Thank you to my family and friends for all your kind birthday wishes for my " 60th " birthday on Thursday Mar 21st...... I really appreciate all of them....THANK YOU!
So I'm now officially a SENIOR.....OMG.... you know what that means don't you.....cheaper MOVIE TICKETS......woohoo............I no longer have to pay full price......it's been nagging away at me the past 2 years....because every time Rod and I go to the movies...he has only paid like $9 whilst I would pay $18.....LOL!
I'd like to share a couple of lovely handmade cards that I received from some FISK-A-FRIENDS this week...........firstly from Anna from Monbulk...thank you!
Anna always creates the most stunning cards and it's an absolute pleasure to be the recipient of this card.......xoxo Anna.
.....and my Scrapping buddy Carolyn....sent this over from Western Australia....
I love receiving cards......but when they are handmade....my heart melts...I love the thought that goes into anything handmade.....thanks Carolyn and Jim!
...and my family.....all put in and gave me the most gorgeous gifts.....thanks to my hubby Rod my 4 boys.....Brendan,Michael, Brian and Tim....Sally,Jess,Jess....and Sam and Gemma.................they are my birthstone Aquamarine with Diamonds.....
I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful caring family and friends...thank you all!
I love making personalised cards for birthdays and when I can, I try to include their favourite colour/s.
I was very lucky to find that Kaisercraft had a stack called Fairy Tales that captured Caitlin's colour request perfectly.
I had already decided that I wanted to make a mis-matched banner, so out came all my essential tools ... just realised that my handy dandy circle Plier Punch missed being part of the photoshoot!
Everything came together and the result is Caitlin's 8th birthday card
The banner base is purple beading wire and I twisted some purple metallic thread around it, so that there is a little bit of sparkle in the gaps.
The "8" is from a pack of American Crafts DIY Thickers - you just peel off the top and apply glitter to suit your project. I was tempted to put purple or aqua but crystal clear won out as I think the little bit of white helps balance the colours.
I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to adhere most of the layers and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to make different parts of the banner sit at different heights.
Hope you have a crafty day, Tracy :)
PS - if you are interested in the Fiskars tools used, they are 12x12 Self Healing Craft Mat, Finger Tip Craft Knife, Micro-Tip Scissors, Ovals Shape Template, Circle Plier Punch and LOTS of squeeze punches - Jenni Bowlin Banners Away, XL & L Cameo Appearance (scalloped oval), XL & L Tag You're It, Jenni Bowlin Blue Ribbon and last but definitely not least, L One Way (arrow, to cut out the points of the tag banner bits).
Here is what I made from that tutorial.... I love learning from others, new ways to do things. I'm constantly watching tutorials on you tube and looking at crafters blogs. It helps keep me fresh and my mojo doesn't go on holiday.
The base of my purse outside was cereal boxes instead of chipboard. Basically the same thing anyway. ;)
The green cardstock is from Stampin Up! The patterned papers are from Wherehouse Stationery - Grace Taylor vintage elegance scrapbook kit. My own handmade pink/white tissue paper twine. My Tutorial vid is here.
The fiskars tools used: with "Ivy League" cartridge
Talk about leaving it to the last minute.........LOL! I had this card half finished yesterday and saw it laying on my table this morning........oops......lucky hubby isn't home yet from the Vic Flower Market.......gives me time to finish it off......LOL!
Here's what I have so far................lucky I have some fabulous Fiskars Tools to choose from.....................
Can you see where I have used some Fiskars Heart Tools?
I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day no matter where you are around the world today!
Hi all decided to do another heart card... not sure which to give my hubby yet but he has seen both. This one and the previous one I posted..... No I haven't got a bit on the side to give the other one too! LOL
I used a plain red cardstock for the front of this card and used the heart template for a cut out and a stick on heart effect.
Oh the red cardstock is sponged using my hand made stencil I made with my Fiskars fingertip craft knife and some plastic packaging.