In my last post I mentioned that July is a busy month for me as far as birthdays go...
Well, today is yet another friend's birthday. He is another guide at the Fort where I
volunteer. Last Monday, I posted a card for another fellow-guide, and you may
notice that I used almost virtually the same design, albeit with a different image
and papers. Each did not see the other's card, and they don't look at my blog,
so I did not feel guilty about not designing a different sketch.
I was on duty at the Fort yesterday, so I needed to have the card finished by Saturday.
However, there was a slight "incident" on Friday, whereby I didn't start the card until
Saturday evening....Now don't any of you laugh, as most people have done, but after
a routine checkup with my doctor late on Friday morning, John and I decided to drive
to a nearby small beachside village to have lunch by the water. While I was enjoying
my lunch, 2 pelicans stood right in front of us, with the most soulful eyes. Being the
softie I am about animals, I went to give them a chip each. Before I could blink, one
snatched at my hand, engulfing it past my wrist. As I pulled my hand away, the razor-
sharp hook on its beak tore a deep gash in my thumb, and a smaller one on my hand.
I went to the little ambulance station nearby, where they patched me up, and advised
me to go to our hospital's E.D. for a tetanus injection...I'm not sure which hurts
more...the wounds, my injected arm, or my pride.
The 'birthday boy', Carl, is a bit of a handyman at home, and at the Fort,
so I used one of my favourite 'male card' images, Mr. Fix-it, by Stampavie.
A closer look at Mr. Fix-it, coloured with Promarkers.
Inside the card.
(Sorry for the poor lighting on the photos-I took them very early before I left home
for the Fort yesterday morning).
Brown Sugar #104 - 'For The Boys'
Crafter's Cafe #73 - 'Anything Goes'
Fab 'n' Funky #224 - 'Walk On The Wildside'
Milk Coffee - 'Birthdays'
Penny's Paper Crafty #187 - 'Anything Goes'
Pile It On #30 - 'Embossing'
Simon Says Stamp - 'Emboss It'
Image - Stampavie (Laurence Collection) Mr. Fix-it
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - 3 Bugs In A Rug Tool Time
Embossing - Crafts Too Tools
Hammer Brad, plastic Drill and Nails, peel-off stickers from my
I must go and start preparing dinner...any 'wet' tasks take longer because of my hand.
John has music students until 9pm, otherwise he would have cooked. He had a lovely
dinner waiting for me last evening, when I returned home from the Fort
(he cooks most Sunday nights).
Thank you for visiting,