A very warm welcome to my blog, which is mostly about card-making, a bit about work and family, and a few odds and ends. I am fairly new to this blogging lark, so please bear with me if I make some glaring errors.

I'll be delighted if you would like to become a follower, so please leave me details of your blog, as I'd love to visit.

xx Jill

Sunday, 20 November 2011

three men's birthday cards

Thank you so much to those people who sent cards and good will messages following my back operation last Friday.  It will still be some weeks before I know if it's been a success or not, and there's still part two to come at the beginning of December when they de-nerve the other side of my back.  As it was over an hour of needles, electric currents and extreme discomfort, I can't say I'm looking forward to it.  The upside was that because we have a back-pain GP unit at the Dunedin independent hospital locally, I had five-star treatment and a private room with en-suite bathroom!!  Lunch was a prawn marie-rose salad, with a lovely strawberry tart and cream, and a cafetiere of decaff, which was some consolation for the unpleasantness of the operation.

I always have lots of birthday cards to make at this time of the year with several of them masculine cards, which I find quite challenging.  These La Pashe vintage style cards are always popular though, and I even quite enjoy sitting, cutting out the decoupage bits: it makes the boring programmes on tv a bit more bearable.  Why is it that with hundreds more channels, we still can't find anything decent to watch?  It's a mystery!

 These "flipping cards are good fun too, with the reversed image on the inside, and all that's needed is a suitable insert.  The guys all seem to like them, and is solves the perennial problem of what to choose.

Thanks very much for visiting my blog and for any comments you'd like to leave.  I really do appreciate this, and like to come and visit your blog too.  xx Jill


CraftyLoops said...

Fantastic cards Jill, these are fantastic male cards. Lee x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are brilliant Jill, I love the train one. I do hope your back will be alot better and that the treatment has worked
Kevin xx

Wendy said...

Hi Jill, hope your back operation has been a success for you....fabulous male cards..Take care.
Wendy xx

ChatterScene.com said...

Both cards are great! My little one would go crazy over the train one.
I hope you back is better soon!

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards and blog. I too like the Flippin range, I used it quite abit.
Wendy L

sparklingblackrose said...

Just thought I would leave a hope you are recovering well message :-) Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

craftyeyes said...

just hopped by to say hello hope your feeling better, your cards are fab welldone hugs tracy x

Izzwizz said...

Hope you're doing well after your op, and love the sound of your lunch :). These are fab cards, that one with the train is really different, and the beery golf chap is good too. x

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous cards Jill, good luck with the 2nd part of the op, and with a lunch like you had I think it would be worth the discomfort :O). Chris xx

Flowergirl said...

Great masculine cards, hope you are recovering after your op, and fingers crossed for the next stage x
Wendy x

scrappysharon said...

I had actually forgotten about these cards, they are great...my dad would love one so thanks for that inspiration....and i love the flowers on your cards below....big hugs Sharon xx

MissyG said...

Hope you are feeling better soon - love the cards