Soccer Ball Birthday Boy

Hi Everyone

Today is my wonderful hubby’s birthday! We are still away on our cruise so will be celebrating it on the ship with all of my family.

David is an obsessed soccer fan, and it absolutely drives me insane! The TV in the family room always has to be on something soccer related, whether its actual games or just news programs relating to it!

Anyway I created this card for him using a cute digital image from Pink Cat Studios. I coloured the image in Photoshop elements in the colours of my hubby’s favourite team from the Australian League, Perth Glory. I then printed the image out onto some thicker cardstock and cut the soccer boy and ball out before adhering them to a kraft card.

Soccer Boy Birthday Card

I then stamped my sentiment onto the bottom of the card before coating the boy and the ball in glossy accents to give it some dimension and shine. Hopefully you can make out the glossy accents on this close up.

Soccer Boy Birthday Card - Close Up

I can’t wait to see his reaction to this. I hope he loves it.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back soon with another card to share but until then have a wonderful day!

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Grateful for You

Hello There!

This is going to be a really quick post today as I have so much to get done today and packed before our trip tomorrow! I’m so excited! No cooking and cleaning for 3 weeks! It’s going to be heaven just focussing on the girls and relaxing on the cruise with my family.

Anyway today’s card is a quick and easy one I put together the other day and I’d like to dedicate it to you, my readers/followers. I am so grateful for each and every one of you and the amazing friendships I’ve made through this wonderful craft of ours. I love reading your comments and hearing about what you think of my cards so this card is for you.

So Grateful Card

I used some gorgeous chevron patterned paper from Studio Calico’s Atlantic 6 x 6 paper pad and added it to the bottom of my card on an angle. I then followed the edge of the patterned paper with some ribbon and adhered a bow to one side of the card. Using an ink I thought matched the colours in the chevron paper, I stamped my sentiment on to some white cardstock before die cutting it out and adding it to my card using some adhesive foam for dimension. Lastly, I added a few charcoal coloured sequins to the card to add some bling.

It’s time for me to go and start some packing, so thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Hugs

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Need Coffee?

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the absence in posting. I have been really busy creating cards for a current publication call, as well as designing and making some 60th Birthday Party invitations, and getting ready for our very first overseas holiday with the girls which is coming up this Thursday!

I soo can’t wait! The hubby and I are going on a 14 day cruise with the girls, along with my brother and his family, my parents, my aunt, uncle and cousins and my grandparents! It’s going to be really nice being with all the family and we’ll have plenty of babysitters so we can spend some time relaxing!

Anyway I’ve been creating cards like mad lately, some of which I will share with you here and others for some pubs which I’ll share with at some point in the future. The card I’m sharing with you today uses a new stamp set from Hero Arts called Need Caffeine. Once I saw this set I knew I just had to have it as I LOVE my coffee! You could even say I am addicted! Lol!

It has some really great coffee sayings that I know I can use on cards for my hubby as he loves his coffee too.

Enough Coffee Card

I love the sentiment I chose to use on this card though, as it is definitely true. Especially mornings after I have been up all night with the girls!

I kept the colour scheme of this card natural and coffee-esque and used different shades of brown in the stamping of the sentiment as well as the patterned papers I used.

Enough Coffee Card - Close Up

I would love to know what you think? Well, time for me to go and get some posts scheduled for while I’m away, so stay tuned for some more cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Octagon Hi

Hi There

Can you believe we are in March already? It’s finally Autumn here in Australia but unfortunately we are still at the height of summer weather. Tomorrow and Friday are meant to reach around 38 degrees Celsius! I hope it starts cooling down into Autumn weather over the next few weeks as I am soo over summer already!

My girls are fast asleep at the moment so I thought I would quickly pop in and share a card I created yesterday. I know all the rage at the moment is hexagons, but I’ve had this octagon die in my stash that I thought I should get around to using, so I created a card using some octagonal die cuts from some cute, happy patterned paper.

Hexagon Hi Card

The paper is from Kaisercraft’s Fine & Sunny 6 x 6 paper pad, which I love as it’s such a bright and happy collection. I teamed the patterned paper up with some gorgeous sunflower coloured glitter Thickers by American Crafts, to keep with the bright sunny theme.

It’s just a quick post today, as I’m going to try and fit in some more crafty time now while the girls are still sleeping. Fingers crossed!

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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Parisian Pillow Box

Hello Friends

How are you all enjoy the weekend so far?  Thankfully I don’t have much planned this weekend which is great considering it’s going to be a really hot one again.  Staying cool in the aircon and venturing into the craft room while my girls are napping, is pretty much all I’m going to do this weekend!

I just recently received an order of craft goodies that I placed in early January (I just had to spend my Christmas money on something fun!), so I have spent the past few days playing with some new crafty toys, one of which is the fun Pillow Box Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers.

I absolutely LOVE this punch board. It is so simple to use and you can make all different sized pillow boxes. I also got the gift bag, gift box, candy box and envelope punch boards, so I will be giving them ago later this week and will share the results with you all soon.

For my pillow box I went with a size of approximately 6 x 6 inches. The width of the pillow box will always be 6 inches but the length can be anywhere between 4 and 12 inches. The measurements and instructions are handily written on the front of the punch board which I think is such a great idea.

Parisian Pillow Box

I used some kraft cardstock for my pillow box and then decided to make the theme a Parisian one. I have this cute Bonjour 6 x 6 paper pad by Kaisercraft in my stash which I hadn’t used yet and the colours are beautiful and soft so I couldn’t resist using it on this project.

I layered two different types of patterned papers around the pillow box, one of which was just a bit smaller than the first. I then wrapped some soft pink crinkle ribbon around the middle, threaded a wooden padlock through it, then secured it in a bow. To finish the pillow box I embellished it with some matching Bonjour bling.

I can’t wait to play with the other punch boards now! I’ll definitely share what I’ve created with them on here very soon.

Enjoy your weekend :)

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