Saturday, 20 June 2009

A Busy Weekend!

Hey!

Well this weekend is exciting and stressful all at once for me! Exciting because it's my birthday on Sunday and I get to share it with my dad this year as it's fathers' day too! (obviously this only happens every so many years!) Stressful because I sometimes think "Gee I'll be 27 and I haven't done much yet..." and majorly stressful as it means I'm required to make those dreaded masculine cards LOL!

So for my dad he's going to be the recipient of a card I made a while back - you probably remember me posting it earlier on here!
No, I'm not a cheap-skate or a chicken but the more I look at this card, the more I feel it's so him. He's a country farmer at heart and just loves roaming around the countryside. I love to join him on his walks (though he could beat me any day on the distance - even at aged 70 LOL!) and he re-tells stories and interesting facts about all sorts of things. I learn something new every walk I go on with him!

So that's one card out of the way...now onto my bf's dad. I was so tempted to cave in and tell him to buy a card! I've caught the 'man flu' myself and had such a groggy end to the week (luckily feeling better today) that I really didn't want to craft after work and just collapse instead. Now if that's not a sure sign I'm ill, I don't know what is?! Anyways I did make it to my crafting corner and make a card which I'm going to share with you tomorrow. Who knows, his Dad maybe peeking at this blog and I don't want to spoil a surprise!

So a new card that I can show you is this one:Apologies for the poor pic, I was ready to post this and realised I hadn't snapped a pic. Therefore I had to grab my camera and take it to work and once everyone had left I could then snap a shot of it. Sorry you can see my awful handwriting inside too! I might be able to stamp nicely but the handwriting needs practise!This was for my bloggin' buddy Alison. It was her birthday the other week and I'd been meaning to post a little something for ages and just never seemed to find the spare time. By the time I got around to finding time, she'd already posted me a little parcel with a birthday treat LOL! So instead of a belated birthday card, I made a thank you card instead! I'm so unorganised sometimes - the thought is always there but the timing isn't! LOL! The poppy is stamped twice and the smaller of the two is placed on some 3-d foam - you can't really tell in the pic!

Card Recipe

PTI Unless Stated
Stamps: Remember
Card: Bitty Dot Basics (Lemon Tart), Aqua Mist
Accessories: Ripe Avocado Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Promarkers, White Gel Pen

I have to confess that man-flu means my creative mojo is giving up on me, I hope it's only temporary! I reckon Wimbledon will be the perfect cure though - I just love it and it's a sure sign that Summer is truly here (with or without rain!)

Right then, off to make the most of being 26...

Aimes
x

2 comments:

Emma said...

Awh Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you! If I was one of those organised persons I would have remembered this and with going on hols tomorrow - doh, sorry.

Sending healing vibes your way with a big hug and birthday luvs. You are truly one of the most thoughtful and creative persons I know ( if I can't send anything else it is a genuine compliment).

Have a great day x

Alison said...

I'm catching up on your blog, I LOVED receiving this card! Very restrained - I tend to want to fill in spaces, wish I could sometimes do this style!!

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