Thursday 18 April 2013

My sister's birthday

For my sister's birthday this year, my mom and I each made her a trivet to use when serving her most delicious and spectacular meals. The colours make me think of her living room/dining room area and the ocean she looks out onto.
I made a card from each of us.


2013 Family Challenge 11 - Medical / Get well

I bought a new digital stamp from Digital Delights by Louby Lou. I coloured it in with Copics and added some Stickles. I used a new Nestabilities Labels 19 to cut out the stamped image. The papers were just loose sheets in my stash as well as the ribbon. The two flowers are Prima Roosevelt Collection Anna. The message is typed on my computer.

2013 Family Challenge 10 - Recycle

I used an old Christmas card and took the wreath off and added flowers and a ribbon to it.
I also used the snow from the bottom and the mail box on the door.
I cut out a house and added the mailbox to the door and the snow onto the roof. I added lots of pearls to the edge of the roof and the curtains, and added some flower pots with flowers in.
The New Home stamp is from Lili of the Valley.
This card will be for my sister when they move into their new townhouse.
Pictures of both cards attached.
Original Christmas card
New card using recycled items

2013 Family Challenge 9 - Easter

I used paper from two Basic Grey paper pads, Sweet Threads and Green at Heart. I sewed a zigzag around stitch all the papers. I used two Tilda stamps and cut the easter eggs apart. The Happy Easter is a Lili of the Valley stamp to which I added Flowersoft around the edges. The flower is from Prima and the butterfly pin is from Jillibean Soup. I used a Fiskars Treading Water border punch and added a butterfly gem.

2013 Family Challenge 8 - Graduation

This week's card was inspired by my nephew graduating in Hotel Management.
I went with a purple colour scheme which is my daughter's varsity colours. I sewed triangles of patterned paper to resemble an open envelope and added some tassled ribbon. I coloured in Graduation Tilda with Copics and cut the card and backing out with a Nestabilities.
The card doesn't open up but has an opening at the top where an envelope for cash slips in and I used a Congratulations sticker and added a black rose and a GRAD paperclip.

2013 Family Challenge 7 - Wedding

I made an easel card using Wee stamp. It's coloured with Copics, and has Stickles on the tie and veil and Glossy Accents on the flowers. I tore and distressed the edges and used foam tape to adhere it to a Nestablilities scalloped square.
My paper is from a Prima pack called Fairy Flora.
On the edges I added a string of ribbon and beads and used Prima Essentials Raspberry and French Can-Ection flowers and added brads and roses to the centres.
For the inside, I used crystals and more flowers, and a stamp by Inkandikado.
Easel card
Front of the card
Inside of the card