Friday, 24 June 2011

Hubster Birthday Card

Hi, and welcome!

I almost feel like I should be apologising for yet another MALE card....but it certainly wasn't me who planned all these summer birthday boys!
Ho one was for my Hubster's birthday, on Tuesday just gone....he turned was his take on it....he was actually 62, but could get away with the former, lol.
Don't know if you caught it, but Tuesday was 21st June....the longest day of the year......and that is most certainly what his late Mum used to call it!  Why?  Let me tell ya.......he was her second baby....first baby was 7 years earlier, and weighed 11 pounds 2 ounces....took her all those years to pluck up the courage to have another one, poor love.
The big day dawned, (BIG plays a definite part in this) and the labour pains were gettin' fast 'n' furious....these were the days when you had your baby at home......but she couldn't make it up the stairs....she was 5 feet 3 inches and small her new baby boy was actually born on the dining room table......all 15 pounds of him!!  Longest day of the year?  Certainly was for her, ha!
Suffice it to say, he was her last baby!!

He's still a bonny boy....and passed on the big-baby-gene.......all our five were well above average....ha!

Here's the card I made for him...............

Let me make this very clear.......the only thing about this fella that actually looks like the real-life Hubster is the colour of the hair....kinda......

I chose the image (digi freebie) 'cos I knew it would make him laugh....the nearest the Hubster gets to lifting iron is watchin', really....I have ickle one pound hand irons, just like these, that I have to use as part of my management of the flippin' lymphodema!

I cut kraft circles and hand-stitched for a bit of texture, then popped a button on 'em.........

The two DPs are from my scrap heap ('s a heap...or three), and the strip under the buttons is another scrap....all inked around the edges.......

And the finishing touch was another digi these tickets!

Let me know what you nice :D

Clean and simple
Clean and simple
Anything goes
Use a digi
Anything goes
Anne-Marie x


  1. This is just fabulous Anne-Marie,I had to laugh when you was explaining about the longest day wow

  2. OMG! The man on the stamp looks like my dad 10 years ago - LOL (he's close to 80) - Love the card

  3. too funny. yeah, i would think you lean more towards the HANDSOME type!!!! fabulous card.

    vampires did NOT need to feast - yay. but he does have to see them every week for the next 3 months and then maybe (key word) we can put a spike thru all their seedy little hearts!!!!

    have a fabby weekend.

    hugs :)

  4. Oh no,I missed Ken's birthday! Happy belated Ken!! Had a good laugh over the story of his birth along with a long cry on behalf of his Mom going through it all. Once again, you nailed the card with all those extra touches. Great coloring. As usual, I love this one and I bet he thoroughly enjoyed. Might have to hire you to make hubby's...

  5. Wow! Your poor mil! Of course, your hubby was a model child from day one to make up for giving her such a long, hard birth, right? ;)

    I LOVE your card. Humorous cards are so much fun to make. The hand stitched circles around the buttons are a terrific touch!

    Sorry I haven't been by to visit much. Life gets more crazy for me in the summer.

  6. Great male card thanks for playing
    Love Cynthia x

  7. Great card, fab choice of colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Fab card - love the fun image!
    Thanks for playing along with our CAS theme at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  9. Brilliant card, love the image and I am sure your hubby loved it. Great story there too, crossed my legs during it lol. So big!! I thought my biggest was big at 9.10lb lol, so disappointed with myself now! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  10. Poor mom! That's just TOO much baby!! :D

    This is such a cute card!

  11. Hahaha fab story behind the card!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for the anything Goes /blog hop challenge! Hugs xx

  12. Lovely Card, just right for our CAS Challenge this week on MAWTT, Thanks for playing, WOAH im sitting here going OUCH at the Poor lady with the big baby. Glad he passed on the Gorjuss genes to your kids though. Hazelxoxo

  13. Fabulous! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

  14. This card is too cute! I love all the tiny details... and what a fun image!

  15. Great guys card! Perfect CAS Card! Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare! If you have not done so already, you may want to hop to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached, blog candy, with several prizes to win!
    I apologize If you have already received this invite!
    That is a big baby! My friend's was over 16 lbs and she is a tiny girl now! She panicked over the possibility of another one!