After a thorough polish and shine throughout the house and once all the laundry had been completed, I sat down with a view to leafing through a magazine and enjoying my coffee whilst it was still hot.
Nope ! Best laid plans and all that.
Inspiration struck and I began a cardmaking frenzy.
Maybe I missed dad more than I care to admit last week or the thought of the forthcoming Fathers day was in my mind - whatever happened I decided to make some masculine samples for the shop.
With a little pile of manly coloured papers and not a flower or pearl in sight I set to ! I played with a few different styles, trying to accommodate all ages.
The men in my life are not really into hobbies and sports and I know from a lot of my customers that they themselves have male friends and family who aren't either or they have already exhausted the golf, football, snooker and fishing themes, so I thought I would challenge myself to create all the cards without going down that route.
I couldn't resist reaching for a little pink and some flowers for this one though, as I had a little girl in mind when I created this, these next two cards were just really quick and fun, ideas for little ones to give to their daddies.
I hope I have inspired a few ideas.
In case you are wondering, no, none of the above are destined for either Neil or my dad, they both read my blog and I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise for them so I won't be sharing their cards until after they have received them.
And ...... the coffee never did reach my lips, ah well, I did have a relaxing afternoon !
Love and cold coffee