Friday, 20 May 2011

Birthday invitations

It's that Kanban dress again - did I tell you that I love it? My friend asked me to make some invitations for her daughters 18th birthday - shes having a 50s/Grease theme. So the most appropriate stamp I have is the THE DRESS, luckily I'd just purchased these ticket stamps from LOTV. Terri loves pink so I couldn't make her party invites in any other colour. I kept it simple because I had 40 to make but I'm pleased with the design and more importantly so is she. I passed the dresses through a flower Sizzix embossing folder just to give them a little extra presence. The circular sentiment is also from a new release by LOTV - luckily their circular stamps fit my 1 1/4 inch Stampin up punch almost perfectly. Unfortunately I picked one out of the box that I hadn't quite stamped straight but C'est la vie. Just got to sort myself out a 50s costume in time for the party - I've got my net petticoats at the ready.
Entering for Craft Your Days Away - White + One, Crafty Card Makers - Embossing, Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything goes, Alphabet Challenge Blog - Clean and simple
Thanks for your comments i enjoy reading them all.
Lynda xxx

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Another special 40th birthday

Natalie one of my best friends is 40 this weekend - we were university housemates and have remained close. We don't get the opportunity to get together as often as we should but it is difficult as we both work full-time and have young families. I have put a couple of 40s on the card but I have been deliberately subtle as I don't think she is that keen on reaching this milestone. I seem to have used this LOTV image a lot recently but it just seems perfect for so many occasions. The sentiments are also LOTV - the top one is from a new set I treated myself to last week along with some of their new adorable boy images. The image was coloured with Promarkers. Entering for C.R.A.F.T challenge - Happy birthday, Anything Goes Challenge - Bingo I've included ribbon, embossing and pearls, Claudia & Company - Birthday card for a girl, Creative Card Crew - Cute and girlie.
Thanks for stopping,
Lynda xxx

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Birthday card for my father-in-law

Just a quickie - it's a busy week - have got used to having short weeks, nevermind it's half-term soon and I've got TAKE THAT tickets!!!!!!!!!!!
Paper - Anna Griffiin
Image - Oscar with frame from squiggle
Letters - Stampin Up Collage Alphabet
Sentiments - LOTV
Buttons - From stash
Entered for The Stamping Boutique Challenge- Circles, Papertake Weekly Challenge - Fancy a punch, Allsorts Challenge - Stamp a lot, Simply Stampin Challenge, Buttons and Bows
Thanks for popping by.
Lynda xxxx

Saturday, 7 May 2011

A request from a friend

A friend asked me to make a 60th birthday card for her Mum, apparently she likes purple and flowers so this is the design I came up with. The letters and numbers were cut using a little die set a picked up really cheaply from The Range last year, it has proved to be very useful. I run the card throught the Xyron before i cut it using the Bigshot, this is really helpful as the small letters are then adhesive. I ran them through an embossing plate after cutting to add texture. The image is from a clear stamp set by Kanban I've had it ages but this is the first time I've inked it up. The silk flowers i picked up for a very reasonble price at Boyes in Holbeach, they have lots of crafting goodies and very good prices - well worth a visit. I had the chance to pop in there yesterday as the pupils were all sent home as there was no water at school - you've never seen so many smiley teachers on a Friday. I coloured the image with Promarkers.

Entering this card for One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthdays Paper Sundaes - Favourite hair colour combinations Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes Try it on Tuesday - Something old, something new
Thanks for stopping by. All comments are really appreciated.
Lynda xxxx