Friday, 13 September 2013

Well it's way past time I showed what I did with the parcel for September .......... it's really not my fault I'm slow, a cousin dragged me back into Family History on a line I haven't touched for over a year, and while searching for some notes I decided it was time I finished the job of sorting out my filing cabinet!!! So I have been knee deep in scraps of paper .......... almost literally at times!!!!!
Anyway I'm here now and armed with some cards so let's get on with the show, ........ the theme was "Mens cards" and (so far) I have done 3 with the lovely selection of bits Pat sent me .......

I have to admit I had no idea what I was going to do with either this paper or image but (being a football fan) I had to use it, I hope it will resemble someone celebrating his team winning!

  I wanted to use these 2 papers but had no idea how until Liz said "How do you use a tie?". The answer came to me immediately, with a shirt, so I took the plain paper and cut a shape, folded the corners down (luckily it was white on the back so made a nice contrast) and, after adding the tie and some "buttons" hoped it looked at least something like a shirt!!

I loved this paper but it took me a while to decide how to use it. In the end I just added the plane image (I inked the edges of it first) ........... then I found just a small peel off greeting which seemed to be all it needed to me.

I also finally finished this card from Liz's August parcel!! I had started it but needed to colour the image, finally I got it done .......

Then, whilst playing around one day, I made this one from bits and pieces, ..........
Look Pat, I found a stamp I like!!!!!!! Ok so it only says Happy Birthday but it's big and has lots of uses ............... and (most important) I like it!!!!
So there you have Septembers work so far, next week I start on Liz's parcel ........... more goodies to play with. I do enjoy these parcel swaps.


  1. Brilliant idea with the shirt, I really like that :o) Love the top one of the footie fan, too :o)

    I love that little bee, yoiu could use him for any amount of styles.

    I knew I'd get you stamping one day, but - is that the whole stamp saying lots of happy birthdays, or have you stamped each happy birthday individually ??

  2. Well done Terri. Love that bee card!!

  3. It's one big stamp Pat, about 5" x 3" ish, it's an old wooden one Kirstie had and I've not used it before really, I had a couple of goes but couldn't get it right so chucked it back in the box!!