Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A man card.......arghhhhhh :) :) :)

(just for men colourway)
Morning peeps!!!

How are you all today? Great I hope. I am thinking of my mum today, as I type she will be in spinal surgery having 4 discs removed from her back as she has a tumour that has wrapped itself deep into 3 of then and has attached itself to the 4th. Thankfully they do not think the tumour is cancer but if it is left there it will strangle mum's spinal chord :( so if you have a little space in your prayers today could you please pop my mum in them.

And so on with card Lou!!! ok, so who loves making cards for people and then you get the man card orders and you say " yeah, sure I can whip something up" ...then go into a cold sweat and panic because it de dehhhhh... A MAN CARD... I do!!!!!! :) I got an order last week for a 6oth birthday card for a dad.

So in order to help me I printed off some of my fav birthday papers from the Happy Happy birthday cd rom. I am determined after drooling over Pops beautiful rectangle cards recently to make more rectangle cards myself, I have loads! they just sit in my cupboard and I kinda shake everytime I pick one up because my dopey head just can't seem to work around them!!!

I decided to make a manly shirt card. I made the shirt and then thought for  a bit of extra fun I would put the 60 inside the shirt on a bit of acetate so it pops up when the shirt is opened ( warned...when you do something fun like that you will sit and pop it open for no reason then giggle each time.......!!!)

I adhered the shirt to a big tag that I had popped a punched bit of kraft card onto and a bit of ric rac ribbon. I popped some crochet tool around the layers and threaded a kraft paper heart through it, I love that bit, it looks cute!

I cut the word Dad on my cricut in shadow and normal, then layered it up and glossy accented it to make it look shiny.
Here's a piccy of the pop up 60!! too fun!!!

So thats my make for today! Challenges I am entering with this one are...

Dream valley challenges- Just for men
Allsorts- its your choice

I had an awesome night at church last night! the kitchen was all dusty and broken so we had chippy shop chips and mushy peas and the lessons last night were so uplifting. I left church feeling on top of the world.

To get to the village I live in from town you have to go up a long steep hill. As I drove home I noticed an elderly man walking slowly at the bottom of it with 3 heavy looking bags, in my rear view mirror I saw him put one down and rub his hands so I knew they were heavy. I turned my car right around and went and picked him up and man I am so pleased I did because when I helped him take off his back pack it was so heavy. 
He had come all the way from California to visit his daughter who lives in my village!! he had come into the train station ( which is quite a way from where I saw him) and our village bus service is so hit and miss. I dropped him off where he asked me to and I am just so pleased I could help him, he was lovely. 
He had been travelling for ages,from california to florida, and then onto england, I think there were even a couple more places as he ssaid he had flown in with the navy because he was ex navy. I just feel so happy knowing I helped. I hope he has a lovely visit with his daughter.

Right, I am off to make Mo's lunch for school !
thank you for popping inon me!
huge hugs Lou xxx


  1. Hi Sweetie ! Thank you so much for sharing your evening with us ! This man must have been so happy to have an angel like you on his road ! I will pray for your Mum, Lou, you can count on me ! And your card is gorgeous ! I always always love the papers and the colours your choose and this little shirt is too cute ! Love the 60 inside, such a great idea ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  2. Lou firsty I am sending you every good wish I can for your Mum, I didn't realise that she was so ill. Second your card is just always. Finally, you really are the angel I've always thought you were, that gentleman must have been so pleased for your help. Not everyone would have done that, you really are a pleasure to know.
    Anice xx

  3. Lou, beautiful card, sure to make a smile and bring a giggle. Holding your mum in prayers, as you know from being one, angels abound. Hugs

  4. Lou, I'm keeping your mum in my thoughts today! Hope everything goes well for her! Love what you made with the card, the numbers popping up was perfect! Good that you could help him out, not everyone that would have been so nice!
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs, Elenor

  5. What a great man card!!! It is perfect!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your Mom and your family today!!!

  6. A totally awesome card sweetie I absolutey love this!! Its fantastic!!
    My thoughts & prayers are with your mum shug, my Natalie had a spinal op 2 years ago she had a big metal rod & 26 pins going down it to straighten her spine, it means she cant bend but her spine was that bent it was crushing her organs. Anyway I remember how much pain she was in after surgery hun it was awful. I hope your mums op goes well & she has a speedy recovery.
    Aw that poor man such a shame that none of his family could have met him & picked him up but thank goodness you have a superb heart are a pure gem.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  7. Hi Lou, really love card. Love the colours :) Said a prayer for your Mum too.
    Laura xx

  8. Oh I know how you feel about those male cards! I do hope your mum is ok and I saw your comments about the man on FB I bet you really made his day well done you! Hugs Rebekah xx

  9. Lovely card super idea for a man. Well that was very nice of you, and very brave to pick someone up you didn't know at night. I think I would have been a little nervous, so a night at church must have been good for you and your strength. Keep up the good work hun, you can do it.
    Fi x

  10. Lovely project!
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!


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