Sunday, 10 April 2011

Anyone still there???

I'm still here , just been a really bad blogger (although tried to keep up with your blogs and the MSE Forum :-( )
It all started when I was totally knocked for six when my lovely neighbour died very suddenly. Then on a brighter note we had a wedding in the family - just what I needed to cheer me up.

Next my 7 year old finally lost a tooth - quite a big deal - poor kid he desperately wanted to lose one and for the tooth fairy to come - lol and it finally happened on his brothers birthday:

My lovely Jack turned 11 - where have the years gone - so we had a bit of cake:

Then dad and son had some serious male bonding at Go Ape - Dalby Forest and they had a great time - I have no bottle for things like that so I was just a spectator!!

Everything seemed to happen at once and I didnt seem organised - I am sure I used to be quite organised bc (before children) but lately its all been going a bit chaotic. So determined to get my act together I have made my hubbys card for the end of May:

Here it is:

I saw the image on another blog and now I cant remember which one I'm sure I know - so I'll double check and post a link - when I saw the image I just thought of my hubby straight away - dont know why??? lol (edit here it is Janeys cards)

I bought the image from Just Inklined, coloured it with promarkers, used I think its a Basic Grey paper and my new embossing happy birthday folder. Now I just need to see if there are any challenges I can enter it in.

I would like to enter it into:

Secret Crafter - our feathered friends
Crafty Anns - raise a smile
Papertake weekly - anything goes and something new ( new image and new embossing folder from Harrogate).
Cards for men - embossing

Thanks for looking - and I promise to be a better blogger!!

Hugs xxx


  1. Gorgeous card Ali, love the image. If you're quick you can enter it into the latest Cards for Men challenge as the theme is embossing ;-)

    Your boys are so gorgeous, going to have the girls chasing after them if they aren't already!!!

  2. such a fun image - great card

    Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. A perfect card for a guy, like it :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


  4. heart would of been in my mouth watching them up in the trees!! Lovely card, I'm sure your hubby will love it xx

  5. I love it Ali...that image did make me smile and's brill hun..

    Oh your boys are so cute too...and going up the trees..I don't think so lol!

    have a lovely afternoon..and it's great to see you back..hugs Vicky xx

  6. Yaaaay, glad you popped over and entered your card into our embossing challenge. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck xxx

  7. Don't worry about being a better blogger Ali - we all get super busy at times - just do when it suits you and you will continue to enjoy it! Your card is super "cute" - hope your hubby loves it!! lol bx

  8. Great card - that duck looks a tad grumpy though lol!!!!

  9. A gorgeous card a fab embossing. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyx

  10. Such a fun image and I love the embossing folder you have used.
    Thanks for playing along with our embossing challenge at CFM.
    Hugs, Alison x

  11. Fabulous card Ali, your hubby will love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  12. I love your image. He's fab! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  13. I love the image on your OHs card. Whoa that's a really high platform!! I think I would've been a spectator too ! EEK! Jaqui x