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Thursday, 11 April 2013

All dressed up birthday card

Hello everyone,

It's not been too bad a week weather wise in birmingham this week, let's hope it continues to improve.

My card tonight was made for my nephew's partner, it was her birthday yesterday and she deserved a lovely day after everything she's been going through over the past 6 months. She's now coming near to the end of her chemo and things are looking very positive. Sorry it isn't a very clear photo but the pale colours haven't come out very well.

Hope you like it, be back soon. Dee x

Monday, 1 April 2013

Deck chair birthday card ( The sun has got it's hat on)....

Hello everyone. I thought I would post "hubby's" card that I made for his birthday last week. He has an 'old type' chair like this which he enjoys relaxing in after a hard day grafting in the garden. I was hoping we were going to get the same weather as last year (nothing like thinking optimistically is there...lol..).

I decided to create a long narrow card for a change which I made from A3 card from the paper mill.
I used a combination of distress inks and pan pastels to create the background colours and sun.
I stamped the chair and gardening accessories with black archival and coloured them in with pro markers, the birds the same. The plants were stamped with a combo of memento green inks.
I added quikcuts corners on two sides on the front and also on the inside. I purposely didn't add a sentiment as I thought it would spoil it. Hope you all like it. Hugs Dee x