Big Thanks & Make The Day Special !

May 14, 2013 at 6:00 am 5 comments

Big ThanksHappy Tuesday. I’m so desperate to make reference to the weather; such a Brit thing to do, but instead I’ll make reference to the fact that this is something a little different. You’ll be seeing quite a few new stamps and from some new stamp companies that you might not have heard of particularly if you’re from this side of the ‘pond’ (& I don’t mean by ‘pond’, the River Mersey’!!).

I’ve recently been invited by the lovely Lou to join the team over at Make the Day Special.

Now- if you’re not up on who they are, they are a UK company who have a growing collection of paper, dies & particularly stamps from some of the harder to find US companies. Now,  my soft spot for all things Stateside is well documented on this blog & I couldn’t believe how great their collection was when I stumbled over them just recently. You need any of these?

CAS-ual Fridays StampsAvery ElleFlourishesLawn FawnPaper SmoochesRogue Redhead DesignsSmeared InkThe Cat's PajamasUnity Stamp Co.W Plus 9 Design StudioCopic Ciao

Some companies have larger stocks than others-the Unity pages are HUGE!

If you want some general inspiration the Design Blog is here & I’m loving being part of it already. Today is my day over at the blog- but it’s the same project so you might just want to peek at the shop instead!

The flower on the card is made simply by cutting out small squares of Lawn Fawn paper, cutting a rough square-ish petal shape & rolling up to give shape. You start in the middle with a tightly rolled piece and simply glue the petals gradually around the centre piece. It’s exactly the same process as you make sugar paste icing flowers. It’s a tiny bit time consuming but worth a little time investment. The stamps are from Cas-ual Fridays and you can find them here

On the family front we’ve been losing hair.

Not from me pulling my own out (which could be quite likely) but simply losing it due to a haircut.



I did have to bite my lip & stifle a sob.

Hubby was trimming/clipping the boys hair. He does a pretty good job. I no longer do it since I’ve been banned. (long story- not all my fault. Honest).

Someone moved. The clipper didn’t quite do what the clipper operator intended. The short cut became somewhat uneven.

My little son stood in the doorway. My face was unable to hide my feelings.

‘Mum, please don’t look at me like that’.

I couldn’t help it. I was looking at a miniature replica of a thug.

‘I’m just a bit shocked’ I spluttered.

Oh dear. Dearie dearie dear.

He’s blonde. Someone unhelpfully suggested he looked like boy in the striped pyjamas which made me doubly sad as that film is tragic. I can’t watch it without crying.

It had a marked effect on my boy.

As my teenagers would describe it. The boy suddenly got ‘swag’.

He grew several inches taller in his own estimation & is quite enjoying the notoriety.

His friends haven’t all recognised him. He’s loved that part. One of his mates actually screamed through shock (or at least, that was his version).

Less pleasing was the sudden compulsion of everyone to run their fingers through his hair. Me too. It’s warm and furry & feels nice.

Apparently one little guy in the school told him that it felt like a ‘toothbrush’.

So toothbrush head may need his locks (or lack of them) washing more quickly. The grease of 30 hands rubbing through blonde tufts may need eradicating.

I comfort myself with the fact that it will grow.

Less comforting is the realisation that he’s not so little. That part will not ‘grow back’. Ever.

I talked to my husband after it all.

‘You know how you banned me from the clippers? Well now I’m banning you”.

The problem is, who will now operate the hair trimmers?!

See you when I’ve hidden the offending articles! xx

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ros Crawford  |  May 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

    First off … Congrats on your new DT role!!! And what a fabulous card to kick off with … Now I have to add another blog to my list … thanks for letting us know where we can buy these goods too … my purse is already groaning!
    Thinking of you at this time … xxx


  • 2. Lalo  |  May 14, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Congratulations Keren…LOVE those companies and that card 🙂

    Kiddo hair problems…You know I got them. My baby just got a hair cut (He would be the baby and the first little to get a cut) at which I openly cried and said out loud “I don’t like it”. I got the meanest look from his dad but that’s what happens. On the other end my oldest likes to cry when I buzz his hair because “I can’t get it right”…It’s a buzz cut…what’s to get right? I ain’t paying for that either. So hair cuts in this family is a very traumatic experience and that’s why we all have long hair LOL!


  • 3. Bev  |  May 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Big congrats on the DT! Must be very exciting, and I look forward to your work there.
    I gave my youngest exactly one haircut…I’ve been banned ever since…It’s not necessarily a bad thing for me, I don’t even trim my bangs! It all works out in the end. Enjoy your day.


  • 4. alicecarman  |  May 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Congrats on the DT! I think I have a photos somewhere of me when I was little with a bad bowl hair cut. Poor guy! Just tell him the good thing about a bad hair cut is 2 weeks.


  • 5. Virginia Lu  |  May 19, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Gorgeous card. Keren! Congrats on the feature over CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Blog! You make everything look beautiful! HUGS!



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