Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Challenges, Punch Art

Sunburst Surprise

I had a little bit of fun with the Sunburst technique which is the one I’m teaching at my Coffee and Cards class on Wednesday. It also happens to be the Just Add Ink Challenge this week too! I needed a birthday card for a wee boy and I saw a couple I kind of liked, one by Veronica Kettle and some punch art by “the Crafty Owl”. Oh I miss Punch art … sigh…. but I changed this up a bit to make it mine. He’s an awesome wee guy and only a little scary!

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And here he is on my Sunburst Card

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Cards - Birthday, Cards Fancy Folds

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Its hard to believe my youngest baby turns 9 today! Where has the time gone. It occurred to me at abt 11pm last night I hadn’t made her a card. Its your typical ” mechanic has car the breaks down all the time” or  “builder has lots of fix it jobs undone at home” syndrome. You know card maker doesn’t have the card made. So its 11 pm and I going “Oh, woe is me, whatever shall I do?” and then I remembered a card I had seen recently by Tamsin Adams. What really jumped out at me was it had 9 candles and my girl was 9, Go Figure! These card- in- a- box cards are pretty cool  and I have tried the larger version already which doesn’t fit in our SU A6 envelopes. Now IF it hadn’t been 11 pm at night I MAY have figured out that it didn’t matter if it fitted in an envelope or not because I didn’t need to post it. DUH! Anyway with this in mind I thought I would try the smaller version that Tanya Bell had done a video for which DID fit in the envelope. Here is what I came up with


The base card is Early Espresso and the papers are from the Fresh Prints Paper Stack, I love the colours and patterns in there. I even used my new stamp set Spiral Spins which I think is going to be a useful wee one.And here it is closed up with a view of the back and one side.


And closed up with a view of the front and one side and the two flap folded down. The candles were punched with Word Window Punch and the flames were trimmed from a petal of the Petite Petals Punch. They were put together on a strip of transparency sheet before being mounted on the card.DSCF4111


 The important thing was my girl loved it and because of the design these cards are nice to have on display for a while too. She also though she could keep it for a while because it would be good for her 69th birthday too – see picture above left. Kids, you never know what will come out of their mouths!

You can find the video by Tanya Bell here <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”//” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>


Cards - General

Happy Watercolor – no U necessary

Hi folks, as many of you will know Sale-A-Bration started yesterday (Jan 28th)and a new catalogue was released too. The Occasions catalogue si filled with yummy new stamp sets and much much more. I just got a couple to start with including the one I have used for todays project – Happy Watercolor Note that Watercolor has no U as that is the American spelling : )  I also used some new paper Fresh Prints DSP stack. These stacks are great as they have 48 sheets of  paper sized 4.5 X 6.5 inches, that  4 sheets each of 12 different double sided papers.DSCF4010 (640x356)

Here is a close up the card I madeDSCF4011 (512x640)

You can check out the Occassions Catalogue  PDF HERE The Sale A Bration catalogue is HERE