Friday, February 08, 2013

Cats Dogs & Hearts

Happy Friday!
You'd think that now I am retired from going out to work Friday's wouldn't matter ... but old habits die hard as they say ... I still love Friday - knowing that the weekend is just around the corner ...
I became a single mum when Mikey was just 8 years old ... Friday was the last day of work ... when I would collect my wage packet and look forward to 2 whole days with my son ... School was forgotten once the homework was done and every Saturday Mikey and I would take a train ride to spend the day looking around the shops ... having lunch together which was usually pizza and a coke float for Mikey.
In the evening we would cuddle together on the settee and watch his chosen video with a bowl of crisps ... some sweets and soft drinks ... Doesn't sound very health food wise ... but it was only on a Saturday.
Those days have long gone ... but the memories will always remain ....

Last night my Thursday group got to assemble some Valentine cards ... Funny thing ... because I have quite a few men in the group I did one of the cards quite girlie


Pink digital papers by Jen Allyson  and a pretty heart from Iralamija shop
... and two others that were more neutral


Thanks to the Cameo


Would you believe that the guys first choice was the pink one? Lol!
Though they all loved the cats and dogs and lots of cards were made ... not all looked like mine but they did have the same elements ... just placed upside down or in a more artistic way ...
They also decorated all the envelopes ... something like this


The main things was that they were all happy ... they lost another of their friends which initially made them very sad ... but they are resilient and lots of their cards were made with their lost friend in mind ...
I wanted to mention about the sentiment font on my cards ... a  freebie from The Graphics Fairy ... there are a few to download and they are really lovely ... thanks Karen!

Have a wonderful Friday and I hope your weekend is a good one

Till soon

~ Ros ~





16 comments:

Diane said...

What pretty cards...love them all....but those little kitties on the fence are a favorite!! Must be the time of year for memories, as I was just telling my sister how I so enjoyed taking care of my grandkids, right after I quit my job, the youngest was 18 months, she will be 7 on Sunday...but I so enjoyed the time spent with them for the year and a half...they have so much now...anyhow...great cards, and wonderful memories you shared!!

Sylvia said...

All so sweet, Ros, glad your group had a good time! I have been saying that men like fussy as well and that we don't have to make up masculine cards. My dad loved pink because my mom did and he also loved flowers to distraction! Love those kitties and doggies as well. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Astrid Maclean said...

What pretty, fun creations! Love them!

Barbara said...

These cards are wonderful - and maybe the guys chose the pink one because of who they were planning to give it to! I just read for the first time last night what your Thursday Club was all about. I just thought of assumed it had to do with crafts and period. But this is such an amazing thing - and I can't begin to think of all the work you put in there on such a regular basis - WOW. It's absolutely humbling.

Sasha said...

They're all fabulous in their own way, Ros. But I have to admit to the pink one being my favourite...I love your pretty floral heart with bow x

Ira Huberts said...

These are all so sweet and lovely Ros, I really adore the kittens on the fence and your pink heart looks so romantic. The reason why the boys went for this one? Because guys always need hearts on their Valentine´s cards, lol! It´s nice to have sweet memories of Friday, even though you have had to build them up with just your son. No doubt he will look back upon these moments with love in his heart, for at least you gave him real attention. Take care, Ira x
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Lynnda said...

WOW WOW Ros.... all your cards are so pretty!!! Love is in the air!!! month!!! gotta love this month eh.... hugs...xoxo

jacirascrap said...

Este seu grupo parece ter sempre muito amor...que maravilha voce poder dar a alegria deles em escolher, recortar, imaginar... Se cuide! Com amor, sua amiga!

Wendy said...

haha, who says guys don't like pink :)
Your cards are beautiful Ros, LOVE that gorgeous pink card!

So nice to hear about your story as well, especially since I'm a single mom too and love spending time with my little son. We just played several board games, so much fun!

Wonderful weekend to you!
Hugs, Wendy

Linda R said...

What pretty cards. I just love them all. I know what you mean by still loving Fridays. I have only been retired a short time. But I still enjoy my weekends.

Hugs~

Davi said...

I love that you shared about those special moments with your son.Those memories with our kids are so special! Your cards are beautiful Ros and what a gift your giving heart is for your sweet group!! Have a great weekend :)

Chris said...

Did your son ever try American Cream Soda with an ice cream floater? It used to be my favourite and you just brought back the memory.:o)

I love your cards, especially the first one, it's so soft and romantic.

Happy weekend xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awww.... your story really pull me closer to you Ros, I totally understand and feel you!
Lovely cards, beautiful, sweet and cute!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Ros! Love the shabby heart and cute cats and dogs! The dogs remind me of my two Westies :)

Sleepy Stamper said...

What wonderful memories! I hope to make such fond memories with my children. Beautiful cards and such fun images.

Anitra

Tracy said...

Sounds like your group had a great time being creative. You're such a sweetheart Ros. I really love those lovely papers on the first card. Hugs!

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