Friday, February 25, 2011

My Husband's Hobby

My husband has a hobby too.....she is quite demanding though, and sometimes whether he likes it or not he has to spend time with her, getting her purring along like she should. She isn't too good in the rain, leaks a bit. Not so good in the cold either & hot as hell in the summer. Who or what is this temperamental female that pulls my husband away from his wife? She is a 1960 Morris Minor Panel Van....ain't she cute????

I could be a rich woman if I got a dollar from everyone who asks us for an ice-cream when they see us? Or smiles at us as we drive by, or see kids waving and pointing at us. And no, we didn't paint her like that, however, we did buy her like that. When my husband showed me the photo of her on the Internet, my reaction was that we would need to respray her pretty quick. It's funny now, as we really like it and the reaction we get. My dear friends children love it and anytime they can they come for a drive in it they do!

In 2009, we headed up to Brisbane with the Morris Minor Car Club of Canberra for the Australian Nation Rally, held over Easter. It was a great time and we saw so many amazing Morris Minors there. Some stock standards, some done up with turbos, wonderful restorations, and a huge range of colours and styles. We have since moved on and became founding members of the British Motor Club of Canberra, (just wanting a more social club than what was offered) This year the clubs head to Port Macquarie for the National Rally. At this stage we are unable to go as we hope to head to Europe in September, plus we will have a new grandchild & want to spend time with him/her. So if you are up that way, check them out, you will see them around the place for sure. 

So this is how I can combine our two interests....I scrapbook our journeys in the Morris! I did this page at Ann Craig's scrapbooking night. You may have read previously of her. We so enjoy doing all the different techniques each month. This one, we used Versamark ink & then chalked over it. The row of flowers that I have placed the photo of the Morris on is done in this way. Try it sometime, it is a great affect, quite soft too.


  1. What a fun layout! The colors of the car are so fun! Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

  2. Hello Deb - what a great layout and a perfect moment to capture - perfect memories! Your swirls and flowers are perfect! Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week - we love to see you and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  3. How neat that you can combine both of your interests. I love the colors on your Morris. So whimsical. Thanks for sharing your layout with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

  4. Great layout...I do think the Morris is for sharing at 'Make it Monday'

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. How cool is this! I love the paint job and I love that you have depicted both your interests on one page! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ, and I saw this on MIM and came to see your page!

  6. Hi

    My husband restores old Muscle cars so I can relate, lol.

    This is a fabulous, fun layout.

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

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