Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy Birthday SARA!

It was Jayden's friend Sara's birthday the other week, and me running behind as usual, sent him off to her bowling party and whipped this up while he was there! "She likes Red he said!!" Seeing I still had the papers out from my 60th card on my desk I decided to go with the same papers. These are from the Classic paper Pack by HOTP. I also thought I would have a play with one of those ribbon flowers! I think my first attempt turned out quite well. The template for the cash is from the Cash or Carry Templates available from Lauren Meaders Timeless Templates.

I really think I needed something on the black circle at the top! but the brain just couldn't think of anything else!! a button didn't suit, nor did a flower! Brain was dead so it stayed as a black circle!! lol

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Basic Black, Riding Hood Red. Accessories - Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Small Black Grommit, Filgree Designer Brads. Other - HOTP Classics Creative Paper Pack, 13 - Cricut Alphalicious Cartridge, Ribbon & Paper Flower from Stash. Flower colours with Basic Gray Ink.

Till Next Time...
Friday, May 7, 2010

May Christmas Card Night

Hello again! Wow we are up to May already! Geez! Well this month for our Chistmas Card Night we are making 2 of each of the above cards!! The ladies will be having a play with the Crayon Resist Technique. I thought I'd go with Non Traditional colours again and am loving the Eggplant and Navy! The blue Bauble card is based on Mojo 121. These are rather simple cards - as in layout. But with learning a new technique we need to keep it simple. I hope the ladies enjoy this one!!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, White Glossy, Basic Black. Stamp Sets - Christmas Classics, Circle of Friendship, Many Merry Messages. Accessories - Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brad, Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Brayer. Other - Stamp - Artee Stamps - Christmas Baubles. White Crayon.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

60th Birthday

Cathie at work asked if I would make a card for her Dad's 60th. I rather liked the Mojo Monday 133 Sketch. So I rotated it and came up with this, thought it was a good one for a 'male' card. I have used some old HOTP papers and Basic Black Cardstock. Again I have decorated the inside!!

That's about it from me, for another week, with a bit of luck I will get some cardmaking time over the weekend!! Zoe (my lovely daughter) wants to start scrapbooking so we hopefully will get some scrapbooking time in soon too!! I also have to go through baby photos of Jayden for his Graduation Slideshow!! Hmmm, where are all the embarrassing ones!!???? lol.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy (late) Birthday Eilish!!

Hi there! Yep I know ... it's been a bit long between posts!! I've been busy, doing ... I haven't a clue!! But I have managed to get a couple of cards made and a class prepared for!! so I guess I am achieving something!!

This card is pretty much well and truly CASED from here! Teneale does the most awesome work!! go check out her blog!! You'll be inspired by everything!!! I wanted to make a special card for Eilish!! (my boss's youngest!) and I wanted to use the sweet treat cups! When this card of Teneale's popped up in my google reader! I just knew I had to case it! I needed to figure out an opening though, as it is such a shame to rip open the card to get the lollies out! So I had a fiddle and came up with this idea. of a little card on the front of the card!

I messed around for ages on this card, but I am happy with the final result. I have also been bitten by the - 'do something special on the inside' bug too!! (Thanks Teneale! lol) So have decorated the inside too.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive. Accessories - Summer Picnic DP, Bashful Blue Stitched Ribbon, Sweet Treat Cups, Small Grommets, Paper Piercer.

Till Next Time...