Monday, February 7, 2011

Yet more birthdays...

Hi Guys,

Yes, I have some more birthday cards to show you. Maija (see last post) is not the only one in her family to celebrate a birthday recently. Her Daddy, Kev, and gorgeous little brother, Noah, had January birthdays but I am a huge slacko, and even though I dearly love this family, have not yet caught up with them for their birthdays. I will, however, remedy this tomorrow night.

Kev is a muso, mainly guitar, so I had to put some music related stuff on his card. I went for simple as it was the fourth card I made that day, plus, lets face it, he is a bloke LOL. I do think it needs something else though, any ideas??? Maybe some jumbo eyelets might help???

I initially took the idea from page 52 of the IB&C but then decided to do a similar card to this one I made the other week.  I used Crumb Cake, Old Olive & Not Quite Navy CS & matching inks, plus Early Espresso. The images are from the Grunge Rock & Extreme Element stamp sets & the 'Dude' sentiment is PTI.

ETA: I went back and had a bit more of a play with Kev's card. The pic quality is no good and my camera battery went flat so couldn't take another. Despite that, what do you think of the changes?

I stamped the guitar again in early Espresso on a separate piece of Crumb Cake CS, added embossing powder & cut it out, popping it up on dimensionals. I swiped some Crumb Cake ink around the edges of the top layer & added Jumbo Eyelets and a star cut out with the small star punch (retired) and swiped with NQN ink. I think it is a bit more interesting now. Just hope Kev likes it!

Next up is Noah's card. Guess what colours/DSP I went for? Of course, it is 'Celebrations' again. Good thing I bought two packs of this DSP. Nearly everyone of my friends has boys. I used this past sketch from the Inkspirations challenge site that I did not had time to play when the challenge was open.

I used the engine from the Choo Choo set and the 'Happy Birthday' is a cute stamp from the 'Party This Way' set. The '2' is cut out using my Big Shot and the Timeless Type Alphabet dies. Dn't look too closely at the Crystal Effects on the '2', it got away from me a bit!  The colours are, of course, Pacific Point, Real Red & Pear Pizzaz.

I registered today for the SU Convention in May. had booked flights & accom but nearly forgot about registering, duh!!! It will be fun, and I'm really looking to wandering about Melbourne. I have wanted to visit there for years! Anyway, must get moving. I had such a lazy day today after a fun time with Mum yesterday going to Sydney to see 'Tap Dogs'. Those guys sure can dance (and don't look half-bad either LOL).

Have a fab week,

Fi xox


Lavonne said...

All just perfect! Seeing little things like this make me feel just a little more 'in touch.' Thanks for sharing, for being a special part of their lives.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Great work, Fi! I love the "stepped up" card ... even though I thought the original was pretty fab! Love the cute boy card, too! Hugs xxaxx

Karen said...

Hey Fi - just read your comment on my blog and had a laugh! Welcome aboart the PTI band wagon! roflol

What did you get? Do tell! I have more goodness on its way to me - should have it early next week!

Re. your the cards above. I loved the original, but the changes you made really ramped it up! Great job!


Kylie said...

Hi Fi,
First off I'm so sorry for not dropping by sooner and I totally LOVE your new look blog!
I just caught up with all your AWESOME creations and you have been busy!
I'm really loving your 'teenage' boy cards, they so rock and I find them hard to make lol!
I love the grunge and distress look to your card and I can feel a CASE coming on lol and your train card is so adorable, love the colour combo!!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me such lovely comments!

Take Care, Fi!
Kylie X

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