Saturday, August 29, 2009

"To" and "From"

One of the many things that happened last month was a decadent morning tea at the National Gallery, celebrating birthdays for two good friends. This is the card I made for Debbie.

Just had to use the SU Eastern Bloom, which is a bit of a joke between us, and also found this lovely textured paper for the background. I wanted the card to be distinctively coloured and stylish, because Debbie makes such lovely cards herself that anything less than hand-made wouldn't do. Then of course there was the stress of getting it right.

The red flocked paper is another Paper Chic DP from Officeworks, and its layered on black before being mounted on the white card. The ribbon is a present from the Poobahs, and has a satin sheen. I love it.

The second part of the post refers to a beautiful present to us which was organised by Debbie on behalf of three good friends. I forgot to include it in my last post, so here it is in solitary splendour! Its beautiful, and clearly loves being at my front door because its thriving. Thankyou Deb, Lisa and Debbie.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Katie's 21st

Katie says she's "one of the boys" but she's also a stylish intelligent switched-on young woman. My son asked me to make her card and it was a pleasure.

I used Paper Chic DP from Officeworks. It has a silvery satin finish background and a great lacy design. The other bits are from the scrap box, except for the flower which is 3 layers of Kaiser shapes, secured with a split pin. It looked a bit dark so I coloured the centre with a silver gel pen. The stamps are a mixture of things that I bought with Ali when we snuck off to the Stitches and Craft Show earlier this year.

Peter - 31July 2009

So much can happen in one month. Thankyou for your messages and support which have helped us through the days, and will continue to help us as we get used to a a life we never expected.