Monday, February 7

All Loved Up!

SSS10602 I know that John is at the end of many a joke on this here blog! I know that he does n't really believe me when I tell him I got a pair of Uggs in L.A for a tenner ... or indeed a Pandora bracelet for 12.50 ... he just plays along!

He rarely gets annoyed at anything I do ... even when I moan because he is playing golf all day and then going out with the lads afterwards ... yet I just spring things on him ... like ... erm ... I am going to L.A for a week!

I don't really do the whole This is my life jobby on here but ... several years ago I was struck down with an illness and for about a year ... I could hardly get out of bed ... let alone leave the house ... never once did John complain about having to do ALL the household chores and look after me. And even though I am back on my feet ... he still does them ... and yet he never complains ... Oh ... and he makes THE best rice pudding ... even though he does n't like it ... He really is my perfect man!SSS1a0602

So when it comes to Valentines Day ... I like to spoil him a bit. This year's card is indeed a box. I have used a plain old box and decorated it with ample amounts of Lord Tim of Holtz goodies ... you know Tim ... the man that can create a beautiful sunset while calming the world's oceans with just a dot of Distress Re-Inker and a Grungepaper flourish.

I did n't stop there people ... oh no ... I have cut 101 pieces of 6.5cm squared card ... rounded each corner and decorated each one with Distress Inks and sprays and sequin waste and Gold Krylon and hearts ... and on each one I have written a reason for loving him! On the very top one is Elizabeth Barrett Browning's ... I do I love thee ... let me count the ways!

SSS1b0602 I truly went  to sooooo much trouble ...

He better get me a Biiiiiiiig present :0)

Anyways ... enough with all the lovey stuff ... The card on the outside of the box is embossed which tied in very nicely with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week. The theme is ... Embossing! Do come and join in the fun ... you may even win a $50 Simon Says Stamp Voucher!

Righty-Ho then ...

Laters!

33 comments:

Luthien Thye said...

oh Linda!!
you are too cute and you deserved that wonderful man of yours!!! let him play golf all day ... it's good for him ;)

you also make the most wonderful stuff!! Gosh!! that box is gorgeous!! that heart with a crown is really the crowning glory ... how do you just churn up lovely things like that all the time every time?

HUGS!!
luthien :)

Kristi B. said...

WOW...this is just awesome! You put alot of work & love into this & it really shows. I'm sure Hubby is going to cherish it forever. :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous box Linda :-) I am sure hubby will lOVE this ,,, such a romantic gift to make !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

It was fab meeting you in LA :-)

Daniele said...

ahhhhhhh how loved up are you sounds like you've got a gem of a guy, I'm sure he'll love it
hugs

Sheilagh said...

A beautiful gift, well deserved by the sound of things:)

I am sure he will cherish it.

Helen said...

The box is beautiful and the thought that has gone into your gift amazing - even if you want a big pressie in return!! That made me laugh!
I say, let him play golf - then you can craft all day long... perfect.
Have a great week.

misteejay said...

Stunning box - the colours are so warm.

Hope you get your BIG pressie LOL

Toni :o)

craftimamma said...

Well all I can say Linda is it sounds like you two truly deserve each other. The box is wonderful and I'm sure your OH will think so too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is gorgeous Linda, lovely warm colours, perfect for the feelings that have gone into it. I love the top, it just sets it off perfectly. Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day! Judith xx

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous box...beautiful reason behind it :)
xoxo Sioux

Dallying Debz said...

What a lovely gift. I think its more special if the present is homemade :)

Nancy Wethington said...

Linda, this is gorgeous!

Anesha said...

Truly wonderful thing to do for your hubby. Wonderful colours. :)

Elaine said...

Wow Linda - what a gorgeous pressie. Sounds like you have a gem of a chap and this is a brilliant gift - I am sure he will understand the amount of work that has gone into it.

Elaine xx

nessy said...

what an amazing creation linda ~so beautifully made , as always!!...your husband will love it!
some of us are blessed with amazing husbands ~who never complain about our craft obsessions..i have to bite my tongue sometimes when i`m taking to him,and getting no answers~ while he is listening to the saturday football with small earphones!!..if that is all to complanin about ~how blessed we are!!
vanessa xx

Lori said...

I'd say John is definitely a keeper then! Your project is wonderful, Linda, love the lid and all the embossing...

SusanK said...

Yep, John's a keeper! And this beautiful box is a wonderful gift to acknowledge your love and appreciation for all he is and does.

Helen said...

When's your b'day Linda?!
Lucky you going to CHA - it sounded amazing.
Helen

Debi said...

Stunning project!!! Love the colors!

Andrea said...

what a beautiful box Linda and what are you putting in there for John?????????? I must say John is the perfect partner and you are one truely lucky lady especially if he makes the best rice pudding, plus he cleans :-) you never said you bought a bracelet I am shocked LOL xx

Jules said...

Stunning box Linda, I can't believe you made so many cards to go inside, it must have taken you forever! Fingers crossed for your big present :D

Nine said...

WOW !!!

Andrea said...

Linda I am going slightly mad, must me my age a senile moment, and have just read your post again and can now see whats in the box and thats just so sweet that I think John will love that xx

Netty said...

A beautiful box given with so much love.

kath said...

well linda....what can I say...what a wonderful way to show you your man how much you love him...am in tears now....big hugs kath xxx

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh thats so gorgeous and a beautiful love gift for your fella. your work is stunning as always Linda.
hope all is good with you and that your week is going well
take care for now
June

Claireliz said...

That is stunning Linda
C
xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

My goodness Linda, this is FAB!! I just love the paper you used to make the rosette and the colors are too beautiful together, big hugs to you!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Carmen said...

Craig makes a wicked banana crumbloe that he says he wpouldn't touch with a barge pole and only makes it because we beg him too. Aren't they lovely like that :)

Sounds like two deserving sould found the right pairing in you two. Ooh and what a gorgeous box/card hubby is going to open. Just gorgeous.

Nancy said...

This is an outstanding gift for John! He's going to love it, I'm sure!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh, you big softie ;-) How lovely is John - that's not a question! hehe Gorgeous stuff Linda
Anne xx

Ohhh Snap said...

What a magnificent Valentine's Day present! I'm sure he'll treasure it. Thanks for sharing :D

Kathy said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I sooooo love this box, Linda!

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