Sunday 21 December 2008

Gosh, has a week really gone by ?

I have made it ! I am still alive ! I have just had the most awful week to top off my last awful weekend and have finally come through the otherside of the dreaded lurgy. Typically my DH was working long days this week (3am - 3pm) and Ski was still at school. I don't know how I managed during daylight hours but as soon as my DH walked through the door, he wore the trousers ! Poor Fizzy came down with it too during the week so we were both curled up on the sofa watching that awful Christmas Daily Cooks - what a load of old *&%£"! !!!!

I emerged from my duvet this morning feeling relatively human and ready to face the World.

Tonight I thought I would pop by and say hello and show you two rush makes of the week before last and guess what ? They aren't Christmas cards !! LOL

My friend had two boys, both born on Christmas Eve, 5 years apart ! Now, I wonder what the odds are of that happening ? They needed Birthday cards and here they are.

This card I had already made some months before but I adapted the inside of it and made a pocket to slide some money into it.

To make this card I used :

Black card from The Papermillshop.

Magnolia Edwin, wall and graffiti "Happy Birthday" stamps. Edwin and the wall were painted with distress inks.

All the patterned papers, lizard and the sentiment are a download from Designs by Krista

To make this card I used :

BasicGrey Cupcake papers. I punched the balloon border using my X-Cut border punch system which I totally forgot I had ! oops !

House Mouse stamp "Pop-ular Fun" which I have coloured with ProMarkers. The largest balloon I covered with glossy accents.

Again I added a pocket to the inside of the card although looking back, I could have added something else to it too - never mind, too late now.

Thank you for popping by. I hope to catch up with you again before the "Big Day" to wish you lots of merriment.


  1. Glad you are feeling better Jo.
    Your cards are great I'm sure the boys will ove tem

  2. great the definition of boy. I have 3 and this just about sums it up! I might just add destruction along with the noise and dirt!!! Glad to hear you are on the mend!
    Judy x

  3. Hi Jo - Haven't visited your blog in some time; so glad your daughter is okay! I would have been a wreck! I love the creations you have posted lately esp. the one for last basic grey challenge (#15). Hope you continue to feel better! Kristin (sbs23)

  4. oooh cards look fabby x
    Have you ever thought of entering fiskarettes craft competition , theres chances of winning prizes worth £250 in total this month!!! over at
    x jayne x

  5. Jo your cards are excellent and i love the idea inside. Fantastic work as always

    Sarah x

  6. Love your mouseys Jo - Great minds - I used the exact same one for the HM challenge this week!!
    Love your colouring!



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