I haven’t done any stamping this week, as we have had a drama here. I got a phone call at work on Wednesday morning from the navy medic on my husbands boat telling me that Mal had fallen through a hatch and was being taken to the hospital via ambulance. Well wouldn’t you know it, it was the same day that my car was in with the windscreen people getting a new windscreen fitted so I couldn’t leave work until about 1pm when I picked up my car. Well I arrived at the hospital to find my husband in the emergency department. He had already had x-rays on his left knee and thank goodness there were no breaks or fractures. We spent several more hours at the hospital before he was discharged. At this stage we don’t have a definite diagnosis because he still needs to go for an MRI. The navy doctor thinks he may have done soft tissue, ligament damage behind the knee cap, but the only way to know for sure is to have the MRI. Mal is currently hobbling around on crutches and has two weeks off work, so he won’t be sailing next Tuesday when the boat does. We are hoping to have the MRI and physio appointments early next week so we will know if he can rejoin the boat in a couple of weeks or not. I will keep you updated with his progress as information comes to hand.
Before all this drama, I went to a friends card class last weekend and we made some fabulous masculine birthday cards using the clockworks stamp set from Stampin’ Up!. I love this stamp set it works really well for making birthday cards for the boys and men in your life. We used some gorgeous coloured card stock too. In this first card we used Midnight Muse card stock and ribbon, and Very Vanilla cardstock. The stamps were inked up in Chocolate Chip, Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake.
We matched the clockworks stamp set with a new stamp set we received at the South Pacific Convention in May. Can you spot the new stamp set? I can’t tell you what it’s called just yet but believe it’s going to be a very versatile stamp set and I think mine is going to get very inky… 🙂
I love carrying the theme of the card front through to the inside of the card. I think it just dresses up what is otherwise a blank canvas.
I love this one, we scored about half an inch from the top and then stuck it down with tape just to add a different dimension to the card design. Again we have used the new mystery stamp with this card. I love the fob watches from the clockworks stamp set. In this card we used Chocolate Chip card stock and Very Vanilla card stock, and inked our stamps up with Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade and Bashful Blue.
This is how we dressed up the inside of this second card.
Finally, our third card. We used the now retired ribbon sliders, which I love, they just add that something special to a ribbon. They are perfect for male cards, I sometimes think a bow is a little feminine, so these are a perfect solution. We also used the tried and tested and well loved background stamp set En Francais from Stampin’ Up! to fill up all that blank space. With this card we used Soft Suede card stock and Very Vanilla card stock. The ink pads were Midnight Muse, Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede. The ribbon is in Soft Suede.
And, the inside of my final card.
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