Saturday, 20 March 2010

Male Six Pack Card

Here's another peek at a Papercraft Inspirations Magazine card. The brief was a male card with a drink theme............ so I got Mike to drink his way through a six pack (he moaned and groaned about this assignment, but did it for the sake of art :) - and saved the ring pulls
Papers - cafe stack by DCWV
Circles cut at 2 1/2" using George cartridge and Cricut machine
Sentiment - computer generated

I met a friend for coffee, it was nice enough to sit outside in the town square. Our girly chat was interrupted by a pigeon with only one foot. She was hopping along quite happily, foraging for crumbs on the ground. By the size of her, she was quite accomplished at this. Anne however was quite overcome by this sight. 'I can't bear it' she cried, almost sobbing into her latte 'she won't be able to perch, she'll fall out of the tree'. Well frankly, looking at Miss Hopalong, she was more likely to fall out of the tree because the branch would break under her weight than because of her disability. I was a bit worried that Anne was about to make an emergency call to a vet, so I diverted her with the news that Marks and Spencer were having a mid season sale.............that did the trick.

50 comments:

  1. So very, very clever. It's a great card!

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  2. Enfys. I am sure it was a sacrifice for Mike to drink all of that. lol... and your poor friend, glad you were able to distract her. The card is as cute as your stories... love them both...I always leave with a smile

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  3. what a nice card! great idea!!!!!
    hugs from Polen :)

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  4. Enfys, This card is adorable. I hope you don't mind, I have to scraplift this one. Love the pigeon story. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  5. Fabulous card, love the theme and the sentiment, fun card!
    have a great weekend, hugs Debx

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  6. ok, this is seriously cute!!! What a clever card!!

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  7. Enfys, tears are rolling down my cheeks. You should be on the stage. I am just picturing the tree branch bending under the poor one legged bird. lol
    Your card made me laugh too. You are so clever.

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  8. This card is just perfect!!!! So glad your hubby helps with your art.

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  9. Great card very clever of you. Will have to remember it. Both stories ~ OMG funny! Thanks so much for the laugh. Just what I needed. Will go away with a smile and a grin, thinking hop, jump, hop. And of course, remembering Mike's sacrifice for your art!
    R/

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  10. Great card!! Would be perfect for our son-in-law!! I was laughing at your story and then had to read it to my DH. He thought it was funny, too!!! And I think it was alfully nice of Mike to sacrifice for art!!! :)

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  11. How cleaver. fun card
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  12. Love the card!!
    And your pigeon story had me giggling!!

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  13. i absolutely love this!...too too cute!...i just gotta scraplift!...please!...please!...

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  14. Fabulous card En - such a clever idea! Had a wee giggle about your pigeon...good start to the day! Cheers Claire x

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  15. Good morning Enfy's wow waht a fabulous card hunny love the six pack idea, perfect for those awkward males in your life, and it will soon be fathers day. Hope you have a lovely weekend hugs Linda x

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  16. Wow, Enfys, what a great idea, your card is fantastic.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  17. this card is fab, I am sure it was a challenge trying to get a man to drink all that beer!!! I think this is the sort of thing my dad would love x x x

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  18. Great card! I may have to scrap-lift this for my BIL. TFS : )

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  19. How clever and creative! I just had to lol at this comment

    "so I got Mike to drink his way through a six pack (he moaned and groaned about this assignment, but did it for the sake of art :)"

    Ahhhh...the things we put our men through! ;-)

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  20. I LOVE IT!!!! SO FUNNY! You are so creative!

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  21. HaHaHa, Love this card..I'm sure it was very "difficult" for your Hubby to sacrifice that six pack for art...LMBumO!!! Your previous two cards are gorgeous as well, the fantasy card..oh my goodness!

    I love your story about the one legged bird..glad you were able to "redirect" friend!!! Poor gal!

    *HUGS*

    Lisa Sturgill

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  22. What a great card! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Wow, the sacrifices they make for us, lol. I love this card, and as usual coming from you, it is so clever and unique! I may have to scraplift this....what a great idea. LOL about the pigeon too. If she's fat and happy she must be doing just fine =)

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  24. Sooooo cute! I love your blog, because your sense of humor is priceless. I have been sick all week, and whenever I read your blog (new entries or old entries), it always puts a smile on my face. Thanks so much for sharing your projects and your life encounters!

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  25. LOLOLOL you always make me chuckle! I really can't imagine how a one legged bird could perch, but may said bird has learned to liv on the ground!
    I love the card idea, I might just have to do something similar for my son's birthday card. He will appreciate Mike's sacrafice for all man-kind!
    I'm off to Michaels today or tomorrow to see if they have the latest issue of the mag. Thanks for sharing,
    Hugs Jess

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  26. So if anyone still doesn't understand the difference between a creative mind and the rest of us all they have to do is read your blog! Your take on the world is a gift!

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  27. Enfys,
    Great card as usual. Such a cute idea with the beer tabs. Let me know when you get back to the states. I cannot find that fabric for the Lorilee... I love those cards...

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  28. Hilarious En! Definitely a card to lift! LOL The birds at the grill we often lunch at ALL hop around on one leg hoping for sympathy and a morsel thrown their way. Once you've thrown one down, out pops the other leg so they can snatch it up. I don't fall for that crap any more. xxD

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  29. This is just so creative, you come up with the best ideas,

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  30. this is soooo cute, I know what my
    BIL is now getting for his BD
    this is a sure winner!
    Carol<><

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  31. Oh my, your poor husband! You're so cruel :) (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)
    What a good idea for a card!

    Thank you for sharing your humorous stories - they are the highlight of my day 8)

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  32. This is a great card Enfys. I
    can sympathize with with your friend. You did her a great favor
    by distracting her. I had a great
    time shopping at Marks and Spencer
    when I visited over 20 yrs ago. :D

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  33. I was expecting something else, but I do like this one very clever :)

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  34. Great fun card Enfys! Such a clever idea!

    lol! oh that poor plump pigeon! Soon forgotten by a sale in every girls favourite shop!?!

    Keryn x

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  35. I called my husband over to see your card and read the story, complete story! First of all, this is the best card ever with a lot of meaning! We normally do not drink beer as our first choice and your story is just so funny it tickled us both. Yet the story of your bird and how you saved your friend is fabulous. Good for you and diverting her to a good cause, shopping!
    I am going to have to copy your card one day and send it off to our beer friends. How to get the tops are going to be a challenge, soda! We will do it with soda but pretend it is beer!!! Thanks! I can't use wine corks it would be to lumpy for mailing, LOL.
    Thanks so much for sharing and making us laugh.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs!

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  36. WOW Enfys such a task for Mike to go though lol but the results are perfect for this card.
    Hugs Linda

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  37. What a GREAT card!! The things our men do for us!! lol....
    You did another WONDERFUL job!:)
    hugs,
    Emma:)

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  38. CLEVER AND FANTASTIC Enfys!! I LOVE it!! I'm finally back on the blogs and being crafty! :) SO excited to be back to feeling like being creative! Hope all is well! (hugs)

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  39. You are too funny Enfys! I love the card and your stories! This card has to go into my "make someday file" Love it!

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  40. I can spot your cards a mile away in the mag- cool idea
    AllisonX

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  41. LOL funny! I too must scraplift this one. Too cute.

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  42. Love the card, En! I might have to scraplift!

    The story was hilarious!

    ~Molly

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  43. Saw this card in the magazine & thought "she's done it again! Another idea I wish I'd thought of!" ;) It really is a very clever card. Also just to say I've given you a little mention on my blog today. jenny.

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x