Monday, 7 November 2011

Happy Birthday Sis...

Hi Everyone. I hope you had a good weekend? Yesterday was Joanne's (my Sister) Birthday. And here is the card I made for here...
It was an adaptation from a beautiful card that my Mum received for her Birthday back in September from Mrs Harrison (Pat)..Last week we received a delivery of the new Quilling Punches from EK Success and I was dying to give them a go, so using them on Joanne's card was the perfect opportunity to get them out of the packaging and have a play.I punched one of the designs out of Black and White card stock alternating the colours on each flower just to give a bit of diversity to the flowers... Take a look at this simple video to see how you can create effective flowers with these Punches.
I put the flowers to one side whilst I prepared my base card.I cut out some shapes using the Go Kreate Die XXL Square Frilly Frame #3 and matt and layered them together.Next, I cut out one of the Butterfly images from the Spellbinders Grand Dies Wonderful Wings FL-006. Although these are classed as Grand Die's, each image will fit through the Cuttlebug,Big Shot or Vagabond Machines quite comfortably as well as the Grand Calibur Machine..This was then added to my base card to which I had added the Go Kreate matt and layer and a Peel Off Sentiment..I then added my Quilled flowers.. I guess you can't go wrong with a Monochromatic card, but I felt that it needed just a little something extra to finish it off..Along with the new EK Success Quilling Punches we received the NEW Garland Punches and also the Layering Punches. Take a look at the videos to see these new products in action and with the Layering Punches how you get 3 Punches for the price of one!!So, once my Butterflies were punched out,I gave them a little bit of dimensionbefore attaching them to my project,which really finished it off for me!...
As for Joanne's Birthday present! You may recall last year I got her some Cinema tickets for the Harry Potter film and made it as part of her card. Well, if it ain't broke...So I did something similar this year. But this time for the new Twilight Film, Breaking Dawn pt1.. I have had this idea for ages; as soon as I saw the Immortal Love papers stack from DCWV. The papers in this stack were just made for this film.So, I cut a couple of the sheets down to size and made an easel card with them, printing her Cinema information inside...When I spoke to her on her Birthday she asked my where I had got it from! "Got it from"!! I made it!! Cheek of it!!And for all you Holly fans out there.. Here is the card that she sent Joanne... Yep, she knows how to lay on the cuteness! And is certainly growing up fast. She has now had all of her injections and a full M.O.T and is now allowed out into the big wide world!!
Anyway, thanks for checking us out and see you soon.


  1. Oh my, the B&W card is sooooooo elegant Andy and the ticket card is stunning. Those PPs were just made for this project.

    Now who couldn't be impressed with Holly's card...she is such a cutie.

    Hope Joanne had a wonderful birthday.

    Thank you Andy for your very kind thought on Saturday - I love the 'iced spruce'.

    Toni xx

  2. Love the Twilight idea and that paper is perfect, take care and have a great weekend.