My excuse for the baby card is that I have to give it to Lucy, from Mum and I, this Friday, as she is leaving Fir Tree for maternity leave on 23 Dec and not in Jan as originally planned. Mum and I have bought some classic children's story books for her as a gift and I made the card to accompany them. It was just a kit card so I only had to use scissors and sticky - no hauling out of stash!
There is no such excuse for the exploding box card - it was a template sent to me by my friend Bernadette, aka Berniebear on Docrafts, and if you know me then you will know that I love to try out new shapes, folds etc. I had already made the box before my self imposed ban so it was only a matter of decoration!
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Decoration was done with various digi stamps which I had printed out; Luna Bitterfrost ( the standing figure) is from Pollycraft and the baubles and big candles are from Birds Blog; I am afraid that the freebie bells provenance was not noted, so if you know, please advise so that I can give credit.( Credit goes to Dianes Digital Designs) I used Promarkers, glitter gel pens, Crystal Stickles and ribbon from my stash to make it a bit more festive. I am thinking of doing a second one with some other digi stamps I ran off a while ago but did not use on my cards. Again I did not have to haul out my stash from its Christmas hibernation, so no harm done.
This next is a second birthday card for my husband and was inspired by a card I spotted in Fluffles gallery on Docrafts. She has okay-ed it for me to take inspiration and I cut it out free-hand from A4 card, 12" paper from K&Company, Ka-Zoo red hearts, and some lace from Crafts4U2Do. It made me laugh so much I thought Mr H would love it and Fluffles' husband apparently gave it a much longer look than he usually does to her creations! Now, Mr H is very supportive of my hobby but he does not appreciate my makes for their 'artistic' value - he just says everything is 'nice'. I am hoping this will grab his attention.
Well, what do you think - too saucy for a man of 55 whose daughters will be home? I am looking forward to the denouement with a certain sense of unholy glee. I should have spent longer on it but there are evenings when he hovers so I hurried and I am not displeased with the outcome.
Finally managed to get Mum's cards done and posted. It was arduous as I don't know everyone who she sends cards to and can't remember; first names were particularly problematic and I'm afraid that our old neighbours in Currie were not 'named' as I never knew their first names as a child and ma couldn't recall them. I am sure I have missed people but there is no way of knowing!
Going to the dentist to get my crown cemented back in, so cheerio for now, Hazel x