Monday, June 20, 2011

Mum's Birthday

Today is my Mum's 60th birthday. In order to make her a wonderful card, I spent at least an hour in my favourite crafty place picking out gorgeous papers & card, and sadly the photo hasn't come out with those colours shown in their true glory. Still, you can see my latest La-la Land Craft stamp. Marci with Rose. I think I may have a slight addiction to these beautiful stamps - they colour so beautifully.

For Mum's birthday I gave her a ticket to see Mary Poppins with me. I saw it a few weeks ago and Mum said she would have liked to see it too - so I'll see it again with her in three weeks. It's definitely one that's okay to see more than once! I made a little cardboard ticket holder that matched the card - far nicer than the standard Ticketek one advertising Amercian Express cards!

Here is the card:
and here is the matching ticket folder:

Entered into the following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Die cuts & Punches
Stamp Something - Something with Pretty Papers

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Fuzzy Wuzzy Card

Yup, it's still raining! I've taken advantage of the rain to create another card today - this one specifically in answer to the The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges current challenge - a recipe. This is the first time I've followed a recipe - and this one goes like this:

Three papers, 2 buttons and use the colour BLUE somewhere on your creation!

Of course as always you have to feature a furry critter of some kind.

So here it is.

The stamp is Kiki Puppy by C.C Designs and the buttons are from my stash of random spare buttons that you often find pinned or sewn into your new clothes. I figure I've never used one yet, so they are now relegated to the crafty supplies drawer instead of the "I'll pretend I could reattach the button if it fell off" drawer.

Long live the Queen!

Who doesn't love a day off? Even if it is cold and miserable outside, it's infinitely more fun than going to work - so I'd like to thank the Queen for allowing us to celebrate her birthday with a public holiday today. Which I've always wondered about, given that the Queen was actually born in April. So being the Google fan that I am, this morning I did some reading and found out the following:

It has long been customary to celebrate the Sovereign’s birthday publicly on a day during the summer, when better weather is more likely.

Since 1805, the Sovereign’s 'official' summer birthday has been marked by the Trooping the Colour ceremony, normally held on the second Saturday in June.

So, because the weather in the UK is better in June, Aussies get to celebrate in Winter. Still, I'm not complaining  - Happy official birthday Queen Liz! 

To thank the Queen for all her inspiration to little girls everywhere, who put on their 'pearls' and fancy hats and dream of growing up to be a princess - here is my card for today.

This card used my other new La-La Land Crafts stamp - Dress Up Marci. Isn't she divine? I coloured her with copics, using the green and purple from the pack as inspiration, and embellished with ribbon, lace and pearls. I bought the yellow butterfly paper a while ago and I think it goes lovely with the two different pink papers. These colours were inspired by the Lollipop Ladies Challenge - Rainbow Paddlepop Swirls.

Entered into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenges - Stamp Something
Paper Sundaes - Girly Girl
Totally Papercrafts - Summer
The Lollipop Ladies - Rainbow Paddlepop Swirls
The Crafty Pad - Just because you can