Friday, 22 July 2011

The End of Another Week ...

... and an important birthday for one of the younger members of our family; she is 13 and a bright and brilliant teenager.  She is quite a girly girl and I wanted to make a card that recognised her as a young adult - hopefully this will do the trick.

The papers were Nit-wits ones and the flowers were from Kaisercraft.  Both the sentiment and the digi-stamp were from Pink Petticoat , coloured with Pro-markers.  The sentiment and the mat behind the stamp are highlighted with Ranger Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet.

It's a bit difficult to see (clicking on the picture helps) but, instead of making a lid for this box I have used printable accetate (an idea borrowed from a forum friend) and printed with a background from the MCS CD "A Piece of Cake"

Friday, 15 July 2011

They've all gone home

No little Aussies to play with any more and consequently I had a few very sad days.  I then realised each day takes us nearer the next time! 

I haven't been able to do a great deal of crafting but I did make a card for a forum friend and wanted to share that with  you.

The backing paper was from the lovely Kaisercraft "After Five Collection" which my lovely daughter-in-law brought over from Australia for me.  The peacock was printed from a Polka Doodles "Back to Nature" CD and the Happy Birthday stamp is from the Beauty is a State of Mind Stamp Set. 

I have been determined to use the nets I had from when made favours and the flowers are made from nets die cut into flower shapes and then the edges heated with a heat gun. 

Hope you are all enjoying the summer holidays!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

I know I have been missing ...

... but it was all for a good cause.  We have had my son, his wife and children over from Australia!  We have had a wonderful time but they packed so much in.  Currently they have gone to "Europe" for a little break with an old school friend of my sons but they are back on Friday so I thought I would pop in a little chat while we have a bit of down time.  Obviously, I have taken time off to be with them so very little crafting has been done but I thought I would show you a card I made for a forum friend recently.

I have set myself the task to find things within my stash at the moment and the topper came from a My Craft Studio CD which I had completely forgotten about. 

The next card should be interesting as my lovely daughter-in-law brought me loads of Kaiser-craft (an Australian company) stash.  I'm a lucky Granny! 

So many projects in my mind at the momement so should be back on here very soon.  We only have my little Aussie grandchilden (and their parents) until Sunday and then I will want and need to be busy!!!