Thursday, April 02, 2015

For John


I had to make Hubby a card for his retirement and when I go to Ally Pally I must look out for a Happy Retirement because I couldn't find one in my stamps.
I kept the image Gardening Gus from Dr Digi clean and simple mainly because I wasn't up to making cards. I've used the Stitched rectangle but the one in the centre has been extended and the join is under the MFT fence. I wish now I brought down the image because the poor chap is floating above the fence but I conveniently add my signature there to hide the fact.
Since he is a gardener I though I'll add a few flowers and of course the Lavish Branch from Memory box but discreetly done.
Apart from he's floating on air or jumping for joy about retiring (actually he's worried he will be bored) I quite like how he turned out.
I have to apologise for being a bad blogger travelling long distance and craft weekends are having an adverse effect and it looks like we may be visiting MIL again this weekend at some point. Also the year continues to bite us in the bum with my Brother now very poorly in hospital.

 

39 comments:

  1. what a great card Debby. Wishing your hubby a happy retirement.

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  2. Great card Debby I'm sure your hubby won't get bored time definitely seems to go quicker when your retired

    Anne

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  3. A wonderful card to celebrate your DH retirement. I do hope your brother gets well soon, sending big hugs Susan x

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  4. Such a brilliant card Debby and I'm sure you can find him plenty to do!! Sorry to hear more bad news and wish your Brother well xx

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  5. Such a great fun card for your hubby Debby ,and so sorry to hear about your brother!!
    Big XXXXX Heidy

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  6. The card is super Debby, I love the way you always manage to use your favourite MB die perfectly.
    Sorry the year is not being good to you so far, lots of love coming your way xxxxxxx

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  7. A fun card. Sorry the year isn't going well, hope it improves. Are you going to Ally Oally on the Sunday? We are going Saturday, shame x

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  8. Fabulous card Debby, such a great image and wonderful design.
    Sorry to hear about your Brother, I hope he is better soon.
    Take care, sending hugs Sue xx

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  9. Wonderful card. Sorry to hear you are having such a tough time, sending prayers and hugs.

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  10. Morning sweetie, wow this is stunning, huggles Pops x x x

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  11. A brilliant card Debby, such a fun image and great design.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. Love the image....Gorgeous details and design.xxx

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  13. What a fun card Debby! Love the image - hope your hubby will relax and enjoy his retirement! Take care!

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  14. This is a wonderful card to celebrate your hubby's retirement Debby and you are so clever with your colouring and layering of the image and all the lovely embellishments which finish it beautifully. So sorry your brother now has some health problems and hope he improves soon. x

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  15. I hope the year improves for you and hubby soon. Have a great time at Ally Pally though.
    This is a fabulous card for hubby's retirement, the image is perfect.
    Lorraine

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  16. Happy retirement to your husband! This is such a cute and clever card! Personally I like the join as is and wouldn't even add the fence on top of it. To me it's a part of the design.
    Greetings, Maya S. | Tooting End of Tenancy Cleaners

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  17. Soooooo stinking cute! You really are so talented. This card is so full of fun with its image and colors, great job!

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  18. A beautiful card, a fab design and a lovely fun gardner! hugs, Marlies

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  19. A fabulous card Debby..such a great image and love the scene you have created..hope all goes well with your Brother..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  20. Fabulous card Debby. Take care. x

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  21. A Brilliant design I LOve the scene you've created..
    Chrissyxx

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  22. Fabulous Debby!!
    Hugs, Nicole

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  23. I've been a very bad blogger too Debby............spring cleaning with this louzy weather so I'm all done when spring finally arrives!!!
    Your card is super cute with thiss "floating"image whahha..........you're much to hard on yourself! Hubby won't be bored put happy he can enjoy breakfast, reading the newspapers and have another cuppa, days fly bye when you're retired especially with a hobby!!

    xx Irene

    xx Irene

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  24. Love this and I have used this image a couple of time but wish I'd had the idea you have had, it is great.

    Kath x

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  25. Really cute card for your hubs. I think The image is so stinkin' cute. No matter hes floating...I really didnt notice it until you told us. Card is adorbs.

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  26. A brilliant card Debby, the image looks fab and I love the design.
    I hope your brother is better soon
    Lorraine x

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  27. You can never go wrong with Dr. Digi's when your looking for humor! Fabulous card for retirement! Hope your brother and MIL recovers quickly so you can get some rest!

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  28. This card is so cute that I never even noticed that the figure wasn't grounded till I read it in your comments. I wouldn't worry about it. I really love your card.

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  29. This card is so cute that I never even noticed that the figure wasn't grounded till I read it in your comments. I wouldn't worry about it. I really love your card.

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  30. great card with a fun image

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  31. I forgot to send prayers for your poor brother in the hospital. Sending blessings his way.

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  32. I forgot to send prayers for your poor brother in the hospital. Sending blessings his way.

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  33. Great fun card and love the image. Sorry to hear about you brother. Hope you have a restful Easter. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  34. So sorry to hear about your brother - you are definitely having a rough year. Your card is great. Love the image. I'm sure your hubby will love it, too.

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  35. Fab fun card ... Happy Retirement to your hubby!

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  36. fantastic male card debby.the image is stunning and i love your details.
    So sorry to read that your brother is unwell.
    Hugs
    Coops.xx

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  37. Great card and I'm sure your husband loved it. Sorry you hare having a tough year, hopefully it gets better from now on.
    Deborah A

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  38. A really fabulous card Debby, he's sure to love it!
    Sorry to hear about your brother.
    Extra hugs, Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  39. Now this is an Awesome Image and looooove the little scene you have created. Hope you have a Lovely Week.

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