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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Oranges are for Christmas stockings but The Hubster is getting an apple for his birthday

During and after WWII, lucky children in Britain received an orange in their Christmas stocking.  Oranges were in very short supply and were considered a real treat especially in the middle of winter.  My parents grew up in those war years and even though oranges were more commonplace when I was a child, we always had them (or Satsumas or Clementines) in our stockings along with little toys and chocolates.  I have always put them in my husband's Christmas stocking.  We both have stockings every year.  I still use the one my late Grandmother bought for me before I was born.
But according to The Hubster - Apples are for birthdays.
Can you guess from my card the variety?
Granny Smith? Golden Delicious? Gala, perhaps?
Any ideas?

And the case he has chosen to protect his new "apple" is called a "Zagg" which folds very much like an easel card and comes with it's own keyboard which connects to the "apple".

I just bought the wonderful Mo Manning's Bite which you can find at Mo's Digital Pencil (they have  a sale!)  and it only seemed right and proper to enter the challenge at DP2 which is "D is for..."  In this instance - D is for December Birthday.  The Hubster's just happens to be tomorrow but we are so busy with family staying it is unlikely that he will look at my blog.

I made my ipad frame and added some altered "icons" to represent the birthday theme.  My image is merged on top.   I sourced a white keyboard diagram and inverted the colour selection to make it black with white symbols.  I moved the letters around using Photoshop and then printed a second set from which I have cut the keys to pop up as my sentiment.  My papers are Prima and I added a metal embellishment from my stash.

It's the middle of the night so I'm sorry for the poor photo quality!

I am also entering the challenges at
Bunny Zoe's Craft Celebration
Totally Gorjuss For Someone Special
Make it Monday Anything Goes Linky Party; and


Debbie said...

Wow, I love the ipod frame you made, it looks so real. and the "D" for December birthday.. That's a great way to use "D" to me... So glad you joined us at Mo's this week.


Tracy said...

This is so stinkin' clever Lesley! Awesome idea! :-)

Jane said...

That is one of the most amazing personalised cards I have ever seen Leslie - Happy Birthday to your hubby and 20/10 to you!!!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely brilliant Lesley, Happy Birthday to your Hubby hope he enjoys his Apple.

coops said...

so stunning lesley.really fantastic design and i love the gorgeous image, its a granny smith apple she is holding i think ?

xx coops xx

Dena said...

You have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!! This is waaaaay CLEVER! OMG! I love it! What a fantastic card!!!! I never would have thought of making a little laptop or tablet type card. CUTE!
We just went with the Samsung because it is Windows compatible, my hubby loves it!
Maybe one day you will take a picture of that stocking you are talking about? I would LOVE to see it! Ever since you were born? Wow! What a treasure!
Have a great Christmas!!
Hugs, Dena

Céline said...

oh my Lesley, wht a fabulous job on this card, so original, i love it!

Crafteezee said...

Lesley this is friggin awesome. You are so clever, soooo love it and so very creative, can't stop looking at it. He'll love it. I always put stockings out for the kids who are now 17 and 20 and even though they don't like satsuma's it wouldn't be christmas without them finding one in each. Traditions hey!
Hugs Tracy x

Vicky said...

OMG sweetie this is awesome wow how darn clever are you, this really is soooooooooooo creative hun. My hubster lives on his ipad so he would love this to bits, I've not long got the new kindle hd & when you see it next to the ipad its like the ipad has had a baby lol. Simple minded me hun lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Such a cool project Lesley and sooo creative.
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Peanut said...

I'd say Granny Smith...crisp, fresh and full of life. Perfect wish for a birthday! Lovely card.

Thanks for your sweet words on my blog.

x... A

Anonymous said...

What a cute image and such a clever idea for a card, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

This is just totally awesome Lesley!! I love it and I bet your hubby does too! :)
If you pop on over to my new blog and become a follower you may even win my Stampin' Up! Candy!
Lizy xx

Jules said...

Oh Lesley

This is just amazing .. .. I love it to pieces.

So very, very clever!!

Belated birthday wishes for your hubby. I hope he had a good day!

Love Jules xx

Debs said...

WOW this is awesome - such a fabulous idea.
I popped over from MiM to take a closer look and was so glad I did.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Tommy is going to love that!
Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, Happy Christmas!
hugs Samantha :0)

Misty's said...

Hi Lesley
I saw your lovely creation on MIM and came to take a closer look. What a super cool card! I absolutely LOVE it!
Michaela xx

MiniOwner said...

Such a clever idea. I hopped here from MiM
Sue x (MiniOwner@36)

Julie said...

This is such a Wowser Lesley, a perfect example of your ingenuity and attention to the smallest detail! Juliexx