Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Wetlands mini-waders say happy birthday

Hi all and happy bank holiday .... or more precisely, what's left of it.!

I have been helping Mummie, following the lightning strike on Saturday, and glad to say she is over the shock of it all now, and just keen to get it sorted.  The aerial people are due to call tomorrow, the insurance people are scheduling an assessor's visit - so all in all.. we are now in their capable hands,  or at least I like to think so..

but in the midst of all that- it's also my dad's birthday tomorrow and what with one thing and another, well you can imagine,  have only just finished his card this evening. Uhm.. Talk about 'last minute.com' yet again!

Well it's a man card, so it has to be blue.. one of these days I might break out of my comfort zone on this, but not today!

I chose the lovely Wetlands stamp set,  starting with this beautiful card from Julia Carmichael as my inspiration. But I thought my little squares just looked lost on the overall card, so sponged them, then popped them up on a focus piece using the 'En Français,' background stamp.


The 'glitter letters' are from a very old set of pre-cut die shapes, which I have had for ages.

The sentiment on the front is from the 'One in a million' stamp set and I carried on with the complimentary stamp from the same set, 'That makes you one in a million!'  to decorate the inside. I finished  off with the 'Happy Birthday' from the Memorable Moments stamp, placed to perfection with the use of my Stamp-a-Majig.

Hope he likes it.

Stampin' Up! supplies for this card:
Stamp Sets: Wetlands, One in a Million, Memorable Moments, En Français,
Inks: Night of Navy
Card stock: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Punches: 1" and 1 1/4" Square punches, Scallop border punch,  
Decorative Label Punch,
Other Essentials: Stampin' Up! dimensionals, sponge daubers

 I can order Stampin' Up! Products for you, shipped straight to your address and am happy to answer any questions you may have - if you would like to find out more or would like to place an order you can email me or contact me on 01438 820829  
or why not visit my on line store

Must admit this bank holiday has flown somewhat -  and what with the thunder and lightning, the downpours and everything else that has happened - although am not normally one for wishing my life away - on this occasion I just might make an exception!  to be honest am glad to see the back of it!

til next time
best wishes all

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely way to use this stamp set Jan! The sparkly letters spelling out 'dad' will make your father feel very special! Hope things are getting sorted after the lightning strike now. Vicky x


Thanks very much, everyone. I so much appreciate them all.

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