Wednesday, 2 October 2013


Hello lovely blogsters out there - well yesterday was the maestro's birthday and I bought this stamp set way back in March/April time - for once I was prepared!!!   As some of you will realise this looks very like him (hair wise or lack of I mean) although he does have a few 'wisps' on top, but no 'comb-over!!  We also have a couple of reclining chairs and he has one or four remotes!  I would have cut the bag of crisps out and replaced it with an F1 magazine cover but couldn't find one!  Shame - but, having said that, he would never fall asleep during an F1 race!!!

I was really pleased yesterday 'cos there he was in his red T shirt and blue trackies.  Great minds and all that ..........

This is a little verse from Jon Bratton's site Verses4Cards - he has some lovely free little verses for us to use.  I've put a link to his site HERE.  There are funny ones, serious ones - in fact something for every occasion, nip over for a gander.  I typed out the verse and the font is one of those that looks slightly distressed and smudgy - lol.
 In case you are wondering, this did make him laugh!  He knows I don't meeean it!!!  By the way have you spotted the deliberate mistake???  I have forgotten to put Happy Birthday on the front - I am such a plonker!  I did confess to the maestro and he said "It doesn't matter because I know what it's for!"  Bless him.

I lurve these papers and thought they would look good on a male card.  The zig-zag one is by Sheena Douglass from her 'A Little Bit Oriental' paper pad.  The dotty paper is from Graphic 45 'Le Cirque Collection' - I am very very fussy where I use my G45 papers so you see he is definitely 'speshul' LOL!!

7" x 7"  Kraft Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Oriental Paper Pad
Graphic 45 - Le Cirque Collection
Art Impressions Rubber Stamp - Lazy Boy Set
Spellbinders - Wonky Squares Die
Die-Namics - Fishtail Flags Stax Layers Die
Antique Linen Distress Ink
I didn't have a present for him yesterday but he says he needs a new 'puter so I will be giving him some money for that - when he decides which one he wants!!!    Mind you - I did leave a little present for him upstairs - just before I went to bed I found an 8 legged beasty in the bath so I left it for him to remove - rapidly!!!!!
Blossom had her first visit to the V-E-T on Monday - bless her she was really good.  She had a multi-injection and a general health check , she has to go back in three weeks for the second injection and will go for her operation (spaying) afterwards.  She has had a lot of male attention, I do know of one cat Donny, who has had carnal knowledge (dirty little beggar) but, fortunately, no offspring.   I am a little mystified but the vet said he wouldn't know if she was 'in tact' until they checked her out.   Whilst she is under the anaesthetic she will be chipped (thought I would save her this pain for the time being).  I put some anti-flea juice on her neck as soon as she was allowed in the house and the vet has given me some more, which has a wormer in it, to put on in two to three weeks' time.  She is costing a bomb - oh don't think I've mentioned where she stretched herself up the wallpaper on the landing and left some lurvely scratch marks under the dado rail!  Fortunately we had one short piece of paper left and the maestro has managed to replace the scratched bit!
Thank you for popping over to my site and for checking out my blog wafflings.  I hope you like my humorous card for my bloomin' lubbly hubbly!  I have  made a couple of cards but still haven't posted all of them just yet.  I've slapped my wrist and will get 'a round tuit' just as soon as I can.
I do hope you are all keeping well and are coping with the weather, it was absolutely puthering down this morning and Blossom is on her usual cushion on my desk!  She does distract me 'cos I keep stroking her and playing with her paws, ears and chin.  This is helping with her feisty attitude so I don't feel as if I am time-wasting, I am in-house training!   That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
Before I go orf on my Blossom Fest again I am off - lots of love and hugs to all my friends and fellow blogsters out there.

SUE xxx
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  1. Brilliant card Sue. Love the image and the sentiment.

  2. Happy burfffday to youuuuu happy burffffffffffday to you!!!! all our best wishes to you Graham!!! and fab card me old crafterteer matey, must be a man thing because this reminds me so much of Paul too hahahaha I th haven't blogged today been spending sometime with Olliebobs because he's feeling a bit fed up after getting poked and prodded again at the vets and bloods took :( they don't think his 'lump' is unfriendly but they just want to make certain so a couple more days waiting for more tests to come back sheesh...anyway the cat has landed on her feet :) a lovely couple of peeps to spend her days with :))) lots of hugglessssssssssssss Sue xxxxxxxxxx

  3. Belated birthday wishes to your hubby, I hope he had a fabulous day.
    Your card is brilliant, such a great image! I love the papers and fun sentiment too!
    Sending you hugs
    Sue xx

  4. Brilliant card Sue, love it. Carol x

  5. I just love your husbands card, it could my husband apart from he still has a head of hair and a coffee cup would be need.
    We were the same when we were adopted by a cat, he cost us an arm and a leg but you know what he gave so much love back he was worth it, it hurt so much when he got kill, our other cat we had from a kitten and got just the same love as Squeek got but she gave love back but on her terms. Hazel xxx

  6. How fun. I love both sentiments.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  7. Happy birthday Graham - albeit a bit late. Fabulous card Sue and the sentiments are great. Poor Blossom - or should that be "poor" Sue and Graham? Your pensions won't be going far at this rate! Lol! love and hugs from Christine xx

  8. Fab card, just love it, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  9. This is fabulous sweetie. Love the image and your papers and colouring is awesome. The inside sentiment made me laugh out loud. Glad Blossom is settling in.


  10. Great masculine card. Made me lol :P
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create

    Huggsss, Angelique

  11. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    Happy belated Birthday Graham and fabulous photography as usual.
    Oh what a brilliant card. I love that image it's sooooooooo! great, and those papers are just fab. Loving your design as usual. The sentiment and verse are super.
    It's been raing cats and ogs here most of the day. All I can say is that Christine had better of put away her dancing pumps by now as we shall soon have ducks swimming in our back garden. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. hahahaha! I love visiting Susie's Planet. It means smiling and having a good time. WONDERFUL birthday card, but I especially like the sentiments, inside and out. Just darling, and sure to bring a smile to anyone. Great card, Sue! xo

  13. Love the card and the sentiments on the front and the inside - just great!!

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  14. What a fun card, inside and out! The image made me chuckle, out loud! Thanks for playing along at Sister Act!

    Good Luck!


  15. Such a fun card, inside and out.Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Marlene DT

  16. I love your fun card! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge xx

  17. Hahaha, you made my day with this card! Love this sentiment and the image is hilarious, this is just like my father. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx


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