loves it.

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  11. A great card Mandy and thank you for telling us about the slightly bigger than A4 card. A useful tip.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  12. Fabulous card Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges. Good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike'sWorld challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  13. How could he not love this absolutely fabulous card, it's perfect for a photographer, I love this card. SO many things you have said in this post resonate with me, my brother is a photographer, Lidl card I have just used and TLC all great stuff LOL. Oh! yes and Porthcawl, we are close and go often. :) Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

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  14. Great card, I love it. And Happy belated birthday to your hubby! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

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  15. Brilliant idea! Perfect card for a photographer!

    Thank you for joining us at Ike's Challenge Blog!

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  16. What a fabulous card. A really fun image and I'm sure your husband will love it. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  17. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT



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  18. Back again, still fab! My OH loves his cameras too!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

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  19. What a great design, Mandy!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Hope to see you there again soon!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  20. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 25 at Gem of a Challenge!

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  21. Awesome card Mandy! Love the different sayings/sentiments.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #147 sponsored by Pattie's Creations.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

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  22. Wow... this card is amazing. You did a wonderful job on it. Thank you for joining us at the Papercraft Business Challenge.

    Dawn – Design Team member at Papercraft Business


    Visit my blog - dpauleydesigns

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  23. WOW, Amazing job - I really love the layout and you have STYLE! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

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  24. Lovely and sweet.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  25. A perfect card for a photography lover Mandy. I like that you kept mainly to a Black and White colour scheme which harks back to early days of photography. Thank you for entering the Rejoice Challenge at Path of Positivity.

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  26. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

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  27. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  28. A fabulous double z-fold card, Mandy! Your husband will love this - so many inspiring sentiments and a wonderful image.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” December Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

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  29. What a great card for hubby! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter's Castle
    crafterscastle.blogspot.com
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

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  30. Thank you for joining us at challenge Le Ann's World 101 Challenge
    DT Maria

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  31. Es muy bonita la tarjeta!

    Gracias por unirte a The Corrosive Challenge (DT)

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  32. Super cute card that I know your hubby will love! I also love that fun fold - I've made a few of those over the years and they are always a big hit! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

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  33. Mandy, Thank you for sharing your handsome creation for your loving husband with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge, it is special. Stay safe. Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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  34. Wow, how could he NOT love that, Mandy? Superb job, woman! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Love to Craft and we hope to see you in January. Happy New Year! xox, Aimeslee DT

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  35. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Let's Craft and Create Challenge this time and good luck :)

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