I'm here to share my make do and mend/last minute panic/ card for the family member, card lol!
So come on lets take a hand count do you do any of these things
- Make all kinds of things for no paricular reason
- Mess on with no purpose at all with crafty stuff
- Churn out DT cards apleanty
- .... then find you didn't make a card for your husband/daughter/mother
- - and its their birthday tomorrow ... EEEK!!
I have to admit that's me - usually
However with this particular card (I thought smugly ) I was very well prepared
Well it was the day before my husbands birthday and iI still hadn't made the card, but I had planned it, saw the perfect thing - just him to a T - it was the Sheena Douglass 'groovin' 60's collection. my husband is a huge Beatles fan and grew up in the 60's so I could see great posabilities with these stamps. - so i went shopping at the Crafter's companion shop and a few sale items dropped into my basket too!
And here's the card - can you spot the deliberate mistake - perhaps not - dont those flower stamps and record player look fab lol
and that's where disaster struck!! - The day before his birthday I had a real fun time making the background with the tie dye and circle stencils and my distress inks, I stenciled the 'mod' from the mod stencil then I went to stamp the record player stamp and the flowers on the 60'd girl stamp. - and there was the problem - I had had such fun looking through the sale pages on the website - I forgot to buy the stamps - EEEK. Sothere was my card base with nothing to put on it. I had a major panic - couldn't find a thing that would do instead but cut out the happy birthday banner, numbers and hearts to fill the space up but it just looked rubbish. Then I looked at the cardboard packaging from the stencils and there were the flowers the 45RPM and record player pictured on the front, so I cut them out - straight from the packaging - hey presto there was my card complete - Phew!!!
So use this as a cautionary tale - no more last minute cards : )
so let me start the hand count ... who's guilty lol