As I was saying, it's been nearly 3 months since my last post - I've been busy as usual, but amongst the regular busyness, we have had a few family birthdays to celebrate. Firstly, it was Jarrod, turning 18 - a big one!, so his card needed quite a bit of thought. I spoke about this in my last post, and promised to post a picture of it after he had received it. The gears are a reference to his 'refurb' of his beloved 1967 Mustang, there are references to his becoming an adult, and also to his birth. I created the background using various stamps and media, but hoped it reflected a modern young culture. So here it is: what do you think?
The next birthday was Brodie's - Jarrod's brother, who turned 15 in September. His card had stars, because he is a shiny star himself! I have used dies from My Favourite Things for this card, and MFT is almost my favourite thing right now!
The last card (until next week) was for Lucy - she is now 6 - so far away, but always in our hearts. She is the sweetest young lady - so this is her card:
Now, although we don't celebrate Halloween in our family, in the US it is big - so I couldn't resist making the girls a card each - I took a photo that Marisa sent us by email, and created these cards - a bit messy, possibly, but great fun! Aren't they just too cute?
Finally, this shaped card - yes, using another MFT die - this time the perfect bracket. I just love the shape - and the scalloped edge at the top. I tried my hand at making little flowers, and I guess they look OK - I'll get better.