Friday, 27 February 2015

Birthday Card For My Niece

Today is my niece's birthday, haven't a clue exactly how old she is but I know it's over 30 but definitely below 40!  This card was made using a topper from the Hunkydory For the Girls set.  It's an 8x8 card and I cut an oval aperture on the right hand side.  I backed it with some pink glitter card and used the frame from the topper on the front to neaten all the cutting and placed the topper on the glitter card.  The heart was another topper from the same sheet and I added a lilac bow.

Inside the card I used some lilac paper with silver swirls (free with a magazine last year) and added the matching Hunkydory insert.

Happy birthday Kerry, I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

A 'Just Because' Card

I needed to send a book to a friend and so made a little 'hello' card to send with it - so much better than a scrap of paper or Post It note!
The image is a Forever Friends die cut from the Kraft Notes set, as is the sentiment.  The backing card and border are from a Hunkydory kit.  The ribbon was upcycled from one of my lovely Christmas presents from my husband (a beautifully packaged L'Occitane box full of my favourite products).

Monday, 16 February 2015

Presents for Baby Taylor

Is there anyone who doesn't enjoy shopping for new baby things?  I had a lovely time choosing and then wrapping some presents for my new baby nephew.  The basket is from Hobbycraft and I fell in love with the wrapping paper (from Tesco) as I though it was something different to the usual baby blue.

My children each chose a special present for their new cousin and I made a couple of tags so that they could each write a personal message for Taylor.  Both images were coloured with Promarkers but one was stamped on solar white Neenah card and the other was stamped on desert storm Neenah card.  It's the first time I've coloured on to Kraft card and I liked the results. 

The images were mounted on die cuts with a ribbon to make the tags.

New Baby Boy

On 28th January I became a great auntie for the first time!  Baby Taylor was born weighing a healthy 8lbs 5oz at a very respectable 1.27 pm.
Here is the card that I made for the new parents
I used the topper and backing card from the Hunkydory Making Memories kit.  It is an 8x8 interlocking gatefold card.

I also made the inside a little more interesting than usual by using the matching insert (cut down), matted and layered onto matching card and the addition of the inner frame from the front topper.

I think this is one little boy who is going to get spoilt rotten by his new auntie!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Bebunni Birthday Card

This is a birthday card made for a friend.  The stamps (image and sentiment) were from a set that came free with a magazine.  I coloured the image using Spectrum Aqua pens.  The aperture was backed with some paw print acetate and I added a little diamante to the envelope.

Because of the acetate I didn't want to write inside the card as it would have shown through the acetate so I added a little panel to the back