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

10 comments:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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.

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

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

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  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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