Hi Everybody and what a glorious day it is here in the Hutt Valley after a few nasty, wet and cold days. The sun is shining and all is well with the world as the saying goes (I think). I finished these two birthday cards last night and that is all of my October cards done. Tomorrow is D-Day for my knee replacement so standing (or even sitting) to craft may not be an option for a little while which is why I needed to get these finished. October is my equal busiest month for birthdays, along with January, so it was a challenge. I will be back just as soon as I am able and thanks for looking today.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Right last one for today I think. As you can see these two are variations on a theme. The stamps are by Lavinia and Tracey, who designs and makes them, does wonderful things with them. Take a look on the website - just Google Lavinia Stamps. A bit of brayering in the background and then random (but deliberate random if you know what I mean!!) stamping of the tree vine and various flowers. One in monotone and the other in 'interesting' colours - very different colours for me! Both cards are for friends celebrating birthdays in October. Right I need to move myself. I am off to Weight Watchers right now (Doing well. Just wanted to lose a few kilos to make recovery with my knee easier) and then I have to get tonight's meal organised (Crock Pot is already on) as I am due to pick up my Nephew and Great Nephew from the airport at 5pm. They are here from the UK to support the England rugby team in the world cup. They are based down in Dunedin but have a couple of spare days between games so are coming up to us for a visit. That means I will be playing Hostess with Mostest and Tour Guide for the next couple of days so I don't expect much crafting will get done!!
Here I am again with post number two for today. This is for our pseudo Great Niece in the UK who is turning 8 years old in October and she is a real 'live wire'. With any luck she will be visiting us here in NZ around Easter time 2012. I used one of my lovely Tilda stamps and I just love painting them - so relaxing and satisfying. I have lots of images stamped ready to paint whilst I am convalescing. The orange flowers are cut with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die put through my Cuttlebug and the Tilda image is cut with a Nesties Label die through the Cuttlebug. Paper on the front is from a gorgeous book I bought whilst on my travels. Love it!!!
. . . . I have several posts for you today so I hope you enjoy them. I have LOTS of birthdays in October (not me personally you understand!!! Thank goodness!!!) and as I am going into hospital next week for my new knee, I have been very busy 'getting organised'. This card in a box is for my friend Lianne who always looks 'drop dead gorgeous' and this type of shoe would look great on her. I love using the flowers but of course that means you have to make a box to house the card. I will be hand delivering this one as she is just local. I haven't tried posting one in a box yet! Can't bear to think of it getting squished after all the effort of making it. I hope you are all well and as usual thanks for visiting today.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Hi again Everyone. Much better effort this time - only a few days since my last Blog. A very quick and simple card today - by necessity as it's my friend Bob's birthday TODAY!!! Guess where I'm going as soon as I've finished Blogging??? LOL Good job I looked in my birthday book yesterday to see what's coming up. My mind still hasn't settled back into working mode since our holiday. Anyway he will never know that I just 'threw' this together this morning will he? He used to be my boss and he is just lovely. He has a little drawer with all the cards I have made for him over the years. I should take a good look at them to see if I am improving shouldn't I? Hope he likes this one and that he has a great day. Right I'm off to play Postman Pat. Thanks for looking today and have a great weekend One and All.