Friday, 13 July 2007

Visit to the Haberdashery Department ...

G'day all, Gillian here, and it's my turn to dare you all this week
Your card can be any theme you like, just as long as it's got something you'd find in a Haberdashery Department on it
Alright then, grab that old sewing basket of yours or raid your sewing machine drawer, have a look at what creative bits are hiding away there....maybe it's buttons, a zip, hook & eye's, ribbons, braids, Dressmaking patterns, tape measures,Pins & Needles, lace, safety pins or embroidery thread....
so many wonderful little treasures just waiting to be added to your next card :O)
I'm going to add one more rule....
Yes you may stitch on your card, but that can't be your only haberdashery item....



This challenge was great fun as I could double up and make my Nephew Sam's birthday card at the same time. As well as some stitching I used some press studs for the wheels on the train.



Basic Grey paper, another paper from the back of my drawer, blue, black and brown card stock and my cricut machine. Ooh forgot to mention the green and brown inks.


I have been a bad blogger this week as my step sister Rachel has been visiting, from Newcastle, with her 3 year old and 1 year old for a couple of days. I spent a very fun morning with them at a play barn dressing action men, in bizarre combinations of clothes with Patrick who is very insistent about everything. Things get very confusing when she is here with 2 Rach's around. My Mother In Law returned to Oman yesterday so after 4 weeks we are visitor less :( just in time for me to start thinking about going away on a much deserved break to hotter climes. Got a ton of cards to make before I go for myself and commissions. It seems like everyone has got a birthday or anniversary in July and August you would think they would spread them out through the year a bit more evenly!!! Lol Then when I get back I suppose I had better start thinking about Christmas cards or I'll end up buying mine again.

Kyle has nearly finished Primary school and got his very good school report on Monday which included his SATS results - well some of them anyway. He got a 5 in Maths and a 5 in Science but all the English results have been sent back for remarking as there were a lot of discrepancies but his teacher is expecting him to get a 4. We are soooo very proud of his behaviour and results. He must take after me as I have just done the IQ test off Suzyb's site and apparently I am a Universal Genius - I've been telling people that for years but they never believed me !! Lol



IQ Test Score





Rach
x

18 comments:

Kathy said...

Lovely card Rachael, that train is just sooooo cute!

Lythan said...

what an inspired idea. You must be chuffed!

Paula said...

This is real funky, Rachael. Love the papers.

mum on the run said...

Great card, love the little button wheels :)

It's my DS's last week at primary school next week too, where does the time go?!

Kaz said...

This card is gorgeous Rachael, really love that train.

Sam said...

Gorgeous card, I love it.

Penny said...

Fantastic idea to use press studs for the wheels. Really original.

Gillian said...

lovely card, cute way to use the wheels lol :)

Jo said...

This is gorgeous, I am so glad you used poppers, now I know the posh name for them lol!

That cars smash sounds so scary, I am so glad you are ok. (hugs)

jo xx

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card!

Donna said...

Cute card - I love the wheels on the train!

Donna
Guest Designer at Daring Cardmakers
http://donnascardsnstuff.blogspot.com/

Rein said...

Gorgeous card!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

This card is so cute. Love that train!

Clare said...

Love the train and the wheels are a great idea

Andrea said...

great card, I love the idea of using press studs for wheels.

Gillian Hamilton said...

TOTALLY GORGEOUS, love, love, love this card Rachael!
Very Unique!

Louly said...

A really cute card, I love those BG papers. Inspirational!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is such a cute card - love your style!