Tuesday, 14 October 2014


Good morning blogging friends. How are we all today? It's pretty grim here in West Yorkshire...rain and drizzle, cold and damp! Right well if that hasn't made you feel miserable...........

I've been holding back on this creation as it is for my son's birthday..today..HAPPY BIRTHDAY IAIN!...he won't have time to look in his busy schedule!

When on his honeymoon he and Nicole wet diving and when I saw this in a sale at Samuel Taylor's I had to have it as it felt it was so appropriate and a bit of a laugh too.

I think they are Stampendous stamps, and the set consists of the image and a word stamp (seen in next picture) made from the word Scuba. For the card I used the letters and then hand wrote my own words (writing not brilliant).I added glitter to the bubbles but it doesn't show up much on the photo.

As always grown up sons want money (they apparently have everything) so I made a wallet using the original word stamp this time on the outside and another of my own design on the inside.

The 'It's your Birthday' stamp is a wooden one I have had for ages.

I might be from Yorkshire but I am not that tight...I did add more notes before sending!lol

It took me ages to think up the slogans! I hope he is pleased and has had a laugh..I await his feedback!!

Phew that was a bit of a long one.

We had a lovely weekend with my 'bestie' and hubby from Lancashire, we went to York on Saturday and for some culture we took them to The Hepworth in Wakefield on Sunday. Hoe you all had a good one too.

Best get on with some chores, and then visit the craft room and see if inspiration strikes.It is so tidy at the moment that I don't want to mess it up...sad isn't it!

 Thank you so much for all your lovely comments that keep me going and really are appreciated...time is precious and I am touched you spend some of yours visiting my blog.
Take care and keep well.

Hugs Carole x

Challenges entered:-

That's crafty challenge...keep it simple


  1. How fun that you found a stamp that fit so perfectly for your son! You were so creative with it too, I love the words you added, such a nice warm personal touch. The money wallet is awesome, and a great idea to go with the card.

    Now go mess up that craft room! haha

    If I lived nearby, I'd help you! Who knows what cards we would come up with!

  2. This made me smile Carole! Great job. x

  3. Great fun card Carole, I am sure he loved it. The weather here in West Sussex has been horrible today too. Dark, rain all day and very miserable. Summer has gone! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Oh my word Carole!! You really have brought a smile to my face this morning.. you are so talented and I love your ideas with this fabulous card!!! Iain is just going to roar when he gets this!! Love the touch with the money I'm still chuckling now... email on it's way:)...
    Love and Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

  5. This is such a great card and what a lovely post today really enjoyed reading it I'm sure your son will love the card and money wallet a lot love and Hugs Carole x

  6. This is brilliant Carole!! I love mum's own words inside the money wallet! The stamps are perfect and you have used them fabulously xxx

  7. What a fabulous idea Carole, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  8. HI Carole! Happy Birthday to your Son! :) hehehehe .. your post had me giggling about the money and how they apparently have everything .. LOL! :) This is a FABULOUS card .. how clever with your slogans too! I know your son will Love it!!! :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  9. These are such fantastic creations! The image is really cute and I love how you've added your own fun and personal touch. I'm sure it went down a treat!

  10. Oh my, Carole, your card for your son totally cracks me up - and how clever you are sticking with the 'scuba' theme/acronyms. Fabulous! I think we can safely say the card, and its contents, of course, will have him mighty happy! Your weather sounds like ours; fall has definitely settled in, with gusty winds, drizzle and clouds. Fingers crossed the stuff that begins with "s" stays away for a while longer; I'm not ready to transition into winter just yet!