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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Last minute card

We are having a short break in our caravan, which is near where my nieces and their families live.  (Unusually, we have a strong wifi signal here which is a bonus, as I can do some blog visiting when it's raining!) After totally losing track of the date, I suddenly remembered that it's my niece's hubby's birthday the day after we get home and I hadn't made a card for him!  It would be too late to post one when I get home and there was no way I was going to give him a shop bought card.  So, as I keep a basic craft kit in the caravan as well as lots of offcuts, die cuts and card blanks, I knew I could get a card up together somehow.  

We just happened to call into one of my favourite craft shops on the way here and I bought this Sweet Dixie 'Football and Boot' die as I make a lot of football themed card.  My niece's hubby supports a team which plays in red and white and I found a snippet of red card already embossed with footballs and a snippet of white embossed card to go with the football die cut.  The only thing I didn't have was a sentiment stamp or ink pad, but I managed to find a sheet of Happy Birthday peeloffs in a local art store.  The photo isn't great as it's taken on my phone inside the caravan - it was too windy to take the photo outside! The red is not really that bright! LOL!

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We picked up our great nieces and great nephew, aged 6, 7 and 8, after school today and brought them back to the caravan.  After a visit to the play area and polishing off a plate of fish fingers, chips and beans, they spent a lovely hour making cards with all my bits and pieces before we took them home.


19 comments:

  1. What a great last minute save! Whew! You really pulled it off with this great card! I'm sure he loved it too :)

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  2. For a last minute card this is great! Wow, I've never thought about taking supplies with me when we travel. I'm going to have to do that. Thanks so much for leaving sweet comments on my blog. I appreciate it.

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  3. How resourceful of you Liz and the card turned out well with your NBUS football boot die, and the bright red background is perfect with the football embossing, and love the white embossing too. Hope you enjoy your stay in the caravan and that you get some good weather too. x

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  4. This is so fabulous!! I love the texture and design!! It looks so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. A perfect card for him! Clever make with so less supplies! HUgs, Gerrina

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  6. You'd never guess this great card was a last minute one made with minimal 'stuff' available. Sure it was appreciated.

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  7. Love your red/white card Liz. Looks flashy.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  8. What a great last minute card Liz hope your weather improves and enjoy your break

    Anne

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  9. A super last minute card Liz, a good job you keep a craft stash with you.

    Sue xx

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  10. Hi Liz,
    what a lovely card and such a great design.
    So glad you are enjoying yourself at the caravan.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  11. What a great die. Your card looks perfect for this footie supporter Liz. Enjoy your time away and I hope the weather improves for you. Barbxx

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  12. What a fun card Liz! He will love it!

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  13. This is gorgeous, love the design and fab die.xxx

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  14. A great card produced with your travel craft kit! I love your new die too.
    Janice x

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  15. What a lovely way to spend some time with your great nieces and great nephew x You are so clever to just make up this card..he's going to love it. Enjoy the break away x

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  16. I love that you have a craft stash in the caravan! This is a great card, I wouldn't know that it was a last minute creation x

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  17. Super panic make and a great die and colours.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

    Kath x

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  18. What a great card for your niece, Liz. I love the bright colour and the whole concept!

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  19. nice to meet you!
    congratulation for your crafts!

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