One of my aunts turned 50 this year and she got this glittery golden card! I know she likes gold and pearls so I think it fit her pretty well. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the party so I never got to see how it was received.
My youngest cousin turns 4 tomorrow and I was invited to a birthday party today. I made him this card to go with the gift and he liked it (maybe a superhero card would have been more interesting, but I had no inspiration for that yesterday ;-) )
My brother’s girlfriend got a quick look at the card and said “What a cute rhino!” and Lukas quickly replied with “It’s a hippo!” and then he opened the card and asked my mum to read the inside. He usually just rip off the wrapping and ignore the cards so I was very surprised that he wanted to hear the inside too! I’ll have to write something nice next time I think.
Basic cardstock, white
DCVW – Cardstock stack neutrals
Echo Park – Bundle of joy
Basic Grey – Mini alpha stickers
Lawn Fawn – Year four (hippo birdie) clear stamps
Spellbinders – Nestabilities Labels 4
Pro- and flexmarkers by Letraset
Noname ink pad and Brilliance
This year we continued with our Christmas calendar tradition and I had to make some of the gifts myself, I do love crafting after all!
These are the things I made:
Olive oil flavored with rosemary, garlic and chili.
Heart shaped frames from IKEA pimped with some red glitter.
Large wine glasses with measures for a good day, bad day and a don’t even ask kind of day.
Frosted candle holders with stars and snow flakes
It’s been a quite crafty weekend I must admit. I made three cards using up a lot of time, as usual! I often find myself spending most of the time just figuring out what to do and what paper or stamp to use. This weekend I found a layout I liked a lot and thought would be fun to make a card of. It took me several hours to come up with something following the sketch! So while pondering I made two other cards, one of them for my brother as his birthday is tomorrow!
I’ll just write the challenges used above each card to make it a bit easier to read.
Seize the birthday – anything goes with the option to use washi, which I did not do. I did however get to use my new hexagon die jenandtricks got me from UK! <3
The paper used is a mixture of some scraps, don’t rememeber the brandexcept for the brown (Echo Park) and the glittery one (DCVW). I cut out the letters using my Memory Box alphabet dies, which I love!
For this card I was inspired by Mojo Monday #369 – layout, Passion for promarkers #271 – add some sparkle. I love promarkers #243 – three of a kind. Once I saw the sketch I got an idea for the card. The papers are from Basic Grey – Persimon and First Edition – New Leaf.
And for this happy card; Veckans skiss # 38 – layout. I colored the stamp from Some odd girl and messed with colors on the cardstock. Punched some red and pink hearts from my scraps and I even got to use my new pearl mists I found on a sale, woho!
My brother’s girlfriend turned 25 this weekend and I made her a card. I also made a tag-cover thing for my gift, a few items from the body shop for her to use. She is pregnant and I thought she should use some time to care for herself once in a while before the baby comes.
For her birthday card I used white and pastels with some light grey. Her favourite colors are white and any pastel color. The layout was inspired by last week’s mojo monday challenge. Posted this a bit late so I didn’t participate, loved the sketch tho!
The tag/cover thingy (can’t find a good word for it) was inspired by this week’s colorQ challenge #263 and the previous sketch at Freshly made sketches (too late again to join the challenge). So clean and simple but it felt empty so I added a ribbon, tag and a colored stamp. She loved it!
My handwriting is usually quite bad and or ugly but this time I even amazed myself, I really loved the color combination too!
My mom was cleaning a crystal chandelier before the party, that’s why there are prisms in the background, hehe.