Saturday, 29 January 2011

More Makes



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!

13 comments:

  1. Lovely card, Val, and congrats on the Ginger Gem award again! Hugs, Sarah & Kids

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  2. Great card, smart colours. Congrats on the 6th Ginger Gem!

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  3. I love your male birthday card - that watch just finishes it off beautifully - I'm sure that you'll be forgiven for being a tad late!

    LOL at you using the "Happy Belated Birthday" stamp often!!!

    Congratulations on your award.

    Hugs - Carole xxx

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  4. Thanks Ladies! Carole, I would like to say it's my age, but I am just chaotic!!

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  5. WOW fab man's card val, I love it...

    and congratulations on your award...

    maria...xx

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  6. Congratulations on being a Ginger Gem again. Your card is fab. Annette x

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  7. GORGEOUS card, Valerie! and congrats on your award :)

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  8. Another lovely card, Val, well done! Hugs, T

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  9. Congrats on being a Ginger Gem Val.
    I love that card - so many wonderful details.
    Hugs,
    Sue xx
    p.s. don't you just love the freebies with Craft Stamper?

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  10. Sue, those freebies are wonderful, last month's cup was also lovely. And freebies are just something special!

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  11. Lovely card and I do love that pocket watch! ~Diane

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  12. Hi Valerie, well the card was worth him waiting a week for! Very inventive idea making the waistcoat, and what good fortune to get that freebie just in time. Congratulations on being a Ginger Gem again :) CoB

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