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90!

One of my gentlemen clients will reach the grand old age of 90 this week so needed to make a card for him.  Saw this design on Create & Craft last year by the talented Julie Hickey for a Christmas card so thought I would adapt it to a masculine birthday card.

Used the "Julie Loves" numeric stamps with Memento coloured inks and added some Glossy Accents to the red 90 to give it a lift.  Added a sentiment from Darkroom Door and a squiggle across the top to balance out the card.
I haven't shown it in the photograph, but used a Penny Black stamp on the inside with one of my favourite quotes " How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?".

Ghetto Rat

Here's a card I made for Sam's 14th birthday - Happy Birthday Sammy!



The stamps are from Bee Crafty and the background was made by blending Distress Inks.  The "U" in the U Rock was a Tim Holtz die cut which I double embossed to give a shiny effect, and the Happy Birthday sentiment was from Magnolia. Sam's reaction to his card - "That's sick Mum!" which according to will.i.am, is a compliment!


A Little Bit of Pretty with Plenty of Sparkle!

Finally got around to putting a card together with the flowers I made last weekend.  I've always admired Anna Marie Designs and although this is nowhere near her standard, was really pleased with the end result.

A Bit of Graffiti!

I recently saw a version of this card demonstrated on TV and thought the image was ideal for teenagers.  Loved making this card as it is very messy and gave me an excuse to use my Distress Spray Inks. Also, found the ideal sentiment stamp which I have had for years by Magnolia - I knew there was a reason for holding on to the many stamps I have!







A Few More from Altenew!

What I love about the Altenew stamps is that you can make cards in minutes, so every time I'm waiting for a phone call or a page to load on the computer etc, I knock one of these up!








Playing with Flowers

I've always loved the products and creations of Anna Maria and was thrilled when she brought out a tutorial on how to create her wonderful flower embellishments.  This is my first attempt...obviously not as good as hers but I'm getting there!  Just got to make the card for them to go on now!





Graphic 45 Birthday Book

Been promising to make myself this book for ages in the hope that it will get me a little more organised.  The design of this book is by Clare Charvill and is very easy to follow.









Each pocket has a tag which has the appropriate months on each side and space for you to write the date and name of the person celebrating their birthday.