On Alyssa's 16th birthday I made her a Hello Kitty card- One big Accordian card with 16 Hello Kitty pockets, each with a gift of cash. I used a sizzix die to do the kitty but it still seemed to take forever as each one had to be cut out 3 times to do the different layers! I got some strange looks in car parks as I had to do it between appointments. Still, it was worth it. When I need to do Shenay's I think i'll begin earlier.
Friday, 11 September 2009
A card for the guys. I used distress inks to stamp the circle design then watered down and rubbed it it. I then added another but left it to dry, Stamped the little boy fishing on to a scap of inked card and mounted it on gold. Inspirational rub ons and a gem finished it off.
I picked up some old photo albums from a bootfair, it seemed such a pity to leave them there! Because there is no sentimental attachment to them I distressed this one and used it on this card, the background is made up of inking and stamping. I think it is a lovely way to make use of otherwise unwanted photos. They would otherwise end up in the bin so this way they will bring pleasure to people.
While in Capetown I wrote my family's names in the sand at Bloubergstrand, Table mountain in the background and took these photos to show them that I was still thinking about them even though I was miles away. I was not looking at the sea and suddenly got caught by a "rogue" wave! Not pleasant, but it made for a good layout.