Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Hedge Word

Good morning everyone, I had a great day yesterday.  It was my youngest son's birthday - he was fifteen, my eldest son passed the theory part of his driving test and we have, at long last, found a nursing home for my father.  Dad moves in tomorrow and he will be nice and close to both me and my Mum so hopefully, as soon as he is settled, life will get back to some sort of normality - it will never be quite the same again, but we should at least be able to get back into some sort of routine.

Anyway, as I said, it was my son's birthday and this is the card I made for his brother to give him.


I saw this Penny Black stamp on a blog sometime ago and I just had to get it, I think it's ideal for male cards.  I have coloured the cute little hedgehogs with ProMarkers and used some Echo Park papers that I have had for ages.  The card stock is Core'dinations and I used my Spellbinders Ric Rac die to cut the bottom edge.  The string and button are from my stash.

I have decorated the inside of the card using the same papers and layout as the front.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Come and Get It Challenge - Masculine
Simon Says Stamp &  Show Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge 48 - Boy/Man
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 107 - Cute as a Button
Hobbycutz Challenge 9 - Anything with 'H' (Hedgehogs)
The Paper Nest Dolls challenge 7  - Animal Love
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anythings Goes, Option: include animals/creatures

Thank you so much for visiting me today.  Hopefully, as soon as we get Dad settled into the nursing home, I will have more time to craft and will be able to come and visit everyone a little more often.

Pauline
x

41 comments:

Janice said...

Another beauty Pauline & you're right it is a lovely stamp. Glad your son had a good Birthday & congrats to your eldest on his theory test. Hope your Dad settles well in his new home, Jx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous male card Pauline, I love that PB image! So glad you have found a place suitable for your Dad its so difficult isn't it? Congratulations to your son! Susan x

Beryl said...

Great card Pauline. Love that image and the card design is brill.
Beryl xx

Michelle J M said...

Oh how I love those little Hedgies Pauline! I have quite a number of them and just don't get to use them. They are beautifully coloured and everything matches wonderfully as always. Michelle x

kanda said...

Another fabulous male card Pauline. Happy belated birthday to Laurence and congrats to Matt on passing the driving test theory.
Hope your Dad soon settles down in his new home xx

Lozzy T said...

What a lovely card Pauline, bet your son loved it. Sounds like things all looking up and all smiles. Take care..Hugs Lozzy xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love this Pauline! This image is such a good one. Suitable for male and females! Judy x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and Happy birthday to your son, congrats to your other son and pleased to hear dad has a nursing home close bye....won't be easy though as they seem to want their loved ones around.xx

rachel said...

fabulous card Pauline - I love this image too and will have to invest one of these days! Glad you had such a good day and that things are starting to drop into place! Big Hugs rachel x

Sandy Palmer said...

Oh, this is just to cute! Love the color combo you chose! Your son is going to love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Pauline, I love the image and layout. Happy Birthday to your son for yesterday and congras to you older son for passing the theory part of his driving test.
I'm pleased that you have found a suitable nursing home for your dad, hopefully life will be much easier for your now
Take care
Sue xx

May said...

oh my goodness - that stamp *is* so cute and you've done an amazing job with it. Best wishes on everything happening - hope it all goes well. Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

May said...

Love this image Pauline, So cute! Fabulous papers.. Love it inside & out.... Hugs May x x x

Rosietoes said...

Happy birthday to your son Pauline and congrats to his bro for passing the theory test.
Love the card and you are right, a great image for a male card. Lovely as always x

NGCARDS said...

Lovely creation, thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Claire said...

Adorable card, love those hedgies. Hugs, Claire x

Ira Huberts said...

Happy belated birthday to your son Pauline, love the card you´ve made for him, it´s supercool and fun! Hugs, Ira xox
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Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Pauline. Those little hedgies look so sweet - I love em!
I hope your Son had a fab birthday and that your Dad settles into his new home soon.
Lorraine x

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Pauline...LOVE the hedgies. HB to your youngest Son - hope he has a great day! I do hope your Dad settles in nicely. It's great you found a place close to you and your Mum. hugs, Pat K x

susiestacey said...

Great card Pauline - one of my favourite stamps for male cards as it is so easy to use. Hope your Dad settle in ok, take care x Susan s

Sue B said...

Aww this is very sweet Pauline!! it's a fab image and I Love those scrummy papers… the twine detail and wooden star look fab!
I hope your son had a lovely birthday!! and Big Congrats to your other son for passing his theory test!! that is fab news… my daughter has just started driving lessons… so she will be taking hers soon…
I'm glad you've found a nursing home for your father that is close to you all…. at least now you will all be able to visit more easily... I hope he settles in ok hun!
Take Care
Huge hugs
Sue xx


Carol said...

Another fabulous male card from you Pauline. Congrats to your eldest and belated Happy Birthday to your youngest. So pleased to hear you've found somewhere for your father, I hope he settles in well and you can all relax a little knowing he's in the best place. Carol x

cass said...

Great card, love the image and background paper, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Melodie said...

How cute is this? OMG, such a amazing card.
Hugs
Melodie

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful card
Hugs Kate xx

Desire Fourie said...

Just adorable and such a cheerful way of saying happy birthday.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Ellen said...

Super cute Pauline! Adorable image and the design is just fabulous! Glad your Dad is going to be close to you! Congrats to your son on his drivers exam! How exciting for him! Happy belated birthday to the birthday boy!
Have a wonderful day!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Pauline! By now your dad is settled back in with you, and I hope all is going well for your family. A big milestone with your son having passed the theory part of his driving test!! Your PB card is adorable with the little hedgehogs, but it is your choice of layout, papers and beautiful hand-pieced layers which make it extraordinary - the inside is very pretty, too. Thanks for sharing, and for always leaving the sweetest comments on my blog. I think somehow that Bloglovin did not put your blog in my Friends Folder so I need to do that right now. hugs, de

Scrapaddict said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenge!

Pia S said...

Sitting down today to check out some of the wonderful cards out there and what happens - lost internet connection! But it's up and running again now, and at least I've been able to make a couple of cards today. These hedgehogs are the cutest and this image is perfect for both male and female cards.

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Pauline. I love the layout and the image is so cute. Congratulations on your sons birthday and your other sons achievement. I hope your Dad settles in. All of the best.

P.G. Lamb said...

This is so adorable! I love the colors that you chose for the image. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

Kathyk said...

Super card and "H"! Thanks so much for joining us over at Hobbycutz

Kathyk

Betty said...

I love this card Pauline as you say great for male cards, you've made a lovely card. I must look out for that stamp just right for my hubby
Bettyxxx

Gemma said...

Fantastic card Pauline...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Za ovinkom said...

So very cute card!

Thank you for joining our Animal Love Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Jasmina DT PND

theCook said...

So very cute! Love that image and that's a great color scheme. Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz challenge.

alethea said...

This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

Bridie Payne said...

Oh that's such a lovely image! I love the bit of twine and the button in the background.

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Asha said...

Those hedgies are the cutest ever! Fab male card, Pauline. Thanks for joining our "Animals" challenge at PolkaDoodles.
Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts