It's been a while and I think I have to learn how to post all over again - I had written quite a bit, and then lost it all while I chose pictures to post!  I'll save as I go now, and probably write something quite different to what I originally planned.
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:

I have been busy making Christmas cards, but will save them for another post.  So the last ones for today are some cards I have had fun making.  I will credit their source if there is one, as I go along.  I CASED a card made by Giovanna Smith with this Fall card - she gave instructions for creating the glittery leaves, which are beautiful - the grass is another die from MFT - I did say they are one of my favourite things didn't I?

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.

Well, that is all for now - next time I will show some Christmas cards - you may see something you like yourself - if you do, just let me know!


  1. These are all great Mum, well done! So much thought goes into every one, thank you. Will you bring some over with you in case your WI friend wants to see them?


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