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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Happy Birthday Ben!

It's my future son in law's son-in-laws son in-law's sons in law, it's Ben's 30th birthday today lol! We're all going out for dinner including his parents and one of his sisters to a restaurant in a hotel where we lived for the first 3 months after arriving in Scotland almost 27 years ago. The name has changed as I'm sure all the staff but it will be interesting to go back.

I mentioned Ben was the manager in Yo Sushi and had a lightbulb moment when I was thinking about what to do for his card. I thought I would use Add On Magnum with the can of tuna from the Magnum Add Ons but felt there was something missing so asked Moira (Magnum's brilliant illustrator) to draw a chef's hat for me and this is what I came up with...

Apologies for the pictures...they're not getting any better are they lol. I had to take them quickly and didn't have time to set up my tent (not that those pictures are any good these days either hmph). I saw a card on Mary J's blog yesterday and decided to 'borrow' the idea...she has a great way of cutting out the image and mounting it on a circle/square/whatever and I thought it would be a bit different from my normal boring square/mount/mount/etc. I'm really pleased with the result. I made a background of the fish scales from the Add On set for the border and did a bit of distressing on the edges.

LOL...I love his chef's hat!!! This will be available soon to purchase as a
digital :-D

Don't think I was getting too fancy with the inside...the Magnum you're looking at was supposed to be on the front of the card but I thought it looked to small so put it inside so as not to waste it.

I love making sentiments this kinda looks like a flag. I curl the middle up and the ends down and put a sticky fixer in the middle to keep it raised and use my snot gun to tack the ends down.

Time to fly...I'm on balloon duty. Nicole has booked a couple of booths in a nightclub for after dinner (no I am NOT going!) and she hasn't had a chance to get them decorated.

Hope you have a great weekend. Don't forget to take advantage of purchasing the SOTM for 1/2'll kick yourself if you don't!!!

Catch ya later x


Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh Kerry this is fantastic! Your future son-in-law is going to love it. Love the chefs hat on Magnum and his tin of tuna. Also love the layout, colour combo ohhhhhhhh....and not forgetting the
Have a lovely meal and weekend!
Diane xx

DesignerDiva said...

Love chef Magnum very cute but what caught my eye the most was your new snazzy signature! LOL
Got the stamp you sent me thanks and also thank you for the felt - I forgot to say before!
Laurie xx

Julie said...

Brilliant card,Fab,inside & out:-D !!!
Loving the new signature too! Have a great weekend xxx

Wendy said...

Fabulous Kerry,love it.
Wendy xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its fabarooni... i love his hat! And i know just the man to make a card for using that digi!!
Hope you all had a fab time!
Lisa x

Amanda R said...

Love it Kerry and the stripes on Magnum are great! But I love the "YO..." part the best, makes me think of the Rocky movies, you know, "Yo Adrian!"

Whimsey said...

Cute, cute, those fish scales are superb!!! What a great card; he'll love it!! Hope dinner was sublime... I spy a LJ signature design? :D


Susan said...

Absolutely love it - who can resist Magnum ??!!
Gorgeous signature too.....Xx

pinky said...

Happy birthday to Ben, bet he loves this card!! I could have done with that wee chef hat today. I had a card to make from 8 school cooks lol. Love your new siggy!!