Monday, October 18, 2010

A Birthday and a Wedding

Did you have a good weekend?  We didn't get up to anything exciting/interesting here, but did manage to do a few odd jobs such as bringing in the indoor plants that go our onto the patio for a Summer Holiday.  I really need to go out and fleece up the cordylines and palms that have just recovered from the battering last Winter gave them (we forgot to give them a fleecy blanket till it was a bit late!
We bought another set of ladders for our increasing collection as there was a piece of the ceiling over the stairs - it was only about 12x 24" that hubby couldn't reach form the set of multi-way ladders we'd already bought.  Mind you, I did say that next time the ceiling needs painting we get someone in to do it - I was a nervous wreck as even  balancing on these "proper" ladders seemed very dicey to me.
I told you it wasn't an exciting weekend hehe!
I did get loads of crafting done though, and have almost cleared my to-do list (at least for a while!).
But first for today I'm catching up as I made this one last week.  Alpha, the young Senegalese boy we sponsor through World Vision (please consider doing something like this if you possibly can, it makes such a difference to the lives of everyone in that child's village) has a birthday soon and as he's completely football mad I made this card for him
It's a variation on a card I made for Crafty Templates a couple of months ago using one of Leo's bunting templates.  Here I've added stars and alphabet stickers to the bunting and changed the wording to a simple Happy Birthday.  I've added a corner flag and a QK football to fill in the empty bits.  Wording and white lines/circle are cut using my Craft Robo.

Next is one of the weekend's crafting projects, something to tick off the to-do list
 I've been working on a couple of commissioned cards an this wedding card is the first of them.
I just adore this GCD 8x8 paper pad and can't stop using it!  
The papers are so lush!  Some are flocked, some are shimmery (like the dotty paper here) and they are all slightly textured, double sided and just gorgeous!
I used:
 Paris Nights Papers (GCD), Nesties Labels 9 die
Silk and feather flower and satin ribbon (John Lewis), Cream cotton lace, plain dark red brads covered with Burgundy Stickles,
Coiled roses: cream and black ones made with same paper, red version made with 
flocked paper (from stash)
Right, now I'm going to go and get the washing out of the machine before I forget, and do a few other housewifely chores.  If I get them all out of the way, I might even be able to start my next DCM card this afternoon - which as DCM day is Friday, and today is only Monday would be a bit of a shock all round!

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Kaz said...

I'm glad I was sitting down when I read you may do your DCM today Kathy!!!

Fab cards and I love that wedding one. It's soooo classy xxx

Karen said...

What??? DCM today??? you coming down with something my lovely???hee hee

Lovely card for Alpha & that wedding card is totally lush! xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Kathy. I am sure the little boy will love the football one...x

Gez said...

Amazing cards Kathy. Your Wedding card is a stunner. Did I read something about housewifely chores? the screen went fuzzy!!
Have a good week. Gez ♥

Janice said...

a lovely wedding anniversary card there, love the deep red colour.

The football card looks really funky and I'm sure will be much appreciated.

Angelnorth said...

Fab cards, I'm sure Alpha loves getting his gootball card each year and your wedding one looks really classy!

Lynda said...

You go to the top of the class for organisation this week lol. Two absolutely fabulous cards there!

Love Lynda xxx

Mandi said...

Both stunning cards
Love the bunting on the first and the roses on the wedding
Both fabulous

mandi xx
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Hazel said...

What a gorgeous wedding card - so rich looking (my bridesmaids' dresses were that burgundy colour) - and the football card is just right for a boy fan x

Kalyber said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I've been following yours for a long time and really like your work.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. I would take your clouds ANY day!

These cards are stunning. I don't make cards, but if I did, I know I could never make anything this lovely. The one with the flowers is over the top beautiful!!