Den got a text message at 9 a.m. this morning from Helen, a friend of ours - can I make two cards for this afternoon, one for a female and one for a male! I felt like taking to my bed again! Anyway, I have plenty of female cards so no problem there, but male cards - not one. Helen said the male liked 'football and DIY', typical bloke stuff then.
I have hardly any stamps for males (good excuse to invest in more!) but I have a digi stamp that is suitable for a male who likes DIY :
This was a freebie digi stamp that I downloaded from a site but unfortunately I cannot remember where from and so I cannot give credit where credit is due.
I have coloured it in Promarkers and the red card and gems are from stash. The sentiment is computer generated.
I cannot remember the last time we had this much rain! In fact, I can, when we had that much rain we had floods. I can remember having to walk home from work then and had the water nearly up to my knees! Don't want that again! Its getting now that even Roly will not go out on the garden and he loves nothing better than playing in the garden! Never mind, it means staying in where its warm and cosy and playing!
The image is Lili of the Valley and coloured with Promarkers.
Papers are: Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection and My Mind's Eye Pretty Please Spring Papers - both were freebies with a craft magazine.
Paper lace and flowers are from stash.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
Well, I think I have now got webbed feet. It has hammered down all day. I went out to meet my mate at lunch time, did some shopping for mum and met Den in town also about 2.30 p.m. so he could get his glasses adjusted, by the time I got home I was soaking! I think I have just dried out! Don't think there is much chance of a drought round here!
I have also managed, thanks to the wonderful Fiona(do visit her wonderful blog), to change the new blog interface to the old one! Yipeeeeee! I could not get on with the new blog and I'm not very good with change so being able to change back to the 'old way' was the best thing ever!
Hello everyone, hope you have all had a good weekend. I have had a crazy one, Den decided to lose his glasses, where, no one knows! He noticed he hadn't got them on Saturday so we spent the weekend retracing his steps, going everywhere we had been to see if he had left them anywhere, turned the house upside down, went through every cupboard, drawer, under the bed, looked in the fridge, freezer, cooker and even microwave - no sign of them, they have just dropped off the face of the earth! He even emptied the bin yesterday morning to see if they had been thrown away. So yesterday morning meant a trip to Specsavers and £129.00 later new pair of specs ordered and myself very much poorer. Told him I am going to have the things welded to his face. In fact I am going to get him one of those cords you can attach to your specs and put round your next, that'll teach him!
A dear friend of ours, who works at the same school as Den and with who we also walk our dogs together, gave us some bad news yesterday. Her mother died yesterday morning. I am sure most of you will agree that sympathy cards are amongst the hardest to do, getting the right picture and just the right verse for the occasion.
Anyway, I have no suitable stamps so turned to Joanna Sheen's Thomas Kinkade CDwhich has some stunning art work on it and created this card which I wanted to keep simple:
The card and gems are from stash and the sentiment on the front was created in Word.
I also got a verse off the Internet to go inside, I can't remember which site it was from:
This is my entry for the Joanna Sheen Challenge - Its' a Man's World. I don't know about you, but I find doing men's card's a total pain. They don't like pretty flowers or teddies or fairies - boring! Even worse when I get an order saying 'he likes sport', no help at all!
I know the image is of a boy, but lets face it, men never really grow up do they. Apologies to all the male crafters out there, no offence meant and I am sure you are all very grown up and mature gentlemen!
Think I'd better shut up and show you the card:
This is definitely not one of my 'best' creations but really struggled with this one. I think the papers are a bit too over powering - never mind!
Stamp is Paper Nation - Schoolboy coloured in Promarkers.
Goodness, hasn't the weather changed! Last week roasting in the sun and now cold! Just had to put some socks on as my paws are freezing! I didn't do any playing last week, was busy sitting outside, reading and enjoying feeling warm for a change, this week has definitely driving me back inside!