Monday, December 29, 2014

Cats Birthdays and Bargains

Hello!
How are you all? good I hope ...

Yesterday we ventured out for a coffee and visited Dunhelm which is a store that sells kitchen ware, bedding and home goods ... though I wasn't looking for anything other than a warm bed for the stray cat that is still here, despite every effort to find her owners ... Anyway, I ended up with a couple of bargains ... I got a beautiful Dorma bed throw reduced from £90 to £26!! PLUS I got the matching curtains reduced from £60 to £13! Now that's my kind of bargain ... I did get a bed for the cat too by the way...
Here's a photo I took a few days ago ... Isn't she lovely? 


Today is a very special birthday .. It's Mikey's 32nd birthday 
My goodness, where do the years go?? One minute I was struggling as a single parent to my child, running a home and holding down a job and then suddenly here I am ... My little boy is a man and every treasured memory is etched so deep in my heart that it feels like only yesterday

Here's the card I made for him


Yep, sequins and silver Lol!
I like them with the grunge stamps


A little tip for you ... You know that foam stuff that you find in packaging... It's about 5mm thick and similar to a sponge (Not the polystyrene kind) - It looks like this


Well, it's fabulous for using in shaker cards and to pop up dies cuts ... It goes through the Big Shot so easily and just springs back up ... I used it  as a backing for the "Birthday" word die


I would recommend using a wet adhesive though like an all purpose glue

I do hope you have a lovely week 

Till soon

~ Ros ~











22 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous card Ros! It is amazing how our babies grow so fast! Happy Birthday to you baby boy! I still tell people that my 19 year old son is a baby! Have a wonderful day and if I don't hop over to your blog in the meantime, Have a Happy New Year!!!

Diane said...

LOVE this card for your son...it is another fabulous creation, both in color and design!! I know what you mean about the years speeding by!! A great tip about the foam, too. Kitty looks very comfy...you are so good!!! Thank you for my lovely Christmas card, too...I will treasure it so much!! Can you believe all I ever had time for, was to mail ONE card..me the card maker...what a shame, but this year will be different!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a sweet kitty Ros! Your card is beautiful! Happy Birthday to Mikey! Love all the shimmery silver detail and the grungy background! Surely he loved it! Happy New Year!

thecobweboriumemporium said...

Wow! I knew that there had to be a use for that foamy stuff that I get in packages now and again, and I couldn't ever think of one. How brilliant that you thought to put it through the machine! (I'd have been scared to death in case I killed the die cutter! lol).

I'll absolutely be trying it out now. Thank you so much for the tip.

The card is wonderful - as is the blog post. You have such a lovely way of writing. I shall be clicking to follow when I've finished tapping out this comment. ~ Cobs. x

Barbara said...

Oh Ros, if I lived anywhere close I would take her on the spot- and I mean it. Hope she likes her new bed. Another fabulous birthday card, too - you are on a roll! Thanks for sharing the helpful recycling idea for the packaging... The things you come up with!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Happy birthday to Mikey! Fantastic card, I'm sure he'll love it. Great tip about that packaging foam, I've just kept some, you know, just in case, and you've just reassured my decision! Great finds at Dunelm, too. It's my favourite homeware shop.

I hope you had a peaceful & blessed Christmas and that you are enjoying the last few days of 2014. Have a wonderful and fruitful New Year, full of kindness and creative flair! Big hugs xxx

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday to your son, Ros, my own Andrew will be 32 January 1. We are still celebrating...he is here until the 31st.Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Your shopping sounds fun and your adopted cat is gorgeous. I can't imagine who would not want her. I would come get her if I were close...or visit every day just to pet her. Have a wonderful Monday!

Sylvia said...

Sorry, forgot to tell you your card is lovely too! Thanks for the foam tip!

Tracy said...

What a great card! I love the cut away diagonal that you put the word in. Would never have thought of using that foam stuff like that. Pretty cool. Happy birthday to Mikey!!!

Greta said...

Hope your son had a wonderful birthday, Ros. When I see how old my nieces & nephews are it just doesn't seem possible--means I'm that much older?! Oh well, it's how you think that matters & I don't think I'm old--LOL! I really like this card--very artistic & festive! Thanks for the tip--wouldn't ever have thought to put that stuff through the Big Shot. Happy New Year!

Lisette Baker said...

You have great ideas for man cards, this is a super design. Thanks for the tip about the packaging - another excuse to hoard!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Aahhh, looks like the stray has made herself right at home! What a sweetheart! I just love a good deal, don't you...I have a hard time resisting those 70% off tags! lol

Gorgeous card!I just love the aquas and silver together, it's my new favourite colour combo! The stitched stars are beautiful in the metallic! Love it! big new years hugs to you and yours :)

Maria said...

What a beautiful cat and looks so comfy in new bed! Happy birthday to you son! I'm sure he'll appreciate the gorgeous card you made him! And, thank you for the tip...great idea! Take care and Happy New Year!:-)

Robyn Oliver said...

Ros.....I JUST LOVE YOUR STYLE....this is a wonderful card and thanks for that great tip...I have some. New Years eve here...so here's wishing you and family a fabulous evening and everything special for 2015. Hugs Robyn

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and I love the tip you shared...so clever! Best wishes for 2015...hoping that it is abundantly creative and happy!

Gail said...

Love the colour combo - this blue shade seem to be a favourite of yours.

Ros I'm looking to buy a new printer, is your printer good for crafters - I know you have put fabric through it in the past.

Thanks and Happy New Year

Manuela said...

Hello Ros,
fantasic card as always, love the style of your cards.
The photo of your kitty is so cute! Yes the time goes so fast, wish your son all the best for his birthday!
Have a good start into 2015 and a happy new Year!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty, love the fabulous design and colors :)

Ira Huberts said...

Happy belated birthday to your son, Ros! You have made a wonderful male card for him, very festive and so appropriate, too! Wow, that's a bargain! We girls all love a good bargain, don't we, lol! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Stella said...

My apologies for being so late but...Happy happy birthday to Mikey. And you of course! XX
You got me with the fab design of this card and the colors are my fave.
I am lookking forward to attend a personal workshop in Liverpool so I can learn how to make shaker cards, shadow boxes but above that...spending time with you...XXXXX

Sue Lelli said...

What a GREAT tip and I LOVE this grunge sequin card! FAB, Ros!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great tip and fantastic, guy card! Love all the shine and this gorgeous palette!

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