Wow, well it has been almost 3 months since I have been to Blogspot... and a lot has happened in that time!!
Some highlights... My sister's birthday at the end of January, I had my 30th birthday in February and we welcomed a new family member on 20th March with the birth of my 3rd nephew Alexander Lucas.
Even though I haven't been on blogger the crafting has still been happening, and I will share some projects with you that I have worked on in my absence from blogging.
First up it was my friend Nicky's birthday and i made this for her. Definitely very different colours from what I would normally use but very striking, and of course I wanted the image to be the focal point of the card... This image is called Rose of Fire by Molly Harrison.
So next up is the card I made for my Sister for her birthday. I wanted to try and ink in subtly..for once and i was really happy with the result. I used two stamps for this - first up is the Tilda Sending Love from the Sweet Crazy Love collection and I have masked her over a Kaszazz stamp - Daisy Garden Edge.
The next two cards are simply beautiful. First up is a card that my 3 and a half year old Nephew made for his mother. With only a little help and guidance from me this is what he made -
William tells me that is HIS motorbike ;o)
Next up is a car made by my 7 and a half year old Nephew James - also for his Mum's birthday. I helped by painting the image, although he picked it out and told me exactly what colours he wanted me to use. Everything else though was pretty much done by James with a little help from me. You should have seen the concentration on his face when he was putting the smooch and glitter on the die cut frame!!
Pity Aunty Milly couldn't take a crystal clear photo for him! Here's hoping me might have another Tim Holtz in the making!!
Next up we had a "we're not having a baby shower, baby shower" for my Sister. Being pregnant with her third child she didn't really want a huge fuss made, but my Ma and I had to do something for her. So one Sunday afternoon we sat down together to make cards for her. First up is a card I made for her, it has both pink and blue on it as we didn't know what my Sister was having.
I love the little Chipboard teddy - she reminds me of Popcorn the Bear. I also used my gorgeous new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set called Flower Bunch.
I also made a cute little gift tag for her present - written on the back is "Welcome to our newest little cub" ;o) Wild Tilda is also part of the Sweet Crazy love collection and simply adorable!!
Next up it was a good friend from work's birthday. I've said it before and I will say it again, I find boys cards difficult!! However I had my new Distress Stains in Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood I wanted to try, so I decided to make my own patterned card and tag to add. I used my Kaszazz Compass Stamp, and my Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set called Ribbon Loop. The shiny edge on the tag was achieved with the Pewter Distress Crackle Paint.
So baby Alexander made his way into the world at 8:52 am on Tuesday March 20, weighing in at 9 pounds and measuring 53cm. My sister had seen this stamp and told me she would like this inked up for the Baby's card. Easy done - saved me having to decide which one of my stamps I was going to pick!! Once again I have used Blues and Pinks as we weren't sure what flavour baby was going to be.
The "Welcome Little One" is part of an uncut Kaszazz set called Adorable Friends. The Unique wording is part of a Kaisercraft rub-on set. The little metal charm was given to me by my friend Sammy and has Hugs & Kisses written on it.
Finally, I have a card I made for my mate to give his Mum for her Birthday. I used my new Prime Nature Garden paper, a stamp from the Kaisercraft Chapter One Collection embossed with Kaszazz Coffee Bean, flowers from Prima and some I had in my stash and Tilda with Hawaii Flower from the Butterfly Wishes Collection.
I was really happy with this card, I have struggled of late to put my pieces together and this one just flowed. Everything just seemed to work and was easy, I finally feel like I might be back in the zone.
So there we are - up to date and ready for me to share with you what I am working on next. Here's hoping I don't leave it another 3 months!!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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