Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another Telescopic Card, made by a Special Person

My grandson really loved the card I made for my friend for her birthday and said he would like to make one for his dad. Of course who am I to deny this request, so this morning we sat and made telescopic cards together. (I am certainly getting plenty of practice using the Circle Scissors Plus) Young Matthew was really taken with the Owl Punch and really wanted to use it on his card as well as the beer glass from Cheers to You stamp set. The sentiment was from Fifth Avenue Floral. All in all he used a mixture of  stamp sets and punches, but he  had a wonderful time making his card and it was all done with minimal help from his Nan. I was so proud of him for sitting there and keeping on with his project. He gave the card to his dad and it was lovely to see how pleased and happy he was to be given this special card from his son, Maybe I have another member of the family that is interested in Stampin' Up! In the words of his older brother and cousin. "This card is way sik". I found out that "way sik" is so much better than "sik", which really means its awesome!. Well I think he is an awesome young man for making this for his dad. Till next time bye for now....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A telescopic birthday card for a special friend

Today was the birthday of a special friend and to make her card I made a card that was a  case from Barb Mullikin it is a lovely creation using the Big Shot and the Circle Scissors Plus, which I must admit that I dont use often enough. I think the trick is to have it out where it can be easily accessed and therefore used! The colours I used were So Safron, Perfect Plum and Whisper White, I lightly sponged around the edges of the Whisper White with Perfect Plum and used the Stamp n Write Marker to add the little design around the edge of the second layer. Cottage Garden was the stamp set I used because I love the delicate forms of the flowers and the tendrils, of which I stamped in Pear Pizazz. I finished the card off with little butterflies that were run throught the Big Shot using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. To hold the circles together I used some Butterfly Brads (not SU) but they seemed to bring the card together. My friend loved her card and I loved making it for her. We took her out to lunch to a resaurant nearby and had a lovely afternoon, and when we came home we held an impromptu class where everyone made one of these cards too. My next post is going to be another telescopic card, but with a very special person making it. Bye for now.....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Triple Twisted Easel Wedding Card

A special wedding card for a special couple

Envo Box

Side Panel

Yesterday I shared with you a beautiful photo of my son and his new wife at their wedding ceremoney on Long Island. Today I am going to share with you the Wedding Card that I made for them. I did not know wht the colour scheme was to be other than the men were wearing blue shirts, so that is the colour I used for the card. The base of the card I used White Shimmer cardstock, and the embossed mats were done in Bashful Blue. I absolutely adore the Presto DSP and I brayered that with Bashful Blue to give the look that I was after with it. I embossed vellum cardstock with the Finial Press embossing folder and layered this over the Bashful Blue Cardstock.The hearts were punched out using the large heart punch and my good friend Kris lent me her heart emboslit to give the hearts a final touch.  I placed some basic pearls to hold the easels where they sat naturally on the card base. The champage glasses on the centre easel are not SU. I was asked by so many people how to make the card and I have had the tutorial for the single, double and the triple twisted easels placed on SUDSOL. This lovely card needed a special envelope in which to hold it so I carried the theme though by making one of my 'Envo Box's to hold the card. I used Whisper White cardstock for the body of the box and then used the Baroque wheel and rolled the decorative edge. A strip of the Presto DSP was placed on the box and to that I attached two hearts which co-ordinated with the card that was inside.      

Notice the small pearls the easel is resting against.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wedding Bells

Well here I am back again after a break. My son and his lovely partner married on Long Island, in the Whitsundays and we were fortunate enough to have fabulous weather for the beautiful beach wedding. I loved everything about it, it was a small wedding and filled with so much love it was wonderful. Our arrival home was delayed by a day when our flight could not land on Hamilton Island so we had to have another night away before we could come home. For a family getaway I dont think you could go past Long Island Resort. It is small enough to be private, its informal and there is heaps for the kids to do and meals can be included in your tariff. Sally-Anne's Dress was a beautiful ivory sleeveless creation that had the most delicate beadwork. Her flowers were Calla Lilies, as were the button holes for all the men and the corsages for the all the ladies. It was lovely to see the joining of two families with both David's sons and Sally-Anne's son and grandsons all taking part in the ceremony. Bye for now
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