Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Oh what a wonderful day...

Well crafty peeps, seems I’ve been MIA for about a month, so I thought I’d better rectify that immediately and show you my newest creation.
But, first I would like to say that my Halloween card or as he is more affectionately known to me as; Franken-Dude won over at Love to Creates past Halloween Challenge. (See that just proves how long I’ve been absent from blog land eh!)  
Needless to say, I was pretty happy about that because I won some Stamp Fairy images which are patiently waiting for me to colour up. I didn’t have any of their images before, and I look forward to using them in the future. I also can add a new badge of honor to my blog.
Today’s card was made with lots and lots of love. I made it for my wonderful husband Rick, on the occasion of his retirement. He just so happens to be an awesome person you know, and the youngest retiree I’ve ever known. Woot! Woot! Freedom 49 Rick
I used Make It Crafty’s Tap Dancers Collection
and I coloured the images with my Copic Markers.

Rick worked at General Motors for 30 years, and built everything from vehicles to locomotives during that time.
I had him pictured in my mind dancing out the door on his last day of work similar to this funny fellow.
I finished the card inside...
A closer look at this seriously happy guy…
This past weekend has pretty much been a non-stop party, and I can’t begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to starting the next chapter of our lives together. We want to buy a motorhome and start traveling North America for starters.
Well on that note I will leave it there. I’ll be entering happy retired fellow into the following challenges:
Take care peeps and thanks for stopping by :)S 


  1. Wow Sandra, this is a beautiful card and I bet Rick loves it too!
    Enjoy this new chapter in life!
    Give Rick a big hug and for you too, LOL

  2. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

  3. Oh WOW Sandra!!!!! I want to start by congratulating both of you. Him, for his retirement and you for your win. I LOVE Franken Dude, that card was just perfect!!!!!!! And I also LOVE this one! It must have taken you an eternity to colour all those images! It's seriously awesome! Your colouring is fantastic! You know that if you buy a motorhome, you will have to come and visit! Hugs, brigitte

  4. Sandra, A big congratulation to both of you, this is a big mile stone in your lives. Your card is wonderful and has the perfect images and the sentiments are wonderful.
    Hugs, Pat

  5. Absolutely brilliant card.

  6. This is perfect for Ricks Retirement!! Awesome designing g/f and beautifully colored. Sure hope you two are able to get away as planned. Love, miss and happy holidays g/f!

  7. OMGoodness, but Rick is awfully young to retire. Good for him! Gary talks about waiting until he turns 70, heaven help me!
    You should have lots of fun in this next phase of your lives. Enjoy it! :^)
    Love the card you made for him. Such a great CAS design! Wonderful images & coloring, and I really love the sentiment! :^)
    And congrats, too, on your win at Love to Create! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    P.S. So sorry you didn't enjoy my hawk photos. (Wink, wink!) I knew they wouldn't be for everyone, but I am just fascinated by hawks. You'd never know that from my blog title, now, would you? ;^)

  8. Well, big congrats on the FrankenDude win and hubby's retirement!! You definitely deserve to win something for this stunning card too - wonderful colouring and design, I love it (even if I'm now expecting to be singing that darn song all day!!)
    Your travel plans sound so exciting! Hope you start up a travel blog so we can keep up with you........
    Tally Ho and Toodle Pip!

  9. Wow! Your card is incredible, inside and out - fantastic! So glad you joined us at Cards for Men!