Friday 15 February 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hello! Today in Ireland we are having a beautiful Spring day. Long may it last! Seeing the daffodil shoots and the buds on the trees, gives such hope and anticipation for Spring and Summer!

During the week my Dad celebrated his birthday. We decided to have a surprise gathering, NOT a party, for him. After much deliberation, I eventually got a card made that I was happy with. I always find making cards for men, SO difficult.

I used my honeycomb embossing folder (again) and worked with brown and cream tones. I had it in my head, I would use my Joanna Sheen marbled paper.

I also cut out a tag, and cut by hand a smaller version of the tag to create a layered effect. I stamped the sentiment onto an oval, and found some buttons and brads that were a similar tone.

At a workshop last September, I got some honeycombed cut out. I have never seen this since or used it since, but would LOVE to get more. It fits the exact size of the embossing folder, so I inked it with a goldy-brown ink and placed it on top of the embossed brown board.

Hope you a having a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday 11 February 2013

Boy's Birthday card

Hello! Can you believe tomorrow is Pancake Tuesday? I love pancakes :D yum yum!! What will you be putting on your pancake?

A while back I made this card for my cousin's 1st birthday.

I used a DL white card. With some light blue paper, I embossed it with the honeycomb folder. I used a strip of patterned paper and a lovely wooden framed embellishment.

Outlined stickers did the trick for the sentiment.

I just downloaded the blogger app, so this my first "go" at it. I found it impossible to blog on an iPad with blogger, so this might be a great way to blog more often. (If of course I can convince my girls it's MAMMY's turn on the iPad!!)
Hope you are having a great Monday.
Thanks for stopping by :)