Soccer Mad....again

Following on from my last post, the football card I made was really well received, which has led to a similar further request. This one is for an older lad, still Saints mad, so I tweaked the idea and came up with this....

Hopefully that one will be equally well received.

My long time friend has a birthday this week too. We met many years ago when our boys started school and have been friends ever since. He is what I made for her...

Hope she likes it too.

That's all for now

Football Mad Card

I was asked to make a card for a football mad 8 year old by the name of Riley. My brief was that he was a Saints (Southampton Football Club) fan, was especially interested in the Goalkeeper, and loved football.
He is what I came up with...

I chose a pull up card. Haven't done one of these cards for ages, but it was a really good shape to work with for this design. The goalpost and the footballer etc were files from the Silhouette store. The Pull up card was a template I made a cutting file for ages ago. The |Saints Club Badge came from Google, along with the shirt designs which I resized in Silhouette to fit my little men. Riley's birthday is still a few weeks away, but I hope he will like it. His Gran was thrilled to bits with it, so that's good.
'till next time...

A Long Time No See..

Wow, I didn't realise how long it has been since I blogged anything. I have lost my way with this a bit. Perhaps, although I have still been making things, I didn't think them important enough to share, I don't know. That has changed now.

A couple few weeks ago we had some very good news. My Daughter's Partner of 4 years asked my Husband if he could marry Jenny. Dead old fashioned I know, but really lovely and thoughtful. Of course blessing was given immediately. We both think the world of John and he has felt one of our family for a long time now. We had to keep this secret from my Daughter for 6 WHOLE WEEKS!!!
I got to help John choose a ring, which was lovely, but the engagement was a surprise for Jenny for their fourth anniversary, which just happened to me on  both my Son's and My birthday. Our family is rubbish at spreading celebrations around as not only are our birthdays the same but also my Son's Partner and my Husband share a birthday!

The engaged couple have jumped straight into making plans and the first thing they wanted was cards to ask their intended Bridemaids and Groomsmen if they were up for the task. These are based on ideas they saw on Pinterest.
I also made them this frame to celebrate the day. They love gaming, in the traditional sense, so this seemed appropriate.

I will try to be a more attentive blogger....

A Special Commission

I have been asked to help out with a couple of cards for someone special. This special lady is about to have her 102nd birthday...yes 102nd!!!

Just imagine what changes she has seen in her lifetime!

With the onset of age it is perhaps not at all surprising that her eyesight is not what it once was, so my brief was NO PASTELS, favourite colour blue....

I have enjoyed creating these cards because the brief of NO PASTELS has forced me to use colours that I perhaps wouldn't normally have turned to. I quite like the results and I very much hope that she can see the details well enough to like them too.


June is so busy....

We seem to have way too many birthdays etc in June for our family....I struggle to keep up really.
This post is for My Husbands Birthday and also his great nephew's birthday.
This is the card for Kevin's birthday. I usually theme the card to match in with the present, but this year he is having a new wedding ring as the original is too small, and a bread-making cookery course. Neither of which lent themselves too readily to a card I hope he will like this one. Made using Stampin Up wood planks embossing folder which gives a really deep impression and also using their Nailed It stamp set and dies.

This card is for Thomas. The dog's face is decoupaged to give dimension. This is really a box card from Hunky Dory. I like the images used for the animals in the kit, but when made as intended the boxes are a bit underwhelming in my opinion, so I adapted it.
See you again soon!