Friday, December 17, 2010

A Card For My Brother-in-Law

Hello everyone.

School holidays are here! That means I had to quickly put this card together before World War III had a chance to break out. It's for my brother-in-law's birthday today...

I love the colours the cute image & the colours. The image was coloured in with my SU markers.
If you need any additional information, just ask.
Take care!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Retirement Card


I'm back earlier than anticipated. One of the mums from school asked me to make a crad for her to give to a lady at her work upon her retirement. I had very short notice but I have to say I like the end result. Here it is...

I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede cardstock, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink ink, Pretty in Pink ribbon, twine and lots of tiny little self-adhesive half pearls.
The stamp sets used were Thoughts and Prayers & En Francais for the background. The requested personalised sentiment was computer-generated.
So that's it. Another quick post before I have to fly out the door.
See you soon.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Demi's Preschool Photo

Hello everyone on this glorious Summer day!
I have Demi's preschool photo layout to show you today. The photographers did a great job. The portrait looks amazing in real life & it's A4 size! Anyway, here it is...

For privacy reasons I didn't share the class photo layout with you, but I can tell you that it matches this page and includes a drawing by Demi.

For this layout I used retired DSP. I don't remember the name of it but I know it was from one of the mini catalogues. Cardstock is Rich Razzleberry & Certainly Celery. I made the flowers myself using the large scallop circle punch from the current Summer Mini Catalogue and some flowers punches that I own. The centres are the new adhesive half pearls. I used the spiral punch to give the small photo and journalling a negative look. Fairly simple but that's how I wated to keep it because the photo is so beautiful on it's own.

I can't believe she'll be going to big school next year! What a big girl she is.
I hope to get some more photos developed soon so I can get started on some more layouts and share them with you.
Until then, take care.

Monday, December 6, 2010

More Christmas Cards

Well, what a whirlwind these last couple of weeks has been and there's no end in sight just yet. There have been school activities, dancing rehearsals, dance concerts, Christmas shopping, parties, and the list goes on. Today should be relatively quiet so I managed to take these few minutes to show you a couple of Christmas cards I made for some friends...

The owl card was made by stamping the Woodgrain background stamp with Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. The owl was punched from Soft Suede cardstock using the gorgeous owl punch. Other colours used were Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Basic Black. The "For You" sentiment is from the retired Vintage Labels set. It was punched with the Jewellery Tag punch, The sentiment inside the card is from the Many Merry Messages set. The branch was punched from Old Olive using the Two-Step Bird punch. The ribbon is Real red grosgrain.

The second card was made using the Loads of Love and the Loads of Love Accesories sets. It was made for Ruth who has two Golden Retrievers so I had to eliminate one of the dogs from the stamp, more difficult than I anticipated because the stamp is so small. Anyway, we got there in the end. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set

I hope to get some scrapbooking done amongst all the chaos as I have so many gorgeous photos of the girls that I've taken lately. I'll be sure to show you when I'm done. Wish me luck.