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!


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

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

  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

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

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

    and congratulations on your award...


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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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