Friday, 13 May 2011


Hellooooo! I have not made any cards for a month - no reason except pure laziness I think, plus I have become addicted to the TV channel Make Your Own Jewellery! I really want to buy some real gems and make some jewellery, but I can't - we're trying to save money for our holiday - but I have been sooooo tempted on several occasions!

Anyway, it was my Mum's birthday yesterday, and I nearly bought her a card - but then I decided that I really must make an effort to make her a card. Not sure if I like it really! I used an indigo promarker on her tights and headband, but it bled really badly, and it has spoilt the image, but I just could not be bothered to re-print the digi image. That sounds really awful when it was for my Mum - how bad is that? - I am really sorry.

The image is a digi called Sweet Blossom from Wee Stamps at Cuddly Buddly, and the papers are Kay & Co. I had to add the single flower to the side of the image because I'd managed to get a blue inky thumb print on the card - ggrrr!! I'm entering this card in this week's challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday .

I took the card over to Mum and Dad's yesterday morning before going to work. Mum was at work and Dad was working in his shed so I went to tell him I'd left Mum's card on the table and he admitted that he'd forgotten to buy her a card, and he was disappointed that the present he'd bought her was the wrong thing. Do you know what he said to me? He said - "Your Mum doesn't like floppy things, she only likes stiff ones!", and then he gave such a belly laugh! I was thinking "Aaaaaggghhh! Dad! You can't say things like that in front of me!!", but I just had to laugh with him. Maybe I should explain what he had bought - My Mum plays bowls and, because she has been ill for a while now, she struggles to bend down to pick up the bowls, so she wanted a bowl picker upper thingy (or whatever they're called). Anyway, the one my Dad bought her cannot be leaned on, it is just for picking up the bowl and it is collapsible to fit in a bowling bag, whereas Mum has seen one that will actually take your weight if you lean on it when bending down (ie a stiff one!). Sorry, maybe I shouldn't have repeated that story but my hubby and my friend from work thought it was very funny! Maybe you needed to be there LOL!

Oh, another funny. Mum and Dad have said I can have an old bicycle of Mum's because Eleri can now ride a bike without stabilisers, and she enjoys cycling now. Anyway, Dad has checked the bike over for me and, last weekend, when I went to see them he suggested that I go to try the bike out down Lower Lane but he and Mum laughed when I said "Oh no Dad, I can't ride downhill, it's just for riding on the flat!" ha, ha, funny when you know we live in Wales!!! But I haven't ridden a bicycle for about 30 years, and I am slightly nervous.

Well, that's enough from me. Maybe I'll see you soon.

Love, Andrea xx


sweetbloominscraps said...

Darling Birthday card for your Mum! It looks gorgeous so don't worry about the little things! You did a fabulous job! Love the image too! Judi SSW DT

Kathie said...

Hi Andrea, I have tears rolling down my face with laughter!!!! Especially with what you Dad said about your Mum don't you just want to close your ears LOL. I know what you mean about the bike. I thought I would go bike riding with my boys and I loved ridding when I was younger. So about 2 years ago bought a bike quite expensive but wanted a safe bike and good quality one, I went out on the road and I've lost my nerve, theres so many more vehicles on the roads now days and trucks too, let alone a hill yes we have them too!!! My husband made a joke about my bike said it's still a virgin as it's tyres haven't seen tar seal!!! Ha Ha Ha
I love your card it's just so cute, and the image is just so sweet. Great job and lovely colours and embellishments.
Great card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.

Kathie SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

Hi Andrea, You have done a gorgeous job coloring your image. She is beautiful. I love all the detail work. Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your stories.
Nancy SSw-DT

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

What a beautiful image and I just love the way you have colored her! Thanks so much for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Jeannie said...

Oh she is just too cute! I love the soft sweet colors and papers you used, and how you made matching flowers as well! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Arlana said...

Oh what a adorable image. The colors are stunning. Have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

CTgirl said...

Your card is so beautiful!
And I really enjoyed your story...gave me a good giggle!!
PS. I think flower embellies were initially used to cover up booboo's and then became a fashion...just my thought..:)..Has saved me a few times too!

Sharon Basel said...

Congrats on the top 3 last week Andrea. Love your card this week too - that upside down image is so darn cute and you've used her perfectly in this week's sketch. Thanks for joining us again at Sweet sketch Wednesday!
Sharon :)