Sunday 26 May 2013

90th birthday

I was asked to make a 90th birthday card - it didn't have to be made yet, but thought I'd get it done as I didn't want to have to make it as soon as we get back from Eastbourne in the middle of June.

I've based the card on Laura's sketch 80 on All kinds of cards (kartenallerlei):

The background was cut from the back of a ready designed card (I still have the front with an oval aperture - two cards out of one). Flowers are Martha Steward and Create and Craft. I used the marvellous squares nestie d-lite dies for the middle pieces, having printed the greeting. The circle was cut on my cricut (so long neglected I hardly remembered how to use it!) having embossed the silver mirror card using an Embossalicious A4 folder with a piece of lovely sparkly netting across the middle underneath. With the addition of the numerals and some rhinestone gems, the card was finished.

This is an A5 card. I had to take the photo from the side otherwise I'd get me reflected in the silver mirror!

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Glitter n sparkle 34: birthdays
Red carpet studio 38: birthday card
Allsorts 208: happy birthday
Bastel-traum: birthday
Alphabet: H for happy - use the word 'happy'
Hobby cutz 7: flowers
Everybody art 237: flowers
Creative Belli 170: flowers
MilkCoffee: load on the flowers
Get creative May: flowers
Rhedd & Rosies 7: blooming lovely
PanPastel 21: bling it
A and T 24: bling
Sparkles 44: monochromatic
Crafts and me 134: lots of layers
LEJ 54: die cuts and/or punches
Let's craft and create 70: die cuts
Moving along with the times: embossing
Chocolate, coffee & cards 39: use a number
Papercreators 9: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 21: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 21: anything goes
613 avenue create 21: anything goes
Sister act 8: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Inky linky 16
Inspire me Fridays 104
52 card pick-up 2.21

Owl always love you

While we were out yesterday, we popped into a little shop a couple of doors away from the restaurant - one of those lovely shops that sells cards and all sorts of gift items. I saw this lovely owl photo frame - the gems are much more pick and purple in real life and really sparkle.

I've taken  cropped part of the photo of John I took yesterday and digitally joined it to a cropped one of the photo of me - not done very well, but passable - it is now sitting on the shelf above me - the frame is a lovely present from John for anniversary and the photo will be a reminder of a lovely time yesterday.

It was only by chance that we went into the shop and I saw the frame - glad I did.

There isn't actually a line down John's face - reflection from the glass!

Santa express

For this simple card I've used die cuts from the 'Santa express' sheet from the Hunkydory vintage Christmas collection together with matching Hunkydory card.

This is for:

Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 21: travel
CAS on Sunday 9: make it masculine
Rudolph day
Penny's 128: circles
Creative creations 10: for a child