Monday, 2 February 2009

...stampy stampy stampy

After seeing the awesome work of one KMW ( I know not who) during the recent GSS comp over at PTI I wanted to make wee patterns - this card uses the guidelines set together with Boxes bags and tags and also the wee star out of Silent night. Simple but I think it's a pretty wee pattern.

Colours are Spring moss and the purply colour the name of which escapes me just at the moment. Oh yes, Plum pudding.

Simple but suitable for a wee thank you note.

By the way, I do hope you are following the celebrations at PTI - some awesome giveaways so far!!

In case you are still reading I am mindfull of the fact that I promised a how to for my tower boxes, I will try to be really good and get this done in the next day or two.



If you are really bored it may interest you to know that I have the sort of eyebrows that any self respecting neanderthal would have been proud of. My mother used to say, in all sincerity, and with a straight face, "You have good strong hair." Any of you who have been a teenager will know that this was not the sentiment required.

It thus followed that the over-sensitive teenager became convinced that unless the head hair was grown long, passers by might just mistake same teenager for a male of the species. This seemed all the more likely at the time given that the said teenager was greatly under-upholstered, indeed the attractive term 'scrawny' was often used.

And so my hair has been long for what feels like forever. Today I got it cut as short as it has been in 20 years and I can't decide whether I like it or not. DH thinks it's lovely, or else has been taking tips on lying from the interrogation section of my daugher's "Famous Five handbook". Larger daughter said it was 'cute' but then wanted chocolate biscuits immediately. Smaller daughter said it was horrible, but then everything was horrible today because the snow didn't lie and we couldn't make snowmen.

It seems the only truth to be had was when the hairdresser turned to my two year old and asked him what he thought of mummy's hair. The big green eyes looked up into mine and as the smile spread across his face he said "Mummy pretty." Yep, it has been a very good day.


  1. Well now Claire we must have a picture!!! I am sure it is lovely. Your card is gorgeous. You must have all the patience that I lack to stamp out that pattern.

  2. A pretty card, Claire, but I love the story! Leave it to your small son to give you the truth of it! Sons are the best at making a mommy feel good. You must show us a picture.

  3. Oh Claire this is cute. I love the pattern! I'm going to have to give this a try myself this evening.....thinking of several color combos!

    And we want to see a picture of the new haircut! :) Aren't 2 year olds great?

  4. Michelle H in IL3 February 2009 at 02:51

    Wow - what a stunning card! I'm sure your hair looks lovely as well! :) I really enjoy seeing all of your creations.

  5. Oh what a cute story! Kids are usually your best bet to get an honest opinion :-D Now you know you have to share it with us all!

  6. Such a sweet card - very calming and pretty!!! Those boys can be charmers can't they? LOVE hearing my son tell me I'm beautiful . . . especially when I'm in pjs and haven't brushed my hair or teeth yet!! :)

  7. Claire your cards are so pretty! :)

  8. you crack me up girl!!!!
    the card is beautiful. i am inspired to make my own.

  9. Oh, wow, Claire, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and the paper you designed!

  10. Claire, I'm a firm believer that every woman should try short hair at least once--it's a very liberating experience. I'm sure it's lovely. :-)

    Your patterned paper is beautiful. I was inspired by Kate W too, but I haven't had a chance to try anything yet. Very nicely done.

  11. Hello Stranger ;) Love the card, very pretty and your hair does look really well, love your fringe.

  12. AMAZING! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never would have thought to pair the boxes stamps with the guide lines-but leave that up to your creativity!!
    Your son is a keeper and we need to see the hair! :)

  13. Another gorgeous card! Love the pattern--time for me to get stamping because you've inspired me.

  14. I can't believe you'd leave us in such suspense! Surely, you should post pictures so that we may tell you how lovely you look!

    The card is simply stunning and I shall end up staring at it for quite a bit of time trying to figure out how it was all done. :)

  15. You crack me up! I bet your hair looks wonderful! Your story reminded me of something that happened to me when I was a young girl. When I was about 10 years old I was staying with my Aunt and Uncle and answered the door when a neighbor dropped by. Her comment "You must be Judy's nephew." WHAT? Granted, my hair was very very short (ala the Dorothy Hammill haircut that was so popular in the 70s), I had lovely glasses and was wearing shorts and tube socks (again, it was the 70s) and had absolutely no feminine traits yet. [snort]. I didn't cut my hair short again until I was in my 30s, by which time I had enough curves not to be mistaken for a boy again. :)

  16. Claire,

    Wow, I am behind on my blog hopping, and by the looks of yours, you have been busy. I am completely in love with this card, I am a great lover of the color purple, so you made my day with this one. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us.

    Lisa A. from the USA


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