Saturday, 16 February 2013


|Hello again folks,
Hope your Saturday is going well.
I am knackered! 
Ellie stayed last night,  so far so normal.
However,  Stevie (hubby) was at a leaving do in Edinburgh and Emma was working till 9.30. It's a hard job dealing with 2 year old trouble maker alone!
Goodness knows how I used to manage when our kids were all small. Add potty training for the second day to the mix and you can imagine. She was good as gold ;-)
Her Granda, however, was not. Got a call at 11.30, can you come get me at the station - so to build up my wonderful wife points I did (cos Ellie was sleeping and Emma was in).Result- extra spends for the SECC!!!!
I can't wait now. 
I made this card for my parents,  they are 49 years married in April. I think the wee couple look like them (don't tell them!)
The image and sentiment are from Ladybugcrafts Ink - The Wrinklies
The paper is Kaiserecraft Hey Birdie
Thanks for looking and please leave any comments you may have. 

I want to enter this card into the following challenges

Ladybugcrafts Ink - Pink plus a colour
Charizma Cardz - Anything goes
Moving along with the Times - Love is in the air
By Lori Designs - Use a sentiment

Ladybugcrafts Ink


  1. Great card Alison what a super image, love those papers
    jacqui x

  2. What a lovely card and such a fun image. Congratulations to your parents.

  3. Hi Alison, this card is realy, really cute. Awh, 2 yr. olds they are the reason God gives babies to the younger people! LOL My GDs 2+ and 6+ will be having a sleep over towmoorow night, but they like to play with grandmas crafting toys, so I need to get Besty cleaned off today and ready for them.

  4. Awwww that is such a lovely image and I love the colours and layout.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

  5. Fantastic card Alison - love the image and the backing paper. My grandson is just over 3 and he will not do a sleep over (thank goodness).

  6. Taking care of grandchildren is tough sometimes. We went out and took care of ours several times. A couple of years ago, it was for a whole month, and they were 1, 4 and 6. That was tough!

    Your card is really cute, but I hope I don't look like that in seven years from now, when I will have been married for 49 years!!! LOL

  7. Ha cool card and love that sentiment. Sounds like you had a fab time...NOT, with the grandie...have fun and make the most of it though..

  8. I hope you got a good rest last night, Alison! and your card is so fab - they will love it! Great layout and colour combo!

  9. What a great card Alison, I just love the image of the old folk still together, fab. Hope your rested today, kate x

  10. You sounded very busy Alison hope you have had a good rest now LOL this card is fab I totally love it it made me chuckle I'm sure they will love it huggles hun Sue J xxxx

  11. What a cute card. Hope you have recovered yourself and can keep going throughout the day.

  12. Had to laugh at this one-but I think they should have made the wife the thin one LOL!

  13. ah, this is so cute, love that image!

  14. I guess I have it all ahead of me in May Alison lol!!! Well done for getting those brownie points...might just see you at the SECC ;-D Fab card...I love paper piecing the love seat those Wrinkley's are cozy'd up on. Great pp and design. Thanks for joining in our Pink +1 challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  15. Great card Alison, love the image and great paper piecing. glad you could join us at LCI this time.
    Hugs Sallyxxx

  16. Hi there, don't know how I got here on my Blog Hopping but glad I did. Just LOVE this card, the image is terrific, beautifully coloured. Must get this will be perfect for my sister and BIL for their anniversary card.
    Happy crafting


  17. So very cute, and your folks will love it! These 2 cuddlers are adorable, and congratulations to your parents for 49 years married. DH & I will be 50 this summer. Never thought we'd make it!! (Sometimes I still don't!). So your folks deserve a lovely card from their daughter, and this one will be a big hit I'm sure. TFS

  18. Love your old folk image and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at By Lori Designs.

  19. Fabulous, fun card.

  20. Lovely card for your parents. I love that paper too.


  21. Love the card for your folks. The backing paper is really, really nice. The sentiment is so neat...please tell me it's a stamp, if you say you wrote it by hand I will weep and no longer visit..due to handwriting envy :) Cx

    1. It's a stamp - you can get it from Ladybugcrafts Ink.
      I couldn't handwrite it - my own script looks like a spider crawled over an inkpad then across the paper LOL

  22. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at BLD!