Thursday, 29 December 2011

Last minute card

I'm still not feeling well with this chest infection - not sleeping because of coughing and not feeling up to doing anything much - hate feeling like this.

Anyway, it's John's birthday tomorrow and I hadn't made him a card (haven't bought him anything either because we were going to go out together and choose something ... will have to be another day, unfortunately). So I really needed to at least make him a card, but it was a bit like trying to walk through treacle - I just couldn't get any inspiration and anything I tried seemed to go wrong.

I've ended up with this card, using some Kanban grass card as a base, the Personal impressions bowler stamp coloured with marvy alcohol pens and copics, mounted on silver mirror card. I used silver mirror for the rosette, scoring on my Hougie board and added a few other bits and pieces. It's certainly not the best card I've ever made, but at least I've now got one to give John tomorrow.

I'm linking this for:

Clearlyistamp 42: birthday
Crafty boots: celebrations
Alota 73: it's about the numbers
Pixie dust studio 107: numbers
Hiding in my craft room 26: use it or lose it - I bought the bowler stamp quite a while ago, but this is the first time I've used it
Sparkles forum 27: anything but a Christmas card
Totally Gorjuss 111: for someone special
The pixie cottage 101: someone special
Aud sentiments 44: anything goes
Craft room: anything goes
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Top tip Tuesday 66: anything goes
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Mark's finest papers speedy the cat 87: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 48: anything goes
Sunday stamper 186: do anything you wanna do
Simon says: anything goes
Rainbow lady 185: your choice
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39


  1. aw sorry to hear you are still suffering... I always think that the old Mojo goes on a mini-break when we feel ill so I think you did a sterling job on John's card... Many Happy Returns to him and big get well soon hug for you .... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... all the very best for 2012. x

  2. Sorry you are still suffering Hazel hope you have a better night. Many Happy returns to John for tomorrow sure he will love his card. Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

  3. A great man-card, Hazel. Happy Birthday John. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  4. I like this card a lot Hazel... thanks for sharing. Get well soon and Happy New Year Love Cynthia x

  5. He knows your sick and you tried which is all that matters. Hope you get to feeling better.

    Thanks for making a "birthday" card with us at Clearly iStamp. Hope you will come back on Jan 6th when the new challenge is posted.

  6. Dear Hazel, so sorry you are unwell, right on Christmas too, hope you get better soon, take care.

    Fabulous card for your man, what a great image for a bowler..I used to tell my mum that I was a bowling orphan, as she was always at bowls, and I felt quite put
    Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday and wishing you a very Happy New Year.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. I'm sorry you're not feeling well Hazel and I wish your husband a very Happy Birthday - your card is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Mens cards are always hard to do I feel, you've done a lovely card here :D

  9. Simply beautiful!

    Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

    Happy New Year!


  10. great card even though you are not well your creativity shines through. Hope you get over this quickly. HUGS.
    Thank you for entering Speedy's the Cat's challenge this week. Good Luck to you. Happy New Year

  11. Great card Hazel. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.

    Wishing you and your family a happy New Year.


  12. BEautiful card Hazel. I hope you're soon feeling better. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
    Claire xx

  13. Sorry to hear you're not feeling very well Hazel. In spite of this you've made a really lovely card for your husband and I'm sure he'll be delighted with it. Thanks for sharing it with us at TG this time. Hope you feel better soon.

    Kat x

  14. Oh dear hazel sad to read you are feeling lowsy :( Take your vit c and get your rest~~As Mom would say :)LOL
    Hope you and DH had a nice day despite the drag you down cold. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!

  15. Such a great, great card, Hazel!

    Thx for joining us at Make It Monday and the Pixie Dust Studios and very happy New Year to you!

    Mary J x

  16. It's a great card Hazel, don't be hard on yourself. I know the feeling of not wanting to be bothered but needing to do it.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at RAinbow Lady's this wek and hope you feel better soon.
    Jenny x

  17. I hope you feel better soon Hazel, it's rotten when you feel ill. A great card for your husband which I'm sure he'll love. Good luck, and thanks for joining in with the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  18. Fabulous 75th birthday the addition of the rosette... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  19. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  20. What a great card! Love the medallion!

    Hope you are feeling better now and that your husband had an awesome birthday.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

    Hugs and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  21. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  22. this card is gorgeous. i lvoe the coloration of the stamp and I love the embellishments that you used.
    Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

  23. Great card. Thank you for sharing at Rainbow Lady's this week. Hope you feel better soon.
    Jen x

  24. Hope you're feeling better by now and I'm sure John appreciated that you'd made him a card even when poorly.. Thanks so much for joining our Craft-room Challenge..Esther xx

  25. Great card as always! The masculine themes are always a toughie for me, but you have done a spectacular job. Snazzy but not girlie..lovely. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Boots in our Celebrations challenge. xx Denise


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