Welcome Home Jade......

Debbie, Hubby's secretary, commissioned me to make a card for her daughter, to welcome her home from a stay in Australia. She left the design up to me. I reckoned that her returning home would be an occasion to celebrate, and what better to celebrate with than bunting?!!! The card base is an A4 and the papers are from Tilda. I cut the bunting from pink cardstock, topping each one with white cardstock. Alternate pieces were embossed with a Swiss dot embossing folder. The letters were cut from patterned paper from the Tilda pad and adhered to the pennants. They were then threaded onto pink and white baker's twine. Each of the bunting strings were adhered to the central panel of the card and a bow and small rose adhered to each end of the strings. 'JADE' was cut from more patterned paper, adhered to white cardstock letters for stability, then adhered below the bunting with foam pads. The card was finished with self-adhesive pearls coloured with Sharpie markers to match the papers. Debbie e-mailed me to tell me that Jade loved her card, and she loves bunting too!
Carts used:
Scalloped bunting- Calligraphy
JADE- Sophisticated
Welcome Home- Lyrical Letters (Jumbo font)
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xx  a


Ding Dong!.......

I've got a wedding card for you today. Aren't these bells gorgeous? I've not used them before and can't understand why not because they are lovely. I used papers left over from the other wedding cards that I made for Dan's and Rohit's weddings. The decorative panel is the same one that I used on the other wedding cards too. The bells were cut from silver mirri and silver pearlescent cardstock. The mirri portion of the bells was embossed with a Swiss Dot embossing folder then adhered to the the base image with foam pads. I added pearls to create the 'clappers' The bells were mounted onto a scalloped oval and embellished with a white rose, sheer bow, rose buds and pearl sprays. A heart-shaped pearl in each corner of the central panel comnpletes the card.
Carts used:
Shaped panel- Sophisticated
Scalloped oval- Elegant Edges
Oval- Opposites Attract
Bells- Sweethearts
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Musical Birthday....

No.1 son was 22 last Saturday (jeez louise!! Where does the time go?!) and I made him a very simple but effective card. I downloaded a music themed word art panel from Papercraft Inspirations magazine website for the background. It printed in gold and brown (should have been black but I think my black ink is getting low!) so I used those colours for the rest of the card. I covered an A5 card with gold mirri topped with a piece of circle print paper (looks a little like CDs), then added the word art which was matted onto more gold mirri using foam tape. I cut a guitarist from brown glittercard and adhered it to the word art with foam pads. The birthday sentiment was computer-generated onto white textured cardstock with a gold mirri '22' added, cut to shape by hand, then matted onto more gold mirri. As a finishing touch I added some gold gems to the Z on the word 'JAZZ', just visible behind the guitarist.
Carts used:
Guitarist- Wall Decor and More
Circle- George & Basic Shapes
22- Base Camp
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Birthday trio......

I had three birthdays last month to create for, my niece Terri, my SIL Lisa and our friends' daughter Amber. As they were all female cards that were required I broke out the Papermania 'Strictly Party' pack. I chose three different designs and kept the layouts very simple. For Terri's card I added a paper ribbon bow with jewelled brad and a sentiment from the pack, and her name cut from purple glittercard.

For Lisa's card I added some narrow black velvet ribbon and a rosebud. Her name and the sentiment were cut from black glittercard. A trio of pearls completes the card.

Amber's card was a side-fold DL (legal envelope) with a shortfall front, punched with an EK Success border punch. Paper ribbon from the pack was threaded through a 'diamante' buckle and adhered to the side of the card. A sentiment from the pack, a sheer bloom with pearl flower centre, and her name cut from silver glittercard completes Amber's card.
Carts used:
Terri/Lisa/Amber- Lyrical Letters (jumbo font)
Happy Birthday- Wild Card
Thanks for dropping by today!
Heather xxx


Kavya's first meal.....

My hubbys friend has a beautiful baby grand-daughter called Kavya. On Sunday Kavya had her first solid food and as her parents and grandparents are Hindu they had a little ceremony (called an Annaprasana) to celebrate. I thought it fitting to create a little bowl and spoon to decorate her card with. The base card is an 8x8 square. I added some pink gingham paper and a scalloped square which holds a cute little silver bowl and spoon. The white panel was embossed with a quilting-effect embossing folder. I added Kavya's name to the bowl along with a daisy created with a punch. To finish the card I added Card Candi. A sentiment was computer generated and adhered to the card beneath the bowl....

....and look! That little spoon (complete with baby food) pops out of the bowl!!!
Carts used:
Scalloped square- Elegant Edges
Bowl, spoon and 'Kavya'- Baby Steps
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Rohit and Izzy's card....

As promised yesterday, here is the card that I made for Rohit and Izzy. The card is very similar to the one that I made for my nephew Dan and his wife Sarah, except that this one is an 8" square gatefold. The base card was made with two 8" cards scored down the front and adhered together at the back. The paper is Bella Wedding. The shaped panel on the front of the card was cut from white and pink pearlised card and shadowed with silver mirri. It was adhered to a square panel on the front of the card with foam pads. A scalloped oval holds two lovebirds cut from white pearlised card, and a scalloped heart. I added some pink scalloped hearts to the shaped panel for added interest. A Prima bloom, sheer bow and pearl strands were adhered above the shaped panel. A large pearl in each corner of the square panel completes the front of the card.

The inside of the card was decorated with flourishes cut from silver mirri and Paper Cellar irridescent flowers. Again I used the word 'Love' to decorate the front flap of the card that is hidden by the square panel. Those punched silver borders hide some less than perfect cutting! Wedding details were computer generated onto vellum and adhered to the front of another card, closed with a ribbon....

..which, when opened, reveals a sentiment.

I made a box to put the completed card in because it was bulky.
Carts used:
Shaped panel- Sohisticated
Lovebirds and hearts- Wedding Solutions
Scalloped oval- Elegant Edges
Oval- Opposites Attract
Flouishes and 'Love'- Home Decor
The Big Day-Phrases
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xx


Another Wedding!....

On 25th August we were in Stow-On-The-Wold for another wedding. We stayed in The Unicorn Hotel, a lovely, quaint and very creaky hotel....

...and the wedding on Saturday was at Temple Guiting Manor a beautiful old mansion in the Gloucestershire countryside...

..and here are the bride (Izzy) groom (Rohit) and Rohit's proud Mum and Dad Nimmi and Gopal.

On Sunday there was an Indian wedding ceremony so I had to dress up in all my Indian finery! That's me in the middle in the purple sari with my friend Mary and her beautiful daughter Menai.

The ceremony was held in a Mandir, a canopied area...

..and here is Izzy in her wedding sari being led to the Mandir by her brother who will give her away to her husband.

Married at last!

Here are Mary and I during the reception. That's Jasmine  in our hair and the scent from it was divine!
I'll show the card that I made for them tomorrow. Thanks for visiting today!
Heather xx