For my new niece!

Friday, 28 November 2008

So, I managed to fit in making some cards for the new baby - I've been so busy lately I don't know how I did it!
I was inspired by Suzanne's wonderful ideas to make my card and a small present. You can see her blog here.
So first of all I made little cards with matching envelopes which are simply printed, scored, cut, folded and stuck. They are from Joanna Sheen's Baby Love CD.
Then I made a box to put them in - I was able to make the cards, envelopes and the base of the box before the baby was born as they aren't gender specific! Then I just had to make and decorate the lid of the box! Again the images are from the Baby Love CD and match the cards. I coloured around the heart with a pink Sakura gelly roll glaze pen to make it a lovely purple colour.


Then I made my card to match the present. I printed out the sheet of toppers from the Baby Love CD and cut around one of the biggest hearts. Again, I coloured the blue edge of the heart with the pink pen and carefully stuck DS tape as close to the edge as I could get it (between the scallops I snipped the tape and stuck it back on itself.)
I then got a piece of pink glitter card and folded it in half and then the two side in half again to make a pop out piece for the inside of the card.
Then, I stuck the heart to the pop-out piece carefully lining it up with the centre line. Using a sharp blade I cut around the heart shape leaving the scalloped edge attached to the pop-out piece. I then attached the whole piece to some pink mirri card folded with the mirri to the inside.
I kept the cut out heart and used it to decoupage the topper for the front of the card and added a few other embellishments to the front before finishing the inside using one of the smaller toppers mounted onto a circle of card and attaching it to the pop-out with jump rings. I also wrote the date the baby was born onto the back of the circle.

This is the front of the card:


And this is the inside of the card:


So that was my card. I'll add a couple of others later!
Thanks for looking!

I'm an Auntie again!!!

Monday, 24 November 2008

Sorry I haven't been about for a while but I was away helping my sister who had her first daughter! Baby Holly was born on Saturday 15th November 2008 weighing in at 8lb 10oz.
Everything went according to plan and she's just beautiful!! See for yourself!

And here's her big brother meeting her for the first time!

New Home!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Well, my brother has finally got a house of his own - about time too!!
So I made him these cards:



The images on both cards are from Joanna Sheen's new CD "Baby Love". Just simple print, cut, mat and layer!

They are now proudly on display on his mantlepiece for all to see! That is if anyone visit's him!!

My First Proper Post!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Well, I thought, just to get things going, I'd post a card that I have already made.
I looked through all my pictures and decided on this one....
It's one I made for Mummy to give to Daddy for his birthday, and there was just something about it that I really liked.


Well, here it is, my own blog!
I'll try my best to keep it updated - but I'm not promising anything!
It'll mostly be my hand crafted cards but I'll also add anything else that happens in my world.

Better get my thinking cap on!