Sunday, 29 January 2012

WANTED 'A 100th Birthday card'

On Friday I was asked by a friend to do her Auntie Dot a birthday card for her 100th birthday which is on Valentines day...

YIKES as don't normally make cards for others to give, so wasn't sure, but said I would give it a go. And as we had arranged to meet for lunch in a couple of weeks I said give me till then and I'll see what I can do. As if things don't go to plan or she doesn't like it, then she still has time to get something off moonpig or somewhere else, lol...

So Friday evening after Steven was in bed, I nipped into to my Arty Attic to see if I could start the card. OK things didn't quite go to plan, oh, I did make some cards, but not the special one, as I ended up making these, hehehe...


So Saturday evening, again after Steven was in bed, I went into my Arty Attic with the good intentions on starting the card, but this time I end up making another 7 of the same as the 2 above, inserts and all, lol.


I know they are pretty simple, but the men I send cards too won't care if they are simple and they don't really appreciate if they are hand made or shop bought. And as they are not of the same family, I can get away with some of the same designs, lol...

As for the special card, well that still on my desk looking like this, lol...



HEHEHE, well I did enjoy making the male cards and it's made a dent in the 75+ birthday cards I need to for this years, family and friends AND I got to use card candi for the first time, lol...

I won't be going up into the attic tonight as even though hubby is still home, Sunday evening always consist of the weeks ironing, the weeks menu and shopping list for Asda first thing tomorrow... So will have to keep my thinking cap on for that special card, lol...

Oh by the way, I've had a few emails asking me how the end of the bath pillow were done, so below is a photo of the end. It was 2 circles cut out of one end of the towel.

10 comments:

mrs tsv said...

i love your bath pillow maria, its fabulous. just the ticket for a relaxing bath. you are clever with that sewing needle.

they maybe simple cards maria, but there fab. i intend to over think them and end up buying one. lol
so im comming to you for lessons.
well done !!!!!!!!
hugs gina xxxxxxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks gina, seeing I've got the stash. I might as well make use of it, lol...

as for the bath pillow, have used it 3 times this year already, lol...xx

Carole said...

Teheeee!!! I was in a similar situation today when I had to make a 50th birthday card! I made two others before I eventually got stuck in ... and ended up quite pleased with it! So, don't give up, you will get there in the end! Look on Pinterest for some inspiration - that's what I did!!!

Loving your other cards too!

Hugs, Carole xxx

SusieJ said...

Love the simplicity of the cards Maria - just right for men!
Pleased you're managing to make good use of your bath pillow..:)
Hugs xx

jeanie g said...

Wow as soon as I saw your cards Maria I thought how professional they looked. Well done on getting the list down a bit. xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks ladies...xx

well done on getting yours done carole, look forward to seeing them...xx

yes sue, I love my pillow, yep, not bad 3 time in one month, lol...xx

WOW jean thanks, no one has ever called my cards professional looking, thanks, lol...xx

craftattack said...

Lovely cards Maria! Valerie

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks val..xx

Susan said...

Wow Maria I love that 100th card!
Only joking, the men cards look great, I like how you have used the candi.

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks susan, thought you would liked the 100th card, lol...xx