Rhea's big sister Menai got engaged before Christmas and is getting married in September. We were so happy for her and her lovely fella Krishan. They make such a lovely couple. Being thrilled for them both I had to send a card.
The card base is an 8" square and the papers are by First Edition. I cut a shaped panel and embossed it with a swirl embossing folder. I added a piece of self adhesive fancy ribbon across the card then adhered the shaped panel to it.
I cut the ring box from red cardstock, then ran it through a Xyron machine and chucked some red flocking powder over it, giving it the look and feel of velvet. The ring section was cut from gold mirri with a white glittercard 'diamond'. I added a punched heart to the ring box, and two floating hearts to the panel. 'Menai' & 'Krishan' were cut from red polka dot paper then adhered with foam pads to the panel.
A sheer, patterned ribbon bow, WOC bloom and a pearl in each corner of the large central panel completes the card.
Carts used:
Shaped panel- Elegant Edges
Ring box- sweethearts
Menai & Krishan- Suburbia
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xx


Lois Pearl.......

I have two cards for you today, both of them for the same little girl.
First up a Christening card. The base card is a scalloped 8". The front of the card was decorated with an embossed square matted onto rainbow mirri and pink cardstock. I adhered a ribbon bow across one corner before adhering the panel to the card front. I then added a stunning cross cut from pearlised cardstock, embossed after cutting, with a filigree cross under it (I cut the swirls from the pink cross)
'Lois Pearl' and 'Christening' were cut from pink pearlised cardstock shadowed with rainbow mirri.
All of the elements were adhered to the card with foam pads. A bow in the centre of the cross completes the card.

The first birthday card uses the same card base with pink polka dot paper. A square, embossed panel matted onto a scalloped square was adhered to the centre of the card. I cut this lovely teddy from gingham paper with polka dot paw pads, muzzle and ears. I gave her teeny black pearl eyes and a bow at her neck. 'Lois Pearl' was cut from pink glittercard and adhered flat. The teddy was adhered to a pink glittercard '1' then adhered to the card with foam pads. A trio of punched hearts completes the card.
Carts used:
Christening card
Cross- New Testament
Christening-Inspired Heart
Lois Pearl-All Mixed Up
First Birthday
Scalloped square- Elegant Edges
1- Base Camp (shadow)
Teddy bear- Christmas Noel (yes, really!)
Lois Pearl- Lyrical Letters
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Golden Wedding...

Chrissie, one of the ladies who comes to my Wednesday workshops, asked me, last year to make a card for her friends' 50th anniversary. I found the fab 'pointy' doiley when I was looking for something similar to a particular die, and this was close enough.
The card was an 8x8 square, and the papers are Pink Petticoat downloads printed onto pearlised paper. I cut the doiley from gold mirri, topped it with a scalloped circle and plain circle which holds the recipients' names and a '50'.
I added gold mesh ribbon, gold die-cut leaves and flourishes, yellow pearls and a pearl heart and a WOC floral arrangement.

The card was quite bulky, so I made a pizza-style box, decorated with a matted square of PP French script paper, criss-crossed gold ribbon, gold 50 and a couple of punched hearts to finish.
Carts used:
'Pointy' doiley- Graphically Speaking
50- Sophisticated
Scalloped circle- Elegant Edges
Plain circle- George
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xx


Handy Man.......

I made this card last December for my youngest brother Nick's birthday. Nick works for a company that maintains properties for a housing association, so I thought that this tool belt would make a very apt card. I used papers from Papermania's 'Wellington Bear' pack. The fab tape measure is from a Making Cards For Men special edition from a year or so back.
I cut the tool belt from brown and tan cardstock and added 'real' tool charms to the pockets. 'Nick' was cut from silver mirri and embossed with a 'metal plate' embossing folder then adhered to the card with foam pads. 'Happy birthday' was cut from black mirri and adhered flat to the card.
Three 'screw' brads completes the card.
Carts used:
Tool Belt- Handyman Lite
Nick-Opposites Attract
Happy Birthday- Stamping Solutions
Thanks for looking!
Heather xx