Monday, 30 March 2009

Goody Recycler or Baddy Cheapskate?

Personally I think I am a goody recycler.

It is our 46th wedding anniversary today and I made this card last year for our 45th and as I didn't have time to make a new one for this year, I fished this out.
Hubby didn't notice that it was last years so I have got away with it!

I managed to get the no:5 off and replace it with a no:6 that was in my bit box, so apart from a new envelope (which I didn't write on) it cost nothing in time or effort.





Now I'll admit that this is really cheapskate - I didn't write on the inside!!!!



I wonder if I will be able to swap the 6 for a 7 next year, hahahaha.

My excuse is that we both have been very busy for the last week. Daughter and family are buying a new house and the previous owner didn't finish it so there is a great deal of work to do on it. Of course Mum and Dad are at the front when help is needed. I have been looking after her business, packing orders and the like and she has been painting with her Dad and organising the fitting of a temporary kitchen and bathroom ready for the tilers and carpeters to do their bit.
Phew, I want to go away and come back when they have moved in.

I haven't had time (or energy) to enter any challenges but hope to get back on track soon. So, if anyone wonders why my blog is neglected you know why and I will graciously accept your sympathy :-))


Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Even if you berate me for being so mean.

x

9 comments:

Sandie said...

Great recycling Irene, I'd keep the card til next year too,just to see if it's recognised!
Good to see you back.

Hugs Sandie x

Jane's Blogs said...

Good point Sandie ... good recycling ... all for it me!!!

Jane xx

Ann Whitfield said...

I love the story behind this Irene! Great card whenever you made it
Ann x

Eunice said...

Loved your economy iRene.sort of thing I might do.Inever write on my pop outs but make a little pocket on the back to put a message in Eunice

Rica said...

I like your style - I'm a great believer in recycling.
Before I made cards I bought my ex and expensive card and got it out each year - he never noticed - MEN!!
This is so beautiful - it would have been a shame not to re-use it.
hugs Heather xx

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Irene, 46 is a great achievement. I am heading to 41. Thanks for leaving the comment on Shannon's Blog Candy. I got a giggle out of it and thought I would pop in and say HI. I am glad I did, you have some amazing cards, wow.
I am into recycling too so you go girl.
Cheers, Irene (from Australia) hehehe

Beryl (bik59) said...

Happy Anniversary Irene, love your recycling!! My OH wouldn't realise if I did that either.
Beryl x

Jacqui said...

Card looks great. I have used this trick myself and OH never noticed, but I didn't try it for 3rd time lucky just in case. But the card look lovely.
Jacqui xx (Calexico)

Tasha said...

Oh so beautiful, fabulous design
lo0ve tasha xx