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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Happy Birthday Mike

Hi All.
Sorry I was absent yesterday but it was one of those where I seemed to spend the whole time chasing my tail, and by the time I finally got to sit down to blog I couldn't think of a thing to say so I gave up and went to bed.
I have been working hard today on a card that a friend at work has asked me to make.
I usually take my cards in to work so that the girls can see them before they go in the post. Having seen the card that I have entered into the challenges one lass asked me if I would make a similar card for a friend of hers. I was a little hesitant as her friend is male, and I was afraid that it might be too feminine, but now its finished I think it will be OK. I will have to share it with you tomorrow as of course it has got too late to photograph tonight. I really am going to have to invest in one of those little photo pods aren't I lol.
Men are just so difficult to make cards for aren't they. I guess since lots of them are gardeners it really shouldn't be a problem if the card that you make has flowers on it.
If all else fails trees and leaves are always a safe bet I find, and this is what I used when I made this for Mike, the husband of my friend Gill.
A little bird, or should I say a Welsh Springer Spaniel called Taffy, let it slip that it was Mike's birthday on Monday.(Taffy Till - The journal of a Welsh Springer Spaniel)
Gill always attends my classes at Lavender Lane leaving hubby to his own devises on many a Saturday and so it seemed only fair that I send him a card as I am responsible for these absences.
As I said trees are usually a safe bet for a man, and I had a lovely e-mail from Mike on Tuesday thanking me for it. Yes the card was late as usual lol.

I have used a Penny Black tree stamp for the main image and a Stampendous leaf for the background on the main card. I do like this line of trees and it works so well with the distress inks.
The greeting is by Hobby Art.
Hope you have had a good day.
Thanks for stopping by.
Love Kimx

3 comments:

  1. One of the (many) things I love about your cards is that they are so much more suitable as an inspiration for men's cards than the often cute and flowery cards that I see elsewhere on the blogosphere. This is another lovely, artistic card. You are so inspiring. Thank you!!

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  2. Hi Kim, saw your comment on Debbie D's blog and thought I'd pop over and say hello (and have a little nose at what you're doing at the moment)
    Love your card, the stamps and colours you chose look fabulous.
    Best wishes, Felicity (aka Fliss) x

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  3. Hi! That Welsh Springer Spaniel is quite a gossip isn't he? Mike loved his personally made card and insists I carry on with classes!! Thank you for remembering him x x

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