Thursday, 9 June 2011

Be Quick!

It's amazing how people who don't craft think that I'm like Hermione Grainger and can just wave a black stick about and create something in five seconds... I wish!!!
At about 9.30pm last night someone said - 'It's my husband's Birthday and I can't get out without him to buy a card, please do one for me? He likes steam trains and aeroplanes and things....'
'Ok' says me, 'Not a problem, when do you want it for?'
'Well' she says, it's his birthday at the weekend'
Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ! Got home at 11pm last night and had a lot of running about to do this morning and I also have another 3 unfinished projects on my desk and am out all day tomorrow............

I had a quick look round for the magic wand but obviously the card fairy had stolen it.

So there lies the story behind this basic effort - (and basic it is but if anyone asks me I'll say it's'Clean and Simple' - LOL)
The card is larger than I usually make - it's 7" x 5" . The herringbone paper is from the DCWV Natural stack and the steam train is an old rubber stamp which I have had for absolute eons... and the card fairy found it for me whilst I was looking for something else! So her magic wand worked after all (well, a little bit....)
Have no idea who made the stamp - I think I bought it on e bay from Malaysia or somewhere equally exotic -but it stamps up quite nicely with some Versafine and I put it onto textured cream linen cardstock. .
I added some metal brads in the corners as I thought it looked too plain and used 3d foam pads to lift it from the front of the card. The sentiment both outside and inside (Wishing you a Wonderful Day)  is computer generated. Not one of my more startling efforts but time beat me - hope she likes it enough to give to her dear Husband!
Challenges -
Craft Us Crazy - Masculine
PaperPlay -  Man's Card
Fab n Funky - Magnificent Men
Here Come the Boys - Fathers/Hubby/Man


Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Viv I love the train image! what a lovely card for a hubby! Thank you for joining in at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

craftattack said...

Lovely card! I wish I had a magic wand, too!

Jan said...

LOVE that stamp! Haven't ever seen anything like it. Great card too Viv and I definitely wouldn't call it 'basic'. It's very elegant and I'm sure the husband will appreciate it.

georgina said...

Of course she will Viv it's great,luv Georginax

Teresa said...

Fantastic card for Fathers day.
Thanks for sharing with us at HCTB's challenge. Teresa xx

LouDotMac said...

Wow!! That train image is fabbb! Love the clean and simple lines. Your husband is sure to love it!

Thanks for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges for our 'Father's Day/ Man's Card' Challenge this week. Good luck!

xo Lou Mac.

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, no-one would dream it was made under such pressure :o)
Jackie xx

Shazsilverwolf said...

The train image is fabulous.As Jan said, it's not basic, its really elegant & uncluttered. I love it. said...

LOVE that train!! What a great card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!!!

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Great masculine card! Clean and simple, love that!
Thank for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!