Wednesday 22 August 2012

My Grandad's 80th birthday :)

stamp-Aeroplane from Lili of the valley
Morning Peeps!!
How are you all today? I am plodding on!!! Today is my Grandad's 80th birthday  so I wanted to share the card I made for him with you all. Male relatives (......mmmm, actually male cards in general!!!) are always kinda tricky for me since I can't help but want to throw on a few sparklies and a few!!! so I had to keep this one kinda simples but wanted it to be super special too because my Grandad is amazing and so very special. He loves planes so out came one of my fav LOTV boys stamps, Aeroplane.
I coloured him up using some of my fav colours  for boy cards, brown and blue.

I made the base in MTC because I wanted to have a stepped and layered base (....Lou hopes that makes sense..!!) so I welded the words I wanted onto some rectangles then merged the whole lot so its all in one piece. Before I started making my card I measured the envelope I wanted to mail it in so I knew it would fit tickety boo.

Here's a piccy of the back of the card and the first part of the verse which when its all folded up is on the 2nd fold..
 And here's the inside.... please excuse my tatty boggle handwriting!! I almost forgot to take a piccy of it all folded out to share with you and then remembered I had written in it!!

 I added the little 80 using my lord tim chip block die strip. I think I got male card just right on this one!!! 
pens used piccy.....
such a teeny pile!!!
I am entering the I love promarkers- Transport challenge with this little guy, he's so cute with his planes.

Before I go I just wanted to say a huge mahoosive thank you to you all for all your kind words and messages about my gorgeous Holly dog. She still continues to be cheery bless her and here is a picture from our walk on sunday at the nature park. I love this picture because she looks like she is smiling!! she loved swimming around the much so that we just sat on the bench and watched her and Mo play whilst scott clicked away taking lots of pictures for us to treasure when she is gone.

She had a bad day on monday and was quite poorly again but after some new tablets and a day resting on her bed she was a happy girl again. She is sleeping more but we are just so grateful she isn't showing any signs of pain yet. Isn't she just gorgeous?!!!

right, cuppa and then Aunty duty!! we already completed breakfast buddy duty and have walked Sophia to nursery with Holly before it got to warm to walk her! I am desperately trying to get back in the bloggy commenting swing too so please bear with me whilst I get sorted.

Have an awesome day everyone! thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxx