Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Bad Blogger Stacey....

Haven't I been rubbish lately?! I'm so sorry I've not been about to visit all of your lovely blogs recently, I don't seem to have stopped for the last week and a half. I've barely had time to do any crafting either which is just killing me as I have all of the lovely goodies Sheila sent me, just sat there, still unused. I'm hoping that I might get a teeny bit of time this Saturday to get stuck back in though. Fingers crossed......!

Yesterday was Ali's birthday and, as he is a competitive swimmer, he asked me to make him a swimming related card. The only problem was, he described exactly what he wanted. Sometimes this is a good thing as it means you know exactly what you are doing. However, sometimes it is a nightmare when, as in this case, you can't find what you need in order to make said card! I looked absolutely everywhere for a decent male swimmer stamp and could not find one anywhere. In the end, I found myself on the A Muse website, settling for a lady instead. What I also found was a card produced by one of their design team which exactly matched the idea that Alistair had given to me! Although I have changed the design a little, it made my job a lot easier I have to say!

This was a really quick card to make. I stamped 3 swimmers, coloured them with Whisper pens, cut them out and mounted them on to the card. I doodled the end bunting and the lane ropes, again colouring with Whispers. Finally, I printed the sentiment from the PC and mounted this onto red and blue card. Dead easy but he was really pleased with it!

As a joke, I also made this door hanger for the bathroom. Basically, we have a running joke that he 'hogs' the shower so I thought this would make him smile!

I hope everyone is well - I will try do a bit of blog hopping today to catch up with your gorgeous creations!

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Beth said...

These are fab! That's the beauty of making your own cards, you'd never find a bathroom hog hanger in a shop!! I've left you an award on my blog! xx

Sandra said...

Hi Stacey,nice card and lovely idea.I've finally got round to setting up my own blog,i'm the one who emailed you a few weeks back about the doodlebats.
Sandra x

Jenn said...

Hey Stacey! Your card is FAB and I just love the little door's too cute! :D

pickle said...

Fab card.
I love the door hanger!!
kerry x