Friday, July 31, 2015

Sending a Birthday Text!

Happy Friday Folks!

I want to share this card with you today.  It is my son's 17th Birthday today and this is the card I made for him.  As any typical guy his age, they live on their phones and constantly text, LOL!  I love this Mo Manning image and it was the first time I've inked this up!

Image is coloured with copic markers.  Male cards are always pretty simple as there really isn't too much one can do to "dress up" the card!  Paper is from BG Wander 6x6 pack, sentiment is Verve and the adhesive dots are Michaels.  I actually really love how this turned out and my son loved it too, especially what was inside it ($100 gift card)!!!

I'm off to take my dog for a run before the heat of the day sets in!  Then this afternoon will be spent enjoying some pool time with the kids.  It's going to be a hot weekend so we'll be heading off to the beach too - can't wait!!

Have a fabulous Friday everyone and thanks for stopping by!  Always great to see you here!  Have a fantastic weekend and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wedding Wishes

Hi there!

So I get to share with you the wedding card that I made for our friends whose wedding we attended in Ottawa back in June.  One of the many reasons I love making cards is that I am able to custom create my cards to any colour or theme that I wish.  For this, I used their wedding colours and added a burlap/lace border which they used as table runners at their reception.  

The stamp, which I absolutely adore, is a Tiddly Inks and coloured up with copic markers.  I created the sky & grass which reflected their outdoor wedding.

I decided to use an easel design as I wanted to incorporate flowers & a sentiment and this allowed me to do it perfectly!  I finished off by adding some twine and sequins - the shabby chic touch complete!

I custom made their envelope too using the SU! Envelope punch board.  I made a bellyband using the burlap/lace ribbon.  The sentiment is from SU!.

Some challenges I'm entering:-

Papertake Weekly - Product Theme (use lace)
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes/Bing (lace, image, sentiment)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek today.  Always love seeing you here!  It has been very hot these last few days so I'm taking advantage and being poolside.  Summer days always seem to go by so very quickly so I like to make the most of them whilst we can!

Until next time ... happy crafting!

Danielle x

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I'm back from Canada ... normal service to resume!!

Hi there!

My family and I went for a visit and wedding to Ottawa back in June.  We had a wonderful time, but with my eldest son returning to live there and finish off his final year of high school, we ended up having to stay on for an additional 3.5 weeks for him to complete a math course at summer school!  He successfully completed it and we are now back in Boston for the remainder of the summer!  He will return in a months time ... so lots of changes coming up for us as we stay in Boston and he embarks on a new life back in Ottawa.  I am very excited for him as this is something he desperately wants to do and hey, at some point one has to cut those apron strings!!  Lol!  I am extremely proud of him for taking such a huge step in his young life at 17!

Anyways, here is my card (sorry it's late) for the current Simply Create Too challenge "For a precious child".  I used a "new to me" stamp by Verve and created the moon using an embossed circle punched out.  The stars, paper, vellum, ribbon & sequins are all from my stash.

Here's the finished inside of the card too.  This was sent to a friend who recently had their first little baby boy.

I hope you get a chance to stop by and play in the latest challenge.  Thanks for stopping in today - your visits and comments are always greatly appreciated!  I have a lot of blog hopping and commenting to catch up on!  Have a wonderful day friends .... and happy crafting!  Until next time!

Danielle x


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