Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy birthday Mum

It's my Mum's 75th birthday in a couple of weeks and I've been working on a present for her using these letters I found in a stationery store down the Gold Coast. I had great fun cutting out the letters with my Sizzlits dies, and using up some sparkly paper I had for the girls' Christmas craft as well as Stampin' Up!'s Glimmer paper in bright red. around the edge of each letter I spelt out a word to describe her, my BF helped me to choose the words and we ended up with Radiant, Indispensable, Treasured and Adored. Anyway, I thought they came out nice, especially the stamped Stazon on the glossy white 't'
You can tell I like black and red at the moment!

Black and red

DH asked me to make a card for his aunt's 70th birthday yesterday. Shes the type of woman who wears her age well but definitely would not like to be reminded of it! I really wanted to use my Glimmer Paper ($8.95 for 2 x 12" sheets), as it is so glamorous and sparkly, and Liz Collett's scrapbook project inspired me to create this card. I used retired newsprint DSP, the Glimmer paper from the new Summer mini catalogue , Full heart and Heart-to-heart punches, the Medium Sizzlits and Simple Letters Alphabet dies for the Big Shot, Riding Hood red ink, Victoria Crochet trim ribbon, Creative Elements and Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp sets. I cut around the heart after I had punched it to create the thin outline frame.

I then decided to make her a present instead of the usual gift card, and took the theme from the card through to a decorated shadow-box frame, I used the letter 'i' from the already cut-out initial that was left over, and the heart from the punch that wasn't used. I also used the Elements of Style stamp set for the sentiment in the frame, and some bling using the Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Happy birthday Ingrid, we hope you have a great birthday!

Here's a card I recently made for a friend, based on the same theme:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Slack old me

Hello there bloggers, its been such a long time since posting on here, I'd nearly forgotten how to! My new year resolution is to not let that happen again, so here's a little pic of my two beautiful girls at a recent event getting ready for Christmas. Have a lovely time this Christmas all of you fans out there! xxx