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Monday, 5 July 2010

Uncle Bill's Birthday Card.

I've not really achieved much on my day off but at least I've got a card made for my lovely Uncle Bill's 90th birthday. Uncle Bill loves his golf so I wanted to do something golf orientated. Luckily I had Popcorn bear with his golf clubs. Unfortunately it is a very big stamp and I didn't have a big enough block. I did find something suitable eventually but the image is so big I struggled a bit wondering how to make a card especially since I thought I'd best make an A5 one. I don't usually make big cards unless it's for a very special occasion. Reckon this is a pretty special occasion though. I found a great sketch from Sketch Saturday which solved my layout problem. I stamped Popcorn 3 times so I could 3d him.

I used :-

Image and sentiment :- Popcorn Bear.

Colouring :- Promarkers and Distress Inks (for edges).

DP :- Craft Creations and Wild Rose Studio.

Buttons, string, ribbon and 90 peeloff from stash.

Challenges I'm entering :-

Sketch Saturday :- Sketch..........

Passion for Promarkers Think of a number.

I'm quite pleased with how this turned out...for once. I took some pics and then realised that I'd forgotten to colour the grass lol! So I had to delete them and take more. Trust me. I've another three cards half made but I'd best check if there are any entries to comment on for my DTs and maybe have a wee look at my favourite blogs.

I'm a lot later sitting down tonight than I'd hoped. My daughter appeared for tea and to do her washing and then she wanted to make meringues so I had to "advise" her about that. I also had to wash the dishes. That might sound strange but I have a dishwasher and it's misbehaving. To say the least! My husband thought it was leaking so he hauled it out yesterday to check. It was! So he mopped up, found a wee hole in the hose and fixed it. Switched it on last night and nothing happened. So I had whole pile of washing this morning. The fridge-freezer in the kitchen has been leaking a bit now and then but he's convinced it was just ice so he removed a lot of ice from the bottom of it yesterday and fingers crossed it's ok. To complete his happiness yesterday he went into the garage and there was water all over the floor in front of the tumble drier!! Luckily it only needed emptied. I haven't been using it because the weather has been so nice but yesterday it rained so I put towels in it. Of course my daughter doesn't hang out washing because it wastes your clothes (???) and she uses the drier when she's out here washing. Silly me I should have remembered that it never occurs to her to empty the water out! At least I don't need a tumble drier or a fridge-freezer but Imight need a dishwasher. Fantastic!! I need to check out the sales.

Sorry to bore you girls especially since I should be doing something more useful lol.

I hope my Uncle Bill likes his card and I hope you like it too. If you could spare a minute to leave me a comment I'd be very grateful. I value the opinions of my fellow crafters. If I ask my husband he always says my cards are really nice! Which is nice of him but a bit biased don't you think?

See you all tomorrow I hope.

Kat xx


  1. Hi Kat, what a brilliant card. Love the cute image and way you've 3d'd him looks fantastic. Great colouring and layout. Thanks for joining in with my "think of a number" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. Gorgeous - such a sweet image and seems perfect for Uncle Bill!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

  3. I'm sure he will love it!!! The image is perfect for layering for this special card.

    Good luck with the kitchen appliances!!!

    Angela x

  4. aww he's so cute..great job Kat..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

  5. wow Kat this is fabulous, great image and you have used it to perfection
    Mina xxx

  6. An adorable card, gorgeous image and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  7. Hi Kat,
    I'm sure Uncle Bill will love this. It's beautiful. Love the 3-D effect. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  8. Oh this is fabulous Kat, love the sweet bear.

  9. I think it's absolutely perfect hun! Great image, coloured brilliantly and fab colours. Hope Uncle has a great birthday. Hugs, Sxx

  10. Hello Kat - thought I'd pop by! I love the subtle fresh colours in your card - really lovely! Hope your diswasher is ok - I can't do without mine!

  11. Hi Kat,
    I love this card you've made for your uncle. The image looks fab layered.

    Clare x

  12. Fab card Kat, I'm sure your uncle will love it! Love the image (I've got this one, but have never used it), great papers and perfect inking. Hope you get the dishwasher sorted, I'd hate to be without mine! Lisa x

  13. a fabulous card for Uncle Bill! hope you get your mechanical issues sorted out, I just keep my fingers crossed and pray that nothing gives up just yet!
    hugs, annie x


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