Thursday, August 5, 2010

Birthdays keep on coming

Hi again,

Thought I'd better show some more cards before the pile becomes insurmountable. One of my best friends, Jenn, has a daughter who turned 12 on the 3rd. I saw this card by Andrea Walford & knew I wanted to CASE it. I didn't have the patience to do multi-coloured glitter and as we don't have the icecream stamps, I used my old faithful 'Crazy for Cupcakes'.

Am thinking some chunky glitter might have been better than the 3 'sprinkles' on the cake but all in all I was really happy with it. The DSP is from 'Sweet Always', the scallop edge is from a US only punch (but hope it is in our new catty) and the sentiment is from the 'Heard from the Heart' set (Autumn mini). The glitter is sprinkled over a piece of 'Sticky Strip', cool idea. The numbers are cut using my Big Shot & the alphabet die from the Autumn mini & then covered with glitter glue. A 12 y.o. can never have too much bling!

Next card is for my friend Pete's 30th, which is on Thursday. Once again I have CASEd Andrea. She makes great cards. Her original is far better than my CASE, would love to have a go using the 'Cottage garden' DSP but think of my mate as a blue rather than mauve sort of girl.

I have used the gorgeous, but sadly retired, 'Parisian Breeze' DSP and the co-ordinating colours of Kraft (soon to known as Crumb Cake), Baja Breeze and Close to Cocoa. The stamp sets are Vintage Vogue & a non-SU Happy Birthday. I added non-SU rhinestones. Once again I cut the numbers using my Big Shot (it is so handy!!!) only this time I covered them in Crystal Effects. A touch of Kraft taffeta ribbon & it was done.

I hope they like them,
Fi xox


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ooooh! Fi! I love both these ... and have bookmarked to CASE!!! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! Off to see what I have missed on your blog! Hugs xxaxx

Lee-Anne said...

Hi Fi, I love these cards and am so impressed by how many birthdays you make and sent out. The birthday card for your friends daugher is gorgeous and you're right, you can never have too much bling. I love that border punch, will have to add that one to my collection.
And you know me I can't go past Parisian Breeze, yet for the life of me I couldn't remember the name of it the other day. How bad is that? My favourite paper and I forgot what it was called. The blues look so beautiful on this card, very soft and feminine...I love it!!
Hope you are doing well, have a wonderful week.
Love and hugs
Lee-Anne xox

Lee-Anne said...

Oops I meant birthday cards, mind you in your line of work you make birthdays too :)

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