Saturday, 6 August 2011

You're Simply the Best!

Hello, and welcome!

Thunder and lightening.....rain and sunshine......just another summer's day in Merry Old England....ha!
Haven't set foot outside the, well......just to check on Babbit (my silver miniature rabbit, named by grandson Henry when he was 2!) who lives in her spacious wooden cottage, under the pear tree in  our back garden.....she was fine, by the!

Soon ran back to my cozy craft room, and made a couple of was my DT card for Wednesday, so you'll have to wait for that one......ha!

My baby sister is married to her sweetheart, Kevin, and it will be Kevin's birthday on 3rd also happens to be their son, Rhys's 12th birthday........they tried to have a baby for 15 years before they were finally blessed with Rhys.........although, when he is peltin' my back fence with over-ripe pears and sawdust (pinched from Babbit's cottage), a blessing is not what I call him!
He takes great delight in calling me Auntie in front of my grandkids......the little ones just can't get their heads around the fact that he is not their cousin, but is, in fact their Mummy or Daddy's cousin.....complicated, I know....ha!
It might help ya to figure it out if I tell you that Roseanne (baby sister) is 14 years younger than me, and that I had my first child while I was still only 18, and she had Rhys when she was fact, she's exactly 5 years older than my first baby (Joanne) they are more like sisters, than aunt and that's complicated it even more.........haaaaaa!

Onto Kevin's card............he's like all the other men in my frills, no that's what he gets...........

Kevin has a form of Muscular Dystrophy, and has lost all movement, except for two fingers and a thumb, which he uses to propel his electronic wheelchair....that thing is a marvel!......and one of his few remaining pleasures is good food.......hence the digi image, which is a freebie from Paulette at Create with TLC.........very little colouring on this, but used my trusty Promarkers to do the little bit that is there......the DPs are scraps........

Now, he looks the kinda chef who would make really good yummies, don't ya think?...........I've got a pot like!

I cut the sentiment from a page of sentiments in an old Hot Off the Press paper pack, that I've thrown in my scraps pile.....there's not much left of it.......shame, 'cos I loved it........must get more from HOTP.  I think the sentiment sums up Kevin

Thanks for leaving comments....I read each and every one!!





  1. thats a really neat card Anne-Marie. you are really the best on masculine cards I know :) Watch out for happy frosty mail ;) just saying :)

  2. Hi Anne-Marie - thank you for your comments. Just how organised are you - a card for Kevin and his Birthday isn't until September! Great card by the way - I love the little HOTP bits - fab. Glad to know that Babbit is okay - sounds as though she has a beautiful place to live! Take care. Hazel x

  3. Love this,what a great card. I must say you do male cards very

  4. Didn't know that I was living in England *LOL* 'cause you just described our weather - always procrastinate when I have to make male cards so card envy here

  5. Awesome job on your card!

    Thanks for joining us this week for the challenge at Come and Get It!


  6. I wish Kevin & Rhys both the happiest of birthdays loaded with plenty of pasta & pizza. . .;) Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

  7. Hello Anne- Marie, Fantastic male card .LOVE that image .Hubby used to cook for a highway's workers camp .Not a chef but could whip up a feast out of very little , and I'd like to get it it still available do you know ?
    I love the image on the scallop frames
    hugs Shirley-Anne.

  8. This is fabulous hunni. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week.


  9. Love your card. It is a great job and just perfect for men who don't like frills. I hope both their birthdays are wonderful. We have the same kind of family. My oldest grand-daughter is only a couple of years younger than my youngest daughter and they are the best of friends. It is very hard for them to wrap there heads around the fact that Anya is an aunt.

  10. Very nice birthday card.

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

    Huggies Angel

  11. Love it!! Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug challenge.

  12. I am running out of words here....
    Once again a perfect card for another male in your family! Do you ever falter at male cards?

  13. Love how apt that chef image is for this card. It never ceases to amaze me how talented you are with this whole masculine card thing :)

  14. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our birthday celebrations. Good luck x