Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Seven Today

Today is my little niece's birthday. Fleur is turning seven today. She will be fast asleep right now as it's 2.30 a.m. in Holland, but I already wanted to wish her a very Happy Birthday with lots of fun. I might be able to congratulate her in person later today through Skype. This is the card I made for her:

Materials used: PPs Cosmo Cricket, Prima Flowers, Buttons ?, Autumn Leaves stamp, Stampin'Up 'birthday' stamp, tag from local newsagent, Sizzix dies 'Happy'.

When I was making this card, my Big Shot machine broke. The actual metal that's inside snapped. So, I had to fork out to buy an new one, otherwise all my dies would serve no more purpose. And I still like using it from time to time. Also, last week I received a Silhouette for Christmas. Unfortunately it was a day late to be included in our early celebration last week, but nonetheless I'm thrilled with it. I hooked up both my Mac and laptop as the software is not compatible on the Mac. The advantage however on the Mac is that you use Adobe Illustrator, which makes it a doodle to weld text. In case I want to print any of the designs that come with the Quickutz software I hook it up to the laptop. By the way, for those who own one, Quickutz now has it's own blog here and from time to time offer free downloadable designs.


D@nielle said...

Lovely Card, I'm sure Fleur will love it.
Did you contact ellison about the breaking ? I have a silhouette tooo and it's amazing, loving a lot of shapes but cannot buy them all ;)

Ingrid said...

Thanks for the gorgeous card. Fleur loved it. Unfortunately I missed your call today. By the time we got back from the weekly swimming lesson and shopping you were already in bed.
Too bad your BigShot broke. I still have that machine too, and I use it very often. Especially to cut chipboard shapes.