Thursday, 30 December 2010

My 'Little' Brother's Birthday 21/12


My 'little' brother is now over 50 and over 6ft tall but he's the youngest of the three of them and I can clearly remember the day he was born. He was born at home and although my other brothers had been put to bed I was allowed to stay up and watch ballet on (fuzzy black & white!) TV.  My Dad came downstairs just after 10pm & told me I could go up and see the new baby who was by then being bathed by the midwife (in the washbasin) - Apparently, I took one look & said "Oh Not Another Boy!" and stomped off to bed very disappointed.

Anyway, enough of the history lesson......... this is the Birthday card I made for him I had to keep it simple as I had little time to play but I quite like the clean look of it. The rugby player image is a LOTV die cut square - note the 'lumpy' grass I coloured instead of leaving well alone! The stripey paper is Papermania Secret Garden, the 'Cheers' is from my stash (fab for Male cards, I think) and all are layered with silver holographic card from Home Bargains. I layered the silver Craftwork cards sentiment with some of the 'Cheers' paper and foam bits to lift it a bit.

Sorry for the poor photo but I'd like to enter into :-

Scrapbook Sisters - It's a Man's World
PartyTime Tuesday - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Punch it Out
Crafty Emma's Store - Anything Goes
Allsorts Blog - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking!

Margaret x

16 comments:

  1. Love it! Grass is supposed to be lumpy especially with them boys diving all over it LOL
    xx

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  2. this is lovely Marg, your 'little' brother will love it ;) x

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  3. Hi there

    I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response - well over 600 so far !

    I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the holiday preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

    B x

    Have you entered my new candy

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  4. Hi there

    I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response - well over 600 so far !

    I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the holiday preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

    B x

    Have you entered my new candy

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  5. Great card Margaret, not seen that LOTV image before. Your brother will love it. LOL at your story, I would have had the same reaction as you with all those boys! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, wishing you a happy new year and good luck with the challenge xxx

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  6. Great card, love that image, very appropriate for a boy and your right about the cheers sentiment!

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  7. Fab card, love the colour combo & DP!

    Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT & CES Challenge, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  8. I love it - gorgeous colours and layout xx

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  9. Lovely card Margaret - that's a fab image.

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  10. It was fun reading your post! Your card is delightful as well! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

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  11. adorable card and very cute image, thanks so much for sharing with us this challenge at OSAAT, wishes for a Happy New Year
    Deborah
    xxx

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  12. Oh this is lovely.. I hope your brother loved his card!! Thanks for taking the time to play with us over at CES xx

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  13. So cute! Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

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  14. Love it! Glad you shared your card with Scrapbook Sister's card challenge this week. Happy New Year,Julie.x

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  15. Fantastic card and don't you just love LOTV images - so cute. Jaqui x

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