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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Birthday time again!

Hello there.  January is always a busy time for me as far as birthdays go.  I always say that I'm going to be prepared and do cards well in advance, it never happens though.  I just about recover from doing all the Christmas cards etc., and finally get my craft room reasonably tidy, when it all starts again.  My mother-in-law is the first on the 13th - Happy Birthday Mum! I did send her a card early as she's away on holiday from today and I wanted to make sure she got it before she left.
Next it's the kids, both of them, within a week of each other.  Lauren is on the 17th and above is the card I've made for her.  I've used this style a lot recently as I love my Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, especially the dress form. It looks so different each time you use it, it depends on how you dress her up.  This time I used pieces of scrapbooking papers from my stash and added the chipboard wings which have been painted and then crackled.  I hope she loves it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Next is the card for Chris.  I always find it difficult making cards for guys, you have to be careful not to add too many 'feminine' touches.  I know this one has glitter on it but hopefully not too much. I used my Cricut machine this time to make the guitar and kept everything else quite simply by using a lovely 12x12 scrapbooking paper from My Minds Eye, and stamped some sheet music onto it to add a little more interest.  Hope he likes it.
As both kids are over in the UK, Stephen and I are having a week over there starting Wednesday.  We thought we go in between their birthdays this year so neither of them got 'special treatment'.

Happy Birthdays Kids!! 

 

Bye for now  
Linda  
xx

2 comments:

  1. You took some finding, but glad you have joined the blog train!! xxx

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  2. Found you lindylou your cards look wonderful hope your blog is a great success, I am sure it will be xx

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