13 February 2013

Cycling 40th

Sorry this pic seems a little off straight but it won't play!

Anyway, Happy 'special' Birthday to my husband today who is away on a cycle training camp this week in Majorca.

I opted to stay away from cyclists and have had a nice few days in Dorset with Mum, albeit we have had heavy snow, freezing winds and rain!

I somehow picked up on this digi image recently and immediately had to use it for this card.  It is from justinklined.com.  This is an 8x8" card so the image is a fair size.

I've coloured in copics, some colours to blend in, some to suit specific cycling items Graeme has - eg. the shoe colour (yes, really!).

The image came with numbers on the back of the bike and the cyclists jersey so I have doctored these to suit the birthday and added a cut out on the shorts for his team name.

Some glossy accent added to the tyres and another use of my SU sentiment which I heat embossed in white.

This also gave me the opportunity to add a Talking Tag inside the card.  You need a smartphone app and I got a little tag sticker from the lovely Jenny which I recorded a message on to.  I secretly downloaded the app to my husbands phone so that he could scan the message and get a verbal greeting whilst away - a rather fun high tec addition to the card.  This link goes to Jenny's page with a video of how they work.


  1. That image so reminds me of the cyclists who arrive en masse at our local coffee shop on a Saturday morning! So suitable for your purpose too and what a brilliant idea to record a message too - very high tech!!

  2. Great card for Graham hope he enjoyed his 40th birthday..