Saturday, December 4, 2010

Big Present

Hello everyone

Oh my, I am a bad blogger. It's been almost 2 weeks since I posted a card - mainly due to the fact that it's so cold in our dining room I can't bear to sit at the p.c. I have made a couple of cards though. This is a birthday card for my nephew, Ryan, who is going to have a birthday in a couple of days. I'm going to enter this card in the Fab n Funky Blog Hop this week. The folk who organise these challenges work so hard and I don't have time to enter many but I'm going to do this one. All you have to do is make a birthday card, follow the blogs to collect the letters, leave a comment and you might get picked for one of the great prizes. Easy peasy, Lionel squezy as they say on the advert (how could he demean himself? It's not like he needs the money!)

Here's the card, then.

And here's my recipe:

Image: Big Present - Lili of the Valley
Coloured with Pro Markers
I used Bazzil and Coredinations Cardstock (blimey, not a bit of designer paper in sight!)
Ribbon, buttons, corner from stash
Ticket: Tim Holtz

I can enter these challenges:
Fab n Funky Blog Hop - Make a Birthday Card. Happy 1st Birthday to you, Fab n Funky
Lili of the Valley - My Favourite Things. I've used one of my favourite stamps (obviously), my Promarkers, a border punch, embellies and nice cardstock. The stamp has a little boy with a present on it. Some my favourite things which I found a bit more challenging on a boy's card
Papertake Weekly: The sketch. A lovely Dawny P one. Thank you.

Shock, gasp, horror!!! This card looks filthy in the corner. Honestly, it's not. I can only imagine it's my manky computer screen I'm looking at or the bit of card in the background where it was being photographed. What a pigging mess, as Dawny P would say!! It's clean in real life, cross my heart! Why oh why don't I check these things before I put them on?

I had hoped to have a wee picture of the snow in our garden to show you but it isn't uploaded yet. I bet you are all sick and tired of snow but since we have been absolutely snowed in here I have to show you our bird box. I'm surprised it's still on the fence it has so much white stuff on top of it. I'll put it on next time. I hope you are all coping with this weather. Our cat has had to revert to a litter tray in the house and the poor dog doesn't know if she's coming or going. I don't think I've ever seen our next door neighbour walking up the street but he can't get the car up so he's on foot! Never mind, it can't last forever. Or can it....

I've picked up a couple of awards (took me ages to pick them up, sorry). Both from Suzanne. I haven't had these before - thank you. I have to think who I can pass them onto now. May take me some time.

Sorry it's such a long post. Must have been in the mood for a bit of a waffle. See you soon.



Suzanne said...

Lovely card and I know it's clean - I photographed it!!! Thansk for joining our birthday blog hop at Fab n Funky and good luck - even thought you can't win mine, lol x

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time round.
Sharon x

andrea said...

great card,love the image,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Daisychain said...

A gorgeous card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining our ‘Favourite Things’ challenge at LOTV this week, hope to see you next week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

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