Monday, 7 May 2012

A card and a funny Mr. P story

I finally have a card to share! It isn't even a cheater card (see my last post)!
I haven't quite re-established my routines and got back to my "normal" crafting times yet.
I have missed posting my Wednesday's Words of Wisdom...have almost given up on the Ten on the 10th; and most of all, I have missed sharing my funny grandchildren stories with you all.

So first the card, and then do I have a story for you!
The card is for my Mum to give my older sister for her birthday. She is quite the gardener and nature lover so I think she will like this card. My photography skills have not improved...sorry about the card looking crooked. I promise it is straight in real life.

Even though it looks crooked, I am celebrating the fact that I have solved the glare problem! I bought some foam core board at Michaels when they had it on for 99 cents. I actually bought 5 pieces to make the box idea...but this is taken sitting on only 2 pieces (as I haven't made the box yet) and I am quite pleased with it. 

My overhead lights seemed to bounce glare no matter what I tried I am pretty happy that this seems to work! In all my excitement about solving the glare, I forgot to take close ups of the glittered elements...the bird and the edges of the flowers are glittered with an iredescent shimmer.

I added the die to the inside to hold the verse and leave room for my Mum to sign it. I had a little problem getting the verse straight (forgot to use my brand new Fiskars stamp straightening thingy) so I just stamped it on another piece, roughed up the edges and tried my darndest to make it look like I planned it that way!!!

Now, on to my story.
Little Mr P loves trains..He loves building elaborate tracks and  loves playing with his beloved Thomas the Train and all the assorted other engines. He knows where the batteries are stored at our house (as well as at his own) and runs to the cupboard to retrieve a battery when an engine runs out of steam. He brings the  battery and the screwdriver and asks for help changing them.
DH had been busy changing several batteries when little Mr P ran up with yet one more. DH made a remark about being so tired from all this work that he needed his own batteries changed! Little Mr P looked confused and DH asked "Do you need your batteries changed too?"  Little Mr P  shakes his head vehemently and stated firmly "I don't have batteries Gwampa".  DH asks "You don't?"

"No Gwampa...I don't have batteries...I'm just skin and guts!!!"

Ahhh...I love my grandkids!


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...tis beautiful, loVe the black & white imagery with the hint of sparkle its very striking...loVely card...Mel :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

beautiful card!!!

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful card...Your grandkids story is so it...joann sassy raggedy

Jingle said...

This is a beautiful card!

Redanne said...

That is such a typical remark from a little Mr P type young man - love it. Your card is gorgeous. Anne x

Pia S said...

A lovely story and a lovely card. Your description of the card making process seems quite familiar to me (personal experience!). But your card turned out absolutely great! said...

That is a wonderful card and cute story!!!

Penny said...

Beautiful card and I love the story about the "skin and guts"! Grand kids are fabulous! Love Penny

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh I loved your story, aren't little ones the best things going! Your card is beautiful!

Sarah said...

Hi there, what a wonderful card! Really elegant and love the way the bird is hovering over the flowers.

Great story as well, don't kids come out with the funniest things! My daughter (she's nearly 5) is always saying something comical!

Have just been reading back over your posts and so sorry to read that your husband was unwell, hope he is getting stronger now.

Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving the very kind comment, it is appreciated.


Tracy said...

lol, I love listening to the little ones convos so cute.
You card is very pretty.

Erika said...

Great story Scrappymo got to love little kids as they just say it how it is. Love your card, kraft, black and cream are a great combo, loving your background.
Hugs Erika. said...

Thanks for stopping over! You should definitely do a post about the hampers you put together!!

sandee said...

Your card is just lovely, and I use 2 cardboard pieces like you set up when I take my pictures. Are you using Windows Vista by chance, as it has a program that will help straighten your pictures for you! Love the story about little Mr. P, he sounds like a cutie pie! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Erika said...

Hi Scrapping Mo hope you had a super Mother's day meal yesterday with all the family and thanks for popping over to my place. Happy crafting, hugs