A Girly Card

Hey lovelies,

Thought I'd best keep up with some semi regular posts. I don't know how I manage to run out of hours every day....eek!! In the last 2 weeks I've made a total of 14 cards.....but then finding the time to photograph them in daylight and then edit and upload them with some text, that's what is getting away from me at the moment, I'm sorry. Forgive me?? ;)

Here's another card I made for my friend's birthday. Can you believe I still have not handed her gift over to her yet. We are both a wee bit too busy at the moment. I'm having problems firming up any plans right at this moment as my dear ol' baby sister is due to have bubs #2 any moment now (she's officially due on Thursday, 24th) and I'm on standby for looking after bubba #1 when she and her hubs go into labour. My goal whilst I have Cameron to myself, is to get his wee cute self to say Auntie!! He's almost 19mths old now and has mastered several other words, including Elmo, so I reckon being able to address is other most favourite person, ie Auntie Michey, by her title is next on the list. Wish me luck.

When I made these cards for my friend, I wanted them to all be different, some girly-girl, some more manly ones, some birthday, some thank you and some for whatever she wanted to use em for.

This is one of the more girly-girl ones and is probably suitable for just any ol' occasion, though I think it qualifies as a birthday card too.

I've grabbed a piece of my beloved BG Porcelain paper and simply matted it onto some SU Blush Blossom card. Used a PTI mat stack die to cut the sentiment panel and then stamped it with both SU Blush Blossom (floral pattern) and PTI Sweet Blush inks. Some reinker used to "re-dye" my white taffeta ribbon into Blush Blossom and a couple of Kaisercraft rhinestones and I was done.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Mine's been great - though I've watched more sport on the telly these past few days than I have all year so far!! Watching the mighty Maroons stomp all over the Blues on Wednesday night (Yay!! 5 in a row for Qld), then the V8's were on yesterday, followed by the Wallabies in the early evening and then I just had to stay up and cheer for the Socceroos in their redeeming game against Ghana in the World Cup last night. Wowsers!! I'm not usually one who generally watches a lot of sport, especially on TV, but it seems that there's a fair bit on right now. And Wimbeldon is just around the corner, sheesh. I can see lots of crafting and colouring happening in front of the telly in my near future. :)

Catch ya again soon. xxxx Michey xxxx

Stamps: SU Vintage Vogue, PTI Signature Greetings
Ink: SU Blush Blossom, PTI Sweet Blush
Cardstock/Paper: SU Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Basic Grey Porcelain 6x6 pad
Others: PTI Mat Stack 1 die, SU Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon dyed with Blush Blossom reinker, Kaisercraft Rhinestones


Wowsers....really....it's been a month??!!

You've all been soooooo patiently waiting there in the background whilst I go on an unannounced mini-break from blogging!!

Sorry bleeps, it wasn't my intention to ignore you for so long, I'm still in shock that its been a month since I've blogged, wow!!

Anyway, I have been creating quietly in the background. Part of my reason for not being here is that the boss is away at work so I am on go-slow....took a week off myself and rested and relaxed and it was good. We only have 1-2 clinics each week at the moment instead of the usual 9 I have to wade through. I also managed to get a bit of a shocker of a head cold there at the end of my time off and that left me feeling a wee bit blurgh!! Plus our internet was down for just over a week at home!! I didn't think I would survive it, but somehow I did.

Anyways, I do have a card to show. A dear friend has recently had a significant birthday and as part of her gift I made her a collection of cards to use. Sadly I was still a little under the weather and couldn't make it to her party, and haven't been able to organise a time to give her her pressie.....so I'll post a few pics of the cards I made as the gift but leave her birthday card until I know that she has it in her hands. :)
I was desperate to use a few of my new stamp sets, so what you'll find in the following posts are several cards that all use a different set and different papers. I tried not to repeat myself with any of them.

I love, love, love this new set by PTI. So easy to whip up gorgeous "more masculine" themed cards in next to no time.

I've stamped the clouds directly onto the Kraft die. There is a matching die for the balloons but I chose to cut this out by hand and used dimensionals to give it some 'lift'. Stamp the sentiment, add a bit of my favorite new embellie (PTI Twine) and a button and the card was virtually done.

I think that's it for now. Will try and make it back tomorrow with another card to share. :)
Hope you are all well.
Hugs, Michey xxx

Images: PTI Up, Up and Away
Paper/Cardstock: SU Kraft, SU Whisper White, Textured Cream (Riot!)
Inks: SU Blue Bayou, SU Real Red, Memento Rich Cocoa
Other: SU Top Note Die, PTI Cream Twine; PTI Button Enchanted Evening