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  


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

  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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