Friday, 11 February 2011

TGIF!!! And after two days of valentines day cards for the kids, here's hubby's (shhh!) don't tell him!!

Oh my word, what a week!!

It all got a bit too much yesterday and I was on the verge of tears at work (ok, so I did the girly thing and flapped my hands uselessly in front of my eyes before beating a hasty retreat to the safety of the ladies loo!!), we'll see how it goes today!!  I hate getting all girly and emotional at work, but it was one of those moments when I was either going to cry or lose it, neither of which is a particularly good thing to do :-(.  I have to say I was helped through the day by a package that landed on my desk amd kept me going when the spirit was week... but more on that in a minute!!

Right, so I needed to relax more than ever, so downloaded one of the new digi images from Scrapbook Sisters called His Shoes.  Now this might seem a bit of an odd image for me to use for HB's valentines day card, but I think it is perfect - firstly I have coloured it the same colours as his favouite boots, and secondly after being married for 13 years we are kind of like a pair of old boots - give each other a kick everynow and then, but one is pretty ineffective without the other (awww...)

Anywhoos, enough with the smultz, onto the card!

I've used the Happy Together papers by Fancy Pants, and then wound a bit of twine round the panel and threaded my NEW ribbon that the lovely Kerry sent me as a thanks for helping her make samples to take with her to display on the LCI stand at CHA (there are pics on her blog and here if you want to take a look)

Now Kerry was incredibly generous and also got me some ticket stamps - these are from Papertrey Ink as is the ribbon and they are all mixey-matchy with three different borders and loads of text too, I'm just gutted that these aren't available commercially outside of the US and the postage is too much to warrant me ordering anything else!  Or maybe that's a good thing!!

Now I don't have a matching die so after stamping the image up using the various elements I cut it into a rectangle and used a woodware circle punch to nick out the corners - not quite as good as a die but not bad!! I then distressed the Kraft CS with assorted distress inks.

The main image is, as ever with Gayle's designs a dream to colour!  I tried to get the laces to match the ones in his boots - not that successful but hey, it's the thought that counts!!

I'm itching to get my hands on some of the other new shoe digi's in the collection and have a play :-)

Right, that's quite enough from me today, apart to say I hope you have a great day and if you are going to the Scrapbook Sisters Scrap Attack tonight I'll see you there!!

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

P.S. Please can I enter this card into these challenges... thank you!!

Paper Romance - Clean and Simple Valentines (OK, I know this is might be stretching it a bit, but this is CAS for me!!)


Julie said...

Nice one Sue,like the laces! How hammy are you to get those scrummy ticket stamps,soooooo lovely! Hope you have a better day today,Julie x

Lisa Jane said...

Its fabulous Sue and a great way to showcase your new goodies.
Hope you have a much better today
Thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley
Lisa ;)

pinky said...

Its brilliant Sue, one of a kind:) Hope your day is better today, I have been a flapper too in my day lol, doesn't work though!

Mary J said...

You soppy thing, Sue!!! I think your card rocks and he is gonna love it!!!

Hope you have a better time at work. I had an awful period last summer at work but thank goodness it's great again! Although I did change depts!!

JLJ Designs said...

Great card! I love your coloring. Hubby is going to love it.


Pami said...

Oh Sue, I am so sorry you had a horrid day, sending you lots of hugs. Its nearly the weekend. The card is fabulous! I love all the elements. Take care. Pami x

Rusty said...

Oooh how soppy are you!! fabulous card, I love it! Hope you have a better day today x

Wendi said...

Wow thats a fabulous card very original I love it
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

gayle said...

Great card Sue. You've done a fab job on the colouring. Hubby will love it. x

Donna said...

It may seem an odd image to use for Valentine's but I get the idea and think it's great. Love the coloring on the boots. Thanks for playing along this week at PRC.
Donna xx

Anita said...

Sue, this is a fantastic card for a man. Your coloring is absolutely beautiful. My DH has a pair of boots like that and your coloring is just perfect. Love your papers and the ticket too.

pink lady said...

What a fab card Sue, great idea! The colours look great together and the colouring on your boots is fabulous. Hope you are feeling a little calmer today! Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n' Funky...hugs Shelly x

sue said...

What a very cool Valentines card!! This would suit my husband perfectly! I love the sentiment and your great colouring, especially the laces! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing with Crafty Catz

Mary Duffek said...

LOL! I totally understand...your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along in the Paper Romance Challenge.

Axel....{Carol} said...

Your card is just Darling,love the boots,your colouring is fabulous.
atahsnkd for joining us at southern girls :)

carol said...

lovey card, love the image, Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craftycatz X Carol

Sandra P said...

Very sweet! Great image :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

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Melly said...

Amazing card!
What a great way to do a valentine with a nice difference! Love it!
Thanks for joining in the fun with Sarah Hurley Challenges!!
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps I've got Candy!!!

Alicia said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your talent in our Blue and Chocolate Challenge at Southern Girls. I love your colouring and I hope work gets better for you.
Alicia xx

Sarah Hurley said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x