Monday, February 13, 2012

Family birthdays

I have two family birthdays coming up within the next ten days, and as my daughter is visiting later this week I needed to get them finished as they are for her and my grandson.

This one is for Deborah:

House Mouse image coloured with Promarkers, doily and flowers from Joanna Sheen, papers, card and brad from stash, sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter Deborah's card into the following challenge:
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #94 - Square Cards

And this one is for Jack who will be 9:

Some kind person from MSE sent me the image (I apologise for not remembering who it was) which I've coloured with Promarkers. I used my new ultra fine nibs for the first time and was well impressed! Papers I printed on the computer, buttons salvaged from an old shirt, sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I'm entering Jack's card into Flying Fresian's "Card For A Male" challenge over at MSE (thanks for the nudge Padster!).

And last week it was the birthday of my dear friend who has been so kind and caring over the last few months and this is the card I made for her:

House Mouse image coloured with Promarkers, ultrafine glitter for the bubbles, papers printed on computer, flowers from Joanna Sheen, brad from stash, sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter this last card into the following challenge:
The Crafty Pad #157 - The Letter "B" and my B is for Beach!

And I've just realised that all three cards are based on the same design! Oh dear, I really need to get my mojo back properly and start using some different layouts.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Birthday cards

I was such a lucky lady to receive some lovely hand crafted birthday cards from my card making friends, despite me being absent from the card making (and forum) scene for many months.

These are from (L-R, top-bottom):

Mad Frog; Rainmac; Marg; AliB123

and these are from:

Flying Fresian; Padster; and non-MSE friends Angie and Linda from NZ.

They are all lovely and how Angie has the patience to cut out all that tricky decoupage (no die cut decoupage for her!) I'll never know!

Thank you again everyone, I really appreciate it.

I've just treated myself to some Promarker Fine Nibs just in time to colour an image I'm thinking of for my soon to be 9 year old grandson whose birthday it is later this month. I was wondering how I was going to get into those tricky little places when I discovered them so hopefully they'll work as well as I hope.