Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion-Male Birthday Party Time

This card is a VERY special creative effort on my part. The reason is that most of the embellishments on the card belonged to my Dad who passed away over 20 years ago. He was also extremely creative and used to create antique cars out of anything he could get his hands on such as wires, watches, buttons, scissors earrings etc.
I twisted & used the copper wiring for the candles, gold metal flames, metal gold circles for the balloons, green wiring from a telephone for the balloon ribbon and one of his many old watch pieces that he kept. the cake is cut from a Sizzix die and the paper is DCWV.
This was made for Celebrate The Occasion Link Up & I hope you think it's as special as I do!
Here are some of the cars HE created & the two of many drawers of "STUFF" I inherited when he passed away.


  1. This card is just so cool, and sooooo very special. You did a great job, and I'm sure have done your dad proud!

  2. This card is FANTASTIC...did I say that loud enough?? Wow, so many cool elements. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree is an understatement here. Your dad would be so elated to see you creating the way he did. He was an excellent artist and you have inherited that from him. Thank you SO SO much for sharing!

  3. What a fabulous card! I love the timepiece and jewels. The spring candles are so cool! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  4. What a very special card!! Love the details! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  5. Your Dad was very talented. I guess that's where you get it from :)

  6. Wow you certainly put some special work of heart into this. It's lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your new follower too. Smooches... Felicia

  7. Fabulous card,very creative.Love the cars your Dad made as well.Thanks for playing at CTO this week.
    Jayne x

  8. These are just perfect for the challenge, great job, thanks for joining CTO!

  9. Amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you did the candles!

    Thanks for participating at CTO this week!
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    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
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  10. Your card is so beautiful and so special that you could use embellishments that belonged to your dad! Those cars he created are stunning and fabulous!!

    I can't believe I didn't realize your googly eye Halloween card and flying ghost were the same card!! It truly is an amazing, festive, awesome card!! :D


  11. very nice. Love the watch on the card

  12. Oh wow, I am in love with all the metal!! Really great masculine card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  13. Very nice job! Cute card! Thanks for joining us this week over at CTO!!!
    Hugs, Jenni

  14. Wow, wonderful design!
    All your elements are fabulous, the watch face, the copper wire, just everything!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  15. Wow Claire, I came back to visit again, fell in love with this post! All the metal embellishments are SO perfect, and I'm sure you inherited some of your father's creative-ness as well! :) Now a new follower and would love for you to visit me at


  16. Hi Claire what a lovely thing to do with your Dad's stash, he must have been so creative, as you are

  17. Thank you!I read your sweet comment on my blog- wanted you to know im your newest follower and will be back soon! You are so blessed to have your fathers work, it is amazing and so cool you both share the gift of creativity!!


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