Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Happy Birthday Bro!

Today marks the last day of Winter in Australia. I'm ready for Spring, because the last three months have been way too wet. We've been struggling with lots and lots of colds. We need some warmer weather to eradicate it all.

Besides it being the last day of Winter, it's also my brother's birthday. Hartelijk gefeliciteerd, Eric. I've already spoken to him briefly on Skype this evening (morning for him) to congratulate him, since we live 10,000 Miles apart.

I hope the card I made for him made it on time, as I kept forgetting to post it...

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft) | Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie (On Holiday) | Buttons: Basic Grey | Rhinestones: Me and My Big Ideas | Ink: Staz'On (Timber Brown), Rangers Distress Ink (Antique Linen) | Twine: B*Inspired | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames 4, Birthday Bash Sentiments) 

And believe it or not, I actually made a layout this evening. My first one since February I think. I'll post it soon. Thank you for your visit.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

One Dozen

Quite a milestone today... as Rebecca turned 12! She was not in the mood for any pictures today, and at the time I tried to take some the sun was really too bright and impossible to keep her eyes open. Instead I shot a few with her eyes closed and not looking directly at the camera.

It's been quite busy over the past couple of weeks and as usual things are happening in my head, but are being left to be executed right at the last minute. Can you believe it I made her birthday card last night? Definitely not my best work.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Echo Park | Pearls: Prima Marketing + KaiserCraft | Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart | Clear Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Birthday Bash Sentiments) | Ink: Stampin'Up (Turquoise) | Corner Rounder: Woodware Designs | Border Punch: Martha Stewart.

We also took a lot of time deciding on what kind of party to have for Rebecca. Finally two weeks ago David and her found chocolate workshop party at a shop nearby. Last Thursday I made these invitations for the 5 friends she wanted to invite. Of course I had to make a spare one for the archives.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink + Bazzill Basics Paper | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fancy Flourishes, Friendship Jar, Just the Ticket) | Ink: Stampin'Up (Turquoise) | Tools: Silhouette Digital Cutter | Brad : K&Company | Border Punch: EK Success | Software: Photoshop CS | Fonts: Avenir + Sweetheart Script.

Then this week the task was also to create some party boxes. I always enjoy making them. I decided on one of the designs from Lauren Meader which she created for Papertrey Ink. The original design was just a little bit to small to fit in the little notebooks which we bought at Smiggle. I needed to make some adjustments to make them fit. They are gorgeous boxes, but I underestimated the time it needed to assemble them. Nonetheless I finished them today. I made two different colour combinations.

Blue with green ones:

And pink with green ones:

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Echo Park | Box Design: Papertrey Ink (Keeping Tabs) | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames 5, Butterfly Dreams) | Pearls: Martha Stewart | Ink: Stampin'Up (Turquoise), Staz'On (Timber Brown) | Ribbon: B*Inspired.

The party will be tomorrow afternoon. This should be a nice opportunity for some great pictures with her friends.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Birthday Cards

Last night and today I've been a little crafty again and made a couple of cards. The process seems to be a bit slow at the moment, but at least I'm getting finished. I thought I needed to create a bit of a stash of birthday cards for the upcoming months, but instead I sold both of them today to one of the mums at school. I guess I'll have to create some more.

This one I made last night:

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper + Labels: October Afternoon (The Thrift Shop) | Ribbon: MemrieMare on Etsy + Making Memories | Scalloped Circle Punch: Marvy Uchida | Pearl Buckle: | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Birthday Bash Sentiments + Fancy Flourishes) | Ink: Staz'On (Jet Black) + Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy) | Border Punch: EK Success

The next card I made today on which I used the Martha Stewart Lace Die Tags, which arrived in the post this morning. I love happy post.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (Fly a Kite) | Lace Die Tag: Martha Stewart | Felt: Arts & Crafts | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Birthday Bash Sentiments + Fancy Flourishes + Fillable Frames 5) | Ink: Stampin'Up (Turquoise) + Staz'On (Timber Brown) + Rangers Distress Ink (Antique Linen) | Dies: Papertrey Ink (Flower + Leaf + Medium Scallop) | Ribbon: American Crafts.

I'm really in the mood for crafting at the moment, but I'm gearing myself up for make either a layout or a mini album, but something is stopping me and I'm not quite sure what. I think I just need to take the plunge and do it. What do you think?