Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Should all men do the housework?

This card is for one of my neighbours, well a neighbour for now as they are in the process of moving to a bigger house, hope it wasn't something I said??!
The hubby of the house seems to be the one who is doing all the packing and prep for showing their home to prospective buyers probably as his wife works shifts as she is in her final months as a  trainee midwife.
He has the unfortunate blessing of having his birthday on mother's day this year  so hope he has his fair share of celebrations time too, I'm sure he will.

My card I used a Dude time freebie and it just seemed perfect with all the cleaning I keep seeing him do, have to admit it's not something I would see my hubby do his answer would be get someone in to do it. I remember when my son was little I came home one evening after an a late shift an found hubby had cleaned up. All our sons toys had disappeared from sight and you wouldn't have known we had a toddler in the house. The furniture was all pushed back to the walls and the house looked huge and empty. I later discovered that the furniture was pushed back to hold all the toys in place as all he'd done was put them behind the sofa and wedged them in, he hasn't cleaned up since, not even when I had surgery a few months ago, he kept saying he would but my mum ended up doing it. Never mind not all men can be domestic goddesses can they.

For my card I coloured my image with a mix of Promarkers and sakura pens and distressed the edges with scissors and purple ink. The papers again from my scraps bin all distressed with scissors again. The backing is pastel copy paper which I embossed feathers on with a fiskars embossing mat to tie with the feather duster and spring cleaning theme and all finished with a peel off happy birthday.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
cards for men-embossing
Sew many challenges-spring fling
Polkadoodles-spring has sprung
Paper play-distressing
Prairie fairy Friday-oh so spring
fun at Fairy Knoll-'happy'
stamp with fun-layout
Sketches in thyme-open challenge-I used stamp with fun sketch


tiffany said...

love this card, this guy gave me a chuckle!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany DT

Brandi said...

Cute card! It made me grin! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Knoll this week! Smiles ~ Brandi

Lucy said...

Hi Julye,
hehe great card! What a fab image!
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
Josie x

Dawnll said...

What a fun image- like the design and colors you used.
Thank you for joining us this week at
sketches In Thyme
Hope you come back real soon.

Julie M said...

Really fun card, Julye - perfect for the man in question. I hope the house move goes smoothly for them, after all his efforts!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Joni Parker said...

Cute..love it!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme.

Fern said...

What a fun card!!! Love the embossed background!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches In Thyme!! Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Such a fun card, the image is just too fun! Thanks for joining us on Paper Play Challenges this week!!

Saskia said...

Funny card! :)
Great to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Colette said...

Great fun card!, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

Fliss said...

A really fun card Julye and I think we could all do with one of these!
Thanks for sharing your project with us at Polka Doodles and good luck!

Tammy said...

Fun card with Everyday Hero Evan. Your neighbor is going to love the card!

Tammy, DTD Dudette

Audrey said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Andrea said...

A wonderful card - great image!
Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Big hug

Alison said...

Such a funny image and I love the embossing folder you have used.
Thanks for playing along with our embossing challenge at CFM.
Hugs, Alison x

Tip Top said...

Hehehe! Whatdoyoumean??!! Is that not tidying up??!! Eeek!

Great image (I'm a DTD too!) Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Lynne said...

Great card!! love the idea of men doing housework lol thanks for sharing it with us at Fairy Fun Friday :)
Lynne xoxo

Anne Temple said...

Great job on Everyday Evan. Love the pink apron!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in our Spring has sprung challenge! It is lovely to see your fab work! Cheers Claire x