Saturday, 29 January 2011
I always find it very difficult to make cards for men, which is probably the reason why I nearly always forget their birthdays....Anyway, yesterday evening I remembered that I was late, late, for a very important date, the birthday of an ex-colleague. I have a lovely *Belated Birthday* stamp, which someone gave me as a present ( I wonder why??) and which I use quite often.
I cut a waistcoat from wine red embossed card, stuck it to a hammered card, added two fob pockets and a shirt collar from some white scraps, and added details with white and black pens. Then I wanted to put a watch into the pocket, and although I have lots of clock stamps, they were all too large or too something else, they just didn't fit! And then *Craft Stamper* arrived this morning - yooohoo! Thanks a lot to Petra B. who so kindly sent it to me! And the freebie watch was just right. So, I just had to start stamping, still in my PJs, and tried it out in all colours. The one I have used for the card has been stamped with archival black and gold embossed, cut out, and fixed to a piece of golden chain, which I have glued into the fob pocket of the waistcoat. Added the *Tempus fugit* stamp and a red bow tie, and stamped the inside of the card with my *belated* stamp and a cup cake. Finished! Now I can get it posted off to the recipient, and hope I will be forgiven for being a week too late.
And I noticed this morning that I was chosen as a *Ginger gem* in the *Ginspiration* challenge on Thursday. I did congratulate the winners on Thursday, but must have overseen that I was one of them....thanks again to the Design Team at Gingersnaps!
So, here's wishing you all a happy weekend, take care, and thanks for looking!