Wednesday, 29 July 2009

I talk to the trees



I sit here giggling a little to myself and feeling a bit sorry for my old man hee hee. Quite apt I call him that as he is seven years older than me! It started when I couldn't think of a title for this card and what usually happens is I tell him the theme of the card and ask if he knows any songs. He said straight away 'I talk to the trees' and I said I had never heard of it and joked was it released before 1985? He said nothing and then 'it's very famous you know'. So if anyone can guess who sang it (without googling it - you little minxes) I will send you a little something ;D.

This card is for a bit of fun, I happily discovered when I was having my disastrous craft day. I had tried to punch out a scalloped circle (I couldn't live without my Stampin' Up! punches) from some paper, I hadn't cut it out fully but what I had cut out looked like the top of a tree. So I sat down with my son and experimented with the punches to make a fun card he can give to a friend.

Hope you like it, have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Stampin' Up! supplies used:
Stamps: greetings eight and a bit of birthday cheer.
Ink:old olive, bashful blue, pumpkin pie marker and chocolate chip.
Card stock: chocolate chip, bashful blue, kraft and whisper white.
Paper: old olive and bashful blue designer series paper.
Misc: chocolate chip wide grosgrain, pumpkin pie felt flower and pumpkin pie brad.

20 comments:

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

a good thing the scallop circle you were trying to punch out happened because this card is cute!!

Julie said...

Emma, what a super cute little card and what a clever idea with the trees.
Sorry i dont know who sang it, I was a 1980 baby so anything before then and i really dont have any idea - :)
Cant wait to see tomorrows creation.
Take Care - Julie xx

Juls said...

great card, love the funky trees! and the inking of green&blue round the edges, very clever!

Joanne said...

Tell your hubby that I know the song - but then I'm older than he is lol! Without cheating with Google, I don't know who sang it - however thanks to you I now have the tune in my head!

What a fun card, and even more fun to have done the creating with your son alongside.

Nicki said...

Still a cute card, even if you was having a bad day! i have them too, so... wouldnt worry about it, your card is still gorgeous!
ive heard the song tooo.... hmmm!!!!
Nicki
x

emmy lou 82 said...

what a great mistake lol i love this card its so clean. will def have to give it a whirl. x p.s no idea re song i was born in 1982 so maybe before my time x

MONICA GALE said...

Hi Emma don't have a clu on the song but I am a foreigner so I supposse that s an excuse as good as any, I love your trees and what fun to be crafting with your boy. M xxx

JanJ said...

What a sweet card, so cuuuuute! But I don't know the song & I should do, I'm certainly old enough!!

Jan xx

Kate Lewis said...

Hi Emma, been away for a few days so just catching up on all your beautiful creations - this is a great card and you've got me with the song too..go on, do tell!! Kate x

Lesley Edmonds said...

I know the song! I know the song.....it was sung by Clint Eastwood in Paint your Wagon!!!!! (I loved Clint Eastwood back in the 70s - see you're all too young hehe!!)

Love this card Emma - I shall be borrowing this idea!!

Lesley x

memory-scrap said...

Darn that Lesley, for a moment I thought I may have had a chance at actually winning something!! I was a 79 baby but with 2 older sisters and a dad that watched Clint Eastwood films. I love this card, your inking looks really good too. Your trees are beautiful, nice choice of paper. Love Jane xx

My Little Space said...

This is a lovely card Emma, very imaginative! Brilliant use of the scallop circle punch!

I had no idea what the song was.....I am deff old enough to know it!!

Mandy

Dawn said...

Gorgeous - love the elegant design

Stephanie said...

Oooooh - you are wicked Emma, but I can't talk, Hubby is 7 years older than me & don't I let him know it....every single day lol

Gorgeous card sweetie, as always :)

Love Steph xxx

p.s. pop by my blog tomorrow if you can, there may be something that will make you smile....

Natalie said...

This is adorable Emma. x

Lyndall said...

Such a cute card.

Aimes said...

Hey Emma - I'm a baby of the 80's but my Dad is ancient and he sings this!! I had no idea where it was from as I usually just roll my eyes at him LOL!
I'm two weeks older than my bf and he let's me know it all the time! I just say I have a Toy-boy LOL!
Lovely card btw - very cute and funky! Super!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Line said...

Love this card :)

Jaspere said...

Wow what a way to get more bang for the buck with punches. Love the colors too.

Bettythebaglady said...

Love the trees and yes I do remember the song-it reminds me of my Dad too. He sang "I talk to the trees that's why they put me away" but Harry Secombe probably sang it first. I do know the correct version in case you were wondering! And who on earth was Harry Secombe I hear all those babes out there cry Hugs BettyXXX