Twenties Glamour........

It was our niece Anita's birthday at the end of last month (she is Skanda's cousin -previous post)
and this is the card that I made for her. I used fab Art Deco inspired papers and a lovely flapper image from Papermania. The card is an A5 and the papers are foiled, black and silver giving the card an opulent look. I matted the image onto black and silver card and adhered it slightly off-centre onto the front of the base card. I added some black gems, and a feather topped with a black, sheer bow and glittery brad. 'ANITA' was cut from the silver patterned paper and backed with black cardstock, then adhered below the image with foam pads. A little bit of glitter on the moon and stars on the image completes the card.
Cart used:
ANITA- Art Deco
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Heather xx


Monochrome birthday.....

Another Printable Heaven download, this time a pyramage, is the basis for this A5 card that winged it's way to Sydney for our nephew Skanda's birthday last month. The black and white image was printed onto photo paper then layered up and matted onto a 'postage stamp' mat. The guitar border and 'Happy Birthday' sentiment were part of the download. All of the elements were adhered with foam pads/tape to an music embossed panel which was matted with black cardstock and adhered flat to the front of the card. 'SKANDA' was cut from black mirri card and adhered with foam pads. A smattering of punched stars completes the card.
Carts used:
Postage stamp mat- Elegant Edges
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Heather xx


All That Jazz!........

Please excuse the quality and size of this photo! I deleted the original from my camera and had to get Naren to send me a pic from his phone.
Naren was 21 at the beginning of this month -how time flies (big sigh!)- and as he LOVES jazz music I thought that I'd use these fab downloads from www.printableheaven.co.uk to make this 8x8 card. I printed the saxophonist and border onto glossy photo paper (the blue background was printed onto ordinary paper) and matted them onto gold and black cardstock. I covered the front of the card with the blue paper then added the centre embossed panel with foam tape, 'NAREN' & '21' were cut from blue mirri cardstock shadowed with black then adhered with foam pads.
Carts used:
Naren & 21- Plantin Schoolbook
We took Naren to The 606 Jazz Club in Chelsea Harbour where The Clark Tracey Quintet were playing as part of his birthday pressie and we had a fab time. If you are a fan of jazz, and love good food, pay the 606 a visit. You won't be disappointed!
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Heather xxx


Twenty Five Happy Years!!...

Our friends, Khalid and Adele, celebrate twenty five years of marriage in February. They had a big party in Middlesborough, which we of course attended, and this is the card that I made for them.
I had some very pretty rose patterned paper on my computer, so I printed it off onto some pearlised paper, and used it to cover the front of a scalloped 8" square card. I then topped it with a beautiful filigree heart cut from silver mirri card. I added a patterned paper heart to the centre of the filigree heart and topped it with '25' cut from silver glitter card shadowed with silver mirri. 'Happy Anniversary' was stamped onto a scrap of the rose paper, then die-cut using an XCut label die. 'K' & 'A' were cut from more silver glittercard shadowed with mirri. All of the elements were adhered with foam pads. The heart was lavishly decorated with diecut foliage, sheer ribbon and pearlised flowers, with a smattering of clear gems to complete the card.....

....along with a decorated 'pizza-style' box to put it in!
Adele later informed me that she has framed the card. Result!
Carts used:
Filagree heart- Edge to Edge
Smaller heart- Life's A Party
Letters & numbers-Sophisticated
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