More Wanderlust & Bad Jokes!

May 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm 6 comments

Hello! How are you all? Thought I’d squeeze another project out of what is probably my favourite stamp set at the moment..’Wanderlust’ by Mama Elephant.

The tiny map stamp is gorgeous for a background image & I’ve simply punched out lots of little holes where the circles are on the stamped image & backed them with coloured cardstock giving a rainbow coloured effect. I’m on a bit of a rainbow kick right now so the black and white main part of the card is the perfect base for colour.
I die-cut circles out of the panel & added a few extra bits- such as the sentiment & an angled matt. Another big go-to supply right now is acetate, so I used that for the card base to make more of an unusual card. These sets are available at Make The Day Special here

I’d like to thank all of you for your support and lovely comments about Gallery Idol. It’s easy to forget what a lovely community I’m part of. Thanks to you who’ve braved the registration process to vote.
Mwah to all of you.
I find out Friday lunchtime whether my journey ends here or goes on.

Yesterday was a totally non-crafty day ( yup, it happens sometimes!) and the littler three came out with us to Delamere Forest which is a beautiful area about 30 minutes drive away.
Our wandering was quite extensive ( due to a slight deviation from the right path) and much groaning from kids and parents alike!
We found a thin cut off tree slice.
Thinking it would make a different crafty prop I thought we could take it home. We managed ( I use that term loosely!!) to break the slice in two and so the two boys were tasked with carrying it back to the car.
They managed to wangle a 50pence fee for their trouble out of their Dad but somehow at one point I carried both the tree segment and the littliest too.
They forgot about their wages as the lure of icecream was greater than their fiscal goals and haven’t remembered to claim the 50p yet. It won’t be long before we have to cough up though!

I’m just prepping for a kids party amongst other Christmas and non-Christmas related commissions. I still have to ice some cupcakes.
As I was baking these cupcakes littliest came into the kitchen with several jokes..
Knock, knock, …Doctor..etc. I have become quite adept at feigning hilarity over the years. The next joke however was surprising.
“I’ve made a joke up Mum” he whispered proudly.
“Why did Spider-Man cut his head off?”
“I don’t know, why DID Spider-Man cut his head off”
“Because he was stupid”.
That’s right.
I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or ponder the complexities of his thought processes!
I gathered that a laugh was expected and promptly delivered one.
We did have a brief discussion about why Spider-Man would want to do that and he trotted off, deciding that if I was going to analyse all his jokes, he’d rather find someone more appreciative of his humour!

Hope your day has something wonderful in it.. Mine will end pretending not to exist in a corner of a bowling alley!! I shall be taking a large book!


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ros Crawford  |  May 27, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Another very clever card …. Terrific!


  • 2. tsurutadesigns  |  May 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Love your card, that quote is fantastic.
    I’d easily forget about the $ for ice cream too.


  • 3. Bev  |  May 27, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Love hearing about the kidlets! It’s probably a good thing we don’t go to the same church – for the little ones there, I usually have money and candy in my pockets!!! I love how you’ve used this MME set. And all those lovely cut outs.You’re the best with acetate. Great card, and can’t wait to see your NEXT GI entry!


  • 4. May Park  |  May 29, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Wow, what a fun card! I’ve never seen a card like this! Loooove it!


  • 5. carolewaechtler  |  May 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    My Mama Elephant – Wanderlust has just arrived! Thanks for the inspiration. C x


  • 6. pinnednpenned  |  May 30, 2014 at 5:54 am

    oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh– this may be one of my favorite cards of yours ever!!! I may have to case that AMAZING circle window/sentiment–Keren, this card and your love affair with the MAMA ELEPHANT set are awe inspiring!! P.S. I voted for you in the Gallery Idol!!!



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