Rock Star!.......

I like making cards for the men and boys in my life-they really get the old brain cells going- and they make a nice change from flowers, ribbon and bling. This card, however, could be blinged up for a girl with a simple colour change and some gems in place of the stars.....
I used a 6" square card base and rounded the corners. I then used electric blue and black mirri card, and star holographic card to create the Rock Star word art. I embossed the blue mirri with a musical note embossing folder, and I cut some extra notes from black mirri to fill a space. The word 'Rock' was cut from black glitter card and adhered flat to the holographic cardstock. The stars were punched, and adhered to the card with foam pads. I added a couple of extra punched stars to complete the card.
Cart used:
Guitar word art, 'Rock' , 'Star'& musical notes - Hannah Montana
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Lisa & Amber....

I've got a couple more August birthday cards for you today, my SIL Lisa and our friends' daughter Amber......
...again, I chose to use the fab die-cuts from the Strictly Party A4 pack from Papermania.
I used this great elegant lady, with stamped birthday sentiment for Lisa's card...

....and this lovely profile for Amber's along with a sentiment tag from the pack..
Both die-cuts were mounted onto scalloped panels and adhered to embossed panels. I finished both cards with velvet ribbon bows and WOC blooms.
Carts used:
Scalloped panel-Elegant Edges
Pink scalloped edge-Elegant Edges
LISA- Suburbia
Scalloped panel-Elegant Edges
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Heather xxx



My niece Terri was 26 last month and I used the fab Papermania Strictly Party die cut and paper pack to create this card for her....
I used a piece of lilac patterned paper on a C5 card and added an embossed panel with a white mat adhered to the card with foam tape. I cut a scalloped panel and added the pretty die cut image then adhered it to the card front slightly off centre. 'Terri' was cut from lilac glitter card and adhered flat beneath the image. A sentiment tag, ribbon bow and WOC bloom completes the card.
Carts used:
Scalloped panel- Elegant Edges
TERRI- Suburbia (Housewife font)
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Heather xxx


Krishnan (and Higgins) have a birthday....

Our eldest Krishnan is 23 today, and his guinea pig Higgins is one (or thereabouts. He was Krishnan's birthday present from Sofia last year). I thought that it would be a bit of fun to use Higgins in the birthday card I made because Krishnan is absolutely potty about this creature. I looked after Higgins whilst Krishnan was in Boston over the Summer and I have to admit I was very sorry to say 'bye to him when he came home.
I used an 8" square card base and some old Dovecraft paper matted onto brown cardstock on the front. I cut a 'cage', which was originally a circus wagon from which I chopped the decorative top and wheels. I used this cut to create an aperture in the front of the card, over which I adhered the cage. I added the birthday sentiment and 'KRISHNAN' cut from brown cardstock. Happy birthday was adhered flat and 'KRISHNAN' was adhered with foam pads. I asked Krishnan to send me a photo of Higgins, which I printed off twice and decoupaged. I then placed him in a VERY clean cage setting using torn  handmade paper for bedding. Now, Higgins can eat. He ate me out of house and home when he was with me. He got through almost a whole cucumber and god knows how much spinach (hence the speech bubble!) EVERY day! He knew when I opened the fridge door (our kitchen is at the end of the family room where Higgins lived) and weeked (that's what guinea pig squeaking is called!) like a mad thing 'til I fed him. He was quite fat when he went home!

The 'spinach' sentiment was computer generated using Wish I was Taller font then cut into a speech bubble shadowed with brown cardstock.
Krishnan loved his card and all his friends thought it was funny!
Carts used:
Cage (circus wagon)- Life's A Party
Speech bubble- George
Happy Birthday & KRISHNAN- Lyrical Letter (Jumbo font)
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Heather xxx


Was it really a year ago.......

.....that my nephew Dan and his wife Sarah were married? Where does the time go?
I made this card to celebrate their first anniversary. The card base is an 8" square and the papers are from a First Edition pad. I used two different designs of paper, cutting one down so that it covered half of the green paper. I punched the edge of the blue paper with a MS border punch. I picked up some mesh ribbon a while ago from the pound shop over the road from our craft shop and it was perfect to add to this card. I also created a bow (not easy because the ribbon is quite thick) to which I added a Pink Petticoat sentiment tag, and a WOC bloom. For the centre panel I cut a scalloped rectangle and topped it with an embossed panel matted onto grey paper from the pad. The man & woman figures were cut from green and blue glittercard then adhered to the embossed panel with foam pads. I gave them each a little heart punched from the same paper but giving each figure the others heart (altogether now-aaaahhhh!)
'First' was cut from silver glittercard and adhered flat above the figures. A smattering of blue and green gems completes the card.
Carts used:
Scalloped rectangle- Elegant Edges
Couple- Going Places
First- Baby Steps
Number One Son is 23 tomorrow and I made him a fun card which I'll be back to show you then.
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Heather xxx


Home, Sweet Home.....

A couple of good friends of ours moved into a new house last month........
.....and this is the card that I made for them. The card base is a C5 and the background paper is from a freebie CD that is so old it has whiskers on it!
I embossed a piece of white card with a honeycomb embossing folder, then cut an aperture in it slightly larger than a scalloped frame which was cut from kraft cardstock and embossed. I also added a small bloom and punched leaves. The white panel was matted onto kraft and adhered to the front of the card with foam tape. I cut a dinky little house from kraft card and red glittercard, then adhered it inside the aperture with foam pads. 'Home Sweet Home, was cut from kraft and glittercard then adhered to the front of the card along with a ribbon bow and a smattering of red pearls.
Carts used:
Home Sweet Home- Sophisticated
Scalloped frame- Elegant Edges
House- Don Juan
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Heather xxx