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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

60th Birthday Card

Suddenly realised one of my Sister-in-laws birthdays was upon me, and hadn't made the card, and it was an "0" birthday. Put this together yesterday, which was an achievement as my eyes were still recovering from having drops in them earlier in the afternoon!

Image, backing papers, and insert from Joanna Sheen's The Country Diary of an Edwardian lady. Also used some psychedelic pink paper, some glittery gel peel-offs around the topper, as well as either side of some ribbon. Sentiment printed on computer, and decorated with a few jewels for some "bling". Card stock was a deep maroon.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Galleon Card

I actually got around to making a card today. I have been so busy with other things. (Mainly producing the Centenary Launch edition of our County Guide Newsletter). I am itching to play with all the new craft stash I bought at the weekend, and had fully intended to play today - then I got side-tracked by some new genealogy entries on Ancestry - and finding some answers to some queries I had on the family tree! I need a 48 hour day!

Anyway I knuckled down this afternoon and created this simple card for my son's Godfather. I found this image and matching backing paper on Joanna Sheen's Jane Netley Mayhew CD. Edged both the image and backing paper with a gold promarker pen and mounted them on blue card. Created the letters for the name with blue fun foam from Hobbycraft, using my new Go-Kreate alphabet cutters, and stuck them to white card backed with same blue backing paper.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Golden Wedding Card


Insert and Back

This card was not made by me - it was made by my 3 year old Granddaughter for her Great Grandparents Golden Wedding. (OK there was a little guidance and help from me - but mainly her work.)

She chose the bits she wanted to put on the card - we had to have some pink/purple! She actually want pink card, but I persuaded her that we needed white with some gold.

The bottle, glasses and rings were from some old Kanban stash I had, which we coloured gold with promarkers. Bea punched the papers (she likes playing with my punches - I was in charge of keeping it lined up!) and I stuck them on the card, as that was a tad difficult for her, then she stuck all the other bits on.

We had a bit of a problem with putting 50 on the front as she wanted to put the number 1 on it - so we compromised and put the "1" on the back - well she is 1st greatgrandaughter! Oh yes and we had to use the biggest numbers that I had, so a little help was needed in showing her where to place the 5 and 0! Just couldn't persuade her that we needed smaller ones! She didn't have room for the rings on the front either - she wanted them down the righthand side too - so another compromise was reached to put them under the 1 on the back!

I created the insert, with her mum and her cousin choosing the verse between them, and she helped punch the sides, and stuck the flowers on the left-hand side!

Turned out quite well for a 3 year old's effort! Hopefully it will be treasured by her GGPs.

Must confess she is quite a neat little crafter, if somewhat determined as to what she wants. She loves stamping, and can now colour inside the lines, and gets quite cross if it goes wrong - so we avoided stamping today!