Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

Our range of Mother's Day cards now includes over 50 cards. This year we have nine new designs and we would love to share a bit of the backstory on how we came up with some of them. If you want to visit the full range of Able And Game Mother's Day Cards you can see them here.


Mighty Morphing Power Mum! This card is a ode to the hardworking mother. I looked at some cosplay costumes for the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers and used a combination of those to create this bright and fun look.


I often say, one of the greatest things you can do as an adult is have a drink with your parents. We have had a few cards that use the line "I'm glad I inherited", but only had them for Father's Day and I thought, after 6 years I should do some for Mother's Day. The image could have been a woman sitting with a fancy bottle of wine, but a bag of goon seemed much more funny, especially when it's a rather conservative looking woman drinking from it.


Fitness is a big thing these days. #fitspo #cleaneating #running #doyouevenliftbro so we have a couple of cards for this area of people's lives. The running Mum card is perfect for the marathon training Mum. Did you know they even have prams that are designed so you can run with them? Crazy! We just use our solid pram for bringing discount bags of crisps home from the supermarket.


Sweet and sentimental cards are always lovely. We have a little boy, and as you know little infants are not really capable of buying cards. So we have a few cards like the one above on the left that the partner buys on behalf of the little kid. We didn't include the word Mum on it so it can work for either Mother's Day or Father's Day. I used a photo of Gareth, Clyde and I when drawing the people, but changed the features so they don't really look like us.


Is your Mum on Facebook? There is something really exciting but also embarrassing about a Mother on facebook. If you're with a group of people and the conversation has gone quiet, bring up this topic and there will surely be someone in the room who has a funny story about something silly their Mum did on Facebook.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Puddings I like to eat in no particular order:
  • anything that is self saucing
  • pavlova
  • chocolate ripple cake
  • tiramisu
  • fancy ice-cream
  • lemon meringue pie
  • banoffee pie
  • frangipane tart
  • apple pie
  • golden syrup dumplings
  • pineapple upside down cake

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nice Work Mama. Don't Forget Your Pelvic Floor Exercises

This is my new favourite Able and Game card that I will give to every new mother from now on.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Crisp Problem

Gareth has become heavily involved with crisps lately, which is a problem because I find it easier to say no to crisps when they are not in front of me. I often find them in front of me, so to help with the problem I tell him to buy salt and vinegar flavour, a flavour I don't much care for. However this does not solve the problem and I still end up eating too many.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Does Your Cat Do This?

One day our cat Bubsy decided to do this to Gareth as he sat on the couch working. It was about the cutest thing every. Photographs were taken, possible Able And Game card ideas were hatched. It was a joyous moment for all involved.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hello Cricket!

A few months before Clyde was born another litter of stray cats arrived at the office and there was one that looked just like Bubsy.  Gareth managed to tame her and although we had just shifted house and had a baby we decided we needed her in our lives. Before Bubsy Gareth wasn't really a cat person, he had allergies and thought they were a bit standoffish. Since we adopted Bubsy he has become crazy about cats. Maybe even more than me if that was possible. So even though we knew it might not have been the best timing we had to keep her as he would have been heartbroken when something would inevitably happen to her on the mean streets of Brunswick.

Her name is Cricket and she looks very similar to Bubsy but with a bit more grey. They are getting to know one another and it seems like they are getting friendlier, but there is still a fair bit of play fighting, possibly even real fighting going on. They can sleep near each other without too much trouble, so we are taking this as a good sign!

 Adopting a stray cat isn't easy, they are not so adept at going to the toilet, but we figured we were more prepared after dealing and learning from Bubs. Although I think we have hit our kitty limit with two, so my dreams of becoming a Wacky Feline Woman with 11 will have to wait! You can follow Bubsy and Cricket on Instagram for updates on their antics.