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Thursday, 28 January 2016

42 !


My daughter's favourite non-prime number is 42 and an avid fan of the Hitchhikr's Guide to the Galaxy.  Added to which she is a maths teacher, so it was obvious for her 42nd birthday that this should be reflected in her card and cake.

So it was Craft Artist to the fore for both.

The cake topper was also designed in Craft Artist, and then printed at our local little shop - Simply Topps.

I can report that she was thrilled with both.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

40th Birthday

A card for one of my nephews.  The message inside says "Hope you have an Ace birthday"

Friday, 15 January 2016

Sympathy Card

Card Topper

Sympathy cards are so difficult aren't they.   However, I noticed that the cards available in the shops are a lot less drab and more flowery these days  (and I received over 60 when my husband died, and they were all so beautiful).  So I decided that I would make a "pretty" card for this difficult time.    As usual created using my faithful Craft Artist programme.

I had to include some butterflies as they are so symbolic.

Finished card 

This is the finished card with the topper mounted on white pearlescent card.   (Sorry about the quality of the photo - should have waited until daylight to take it!)

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Birthday Card

A fun birthday card for a friend who is about to spend her birthday on holiday in Barbados.  She also has two dogs - a pug and shih tzu./  Hope she likes it.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Shambala Bracelet

Shambala Bracelet with hematite beads

I have actually got around to making something for the first time this year.   My excuse is that I had a pal staying for a few days, and I am still trying to sort out all the paperwork following my husband's death in October, which seems to be never ending.

Anyway tonight I actually got around to making a bracelet - the cord and beads have only sat on my table for about 5 days - so I suppose that is an achievement in itself!   I did cheat slightly with the embellishment on the box, as it was in my stash! - it was probably something I saved from a card from a crafty pal.

Gift Box and Bracelet

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my Blog followers

Doodling and playing with Zentangle and coloured pencils this afternoon