Sunday, 9 May 2010

Totally Special

Today my "baby" has reached the ripe old age of eight! I really can't believe he's growing up so quickly...funny really, it's a kinda bittersweet feeling...I think it's because he's the youngest and Mums never seem to want to let go of their "babies"!



I'm posting this quite early before it turns into a madhouse here and wanted to share the card I made for him.


The image is called Max (I think!) and when I saw this, I just thought "that's Sam"! Leann was kind enough to send me the images and coloured it with Promarkers. Papers are MME with plenty of stitching. Sentiment is Catslife Press. Here's the inside of the card...






More MME papers, another stamp which unfortunately I can't remember the make - nothing new there then! Used some jute ribbon from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and printed out a verse from the computer. I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out but unfortunately the photos are rubbish again and don't do it justice. By the way, the card weighs a ton - so glad I don't have to post it!



We're off to Sharky's in Weymouth for a Laser Party - ten little darlings all shooting each other...heaven! In the meantime, would like to leave you with this....








Thursday, 6 May 2010

A Card for Little Bro

Besides working, have been busy preparing for Sam's birthday this weekend. The party bags are done now that I've finished the bookmarks (by the way, entered one of them in the High Hopes challenge last week and won!) Just completed a card for Lewis to give to his little brother - Lewis chose the images, his reason being "Sam likes to read". Can't argue with that!




I love this little chap...he's so cute! He's from Magnolia of course, and so is the pile of books. Both have been coloured with Promarkers and added to the card with some d.s. tape and foam pads. Sentiment stamp is from SU and papers, string, buttons and brads are all from my stash. String is from Leann!

Nearly Friday...I am so looking forward to the weekend, even if I am sharing part of it with ten excited eight year olds!







Saturday, 1 May 2010

Bookworm Bookmark

Here's a little something I've been making, in bulk I might add!, to put in party bags for Sam's little friends next week. I've seen some little reading lights which clip on books so thought I would make them a bookmark each to go with the lights. It's funny how things happen because I've been thinking I really must make time to join in a challenge and it just so happens that the challenge on High Hopes this week is bookmarks so think I may have just got in by the skin of my teeth...story of my life!

Have used the High Hopes Bookworm which I've had for a while but it has only just seen ink! Coloured him with Promarkers and then used scraps of MME papers. Added some faux stitching, a giant eyelet from SU and some ribbon from my stash and also rounded all corners with my SU punch.

Have a great weekend...hectic as usual here!