Thursday, November 04, 2010

Bah Humbug and some Baby Love!

I'm not sure why, but since I started making cards I've tried to make something a bit different for my favourite cousin - it's probably because he always puts so much thought and effort into finding the "right" card (usually humorous) for everyone else.  So over the last few years there have been cards featuring pizzas, jaffa cakes, archery (he's given that up now though), and Doc Marten boots.  He pretty much always takes the day off work and spends the day doing as little as possible and ignoring the whole birthday rigmarole as much as he can - can't understand it myself, but he's never liked birthdays!  So that's the sentiment I've gone with this year for his card
 Papers BG Periphery, green/brown ribbon from stash, faux brads
character cut with oval punch, fibres for hair, tiny googly eyes

We welcomed a new addition to our family recently when another of my cousins and his wife celebrated the birth of their first child.  I made another easel card, they are such fun to make, but aren't they a nightmare to photograph?  I probably didn't make it any easier by suing the soft pearlescent "Satrdream" card to make it with.
 The pram is made using a punched circle with a section cut away for the body, punched circles and flowers for the wheels. It's trimmed with lace, satin ric-rac and silver brads.
I cropped and resized a photo which I then cut out with a circle punch to add to the hidden section of the tag.
Also used:
Wide gingham ribbon, satin ribbon, buttons
MS border punch, Nesties scalloped circle dies, Cuttlebug tiny hearts embossing folder
various plain circle punches, small daisy punch
"congratulations" and flower centres are cut with the Craft Robo

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Kaz said...

I love your cousin's card Kathy - brilliant! And the baby card is so cute xx

Lynda said...

That birthday card is fab Kathy - love the little chappie hiding away and how many times do we hear that saying these days! Your baby card is stunning too and so so pretty. Love all the flowers and buttons and that lacy edging on the pram. Just beautiful!

Love Lynda xxx

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

that birthday card is AWESOME!!! I LOVE it :-)

Karen said...

I guess in his own way your cousin DOES celebrate his birthday doesn't he? Brilliant card for him and your new baby card is gorgeous XXX

Kalyber said...

what a brilliant way to use scraps. Your cousin is a lucky man.

Gez said...

Stunning cards Kathy..xx

Debs said...

Fab cards Kathy - the New Baby card is stunning!!!
Take care
Debs xx

lisa said...

Your Cousins card is great Kathy, very apt!!
Fancy not doing birthdays. I ignore the age bit now but definitely do the pressies and cake!!!
Good luck with your study decorating, I don't envy you one bit. I hate decorating but love the finished result!!
Hugs Lisax

Kath said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy. i bet your cousi loved his, and the baby card is just beautiful.

Jules said...

Hi Kathy

Great makes.

I love your first one very much .. I bet it will go down a treat with your cousin.

You are right .. .. easel cards are a pain to photograph and I often wonder whether non-crafting people receiving them know how to stand them up LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Angelnorth said...

These are fab! Lov ethe duvet day card for your cousin and the baby card has such lovely details, fab stuff!