Sunday, 27 November 2011

Mum's 90th birthday card

At last I've made the card for mum's birthday - it's on Tuesday, so it's at least a day ahead! Why is it that 'special' cards for family take so long to even decide upon, let alone actually making? Anyway, it's done now.

I wanted to make a card that would tone with the scrapbook I'm giving her (it's here if you'd like to have a peep), so I used Anna Griffin papers and 3D flowers, some ribbons with gems from Hobbycraft and silver letters and numerals. The stepper card is a Kanban one (took me a while to figure out how to fold it - I'm not totally happy with it as the steps don't sit down enough on the base - there is a double fold at the back, but whatever I do with it doesn't seem to make much difference. However, from the front the card still looks fine.

This photo was taken almost looking down on the card:

Close up of the top:
Close up of the bottom:

Side view:

Update: I left the card in an envelope overnight and took it out to take a photo outside - the good news is that the folds are now sitting correctly on the base of the card - so much better.



I'm linking for these challenges:

Top tip Tuesday 61: more than 1 fold
Sugar creek hollow: fancy folds
Little Claire 15: shaped cards
Crafty purple frog 29: for someone special
CES 63: special milestone birthdays
Take time for you 54: events: birthday
Fab n funky 100: happy birthday

Swirly trees

Yet another set of five cards with materials received from Handy Hippo.

These are for:

Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Pixie cottage 97: make a set
2 sisters 67: holiday
Hiding in my craftroom 26: mix it up - holiday
Paper creations ink 13: Christmas theme
Papertake weekly: Christmas crackers - but not literally
Creatalicious 28: Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Everybody art 169: Christmas card
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Little red wagon 108: Christmas theme
Fairytale 29: Christmas
Simply create too 1: all about Christmas
Our creative corner: O Christmas tree
Aud sentiments 42: any winter holiday Christmas sentiments
Creative card crew: monochromatic
Crafty Ann 54: sketch and/or monochrome

Red and glittery gold

Three more cards made from a kit received as part of my Handy Hippo prize - luscious red glittered cards with 3D foiled and glittered embellishments - easy to put together, but lovely to look at.

These are for:

My Sheri: decorate for Christmas
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Pixie cottage 97: make a set
2 sisters 67: holiday
Hiding in my craftroom 26: mix it up - holiday
Paper creations ink 13: Christmas theme
Papertake weekly: Christmas crackers - but not literally
Creatalicious 28: Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Everybody art 169: Christmas card
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Little red wagon 108: Christmas theme
Fairytale 29: Christmas
Simply create too 1: all about Christmas
Scrap-card 17: Christmas trees
Our creative corner: O Christmas tree
Aud sentiments 42: any winter holidy Christmas sentiments