Thursday, 3 May 2012

Milkman retirement card...

Last year my Grandma asked me to make a retirement card for her milkman, and Sally-Ann at DigiStamp Boutique kindly adapted one of her Alf images for me to use.  Earlier this week I had a request from a new customer who'd seen that card online, and wanted a similar one for a friend.



I still think Alf looks just perfect as a milkman - makes me smile :o)  I've coloured him with promarkers and flexmarkers.  The papers are Making Memories, ribbon from my stash and the scalloped border was cut with a Tim Holtz die.  The dots in the corners were 'waste' from another die cut, and the corner was cut with one of my new favourite Whimsy corner dies.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Hubby went back to work today - he's not really well enough, and I think he should have waited until at least next week, but he really wanted to get back.  And Dex has got a tummy bug, so I've spent all day with him and got nothing done.  Well I suppose it doesn't hurt to have a lazy day every now and then, and I have to make the most of Dex's cuddly clingy moments - he's not the cuddliest child usually!

Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

42 comments:

Papercraft By Carole said...

What a gorgeous image - and beautifully coloured!! And I love the colour scheme!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time!! Cxx

Ali said...

Oh thats fab xx

The Crafty Den said...

Love your card Lisa. Great fun image and the papers are fab (some of my faves). Hope Dex feels better soon. Hugs, Denise x

Joey said...

Awww wishing your little one well hunny, hope your hubby takes it easy. I remember your card last year this is such a fab image! Great card. Joey x

kimmie_35 said...

What a great card!
Hugs
Kim
x

craftymum said...

i love this card Lisa

hugs Sarah x

Whisper said...

You are right great image, layout and papers (in fact i have them and i don't think i've used mine !!), Luv Sam x

Debs said...

Hi Lisa
Hope Dex feels better soon hun and your hubby doesn't over-do it :o)
Love your card as always - fab imagine and perfect DP's
Make room for your goodies - I posted the parcel today :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Great card Lisa, love the image. Sue x

Catherine said...

Fab card, love all the papers and that image is so cute.....

Katina said...

Fab card Lisa! I love Alf as a milkman! Gorgeous papers and layout.

Pav will be shattered when he gets home - my first week back was awful. Hope little Dex is better soon too.
xx

Claire said...

This is just fabulous - love this image and fabulous layout and papers. Hugs, Claire x

Aunty Sue said...

oh Lisa this is fab great colouring

Elaine said...

What a fab card Lisa well done its such fun Hugs Elaine

heidy said...

Hi Lisa I remember that card from last year!
This one is fab too!
Hope Dex is feeling better soon and your hubby takes care off himself!
If you have time please take a look at my blog tommorow!!
Big XXX Heidy

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, ooh fab image! Love the layout and the colours are brilliant.

Personally I don't think it works going back to work before you are completely over an illness, in my experience you end up back off work again. Been there, done that!!

Hope Dex is feeling better soon, must be nice to have cuddles tho.

Sarah

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

A fab card Lisa! Alf looks great as a milkman :) I hope your hubby feels better soon and poor Dex too. Sarah xx

Gemma said...

You have certainly been through the mill just recently with poorly hubby & now little Dex..sending you all hugs but i do agree I don't think your hubby should of gone back yet either!!

Fantastic card Lisa..
hugs and xxx
Gemma

coldwaters2 said...

Great male card Lisa, super image and gorgeous papers and design.
Hugs
Lorraine x

cardmaking bird said...

Perfect 'manly' card, Lisa - Milkman Alf always makes me think of Benny Hill for some reason LOL!! Hope everyone in your household is feeling better soon (and that you don't come down with anything!!) Hugs, Marie xx

Christine L said...

Awww fabulous card and just perfect for a retiring milkman!

Hope hubby is 100% soon.. And tht Dex is over his tummy bug! And you're right.. Just enjoy the cuddles!

Hugs
Christine

Sue said...

What a great card Lisa, I agree Alf makes a smashing milkman:)

thanks for joining us at SnS


sue
xx

rosie said...

great card Lisa. he looks brilliant as a milkman

Nannieflash said...

Oh dear Lisa your family are certainly not doing well, you seem to have had one ill after another, I do hope your son soon feel a lot better poor little chap, and poor mum. I love your card and youve coloured him so beautifully, the papers and your card layout are stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

coops said...

great male card lisa.stunning colours and papers and the image is really fab ;D
i hope everyone is feeling better soon.

xx coops xx

Craftdee said...

Great card, Lisa; Love the colours.. as well as that cute image of course! Hope you get a disease free week soon, you sure could use one :-) Donna xx

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card Lisa, I love the image and great papers too!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)
Kelly.x

Kat said...

Great card Lisa, love that cute image.

Hope Pav managed to get through his first day back at work ok. And hope poor Dexter is ok very soon.

Kat xx

Vicky said...

Totally cute & fabulous card shug, love the image. Hope Dex feels better soon sweetie bless him, your hubster too shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jules said...

Well you are definitely "Nurse Lisa" at the moment aren't you!!

I hope that everyone is properly recovered soon so that you can get your routine back again .. .. although snuggly cuddles aren't to be sneezed at are they?

Loving your milkman card. You don't see many of those around now do you?

Fab layout, papers and colours!

Have a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Love Jules xx

Victoria said...

Brilliant card! Lovely bright colours to complement the image!

Annie said...

This is gorgeous Hun

Hugs Ann x

Lorraine said...

Perfect milkman image, Lisa! I love the fun bright papers & colors you used, too! Hope Dex is over the stomach bug soon!

baileyrosy said...

Alf certainly is a perfect image for a milkman but it is your skill and artistry that really makes the difference. Thanks for sharing this beauty with is at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.

Marie

Donna said...

Such a fun card Lisa and fab bright cheery colours too :) Donna ♥ x

Molecraft said...

A brilliant card Lisa, love the image and great colours!
Helen x

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow Lisa! :) This is a smashing card hun!

Great layout, love the pop of blue against the brill papers and perfect image!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Michelle said...

Great card, I think Alf looks great as a milkman. Love the papers and colours you have used xx

Emma H said...

Wow, what a fun card and such a great image! I bet Alf would look good as a mailman too - we don't have any milkmen here! Thanks for playing along at Fab N Funky this week!

Julie said...

Fab card, Lisa!! Love the image and fab mix of papers! Great take on our sketch - thanks for joining us at SNS this time around! Juliexx

melsanford said...

Fab image - love it! Hope everyone is feeling well again soon. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Aileen said...

Super fun card. Love the bright papers. x