Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The Doctor Is In!




I meet some lovely people in my job and the following card is for someone who has been so kind and helpful - we call him Doctor Steve (and yes, he is a Doctor!). It's a long story but basically, he is a real expert on coffee and makes the yummiest coffee around. Anyway, I mentioned that I was interested in getting a proper coffee machine but didn't know enough about them - not only did he e-mail me with suggested sites and models but he found me one at a VERY cheap price and last week he even had me doing a trial run on his machine when I should have been cleaning (sorry Ginny!!). So this card is for him and I thought the stamps from High Hopes were very fitting!

All three stamps are High Hopes and have been coloured with PM's. Doodled around the edges and added a couple of brads which are a matching green but don't look like it in the photo! Papers are Basic Grey Archaic pad which have been stitched with my sewing machine and distressed. Finally, used my Nesties tags on the sentiment. Here's a closer look.



Thought I'd go the whole hog and decorate the inside too, however, please be assured my card is not disfigured - it looks really bendy in the photo but that's just down to my non existent photographic skills!





I've used some different paper but from the same Basic Grey pad and stamped the "Doctor's Brew" and coloured it in the usual way, then cut it out using Nesties. Also cut a larger circle so I had something to write on.


Well, that's the second card completed on my "to do" list, just have to make five more now!




11 comments:

clare said...

Hi Jo x
What a fab card..love the image..made me giggle after ready your little sorry...lol
love the BG papers and your stitching is great hun.
And im sure he will love it.
TFS hope your all well..hugs clare xx

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card even better when you know its for a real Doctor.
The colouring is perfect and love the brew inside.
luv
Debby

Littlebear said...

This is fab Jo, what a great iamge! I love to see cards with the insides decorated too. Lucky Doctor Steve (but it sounds like he deservs it).
Clare x

Sam said...

Great card, sure the Dr loved it. I love the smell of freshly ground coffee mmmm off to put the kettle on.
Sam x

Frances said...

Hi Jo, sorry not been commenting (but do still keep up with your blog lurking in the background!). Love this card . . sooo fitting, the brew of coffee is fab sure to bring smile to his face. Hope you & the boys are well. Hugs, Fran xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super cute card Jo! Love your story to go with it, sounds like a nice guy! Love your image, perfectly colored, great sentiment too. Hope you're having a good week. :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

BWHA!! That image makes me laugh!! This is just too cute!! Love it all!! ;)

Linda Elbourne said...

A fabulous card Jo - I love it!

Julia said...

Wow Jo, this is just fab!

My Little Space said...

What a brilliant card perfect for the recipient!! I am sure he loved it.

Mandy

Karen said...

Great card Jo: So funny, esp the pot inside. Wonderful colouring.