Thursday, 7 January 2016

Sweet Sixteen

Our eldest grand-daughter turns 16 today and I thought I'd share the card I made for her.  It is a CASE from the Memory Box ideas book from mid-2015, and I love how it turned out!

Card Recipe:  watercolored card splashed with water, scalloped rectangle, Kaisercraft small numbers, Memory Box beaded dress, SU Stippled Blossoms, and SU 'sweet' from 'Baby We've Grown'.  The tiny bow is one of the many dies included in the Mama Elephant set:  Basic Set.  It is one of the sweetest bows I have seen.

We hope Jasmine is enjoying her day in the city with family, and has a very successful year at school in Year 11.

We are off now to the city, before picking up our youngest two grand-daughters who fly down BY THEMSELVES from Brisbane tomorrow.  Can't wait to see them and share the next week with them!  It will be FUN!

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year

Welcome to the new year, and here's hoping this one is going to be happy, healthy and safe for everyone!

This afternoon I took a break from packing, found a spot in my craft room amongst the boxes and 'stuff' and although it probably wasn't the right time to craft, I just felt like it!  This is what I created from some watercolored paper I created last year. (I had to say that even though it was about 2 days ago!) Die cutting made them quick to create, so I can get back to packing soon enough!

three cards made from one half sheet of A4

I used Stampin' Up!'s Bloomin Hearts Thinlits Die for this one, Work of Art stamp for the background, and Cottage Greetings for the sentiment.

 Memory Box Vignette Floral Branch teams up with paper by Kaisercraft - pad called XO  Another SU stamp for the sentiment

Die-namites Floral Corner is the die used here with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and frame made with SSS Stitched Rectangle dies.

The watercolour card was created using Ken Olivers Color Burst powder - both Yellow Ochre and Orange were used.  I had originally planned to use the card as a background, but somehow I didn't manage to maintain the various shades as well as I have previously.  I think I added too much water, but by cutting it with dies, the variation seems more noticeable, thankfully.

Making these cards gave me a lovely change and I feel ready to tackle a few more boxes.  Before you start feeling sorry for me (if you were thinking of doing that) I should point out that most of the boxes packed so far contain items from my craft room!  Many, many more to go!!