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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Thank You Card

My eldest son has had a hard week this week as his car became poorly on Monday and he took it to the garage who suggested leaving it there.  This meant he had to leave the house at 4.30am the next day for a bus to Oxford and then Wiltshire for a University Open Day.  The car was worked on, various belts that were worn were changed and the car was returned to him on Thursday night and off he went to college.  Only to come home afterwards saying the noise was back again.  The mechanic took the car again on Friday and it was found that the air filters needed changing.  The car is back again there on Tuesday for some new front tyres but hopefully - not being rude - this is the last time my son's car will see the garage for a while.  It was hard for him without a car as he needs to drive to work and be able to get to university twice a week as well so as the mechanic had gone that "extra mile" I thought I'd make him a card for Kevin to give to him.

I have used my Cards for Men CD by Debbi Moore which is perfect.  I love this blue car and as he's a mechanic that was the obvious decoupage image to use.  I've used a backing paper from the CD and an insert and then scraps from my scraps box.  The card has been finished off with a Craftwork Cards sentiment, ribbon, buttons, bow, chipboard embellishments coloured with a metallic Brilliance ink pad and some star brads.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pile it On - For/from a man
Ooh-la-la-Creations - Thank you
Celebrate the Occasion - Thank you
Simon Says - Anything goes
Frilly and Funky - Your vintage style (I like vintage CDs that have images and papers/inserts/embellishments to use and I also like to add ribbon, buttons, brads etc)
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - No girls allowed


Elaine said...

Kym lovely card great colours love this Hugs Elaine

Wendi said...

What a fabulous card, and such a thoughtful gesture
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I do hope we see you again

Eskimo Frosting said...

Fantastic card.


Terry said...

Love the vintage feel of that old Jalopy, Kym! Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our first challenge!

girlia said...

Love the blue car on this card. Nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Krafty Kows said...

Great men's card. Thank you for joining us this week at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Pat said...

Lovely card, super image, and I am sure it will be much appreciated, sometimes I don't think we say "thank you" enough. Thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB this week.

Pat xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very cool car/card - love the blues and the nice vintagy touches with metal and buttons. And a well-repaired auto is certainly a reason to celebrate!

So happy you joined in the fun with us this week for our first challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Hope you will be a regular!


Adrian said...

Very nice! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Anita Houston said...

I card to say thank you Mechanic?....now that's a new one for me!!! He must have been grand! This card is wonderful! I love the image of the old beauty on front, and your colors are eye catching! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!!!

karen said...

Fabulous card Kym, thanks so much for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

Sue C said...

Great card Kym, I love the car ! Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Lizy said...

This is a wonderful 'man card'! And what a nice thing to do for the mechanic! :)
Thanks for entering our challenge at Ooh La La this week! :)
Lizy DT x

Amy said...

Very nice man's thank you card!! Thanks for playing at Celebrate the Occasion!! :)Amy
Amy's Crafting Space
Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm sure he rarely gets thanked, much less a card, so this will be a total treat sure to hang in his office. Love the way you've layered the filmstrips behind and your color combo of blues and browns. So glad you could join us for the first challenge @ Frilly & Funkie!

Esther said...

So nice to see a masculine Thank You card!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Dilsaver Designs said...

That is such a nice thought to give him a card and a fabulous one at that! So glad you could join us this week @ CTO for our "Thank you" Challenge, hope to see you next week :)

Vicky said...

Fabulous card sweetie loving the car image.

Thank you for joining us over at CES Challenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jennifer said...

This is really fab! Thanks so much for playing at CES....good luck! xx Jenny xx