This is a card I made for the happiest little 1 year old I know 🙂 Happy birthday, Elise 🙂
I made it using the new stamp set, Pony Party (available in the Autumn/Winter mini here).
I sponged the background with Bashful Blue and the grass with Certainly Celery, using the cute little stamps on the cute backgroud – pink butterflies in the sky and stems and flowers in the grass. The adorable party pony I’ve cut out was stamped in Staz On black, with a cute party hat and two sparkling wings. I’ve coloured the pony in with Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. I’m afraid I can’t remember the name of the Certainly Celery DSP, but it is retired.
I love these colours together – Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink.
I’ve stamped the “1” using Best Friends Numbers (retired) and punched it out and layered it with a butterfly (cut with the Big Shot, but a die unavailable in Australia) and Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. A couple of pink rhinestone brads and Dazzling Diamonds finish it off!
This is another card I made for my God son’s birthday. Skater boy!
I used by Wide Oval punch with a strip of DSP from the Simply Scrappin’ Kit Hoppy Memories for the skateboard. I used diamond shaped brads (retired) for the skateboard trucks and Brilliant Blue buttons (retired) for the wheels.
The colours are Brilliant Blue and Basic Grey. The DSP is Kaleidoscope from the current Summer Mini catalogue. The “look who’s turning” is from the stamp set On Your Birthday, and the “16” is from Best Friends Numbers (retired).
I’m sorry I’ve been slack in posting the past month. I have been working hard to finish the first draft of my novel – and I finished it last night! Now, I’ll put it down for a while, let it percolate, and revisit it in a month to begin the hard slog of editing and polishing it. Until then, I’m cardmaking with abandon!! There will be lots more posts in the coming month 🙂
A few weeks ago, my daughter received her very first invitation in Kindergarten. And she was so lucky – it was from one of her best friends!
So this is the card we made for her. Bella helped pick the colours (it had to be pink, pink, pink!), and then she stamped all the inside of the card. I’m so sorry, I forgot to take a photo of the inside!
The pinks Bella chose are Pink Pirouette and Pixie Pink. I was surprised that she picked Lovely Lilac for the little flower! It’s been a while since I’ve used my Sticky Cut Letters – I forget how cool they are with the Fine Supernova Glitter! Love the “J” for the birthday girl’s name 🙂
The stamp sets we used are Big Bold Birthday, Short & Sweet and Best Friends Numbers (retired).
My Uncles turned 60 on the weekend. They’re identical twins, so I made their cards similiar, but different!
This one I based on the Parisian Breeze DSP (retired). The colours I’ve used are Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.
And this one I based on the Outlaw DSP (retired). The colours I’ve used are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla.
On both cards I’ve stamped the “Happy Birthday” and frame around the number 60 from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Vintage Labels. The “60” is from Best Friends Numbers (retired) and the beer mug is from Cheers to You. I finished off each card with a jumbo eyelet and linen thread.
Yesterday my lovely great-Aunt turned 70. We had a great night out last night and this is the card I made for her. Aunty Marg had asked for no presents, so I didn’t buy a present, instead I made her a little scrapbook album – somewhere she could put her photos in from the night. You’ll have to check back tomorrow to see the album!
I used the stamp set A Rose is a Rose. Seriously, my favourite stamp set in the catty. The “70” comes from the stamp set Best Friends Numbers (retired).
I really love this colour combo – Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie. How pretty is the rose?
And of course, I have to use textured cardstock for really special cards. Aunty Marg is a very special person, so it goes without saying, I used textured cardstock. Plus, I must have embellishments! I used the Pretties Kit, So Saffron ribbon (unavailable) and Kiwi Kiss corduroy buttons (unavailable).
And this was the insert. Again, the stamp set A Rose is a Rose, but then I stamped Sincere Salutations for the salutation. I added a different colour in here. I wonder if you can tell me which colours I used for the insert?
On the weekend we went to a great birthday party for my dear friend, Michele, and her (middle) daughter, Emily. Emily wanted her birthday at the park and despite the rainy Sydney weather on the weekend, there was a pocket of sunshine that was like a special halo over Emily’s park and her party. So everyone had a lovely time!
This is the birthday card I made for Emily, using the stamp sets Wild About You, Occasions for All (Hostess set) and Best Friends Numbers (retired). I added a little piece of Bella Rose DSP, some Designer Buttons (Button Bouquet), some Riding Hood Red ribbon plus a Build-a-Brad. The colours are Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery.
My card was inspired by this card on SCS here. Gorgeous card, isn’t it?
Last weekend my Dad came to Sydney, visiting the kids, but also to go to an 80th birthday for an old work friend from his Canberra Times days. While we were out shopping at Rouse Hill Town Centre, he asked me were he could buy a birthday card … LOL!! I said I could make one!
And this is the card I made …
Using the colours Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black … I embossed the damask image with black powder and then stamped it off in Kiwi Kiss. Then I embossed the “Happy Birthday” from the Level 2 Hostess set, Occasions for All, and the “80” from Best Friends Numbers (retired). I wasn’t very happy with my “80” … it’s a bit crooked! Oh well, it is handmade!! A little bit of Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin ribbon finished it off.