Sunday, 13 June 2010

Birthday cards all done...

Any of who who saw my post the other day will know that I have been a bit behind with the birthday cards for my family, but I am pleased to say I have now caught up and am sorted till August!! This first offering is for my great nieces' first birthday -  I painted Dancing Matilda with distress inks (Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Dusty Concord) and punched flowers which I stamped with stripes and spots (Both Hero Arts Stamps).  The paper is from Autumn Leaves (Paper Princess) and the pink card stock whihc isn't quite as bright as it looks on here is DCWV. I computer generated the sentiment and inked the edges with Milled Lavender DI.  A few tiny buttons and some Stickles crystal glitter glue finished the whole thing off.  I'm entering this into a few challenges too -

Although I make cutsey cards like the one above for specific occasions because they fit, and I know the recipient will like them, I'm never really that happy with them and much prefer getting mesy with my inks and a far more collage/grungy style.

So I then made something completely different for Fathers day. My dad has just returned from a cruise and I thought this would remind him of his travels...It's so hard making cards for men isn't it...The BP are from Basic Grey ( Urban Prairie/bluebird and Infuse Saturate), the stamps are from Judikins and part of the Artifacts Cube. I used my new gold Stazon ink pad to stamp onto acetate and then layered this onto the brown paper strip, then stamped a further image which I embossed (sorry the pic is a bit blurry). I have added stamped images to the turquoise background paper also from the artifacts cube and the quote is computer generated from my Scrapbook Factory software.

This card is being sent on its way to these challenges -

I'm back to work tomorrow after a couple of weeks at home - going to have to learn how to schedule posts !!


  1. Both cards are lovely Esther. Have a good week, Annette x

  2. It's lovely to have you joining in - your cards are both fab, but I'm not the cutesy type either and I'm so pleased you chose to get inky for the DCM! I love this card, it's just perfect for Egypt
    Thanks for joining us on
    The Daring Cardmakers' World Tour this week!

  3. oh 2 great cards,hun,many thanks for playing at OSAAT this week hope to see you again soon,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  4. Beautiful card Esther,
    Thanks for joining us at DCM.

  5. Beautiful

    Thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  6. Wow your Egyptian card is gorgeous - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  7. A smiling Tilda! Fabulous card Esther. Thank you for joining OSAAT's New/Celebrations Challenge this week!

  8. A very wonderful card! Really nice!

    Sanne :o)

  9. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Suzie x

  10. Fabulous card, love the beautiful colours and the lovely image. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  11. fabby cards..thanks for joining us at TG this week...Debs x

  12. Two lovely cards, good to see Tilda smiling! Ruth, Crafty Calendar Challenge

  13. Two fab cards! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.


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