Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Swap Card - Craftmad

Our swap over at Craftmad this month was a fun one.  We each received 10 or more embellishments from our January swap partner and now we had to put them to use.  One card to return to the originator of the embellishments and the other to another partner.  This step card has been sent back to Mrs A who kindly sent me such lovely embellishments to work with.  On her blog Mrs A is currently working her way through different fold cards so this inspired me to try a step card again.  I so love the butterfly she sent and the lovely sequins.  Mrs A sent everything other than the card stock and papers.  You can see more swap creations here in the Craftmad gallery.

Have a great day.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad

Wishing my Dad a fantastic birthday and hope his day is filled with wonderful surprises.

I found a wonderful tutorial for this card on Kim's blog.  It was so much fun inking up all the edges and seeing the toolbox emerge.  I googled 'tool clipart' printed and coloured them with my copics.  I am really happy with the end result.

This is a scheduled post because I am down in Brisbane enjoying the last minutes with our daughter before I jet set back home and she starts on a new journey in her life at Uni. 

Thanks for passing by.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Friends 50th Birthday

Happy Birthday good of you to get the ball rolling on all the 50th birthday's this year.  :-)

Back in January I had a morning tea with friends and one was Stampin Up Demonstrator Ruth who let us play with some of the new stamps.  This was a spare card front left after our morning of fun (much to Ruth's horror I am sure) I have added a 50th sticker and some lovely gold metallic butterflies to add some dimension.  I then layered the card front up on to a plain white card pre scored card.

Hope your Thursday's go well.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Special Address Book and Index Book

We had a couple of close family friends over last night for a farewell pizza night for our daughter.  I just had to share this beautiful gift from our bookbinder friends.  It is an address book and index book (for passwords possibly) made just for our daughter who loves purple.   The photos are our dog Scruff on the front.  I think these books will be used well. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Just Because

Another of my cards to our son.  As the title says "Just Because" or it's a "hello".  More stash I have held onto for way too long.  The papers I have not been in love with or found a project to use on before so this card put them to good use.  I pin pricked the edge of the layered card front on which I have added a collection of bubble stickers I have had forever.  To me they are more suited to scrap booking which I never do.  I constantly look at them but the sentiments never fit a card I have worked on.  I have covered some of the really soppy sentiments with little paper punched dinosaurs I have also had for a very long time.  Actually, the dinosaurs were collected one day when the kids were still at primary school (they are now 19 and 20).  We visited my Mum's one school holidays and she dug out all her paper punches and let the kids punch all the shapes to their hearts content.  So its nice to put their fun in to use at long last.

Thanks for your comments and visiting, I really appreciate it. :-)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hello card

This is the sketch challenge over at Craftmad for February.

At the beginning of 2014 I decided I would do up some fun cards and send to our son on a regular basis thinking it is always nice to receive snail mail that isn't a bill.  Well, I think I made three. :-)  So am attempting again this year.  Thought it would be a good way to put the sketches to use from over at Craftmad and also use items in my stash that I have had forever but are just too good to toss or pass on.   So this is my version of the sketch above.  I started with some orange gloss card is really not my thing thats why it has sat for so long.  Then some black glitter card stock from Blue Edge Crafts.  A scrap of the orange gloss card stock which I have used some left over rub-on letters.  Another scrap of card stock on which I have written in gold pen different ways to say hello.  A pre cut  black circle and the cork lettering stickers for the word Hi!.  Across the top of the card I placed a little washi tape border.

It's a wet old day here today, so hoping to catch up on some blogging and some crafting. 

Have a fun weekend everyone.


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