Beardie Bows

Thursday 20 September 2012

Birthday Elephant

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I have been missing in action for the last couple of weeks ~ firstly my Mom came to stay for a bit and try as I might I cannot concentrate on anything sensible when she is here and also I have been filling out a rather long and tedious legal form to apply to become a 'Deputy' for my MIL who is in a care home.  Boy, were those forms involved ~ there were four separate forms each averaging about 10 pages and one of the forms required a 'Practitioner' to fill out some of the details, so I dropped the form off at MIL's GP surgery and the receptionist said there would be a fee which I expected (I have worked in hospitals and GP surgeries for many years, so this was not a surprise).  What was a surprise was when I went to collect the form on Tuesday and was handed a bill for £77.95 ~ which was the fee for exactly three pages of GP handwriting!!  Anyhoo ~ the form is in the post now and that is another of the annoying 'lotto' balls in my head dealt with for now.

On to todays share, this is a card I made for my Hubby who's birthday it was at the beginning of the month ~ he loves 'flumps' as we call them ~ so this image was perfect.

Also, check out my new watermark for my blog photos ~ whit whoo!  The old one was very plain and did not 'drift' over the image ~ so after a bit of a Google I found THIS site run by a really lovely person called Dina Kowal who designed my new watermark all for the princely sum of $5.00.

Isn't he the cutest!


Image: Whipper Snapper Designs 'Birthday Elephant'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Cardstock: White hammered card base, pearlescent cardstock from Stash
Sentiment: Computer generated using fonts 'Fabulous 50's & Marker Felt
Jose Rose: Nail Heads
Ribbon from Stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

My Craft Spot ~ Monday Challenge #69 ~ Wild About You
Stamp and Create ~ September Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Papelitos Stamps ~ Challenge #12 ~ Anything Goes


Jules said...

Hi Bev

Sounds like you have been having a nightmare time with all the form filling.

Can't believe how much they charged you .. .. you could have had how many gorgeous watermarks for that?!?!?!? LOL!!!

Hopefully everything sorts out smoothly for you now you have completed the forms and sent everything off.

Loving your card for hubby .. great image and I love the sentiment too. Will have to check the fonts out. I have one but not the other and they look great.

Love the colour combo too.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Gwen said...

This is just to cute for words!! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

Marianne said...

Hallo Bev,
Thanks for following my blog! Ofcourse I was very curious and had to pay you a visit.
What a nice blog and beautiful cards!! I became a follower too, so I don't have to miss a thing.
Besides the cardmaking we have the love for beardies in common :-)
Our beardie is three years old.
Have a great weekend!
xx Marianne

chrissy xx said...

Super cute image! GORgeous colours.
LOve it.
Adore your Bearded Collie picture too lol.

Kate said...

This is so cute! Your colouring is fabulous!

I'm so sorry to read of all the hassle you've had to go through with the papers!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Safdar Ali said...

Such a sweet card. Beautiful design. I love to Print gift cards of the CAS style design because it makes the card POP. I like your image and the colors you have chose. Thanks for sharing.