Saturday, 23 January 2010

When mix-tapes ruled the world...

A recent conversation with my nephew went something like this...

Me: Gotta girlfriend then? (great at getting straight to the point, me)
Him: Errrrr...yeah... (looking a bit shifty-eyed. Obviously wants to stop this convo before it starts)
Me: Really? Is it serious? Made her a mix-tape yet?
Him: A what tape?
Me: A mix-tape. (suddenly realise he probably doesn't even know what a tape is. He's 15, they don't exist in his world)
Him: Nooooo... (looks at me sadly. Probably thinks dementia has set in)
Me: Errr, a CD then? Put all your fave songs on a disc for her? (trying to show dementia has not set in and I don't think it's still 1989)
Him: Why would I do that? (not convinced. Still thinks I'm demented and senile)
Me: Cos it's romantic and what teenagers do?
Him: Is it? I don't know any teenagers who do that. (pretty certain he then muttered not in this century anyway, but can't be sure)
Me: So what is the etiquette these days then? A mutual ASBO and an iTunes download and then you know it's real love? (slightly hysterical. Wondering if maybe am demented)

So in honour of teenage boys everywhere (especially the one who in 1992 made me my first mix-tape) I made this... (which just so happens to fit in perfectly with this weeks Pretty Pink Papertake challenge - thanks for all the gorgeously pink inspiration girls!)

...complete with sulky lookin' Miss Anya & My Guy Ian (definite ASBO pair)...

...and room to put in a mix-tape - sorry, CD... ;)



Marcea said...

This is fab hun - oooh you are so clever (even if you are .... ahem .... ancient!). I love this and did giggle at your litle tale
Have a fabby day
mwah , luv ya too

Annie said...

Hi Leann! thanks for making me smile today! and love the card/cd holder.
hugs, annie x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card for a teenager, I love the way youve added the cd as well. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Angela said...

Love it!! Those stamps look fab together, beautiful colouring too.

I remember a "mix" tape, your not loosing your mind!!
hugs Angela x

Gørils kreativiteter said...

This was just beautiful! Love the image and colors

Hugs Gøril

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gosh, you are showing my age now as I remember doing and receiving mix-tapes ! Wow, loved making my own for people - thank's for the memory !!

Such a gorgeous card and I'm loving these sentiments you are using. Come on then, spill the beans as to where you get those beauties from ! You ALWAYS make me ask you ! I just can't stop myself ! hehehehe

Have a great weekend hunny bun !


Jo xxxx

Kim Piggott said...

LOL!!! Leann I love you!
Your card is just to die for!
So beautifully coloured and your paper and design are gorgeous!
kim x

Vicki said...

oh Leann I am weak with laughter here, what a brill story, but you've just made me feel ancient now as I remember making plenty of mix tapes, especially on a Sunday evening when the top 40 was on......omg!!!! I am ancient.....pmsl

Love your card btw, fabby colours, papers and layout, so beautifully coloured too, great idea. Take care luvly and enjoy the rest of your weekend xx vicki xx

Kellie Winnell said...

The card is absolutely GORGEOUS! Colouring everything about it just made me sit here and go....WOW, I love it! I had a real giggle to myself with your story, cracked me up! I am 27 and I swore I would never say to my kids back in my day.....Guess what? I DO! hahahaha!
Hugs Kel

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card, love your coloring!

Diane.W. said...

Brilliant,luv it!!!! :o)x

Anita said...

I just love your style of writing and humour, I am so glad i stumbled onto your blog.Your cards are totally, totally awesome and so inspiring to look at.xx
I remember well the mixed tapes from my teens( *coughs* lots of years ago lol) and my husband even made me a mixed cd a couple of years ago as a little anniversary pressie, so this post has made me smile so much.
I can't wait to see more of your delightful work and have become a follower of yours, I hope you don't mind.xx

Glitter Monkey said...

FAB card babes!! I luuuurrrved mix tapes!! You are right it's just not the same these days - MP3's are just toooo easy!! Good to see you back - I kinda am too. Trying to get round everyone and get back into the habit - it's hard after so long away. Enjoying creating again though so that's a big step forward. Luvs ya - Lynn ♥

cats whiskers said...

Morning Hun what a stunning CD holder, and you are a little tadpole compared to me sweetie. You do make me laugh thanks for brightening my Sunday
Hugs Jacqui x

craftyb said...

Fab it! Love your card even more...she is soooo pretty! bx


This is such a fabulous card hunny i love how you've compbined the anya images, such a great idea. Love the classy look of this card too. Hope you've had a good weekend hunny big hugs Linda x

simplyfairies said...

Bwhhaaaaaaa!! Sooo funny,....

Loving your asbo card!

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous arrangement. Love these two stamps together! Pretty colours too!


Kimmi x

Nishant said...

love this and did giggle at your litle tale

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Anonymous said...

ahh... mix tapes... i loved mix tapes, a sign that your love wasn't unrequited, i miss mix tapes! thanks for your idea on re-birthing the concept, brilliant! x