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.



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