Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wow, 4 posts in one week!!!

Hi there.

Don't faint, I just thought I'd better get all these cards that I've been making onto my blog. Andrea won't believe her eyes *waving*!

As you would know if you'd wandered past here recently,  I have been up to ears in birthday cards. I don't remember July-Sept being this crazy before, maybe I've just been more diligent in making & sending cards, I'm not sure. Anyway, every spare minute seems to have been spent making cards. It has been fun, especially with the release of the new Catty & thus new goodies to play with :-)

My cousin Mikki had a birthday in August and she is very creative. I decided to use the new 'Newsprint' DSP as I thought it was a bit arty. Here is her card:

I had seen a tutorial for this accordion flower on Mary Fish's blog & decided to have a go using our scallop circle punch (the US now has a larger one as well, covet!). It was really easy to do. I added a 'Build-a-Brad' and then stamped some images from 'Artistic Etchings' in black & Rich Razzleberry.

Next, Mikki & Adam's son, Byron, turned 3. I used a sketch of Keesh's that I'd wanted to play with ages ago but ran out of time. I had this cute non-Su paper and combined it with 'Lots of Bots'.

The papers co-ordinated well with my SU cardstock but I used some non-SU ribbon I had lying around. I used the Timeless Type sizzlet for the '3' and covered it in glitter popping it up on a star that I punched out. The silver star brad was the finishing touch. The sentiment is from the new 'Party this Way' set.

I had one more card to make on this day so decided to stick with the same sketch. My good mate Ian was also having a birthday and he is a mad 4WDer. He & his family are planing a trip around part of Oz next year so I figured the map paper from the 'Newsprint' DSP would be appropriate, and added the music notes as he has a great voice and works on the Church sound desk. I added the 4WD image from 'Just Beachy' (ret) and some twill tape, distressing it with some sponging to keep it 'blokey'. I hope he liked it.

Thanks for calling by, I think that's all for now,

Love Fi xox


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi to Fi from me ... WAVING MADLY BACK!!! So many wonderful little treats in all 3 cards. I love how you always create cards that match your friends / family personality and interests. I hope they all appreciate the time, effort and thoughtfulness that goes into each wonderful creation. Isn't it fun having some new goodies to play with. Hope your mum is doing ok? Hugs Andrea xxx

Lee said...

Wow!!! Awesome eyecandy Fi! I second Andrea, on the love and thoughtfulness that goes into each of your creations. It's an honour to receive one!

Lee xx

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