Thanks for popping in. It’s A family week for the Grays! First my brother Steve married lovely Sheila yesterday in Rochester. Beautiful, quiet and very private affair…
Then tomorrow it’s our Dad’s 85th birthday! Here we see both Mr Grays – and all three Mrs Grays! Very cool
So I made a card for Dad when I got in from work today. 85 years ago, just before the war, he was born in London. Willesden. Northwest. So I decided to make a London Card. Simple, but personal. I’ve got a load of Gelpress prints that I pulled using our Decorative panel stencils a while ago.
That made a perfect background for our London Die – cut out of our Tag die!
Cut a couple of different size tags out of the background prints too. So useful! Then used the letterbox stampset to personalise…
Little bit of shuffling around – composition, I think we call it in Cardmaking speak!
Then it was time for assembly.
I think he will like it a lot. A few years ago, they covered Big Ben with scaffolding, to revamp him and give him a fresh lick of paint. I remember being filled with sadness when my Dad said to me “I won’t be around to see Big Ben again, when they unveil him.”
Hah!!! Not so, Mr Gray!! Five years and £80 million later – and Mr Gray is still smiling! He’s had quite a battle healthwise in the interim, but my God! They were made of strong stuff back then!! Warrior material for sure!!
No no no. We didn’t spend £80,000,000.00 on Big John! I don’t think pacemakers run to that, do they? I’ll write that again slowly. Eighty million pounds to rebuild Big Ben. That’s a lot of dough.
Do you know why we call money dough? Ready? London rhyming slang…Bread and Honey rhymes with money. Brilliant, isn’t it.
Anyway. Time to stop for the day. I want to get up really, really early and do a few hours work before I head over to Mum and Dad for birthday cake and a good old chinwag.. We’re down a few people at Clarity, so there’s nothing else for it but to roll our sleeves up and dive in. Please bear with us while we fill the sale orders.
Love and hugs