Several Birthday cards....

Since its already been a wee while since I've been able to find the time needed to post.....I thought I'd upload a few of my creations in one post.

I'll try keep the chatter to a minimum with this one too (though I may find it a wee bit difficult). :) These were all cards I made for various birthdays.

Dave's Card:

Here's a card I made in May for my Pastor. His birthday is the day after mine and he and his wife have been great friends of mine for several years now. I first met them when they were just pregnant with their first bubba, and she's now a stunning girl of sixteen. You really see how the years have gone by when you see the little ones you used to babysit grow up, hey!!

I tried my hand at creating a graduated background for this card - a little challenging without a brayer (which I now have) and required lots of daubing. Again, the photos aren't so great - but my previous apartment was very light challenged. :)

Aunty Evelyn's Card:

Here's a card I made for my Mama to send to her oldest sister, who also happens to be my Godmother.

Not that I see her very often at all these days and she is no longer required to be my legal guardian should something happen to my folks.

Anyway, I really wanted to use Bella Rose DSP for her card and used that as my starting point.

The ideas sort of flowed from there and I played around with the layout for a little
bit until I was happy.

My Mama loved it and was more than willing to send it on to her sister. :)

Lesley's Card:

One of the longest and dearest friendships in my adult life has been with a treasure called Lesley. We met during my first year in Sydney and became firm friends. We just about did everything together even though she is just a year or two younger/older than my parents.

She got married to a lovely chappy 12 years ago and we've managed to keep the friendship alive over the years. She had a big birthday this year - 60!! And I wanted to make her a spesh card - trying not to resort to her favourite colours - being a Kiwi that means Black and White. I used this lovely set that I had just received from Verve and also used Julee Tilman's sneak peek card for the layout and design.

Fereen's B'day:

My dear Fijian friend Fereen (try saying that ten times fast) was seconded to Canada for the first seven months of this year and I missed her dreadfully. She's just a whole bunch of fun to be around. I was late in getting a birthday care package in the post for her, but when she did receive it she was very, very happy.

A box full of many different types of Tim Tams and some yummy, yummy tea from T2 (or so she said. I wouldn't know as I really don't like black tea at all).
The parcel arrived just as she was starting to pack up all the things in readiness for being sent back to us who love her here in Sydney. She had accumulated quite a bit of stuff during her stay and the Tim Tams got her through the trauma of packing (though most of it will be of no use here - we just don't have the same winters that you Northeners do). :)

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Michey xxx


Dave's Card:
Cardstock: SU Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Inks: SU Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou
Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy
Others: Misc White Brads, SU Slit Punch (to make scallop border on sentiment), Clear Embossing Powder & Heat Gun (on flowers)

Aunty Evelyn's Card:
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DSP
Inks: SU Old Olive (sentiment); Versamark + Versacolour Gold (on presents)
Stamps: Verve Birthday Surprise
Others: SU Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Curly Square Punches x 2, Kaisercraft Rhinestones (coloured with Copics to match cardstock)

Lesley's Card:
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kraft & Old Olive DSP
Inks: SU Old Olive, Baja Breeze, VersaColour White
Stamps: Verve Just For You, SU Oval All
Others: SU Hodgepodge, White Taffeta Ribbon, Kaisercraft Pearls

Fereen's Card:
Cardstock: SU Riding Hood Red (I know it looks quite orange, more poor lighting); Kiwi Kiss & Kiwi Kiss DSP
Inks: SU Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss, Versamark
Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy & Verve Thankful Blossoms
Others: SU Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Random Red Brads, Embossing Powder and Heat Gun

1 comment:

Lynne Phelps said...

What a blog post! I'm stunned! I absolutely LOVE the graduated background on Dave's card - it has a real sense of light! Besides, who wants to clean up a brayer, right? I have that Upsy Daisy stamp, I'm gonna have to get mine inky! I also really love Leslye's card - I'm a huge collage fan, and your collection of elements really has a collage feel to it! Thanks for sharing!