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Happy Birthday to my girl

Last week saw my eldest daughter turning 15! She is my Got To Girl when I create something new so I had to make her a special card.

I got this fab new set My Friend (Page 85 of the IB & C) when I got a promotion bonus recently. The butterflies are from the Kindness Matters set (Page 71) and the frame is from the Tagtastic Hostess Set on page 11. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs on page 105 which was also part of me Promotion bonus splurge!! Add the Scallop Circle die, Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Boho Blossoms punch, Curly Label Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones and Crystal Effects and you have all the supplies for creating this card.

Up close

And on the back. My girl loved it which made Mummy happy too.

Cards - Birthday, Cards Masculine, Technique

Time Flies

Sad to say I am now old enough to have a 17 year old! Yesterday my boy turned 17 Its hard to believe its been that long since I was mother to a new born but there you are. Anyway he had to have a card which gave me a challenge. Guy cards always seem that bit harder dont they. Here is what I came up with

Something I’ve been meaning to have a go at for a while is the Baby Wipe Swipe technique. I used Night of navy and a retired colour Taken with Teal as I discovered I  don’t have many “boy” coloured Reinkers either! You could easily use the new In Colour Island Indigo as a substitute I think. Then I added some faux stitching, brads and a punched 17 topper to finish. love this style of card i think its called a Centre Step. And inside……..

The cute Bear on a bike is from the hostess set Tagtastic I coloured it with markers to add a special touch.