|Happy Birthday Bob-a-job! My wee Mamma calls my Daddy that!|
Well folks, whats the craic with you all? Firstly, BIG apology. Im using the new blogger interface (which I hate by the way) and I did turn the Word Verification OFF or so I thought! I went into it there now and it was still ON Grrrrrr! So hopefully word verification is now off again. I hate Word Verification, lol! So just a note to anyone who has gone over to the new interface....DON'T FORGET TO TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION (if you dont want it on of course!).
Anyway, Yesterday was my wee Daddy's Birthday. After three everyone......ONE, TWO, THREE........HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOOPS'S DADDY!!!! Or you can call him Bobby which is less of a mouthful. And in a completely unrelated subject.........it was also the 100th year Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic!! And before you say anything, as far as Im aware, none of my ancestors worked on the ship at the shipyard, Harland and Wolfe in Belfast so don't go blaming me on it sinking......it wasnt my fault!! Bloomin' iceberg!
Anywhoodles, no it isn't a mirage, also do not adjust your computer screens! Yes it is a real live card I am showing you, but it is not a great artistic masterpiece. If I am going to be forced into a situation that entails me making a card.......its going to be as clean and as simple as possible. And I certainly think this card falls under that category. Anywho, the photos are below.
|I embossed "Happy Birthday" on the inside of the card using a cooper coloured embossing powder from Debbi Moore|
|You have no idea how hard it is to photograph a card with gold mirri cardstock on it!! It's impossible not to get a reflection!! I stamped the Timmy Stamps on Linen cream paper with Walnut Stain distress ink|
|Happy Birthday stamped in Walnut Stain Distress ink......and more impossibly non-photogenic mirri card|
|Ha!!! I did it.....well kinda did it! There is no reflection in the top part of the mirri card but a wee bit at the sentiment. Ack well, it can't be helped.|
Now, onto a completely different subject all together. I want to introduce you to someone. If you are a follower of my blog and actually have the patience to read through my endless drivel, then you will have heard me mention my one and only sister (but I do have 3 brothers too), my wee T or Tara, to everyone else. Well I have been trying for the last year to tempt T into getting involved in some sort of crafting. I've dragged her along to craft fairs, she has ribbed me endlessly about my crafting and calling me all sorts of daft craft related names; I have taken her kicking and screaming around the Craft shop in Belfast; I even make her look at every creation I make and stick my blog under her nose at every opportunity. So sooner or later I was gonna break her and get her hooked on to some kind of crafting, should I have to hot glue her to my craft chair and tie ribbons all around her, chanting "You must make something handmade......YOU MUST MAKE SOMETHING HANDMADE!!".
Well........(NB.....read the next part like the guy with the deep voice that does the trailers for movies).......They said it couldn't be done.....dum dum (The "dum dum's" are the drum beats by the way, Im so weird heehee).........They said she'd never lift up those tools.....dum dum......she swore she'd never become a crafty nerd......dum dum....This Summer, watch how one young woman struggles against the crafty odds to stop ebay buying, just to keep her bank account in Credit! This Summer watch out for......Purdy Creations!!!!!! (big orchestral finish!!).
Heehee...Yes I know, I know...........I'm wired to the big light as my Daddy would say! I am very proud to say that I finally got my wee T into crafting, in particular the jewellery and charm side of crafting. She called it Purdy Creations because, well that's our surname (well my maiden name now! I miss my name....blub blub!) and with the obvious association of "Purdy" meaning "Pretty", I think its a clever wee name she's come up with. She only started her blog yesterday, therefore she only has a few wee things up. So with herself and between me and Kathleen's Crafty Bloggers site she's slowly getting her wee blog up and running. So, would all my lovely loyal follows mind terribly doing me a wee quaver, and hop over to wee T's blog, Purdy Creations and show her some love please? I would really appreciate it and I know T will too.
You'll quickly realise that she has a warped sense of humour like her big sister! WHAAAAT????? I had to pass on something to my siblings!
Anywhoodles, thats my lot for today folks. Nothing more to report.....Ohhhhh Im heading to the Creative Stitch Fair at the King's Hall in Belfast this week, all being well. Yippeeeee!!! Somehow I don't think I will have to do too much arm twisting to get T to come this time. Something tells me she will be spending A LOT of time staring at all the bead stalls! lol. And guess who the numpty is that will be buying her supplies and beads? Sheesh! Sometimes being the eldest sibling is expensive!!