Sunday, 30 January 2011

Oopsie-Daisies!!!

...oooh, you'd have thought that by the time I reach 40 I would be able to tell the time...well...erm... I can't... and... I have only gone and posted the One World One Heart event a day early... I got confused (something that does happen regularly) and thought that midnight on 30th was today... actually it is tomorrow... so... I have removed the OWOH post (ooops... LOL)




Anyways... here is a card I made last... well, I say a card, actually, it turned into three cards!!! What happened was... Grim says he needs a card for his Uncle and because I am oh so organised (yep, Resolution is still intact even now, the end of Jan - well, I have broken most of the others so the making 2 cards a week had to stay LOL) anyways... I have shown Grim (rather smugly I have to admit) all the cards I have made... and guess what!!! He chose... a really old one that wasn't birthday themed and asked if I could recreate that one and incorporate the birthday sentiment on it.



Well, never one for passing up a crafting challenge and opportunity, I set about recreating the original and did it in the Brown DI colours Grim wanted... then, I got a little overexcited and decided to make another using only blue DI's... And then I went totally over the top and made a third using only Orange DI's... and ... for the first time in about 900 years, I used... Dried Marigold! I have a bit of an aversion to this colour for some reason when actually it is a beautiful colour... it must be a throwback to my childhood, living in fear of a relative getting married and expecting me to wear a peach frock (actually, it never happened but the fear was enough ROFL) So... three cards, one theme, one style... and all different!!! Whatcha fink?




So, what have you got planned for today? I am looking forward to my weekly Skype session with Ellen and starting our new I Challenge Thee challenge. And then I shall be doing a "warm weather dance" because if it doesn't warm up above 3degrees tomorrow we won't get the concrete down on the drive... eeek, I am getting breathless with the anticipation of seeing this humungous stamp that they use for the imprinting! Right, I am off to lay down in a darkened room with a big clock and learn how to tell the time!!! Thanks for looking... have a GRAND Sunday... oooh, which reminds me, if you are looking for the Sunday Stamper... it was posted yesterday (cos ...erm... I couldn't tell the time ROFL) TTFN

Hels x

28 comments:

Helen said...

What are you like! Mind, i would have been with you on the post myself, but there you go! Love this card, in all 3 colourways. You have given me a great idea for a card for a friend I need this week - thank you!!

Minxy said...

I did kinda wonder why you posted your owoh so early he he he, dame those time zone differences lol
Absolutely love the cards :D
and remember i'm on skype too you know :( lol

Daniele said...

all three cards look fabbie, hope the weather warms up for your drive, no dashing out and adding your own bits of stampin'....lol
hugs

Neil said...

Grim has good taste! It's a beautiful card and I think the stamp is amazing! The blue is my favourite colour but the other colourways come very close!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Was just about to leave a comment re the OWOH creation hun, it's stunning anyway LOL
3 gorgeous cards, love all the colourways.
BTW am learning to play the clarinet and am currently learning to play Penny Lane ;-)
Anne xx

Kate said...

OMG you saved me, I was just about to post mine, thinking I was late cos I'd been out all morning. Thought i would check what you wrote 1st, as I haven't played along before, and then I saw we had to wait until tonight! Phew.

Will pop back tomorrow and see your post.

** Kate **

Jennie Atkinson said...

I just love all three cards - beautiful ..... and prompted me to get out the Dried Marigold!

sharon said...

I didn't twig until I went away looking to 'hop' all over the place - and places were there none! Still better early than late I always say ;-)

Cards are lovely. I have that stamp and am in the process of building up my stash of ready made cards so may borrow your layout - if that's ok?

Hazel said...

I get confused with midnight too - easily done. Love the cards - glad you did the orange one as well as the others. What am I doing today? Getting inky with your CJ for the BF group! x

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What stamp is that? I love it. Gonna play with my dried marigold today ;-)

whyducks said...

What a difference a colour makes! I vote for the blue,I love this one, but they are all pretty cool! Which writing stamp is that Hels, it is great.

Caz said...

Nice one (three) Hels!! I have a couple of male cards to make so I will snaffle your idea if you don't mind - I hate making male cards and never have any inspiration!!!!

I missed the early posting of owoh so I'm looking forward to seeing it later. :-)

Jennie said...

hmmm i am the same and also very confused with all the time zones! lol
love the cards
xx

Karen said...

Love the cards: Funnily enough, the marigold is my fave but then I love orange!

Shelley said...

I enjoy reading your posts so much.
I adore all 3 cards, they are all awesome. I think I like the marigold best, lol.

Joanne said...

Oh dear! is there any hope for you I wonder! Love all 3 cards, but the one for Grim is my favest.
xx

Andrea said...

the cards are just beautiful Hels, can I pinch one for Erics birthday in March xx best buy him a FIL one really xx

Simply Shaz said...

Lovely cards :) Glad to se that i wasn't the only one who posted owoh today! haha It was an easy mistake. 12am ,30th technically was today...12am tonight would then be 31st 'The mind completely boggles' haha
Shaz x

Susan Allan said...

Love your cards...all
sploshy and soft!!
Hoep I am not too late for the Suaey Stampers. Just posting mine up. Nearly ready. I have used some large brads as buttons.

See you!!
Sue xx

Lori said...

Wonderful cards, Hels! Love all the colors, might as well make 3 as to just make one! lol! Here's hoping for warmer weather, where we both live! lol!

Vic said...

Beautiful cards!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous cards Hels and I know where you're going with the aversion to peach as I have one to orange dating from my childhood when my mum made me a frock with orange and brown flowers and I knew even at the age of around 8 that being very blond it looked hideous on me lol!!!
Hope the OWOH is going to reappear tomorrow cos I missed it anyway.
xx
PS: Hope the drive gets done too, fingers crossed for warmer weather.

Lynne Phelps said...

I finks the cards are amazing, that's wot I finks, dearie! I would give a lot to see your warm weather dance, LOL, and hope you'll share pics of the driveway in progress! Over hear they call it "stomped" concrete - I guess they lay the forms on and then stomp on them to push it into the concrete!

Your cards are great and I love the stamp, heck I own that old Stamper's Anonymous, that one never goes out of style! I loved all the colors but I think the blue was my fave and I don't really like blue, so there you go.

Stop by my blog if you can, made this insane Alice dress form, take a butcher and let me know wotcha fink!

shirley henry said...

I love all three cards. I love the blue. The Marigold looks good too...not a color I usually use...think I will give it a try now!

Jo said...

Hi Hels, Love the splodgy backgrounds and the inchie stamps (are they inchies or one big stamp?) What do you mean you have a problem with time? It's simple, there is never enough time to do all the crafty things we want to do!

Shannon said...

These three cards are beautiful, I love how you did them in the three different colors. Simple and elegant is what they are, and I love the backgrounds with the water marks.

RosC said...

Love those cards, and what's more, I just bought that stamp about a week ago! Hope the weather behaves for the concrete. I'd love to send you some of our weather - it's been between 35 and 40 the last two days. Time now is 9.30 (Summer time) and I have the house closed up already. Swimming later this morning :-) Getting two cards made before that...

Shar said...

Fab set! What a beautiful design!

I made the same ooops....midnight is such a confusing time :)

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