Monday, 13 June 2011

A Special Card

Morning lovely Crafters. I hope you had a smashing weekend despite the typical British Summer weather!!! It seemed to be catching as we sat waiting for the Canadian Grand Prix last night watching the pouring rain in Canada and listening to it on the windows here. They have promised a better day today so I've hung my washing this space!!!

As I mentioned in previous posts it was was my lovely Hubby's birthday last weekend. He was 21 again!!!!! Well, that's what he kept telling everyone. I always find it difficult to come up with a card for him that I feel is special enough and usually end up going out and buying one but not this year. I recently found some absolutely gorgeous stamps at The Craft Barn from Impression Obsession, a brand I haven't come across before but I struggled not to buy them all.

This lovely lighthouse is one and I simply stamped it with Broken China Distress Ink onto watercolour paper and then painted in the detail. I'm really liking ripped edges at the minute so matted and layered it with some vellum and the script was stamped with my bargain Colour My World Background stamps, I think they were £3.99 for two and they're really big.

Another favourite is this Martha Stewart Baker's Twine, a blog candy win and the starfish came from my local market, another bargain buy!!

Right, I need to go and be productive today, I have a date with the dentist tomorrow to have a wisdom tooth taken out, ouch!!!! and I'm not looking forward to it so I might not get much done afterwards. I'm getting prepared to feel sorry for myself!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Monday goes well.


Emma said...

LOVE this's so simple but so effective!! Gorgeous work, as always!!

*virtual hugs* for your trip to the dentist tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you and please, let me know how it goes?

Despite the dreadful weather and wasn't it absolutely freezing yesterday? Brrr ~who stole summer? lol ...I hope you had a good weekend!
Love and good luck for tomorrow hugs,
Emma xxx

Anne said...

Lisa this is special indeed, the simple colourscheme is perfect and I'm sure your DH loved his card. Raining here again I'm afraid. Grand Prix was very confusing, I lost track of whether the rain had stopped/started or what in real life (here!) or on TV as it went on for hours and hours... on telly and here!

Lesley said...

Hi Lisa,
Fab card for your man!!
Good luck with your dental appt. tomorrow!
Yes indeed I did watch the Grand PRix. I said to Ed when JB was 21st and last - you watch him, he'll love this challenge - and boy was I right!!!
I have hung my washing out too and keeping an eye on the sky....

Jill said...

Hi Lisa

What a gorgeous card for your 21 year old husband!!

Good luck with the dentist will be thinking of you.

Jill x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card- love that image . I bet your hubbie was overjoyed
Lisa x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card, love the colour you have used and the layout. I'm sure DH was very impressed!
Hope everything goes OK at the dentist tomorrow.
Avril xx

Lynda said...

This is so much better than a bought card Lisa - bet hubby loved it. I adore seaside images so it's no wonder I love this scene. It's a beautiful card. Hope it goes well for you at the Dentist tomorrow - I'll be thinking about you!

Love Lynda xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

I love the way you use the embellishments on the sides of those cards. They are so clean and striking. Must make some Father's Day cards tomorrow!

Sally H said...

Wow! This is stunningly beautiful! I bet he loved it! I can see why you were attracted to the stamp - a real beauty. Hope you get on alright at the dentist tomorrow and that it is over very quickly for you x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, That's one gorgeous card, belated Happy Birthday to hubby:0) I too love Impression Obsession stamps they've been around a while but there's a whole new bunch out and they're delish:0) The colour is fab and the background text fits beautifully with the whole design:0)
I love it when you visit me too Lisa, you always leave such wonderful comments:0) and are welcome anytime LOL Gay xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

P.s, I nearly forgot hope all goes well at the dentist, Good Luck, hugs Gay xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Gorgeous card Lisa love the colours and layout and commiserations on the tooth, I am undergoing root canal myself at the present dont you just love it?!.. Shaz in oz.x

craftimamma said...

I'm sure your OH was delighted with this card Lisa's definitely special and the blue looks so effective.

Good luck at the dentist's .... that's the only place I turn into a complete wimp!

Lesley Xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

A gorgeous card .. .. I bet your hubby loved it.

So many lovely layers and elements.

I hope that dentist visit went OK and you aren't too sore now.

Love Jules xx

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous card bet your hubby loved it and the torn distressed look works really well. Kezzy x