Sunday, May 9

Oh Man!

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I shall set the scene ... late on a Sunday morning ... still in my jammies ... nice and relaxed watching "Something for the weekend" while slurping my third or fourth coffee of the day ... when John Says "Have you made a card for my Dad?". "Not yet" I replied calmly ... then wondered why he was asking a week early ... when he usually leaves it until the day before and I often grin smugly to myself that if I ever left it that late ... well all our cards would be shop bought quite frankly ... so curiosity got the better of me "Why?" ... "Because I thought I would drop it round on my way to work tonight so he has it to open in the morning!!!!"Card10905

Get the picture ... some fast moving required on my part ... John's Mum keeps an album with all the cards I make for them in it ... I needed to get up stairs and start crafting pronto! A shop bought card just would never do!

Sadly ... I was short on creative energy today and everything I touched pretty much turned to that proverbial waste product delivered in small parcels by our canine pets on the lawn ... then I saw the Sunday Stamper challenge was gold and I thought ... just smother it in gold and all will be fine. So the Grid stamped background was laid into a Walnut glimmer misted craft mat and dried. The Tim Holtz die cut Grungepaper heart was plastered in Gold Dabber and embossed with Gold powder for good measure and the card ... well ... trust me ... it looks a lot better than it did :0) I shall probably smuggle it back out of the album at some point in the future though!

Evening all!

27 comments:

Samm said...

Gorgeous!!! just love those dies.

Samm
x

Helen said...

I bet he loves it! Great shimmer.

Twiglet said...

You obviously work well under pressure!

jordiegirl said...

Well done you.

I've been in the same predicament lately, so behind with my card making due to sorting wedding stationery, but I have always come up with something from my stash.

I would never buy a card from a shop these days.

Kay said...

It's fab, I'm sure he'll love it :)

Sue said...

Linda even when you are having a crafting moment it still comes out stunning.

craftimamma said...

Cooo, would I be pleased if my 'under pressure' creations turned out half as good? You bet is blooming well would. The card is fab and your FIL is gonna love it.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jules said...

Wow Linda

What a fantastic card to make at the last minute!!!

I think it is brilliant and tht heart is gorgeous.

A great addition to the album.

Love Jules xx

Debi said...

What an awesome card for a quick card. You did an amazing job on it. I know your father in law is going to love it!

Cath Wilson said...

Well done, you! Not bad at all for work under pressure, lol. I've been the same lately - lots of stuff ending up in the bin!! I'm sure they'll love it, whatever you think :)

Karen Ellis said...

LOVE IT!! I'd be keeping your cards too! Love your work

Angie said...

It is so striking ...really beautifully mascline.

Sherry Goodloe said...

It's amazing what can be done when the pressure is on huh? *hee hee* You pulled it off quite nicely Linda *smiles*

Lori said...

Oh man! This is awesome, love the golden goodness. Fabulous. Divine. Need I say more???

Amy said...

wow..stunning in gold!!! fabulous card

Sid said...

Last minute yes but fab too !!

Carmen said...

It's gorgeous Linda - I wonder if you need your eyes looked at sometimes - absolutely stunning!

Alix said...

*chuckles* my MIL kept all the cards i made for her and the family too...it does sort of up the pressure, doesn't it!! and she had a habit of entering them into craft contests too!!
i bet he loves it!

LME said...

It is great :)

Glen said...

I feel a song coming on....*Gold* by Spandau Ballet!! LOL. Fab card Linda and to think you made it at the 11th hour! Phew! Lucky you. So here I am, giving you 4 months notice of my 'biggie' birthday in September and I LOVE the yellow and orange colours you have been using lately!! *Ü* Well...aren't you going to ask the for date?!*Grins*. TFS. ~Glen~

Jay said...

Fabulous card and the detail is so good on this one. Love the colours too
j

Elaine said...

Love your golden heart - I'm sure it'll be much appreciated!

Hels Sheridan said...

WEll, I love it :O)) Thanks for joining in hun...and hoping all is well xx

Rosie said...

And your problem with this is what exactly? Scrumptious, manly even, and gorgeously gold! What's not to like??

Tracy Evans said...

Love your entry for the Sunday Stamper challenge and I bet your father in law loves it too. My mother in law and father in law both save my cards which is nice. Lovely detail on your artwork. Tracy Evans x x

Julia Dunnit said...

This happens to me too often and it NEVER has a happy ending - this card looks sensational to me!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabby card Linda - you Indian Giver! take it back indeed LOL
Anne xx

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