Friday, August 03, 2018

Happy August

Hello  there...I can't believe it's August already! 

I've not had a lot of time for blogging - My husband has been looking for a new car - The older he gets, the harder it is for him to make a decision so it takes him months to make up his mind. This time has been no exception and as I'm not a car person (I'm just happy as long as it gets me from A to B) it gets very frustrating. He goes from showroom to showroom, reads up just about everything on each car and still struggles to pick one within his budget. Then just when I think he's made up his mind, he can't decide on colour. I can't tell you how many I've had to go look at with him and offer an opinion on colour, but still he hesitates.
Finally... FINALLY! It's sorted. I went to a dealership with him this week, saw a car that we both liked and negotiated a deal that he was very happy with phew!  

I have managed to make some cards though and today I have an anniversary card I made for friends of ours, plus a very quick retirement card for a colleague of my husband...
 
I went with a fun and colourful anniversary card this time instead of hearts and flowers


I just love that hen and recently got the stamp set so you'll be seeing more of her... She's coloured with Copics but the BG and balloons are ink blended
 
 
 I cut the "happy" on my Cameo and stamped and embossed the sentiment
 
I didn't have much inspiration when it came to the retirement card ...
 
 
...So again it was ink blending and a die cut from the bits box
 
 
Plus a little stamping and embossing, and he really liked it.

Hubby has just returned home after playing golf and asked me to make a new home card for one of his golfing buddies so I'd better get on.

I hope you have a super day

Till soon

~ Ros ~
 
 

 

11 comments:

Pat said...

I adore that cute and beautifully coloured hen Ros ..such fun,and love tbe way you have highlighted it by placing it in a circular aperture, and tbe ink blended balloons and the coloured background behind the cut sentiment go perfectly, and love the ink blended circles behind the die cut citiscape..a great retirement card. x

Marcia HIll said...

That SU! chick just cracks me up Ros! You've colored her (him?) up just beautifully and I love the inked up balloons and "happy" too! Such a FUN anniversary card!! And your retirement card is just lovely too! I don't think you can go wrong with ink blending any time and adding the city scape from your bits box not only made this card quick, but also FABULOUS!! Glad you were able to get in some "inky" time between all the car shopping!! :0)

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, love both of these! The anniversary card is so FUN! Not inspired on the retirement card? It looks pretty fantastic to me. Always love your ink blending. Talk about inspired... you inspire me to do more ink blending, but I never quite get there. It takes a long time to buy a car even when you don't have trouble making up your mind. We recently bought a new truck and then this month a new motorhome. Both were very time consuming.

Maria said...

Wonderful fun cards with fab color, Ros! The recipients will love them I’m sure!!

Greta said...

My hubby is an absolute car nut & does the same thing! Must admit, though, I do have my likes & dislikes. Didn't see a need for a new one last time, but now I have to admit I love it. What a fun anniversary card--never would have thought of anything like that! The retirement card is perfect! You're so good at putting bits & pieces together & I love the colors! Sending love & hugs, Greta

Marina said...

Those fluffy kind of hens always look quite comedy in real life and look so fun on your card.

I really like the spots on the second card.

Two great cards!

Diane said...

The hen made me laugh, so fun!! Great retirement card, too...and I have that die, thanks to you. Seems like summer is leaving us fast, hard to believe we are into August already, I never noticed it much when younger but I sure do now, and feel it too lol!! Hope all is going well and kitties are doing good!

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous anniversary card with that wild and wonderful chick. Great vibrant colours and fun layout x. The retirement card looks great and loving the colours and the ink blending. Looking forward to seeing the new home card. Had a little chuckle about DH and choosing his car x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy August!!!!
Congrats on the new card too!!!!

Oh my! These are all so fun!!!!

Tracy said...

You really broke out the bright colors on that first card, and the hen....LOL too funny with her wild hairdo.

Barbara said...

That hen is just too much! PLEASE let us see more of her! It's a fantastic card, too - and I love the colors you combined on the retirement card. Have you taken the new car out for a ride already?

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