Thursday 2 November 2023

I'm not asleep, I'm just thinking!

Good evening.
It's always a busy time in the craft room at the beginning of the month and here is another DT post, this time for HLS Birthday. Late October is also a busy time for birthday's in our house and this is the card I made for my OH.

My Dad always said he wasn't sleeping,  just resting his eyes as he lay back in his recliner after Sunday lunch quietly snoring, but we knew differently, still my OH has been known to do the same but in his case he says he was thinking!

So far I've not found him asleep like this but he is often to be found with his feet up with a bit of paper and a pencil thinking through a problem. He retired some time ago but can't seem to stop problem solving, once an engineer, always an engineer! So this image from Mo Manning was perfect for his card. I've used Copics to colour and recreate his study down to the colour of his bin which is just how it usually is with pieces of crumpled paper dotted around as he's missed it, however this desk top is much tidier than his!

After colouring the image, I fussy cut the top half out die cut the bottom edge and popped the panel up on pads over a piece of DP and stamped the sentiment, Uniko, on a panel of white below. The whole lot was then mounted onto an A5 base card.

So what delights will you share with us in the gallery this time, we do love seeing all your birthday makes. The DT as usual have some fab makes to inspire you here.

Joining in over at:-

No option for me unless you consider 'blue sky thinking' an option!


  1. This is so fabulous, Julie! The details in your coloring and color choices is just perfection! I always love your cards but it's always a treat to read your posts too! You always tell the best stories. Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday!

  2. "Just thinking"...I must remember that when I am having my Grandma nap!! A brilliant card x

  3. This is awesome! I bet your hubby loved it. :) xx

  4. Such an amazing card! I love the coloring details in this one. And it's fun how you've turned this 'sleeping' image to a birthday card! Very out of the box! Thank you so much for joining the Seize the Birthday challenge with this fun card!!


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