Sunday, 14 October 2012

Happy Birthday to him and her

In the last couple of weeks, my head has been about 3 days behind real life I guess.  I've been caught on the hop twice this week with cards that I should have made and left till the last minute.  One of those cards was for a rather special birthday girl who you might have heard of, young Sarah at S J Crafts.  In celebration of her birthday week there have been / are various offers on at the shop and if you are quick you might just catch one.  Don't forget to have a look at the challenge which closes soon too.

I used the Papermania Linen capsule collection and went for feminine but simple and elegant.  

This next one was for my Step-Dad.  The monkey stamp was one of the many 99p ones that I've picked up from Hobbycraft recently.  I got this one for little boy cards and a simple outline of a princess castle for little girl cards.  I thought I would try it out on this rather hurried affair for my Dad - I stamped it, coloured it with Promarkers, then thought, now what?  I rifled through my scraps box and found this ancient piece of handmade paper from the days when I bought any pack of paper under £5.  The aqua circles matched the aqua in the monkey's hat and so it all turned out okay in the end.

I quite like him.  I think he'll be visiting again.

Bye for now


  1. Fab cards .. i love the flower in the top one
    Lisa x

  2. I love the gorgeous card you made for me - it is in pride of place on our shelf and been much admired by all our visitors this weekend!! Thanks again!! Yes, as you mentioned another birthday offer is on in the shop right now - 15% off!! xx

  3. Lovely elegant card. Did you make the flower? That monkey is cute.

  4. That little monkey with the blue op hat is just so cute!
    Both card are lovely but that little monkey calls out "Look at me"! A bargain at 99p

  5. Two great cards, I absolutely adore the monkey! x

  6. How lovely of you to make such a beautiful card for Sarah. The monkey is cute too x

  7. Great cards, the monkey one is so cute and the flower one so stylish x

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