Monday, 23 March 2015

What will you bee?

To coincide with her birthday (you might have seen yesterday's post of her birthday card), my best friend and her hubby had an afternoon tea with a gender reveal cake.  The secret envelope was delivered to the cake maker who was to make the cake either pink or blue but with white icing so the surprise was in the cutting.  Isn't it such a cute cake with all the little bees?



They are decorating the baby's room with giraffe's so I made an attempt at a punch art giraffe for their card:


then I found a very cute little onesie with a Mummy, Daddy & Baby giraffe on the front which was just so appropriate I had to have it.  I decorated this tin and rolled the onesie up inside it. It doesn't match the card but Hello Honey isn't one of my favourite colours and I much preferred the Pistachio Pudding for the tin.  A green giraffe might have looked a bit odd lol.



And of course the answer to the question you've been waiting for.....




Yes, its a boy!  Congratulations to them both.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Big Day Birthday

It was my best friend's birthday on Friday.  She is quite the fan of going out for dessert or cake so the new stamp set 'Big Day' which you can earn for free until the end of March was very appropriate.

I took my inspiration from here but I changed the colour to her favourite tempting turquoise.  I used the Painted Blooms and Park Lane designer series papers for the banners. 

I used my blendabilities which have sadly been discontinued to colour my image.  We are all disappointed that they are no longer available but Stampin' Up! are committed to bringing you a quality product which they felt wasn't being met by issues being faced with blendabilities.  They are working with manufacturers to find a replacement product and we hope we will have alcohol markers available again in the near future.


 
 
Supplies:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Stamps: Big Day (Sale-a-bration)
Other: Blendabilities, Banner Framelits, Circle Framelits, Bakers Twine
 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Anniversary Card

It was our Wedding Anniversary this week and this is the card I made Hubby.  Thank you to Julia Leece for the idea from our Stamp Camp a few weeks ago.  Our Heart framelits would have made this much easier but as I don't have them I had to resort to cutting out the heart a different way. 


 
On the inside you will see I have glued the piece I cut from the heart for the window so that when the card is closed flat the heart looks complete.  I've also cut a second set of the Little Letters to keep things neat but also because the reverse side of this DSP stack is black & white so it kept the letters red on the inside (make sure you turn your dsp over if you're doing this so that you get the letters 'reversed'). I then stamped the word 'Anniversary' from the Memorable Moments stamp set on the bottom half of the heart. 
 
This DSP stack was quite useful in making an Anniversary card which is typically more hearts and love more masculine themed.
 
 
 
Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Stacked with Love DSP stack
Stamps: Memorable Moments
Other: Little Letters thinlet dies, Window Sheet
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Off-topic - Card Collecting

My children (along with many many others) are collecting the Countdown cards.  So this is an off-topic post intended for friends and family so they know which cards we have to trade - we now have A LOT to spare as we are only in search of number 18. 

Black numbers are ones we don't have any spare of.  Otherwise we have all these to share:

1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 11 11 12 12

13 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 16 16 16 16 16 17 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 21 21 21 21 22 22 22 22 22 22 23 23 23 23 23 23 24 24

25 25 25 25 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 28 29 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 31 31 32 32 32 33 33 33 33 33 33 34 34 34 35 35 35 35 36 36

38 38 39 39 39 39 39 40 40 41 41 41 42 42 43 44 45 45 45 45 46 47 48 48

49 49 49 49 49 50 51 51 52 52 52 53 54 54 54 54 55 55 55 56 57 57 57 57 58 58 58 59 59 60 60 60 60 60 60

61 61 62 62 62 62 63 63 63 63 63 64 64 65 66 66 67 67 69 69 70 71 72 72 72 72 72

73 73 74 75 75 75 76 77 78 78 79 79 80 81 81 82 82 83 83 83 84 84

85 85 85 85 86 86 86 86 87 87 87 87 88 88 89 90 90 91 91 91 91 93 93 93 94 94 94 94 94 94 95 95 95 95 96 96

97 97 97 97 97 97 98 98 98 98 98 99 99 99 100 101 102 102 103 103 103
104 105 105 107 107 107 108

Thanks to everyone who has sent us cards to add to our collections.  If you'd like any of these ones please let me know, we're happy to share.