Friday, 8 October 2010

one of 'those' cards...

Do you ever get 'second hand' card orders??
LOL!!
By this I mean, do you ever have an order for a card, but don't get the information regarding whats needed on said card from the person ordering??

I've only recently been brave enough to send my hubby into work with some cards to sell...fortunately they are going down a storm (yey me!!) unfortunately my new found fame is now resulting in hubby coming home with orders for cards...

all well and good if I had an idea what the card was for, what they wanted on it, when they wanted it by etc...
but my hubby being my hubby, I get...
'I need a card making for someone at work.... she's 82!'

'who's 82?? the person its for, or the person ordering!! is it for a Birthday?? arrrggghhh.......'

LOL... you get the picture!! this was one of those cards...

after sending hubby back for further details I found out it was a card for someones mum, for her 82nd Birthday... and I got the brief: old fashioned, and horses...
okay, I don't 'do' old fashioned, and didnt have a horse stamp... problemo!!
Still, i'd been eyeing up the whimsy carousel horses for a while, and when I spotted the proud momma one... I had a 'bingo' moment...
 old fashioned was the hard part...
This was my third attempt...LOL!! and I still havent been told if its okay...
or recieved the cash for that matter..... hmmmmm, think I need a word with hubby!!
anyway, enough waffle... my card...

I've coloured the beautiful Whimsy horses with just 2 promarkers, and a brown crayon... I cut them off the 'pole' (does it have a technical name?...i don't know!)
hand cut 2 little clouds to use as masks for the chalked background...
The cardstock is all stampin up, and i've embossed the white card using a cuttlebug folder...
The sentiment stamp is from Do crafts
and the 'mum' is a sizzix die...
flowers,ribbon and charm are from stash...

It looks SO much better in real life, but the photo had to be taken quickly before hubby rushed it in to work...

anyways.... I'm entering this into the following challenges...

Creative Card Crew ~ Blooming Marvellous
Crafty Calendar ~ Birthdays
Paper sundaes ~ Something from your stash

Thanks for looking!!

4 comments:

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Had a good laugh over your post. Your hubby sounds like mine. They seem to not be capable of getting details. LOL Well, I love it and I'm sure the person who received it did too. :) Hope you get your money, LOL ;)

Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week and using something from your stash.

Hugs,
Wendy

fi's cards and crafts said...

Well Paula...seems my hubby is like this too...he took a bundle of cards in to his work for one woman to pick one from a choice of perhaps 30...he got rid of them all...wasn't he clever...except he gave them all away for free!!
Your card is stunning and I loooove that image. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.

Fi

Sue said...

hi there paula,really love this card but ya know me,i would have said "well make ya frippin own cards".lol i have had this done to me sooo many times before that now i say "NO i don't make cards for order",cos every single time when i ask what do you want exactly....they say,well i dunno really,i'll leave it to you,well paula you can image what i say to that! yep do it ya frippin self then.lol

hope ya keeping well and i miss ya loads:)

sue
xx

alicaz said...

Fabulous - love the colors and the image is wonderful!
I had to laugh at the story - I think all the hubbies are the same ;)
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!