Thursday, 26 January 2012

I dont know who has stolen Loops.......but bring me back please!!

Whoops.....glossy accents isnt completely dry on the sentiment but Im impatient and took the photos anywhoodles.


What in the name of bejeezes is goin' on here??  There appears to be a card on this post and Im not sure......but I'd nearly swear that I made it!!  Can someone take me to the doctor please because Ive obviously hit my head because I dont do cards last time I checked.  In fact I nearly had a hissy fit when one of my cousins suggested I should start up my own card business after she saw my wedding invites, thank you cards and a few other wee bits and pieces, lol.  Now having my own business.....yeah who wouldnt want to do something they love, day in day out and get paid for it.  But a card business!!!!????  My idea of a complete nightmare.

Dont get me wrong, Im not in any way dissing what you lovely girlies do.  In fact, its the complete opposite.  I admire every single one of you for all the beautiful cards you create.  But when I sit down to make a card.....once in a blue moon, the very thought of it breaks me out in panic sweats and I go into a trance staring at a white card blank!!  I subsequently drift off into a daydream where Tim Holtz and I are in my craft room making the most incredible cards together and having great ole craic having a wee laugh and giggle over my daftness.  Then.........CRASH!!!!!  The scissors fall off my desk, I awaken abruptly after an hour having fallen asleep in my craft chair and wiping drool off me soggy face.  And there it is.......that damned white card blank......still sitting staring up at me from my messy desk and not one word of Tim Holtz about the place.  I even check under my desk.....you know, just to make sure he isnt hiding under there!

I just dont get it....cardmaking that is.  I envy you lot. How you design them, colour them, put them together.  Nope, give me a book to make, a box to alter or a flower to create and Im as happy as a pig in you know what.  But ask me to make a card and I think there would be very little difference between me and a 4 year old who just dropped their icecream on the floor, in the screaming and crying department!

Anyway, now that Ive made it abundantly clear that I DO NOT MAKE CARDS....... heres my card!!

Its for one of my brothers (I have 3....all younger than me the buggers!), Jamie or as I like to call him....MiWadi.  Yes, I do realise Im calling my almost 23 year old brother after the name of a diluting juice drink.....But he's My MiWadi, heehee.  God only knows how many copyright laws Ive just broken there!!

Isnt he a handsome Devil?  I love this stamp and its was my first time inking him up....he looks like my Daddy.....is that weird?!  This is a stamp I got last week from the incredible Crafty Individuals and his reference number is CI-072.  I have become obsessed with their stuff, its incredible.  I used a scalloped Rectangle in light blue cardstock I got in a swap, gold mirri card and then more of the papermania Kraft cardstock.  Stamped the Crafty Individuals CI-072 stamp onto cream linen paper in tuxedo black and thats it really!

I really should have waited for the glossy accents to dry before taking photos....ack well.  I used a Tim Holtz Bookplace but cut off the wee exra panels off the top and bottom sections.  Vintage Photo distressed it and just stamped "Best wishes" using tuxedo black momento ink onto cream linen paper.  2 gold brads placed onto the bookplate and glued to the card using hot glue.  Go!...hot glue!  Yeah!


Used 1mm foam pads to lift each of the layers to give it some dimension
Of course had I any patience to let the flippin' glossy accents time to dry this would have looked better but Im pretty pleased with this little creation.  Its nothing terrible difficult or even wonderful but its pretty good for me!


So thats it for my wee bro's birthday card.  Its his 23rd on Friday.  Awwwww my wee baby MiWadi is all growed up.  I could really embarrass him and tell you all that he used to call a "Radiator" an "EddieWheel" and to this day we still call radiators "EddieWheels" or how he used to never pass an opened gate.....he was only 3 years old but couldnt go passed anyones house if the gate was open....he pottered off and closed it and then carried on his little toodler way with his hands behind his back "like Daddy".  Heehee, Im sooooo dead if he reads this!  Awww but he was so cute......still is of course just 6ft2" of cuteness now!

Right, thats it from me for today.  Believe me............the next post will NOT be a card.  Im leaving cards to you lot where they are nice and safe in the hands of the professionals.  Its way too clean for me....cardmaking I mean!  Im off to paint my hands just to make me feel better!

Toodles Noodles, Loops xx

Ps.......

HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY TO MY MIWADI
(For Friday, lol)
YOUR DAFT BIG SISTER LOVES YOU XX
CHALLENGES I WOULD LIKE TO ENTER

Celebrate The Occasion - Masculine Birthday (closes 29th Jan)
The Crafty Pad - Lets see something for the boys (closes 29th)


50 comments:

  1. What do you mean Lee - you don't do cardmaking, looks like you do and very nicely too.

    Just left you a message on those dies, as always I'm a bit behind but it might be a help.

    B x

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  2. Heee! I really enjoyed reading you post, honey!!! the card is beautiful indeed and I like the ribbon too. And I am afraid I understand that blank card fear quite well :) Sending you hugs, sweet heart! kissiniaxxx

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  3. Brilliant card for "Miwadi" , you've done a really good job here. What a funny post Lee, this did give me a giggle this morning. Jx

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  4. Awwwww you certainly do love your bro Lee.... and what lovely memories you have of him!

    And although you 'don't do' cardmaking..... this is fab! Well done you!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  5. great card, even tho you don't make them ;) xx

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  6. I love the card you have done for your brother!! Hope he has a fab birthday. I feel the same way about scrapbooking as you do about cardmaking, reading your blog post was so funny as i fell asleep yesterday and woke up to find my face soggy, husband had put the kids to bed, and a friend was knocking on my front door (as arranged) to use/look at the cricut i have on loan!!!! I just dont get scrapbooking, but i do love crafting!!!!

    Loving the card! te he!

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  7. Don't do cards....? This is great - I love it and think you should do more! I'll check you out later to see if you're ok once MiWadi reads this!! Ruth x

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  8. Lol this make me smile lovely card and I am the same the other way I even panic if I think of making something like you do guess it is pushing us out of our comfort zone but hey sometime cards are the same for me. Have a great day

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  9. WOW for somebody that doesnt make cards you do a fantastic one, your bro will luv it,
    Chris x

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  10. I'm sure your little Bro will love the effort you put into his card, it's fab.....maybe one day...... Tim will be sitting at your desk lol
    Tilly

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  11. i really like this card, even with wet glossy accents! making cards may have you breaking out in a sweat but its worth it =) I received my fabby blog candy today (all in one piece i might add!), thank you it is all wonderful I had to steal it back from my son who thought it was crafty stuff for him! (that did not go down well..with me, then with him when i took it back lol!) I also wanted to say thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog, o & i have the cinch book binder (similar to bin it all) and its a really useful thing to have around, but saying that i cannot book bind the way you do 9althoug i am trying to teach myself!!) anyhoo i shall stop filling up your comments with my ramblings. did i say i liked the card!!? xx

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  12. What a wonderful vintage card lee!!!! You really don't give yourself enough credit!!!! I have seen your cards and they are beautiful!!!!! Way to go my friend!!!!! fabulous!!!!

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  13. Hi Lee
    A fabulous card
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  14. What a beautiful card, Stunning, your brother will love it, Hugs May x x x x I came to your site from Sue's, loved what I saw so have joined as a follower, hace a great week, Hugs May x x x
    http://mayshappydaze.blogspot.com/

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  15. Lee, another card!!! Stunning hun. Loving it. Hugs Lisa x

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  16. Oh Lee, your post made me laugh out loud! I envisaged you sitting in your craftroom, fighting with papers and tools, but hey girl, you really should try to make more cards, this is a fab one! BTW, you must really love your brother a lot if you go through so much trouble to make him a CARD of all places, lol! Love it Lee!

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  17. Thank you Lee, I'm still unwell from me cold and this one really cheered me up big time! I have a baby bro and know how protective of him I am and have so many stories I could tell! Fabulous card for a non-card maker!
    I love what you make and panic when I try to do anything like that! I would love to be able to alter and make as you do! Hugs Karen x

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  18. Lovely card Lee, and even more special as you've made it for your wee brother. Knowing how much you loathe the card making bit will make him appreciate it even more. I sooo loved all the little secrets you told about him today...I have two sisters and a brother and we're just as close and always reminiscing. Happy Birthday Jamie for Friday...I really hope you get to read this post ;-)

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  19. Fabulous Card Lee, i really love the image and colours..hope Jamie has a fab birthday
    Luv Lorna xx

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  20. Hi Lee, OMW! a card! What do you mean you don't make cards? You shoudl make many more as this is wonderful! A man's one as well, now that really is something to be proud of:) I love the mirri card as it gives it a bit of bling but in a male sort of way and that stamp is fab...you've put it all together so beautifully and I bet your brother will love it! Hugs, Teresa x

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  21. Tee hee Lee not only did you make a card but a male card too!!! Thats not my idea of heaven at all! I do think if you are going to have a crafty session with Tim Holtz though that you have to invite me over so we can all have a laugh together!!!
    I bet your wee bro loves this card it's great!
    Hugs rebekah xx

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  22. Hope you come to enjoy making cards more in the future Lee as you are so good at it, especially this style which I love but struggle with. This is a fabulous card and am sure your brother will love it! Hugs, Jayne. x x

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  23. Bardzo elegancka, męska kartka:)

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  24. fantastic card lee.love the vintage image and design ;D
    regarding the marilyn monroe on my blog, i got mine from my local craft shop but i will have a looksie for you and see if i can find it online if you like?

    xx coops xx

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  25. Brilliant Card Lee. The whole vintage look is great.

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  26. LOL! This post really made me chuckle! I don't see why you don't make cards more this is fab! And I will have you know that you can get plenty dirty making cards, I am frequently covered head to toe in panpastel or ink or paint or whatever else happens to be laying around lol although maybe that's just me cos I seem to end up like that no matter what i am doing hehe. I really do love your card though, hope you are well
    Lindsay xx

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  27. Wonderful card!
    Laughed that you were impatient for the glossy accents to dry, I can relate!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

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  28. It's gorgeous hunni!! Have a great weekend! xx Jenny xx

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  29. Aweasome stamp!!!!!!! Thanks for playing with CTO!!

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  30. Aww Lee, don't put yourself down, your card is fabulous and I love it! Gorgeous stamp, methinks I didn't buy enough when they had the sale on!!! And I love your stripy ribbon too. I have nop patience to let the glossy accents dry either - just try not to take my pics too close up on that bit LOL!

    I think we all know that white card blank fear, it's a fear of failure, that our next card will never be as good as that other one we made... that's why I never start with a blank card. It's usually a fun image, or a small bit of card, some distress inks and a stamp and see where we go from there. Make a few pics, chuck what I don't like, mat and layer the ones I do, maybe make a matching background or find some nice lace to colour (usually from you LOL!)...only trouble is my desk always looks like a bomb hit it, with about two dozen projects on the go at once! Maybe I'll take a pic one of these Wednesdays :-) Anyway, well done Lee & let's see some more!!!

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  31. Great job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  32. Great card Lee - don't know why you don't make more!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog after my long absence. xx

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  33. Fabulous card Lee...love the vintage look.
    Debbie x

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  34. oh my vintage fabulous and love the sentiment too, so aged just gorgeous
    Hugs Kate xx

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  35. gorgeous card. love the image. great use of colours.
    thanks for stopping by on my blog x

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  36. Well you did a darn good job on this one but i do know EXACTLY where you are coming from. I struggle too with cards
    hugs June

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  37. For someone who doesn't make cards you did a pretty darned good job on this one!
    Thank for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week in our Let's See Something For The Boys Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  38. Hi lee, fab card for someone who doesn't do cards!! Think you shoud do more.
    Have a good weekend
    Wendy x

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  39. Great Masculine card. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

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  40. Ermmm! Lee, unless I'm very much mistaken this is definately a card and an amazing one at that. LOVE the image and design. Ooh! TH in the craftroom, what a wonderful craft buddy he would be. My lovely blog buddy if I could make scrummy flowers & pins half as good as you, I would be one very happy porker in doodah!

    Donna x

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  41. Love the shine of the gold with your wonderful card, really great image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Masculine Birthday Challenge :)

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  42. Well for someone who doesn't make cards, it's very cool!

    PS. Did you notice that Tonic Studios is having a giveaway of one of their punches?

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  43. Lol you are soooo funny.This is really Fantastic hun,nothing wrong with your cards.hope all ok with you.Hugs xxx

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  44. fabulous man`s card especially from someone who says she cant make cards.....lol

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  45. Very cool card! Despite the fact that you don't do cards.....

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  46. oooo love your brother's card and I am sure he will love it toooo ... and for a wee girlie that does not make cards you have done a marvelous job ... lol ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  47. For someone who doesn't normally do cards I think this is brilliant :-) Hope the glossy accents dried ok in the end, and that your brother loved it
    Sue xx

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  48. Oh, you're killin' me, WOMAN!!! Your card is WONDERFUL!!! I love to stop in and read your posts - you just make me giggle nearly every time - I wish I had your wit! wendy xx

    p.s. come by my blog and check out my first time ever CANDY! :)

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  49. Lee you are funny! I could read your posts all day! Anyway you should make cards more often - as this one is spectacular! I blame your parents - if you'd had more siblings you'd make more cards!
    Hugs Laurie X

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  50. WOW Lee! This is a fabulous card! Love the vintage image and all of the various views of your card. xo

    -pamela :)

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