Sunday, September 3, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday Archie!

Mr Fixit's niece, Lauren's little boy Archie turned 1 - now I ask you, where has that time gone?

We had plans to go the 1st Birthday party, but illness got in the way.  Mr Fixit was struggling to get over the last little bit of the flu, and we thought it unwise to be around so many children (both for them and for us :) )

Here is a card I made which will be hand delivered the next time we see them.

1st Birthday Card

Graphics are by Poppymoon Design and were purchased from HungryJPEG

I am enjoying playing with software to create my cards, but I have missed my stamping - next lot of cards I make will be with my stamps :)

Stay tuned!


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Monday, August 14, 2017

RIP my friend, Big Al

Sadly, I was in need of another sympathy card - a very dear friend passed away after having serious health issues for quite some time.

His wife's favourite colour is purple, so that is where I took my inspiration.

Sympathy Card


RIP Big Al, you will be missed!

I hope you are up there with Sue (left) - you look after her!


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy 15th Birthday Liam!

The nephew turned 15 recently - my goodness, where does the time go?

15th Minion Birthday

15th Minion Birthday-detail




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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Happy 21st Birthday Peter!

(oops, this was scheduled to go on 4/4/17, but I didn't do it right)  better late than never :)

Well, where did that time go?   It seems like only a few years ago, young Peter was born.





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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

One of my quilty friends celebrated her birthday in February :)

I made a card nice and early, but it sat in my handbag for a few days before I could put in the mail.

Ofcourse, I then had to wait until the card had arrived before I made this post - Cynthia reads my blogs and I didn't want to spoil the surprise  :)

Happy Birthday Cynthia


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Feeling Blue .... A Sympathy Card

Sadly, I was in need of yet another sympathy card.

My regular readers may remember my CraftMad friends and the retreat I went to in Queensland in 2014, well ..... our wonderful Hostess with the Mostess has lost her husband, Ron.


Ron was a wonderful man; he put up with all of us women nattering & crafting away :)  I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting him!   RIP Ron, no longer in pain.

Ofcourse, I had to make a card, and strangely enough, this card came together quickly and was almost an enjoyable process - I found myself smiling at the memories I have of him - such a strange feeling!  I think it was because I was making it for someone who I knew that would really appreciate and treasure a handmade card :)

Front

Details

mixing stamps

My heart goes out to Kaye and her family.


Items Used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Heartfelt Thanks, PaperCraft clear cling stamp 'sympathy'
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Bordering Blue, Night of Navy: white cardstock from Blue Edge Crafts
Inks:  StazOn Black Ink, Little Inker Dark Blue  and VersaMark Baby Blue
Embellishments:  Kindy Glitz, Black & White Ribbon



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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Cathy!

one of our closest friends had a birthday recently :) so I took the opportunity to have a play with some of the graphics I have been purchasing.

Watercolor Floral Birthday Card

Watercolor Floral Birthday Card

This card is made up of a combination of graphics from Creative Market and Design Cuts

Watercolor Sketch Lily by Spasibenko Art
Washi tape by Pattern Pop https://www.designcuts.com/product/washi-tape-frames-and-notes/



Linking with :
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC168 - One Layer Wonder



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Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Celebrations

It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary last week :)


here is the card I made for hubby - I had a bit of fun making this one :)

Inside states: "that's nothing to snicker at"

The Snickers Wrapper style font was from Lettering Delights way back in 2014 :) took me all this time to have a proper play with it - now that I have, I can see a few things coming up in the future :)


I also had an opportunity to play with some other graphics I have purchased from Design Cuts, as part of the Complete Illustration Kit way back in April 2016 :)




This card is for my sister-in-law :)


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Joy!

My best friend Joy celebrated her 70th birthday during the week - but celebrations were put on hold as she came down with a bad cold - we waited until she was feeling a little better before catching up :)

You may have noticed from my photography blog that we go out a lot together with our cameras - Adelaide & Monarto Zoos are frequent destinations, as Joy loves the big cats!

Unfortunately, I don't have any lions or tiger stamps, so Penny Black Hedgehogs will have to do :)

Handmade Birthday Card - front

Handmade Birthday Card - camera theme

Out with the Old, and in with the new:  Old: spellbinder square dies,  New:  camera theme embossing folder


Items Used:
Stamp:  Penny Black – Party Time
Card Stock:  BlueEdge Crafts
Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black
Equipment:  Cuttlebug, embossing folders, Spellbinders Dies – Square
Embellishments:  Kindy Glitz, Copics, gems

Linking with:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - January Anything Goes
Cut it up challenge - #112 Out with the Old, in with the new  (oops, missed the deadline)
Dream Valley Challenge - #147 something new


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Friday, January 6, 2017

2016 .... what a year you have been!

I am so glad to see the end of you!

I have never needed so many sympathy cards as I have done this year :(

Another friend has lost a father ...... so sad right on top of Christmas, although not surprising as he had been sick for a while.

Handmade Sympathy Card

Linking with:
Daisy Chain Challenges #4 Add some sparkle


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holders

Once again this year, my handmade Christmas cards were non-existent due to me running out of time - I don't know what I did after October when I told myself to start making Christmas cards, but somehow, the time just escaped me!

What I did do though, was to make some Christmas Giftcard/Money Holders (as I also ran out of steam doing the Christmas present shopping)

I used the same tutorial that I used for the cards in my blogpost HERE - but this time, I adjusted some of the measurements to suit what paper I had and here they are - I am quite pleased with how they turned out!

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-stocking

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-present

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-tree

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-poinsettia

Christmas Giftcard/Money Holder-holly




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