Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dan's Birthday

Wow, its a bit on the warm side here in the UK - looks like summer might have arrived with a vengeance - we've even had to get the fan out of the loft, I'm just hoping we've not jinxed the sunshine by doing that!

We've just got home from a weekend on the Isle of Man (In-Law visiting) in time to drive over to my Bro's house and wish nephew Dan a Happy Birthday. Actually we had to buy his present too before we went - and though I'd made his card last week I didn't have time to do a photo before we left - another little job for yesterday afternoon.

Quite incredibly, it didn't rain the whole time we were on the IOM - I've been visiting for the last 15 years or so, and I think that's the first time we've stayed dry! It was even warm and sunny most of the time, though cloudy and hazy at times too. No doubt there'll be a few photos to bore you with soon......

I made another of those fab pop-up cards for Dan - tbh I was a bit stumped as to what to do and didn't really have a lot of time to think of something new. Never mind, he liked it and I noticed my bro having a quiet little look at how it works - he's not one to show much enthusiasm for my cards, he works for a Greeting Cards manufacturer and I think he regards handmade cards as cheating him out of custom lol lol Tough, I say!

Here's the card
I used:
Cosmo Cricket "Get Happy" paper pad
Bazzill card in matching colours
Craft Robo to cut all letters and numbers
Sizzix Trophy Die
thin red wire to make the springs

Now I really should stop procrastinating and make some new stuff!

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Karen said...

How COOL is that!!! X

CLARE said...

Great boys card - love how his name is on springs!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Glad you're home safe, sound and sane from the IOW! ;-)

Great card for Dan. Trendy & funky!


Traceyr said...

Well done Kathy fab card. I did laugh at your brother-in-law checking out how it was made. :)

Lythan said...

Kathy you are soooooooooo clever!
this is just fantabulous!

Kaz said...

That's a brilliant card Kathy. xx

Angelnorth said...

Oh, how funny is that about your brother's occupation? :haha: Hope he wasn't looking at that mechanism with an eye to mass manufacture! Great card Kathy, love the funky little springs for Dan's name!

Anonymous said...

Just love it kathy - the name on springs is fab! :)

Glad you had a great time.


Janice said...

Great card, that pop-up is certainly popular!

Anonymous said...

wow what a fab design...I bet he loved it...I know I would have at that age!

Lea said...

Fabulous card Kathy, I bet he loved it!