Monday, October 24, 2016

18th Birthday

Oh My!  It was black dark when I waved OH off to work this morning!  I was sure the last time he left at 7am it wasn't so dark - then I realised that for various reasons its a full two weeks since he headed off so early - quite a change in that time. I think it's not so much the cold of winter that depresses me, but the lack of daylight hours.
Most of the trees around here are still hanging on to their leaves - but there's a lot of Autumnal colour changes going on.  Back on October 5th I shared a photo of the tree I track the year by, I took another photo yesterday and I'll pop that at the end of the post to show how its looking now.

With my hols are over, and before I get really stuck in to Cword stuff, I thought I'd look back and see what I've missed out on blogging over the last few weeks.  So today I've a couple of things to share, a birthday card and a gift card wallet both with a musical theme.
 I've used various colours of Bazzill card, silver card and some
 Glitter card to make this one.
The background piece was stencilled with stars using black ink and silver paint
Lots of die cutting (HAPPY, 'th' 'birthday', the trumpet and the large  stars)
Silhouette cutting ('18', 'LUKE' and musical notes)
Some of these were cut several times and layered for dimension
The numerals were also glittered and coated with Glossy Accents

The Gift card wallet has the same red, black white and silver colour palette
There's an embossed 'happy birthday' upper layer
The  musical notes are all Silhouette-cut
it fastens with Bakers' twine

That's it for this time, except for the tree photo - good job I took it yesterday when the sun was shining on it, as today is a bit gloomy!  You can see how it looked last time HERE

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Karin van eijk said...

fantastic and gorgeous card Kathy
Gr Karin

Tracy Welham said...

Great card and a fabulous layout. Can't believe how much that tree has change, the colours do look pretty though. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy the card and the gift wallet are gorgeous. I love the musical theme I know quite a few people who would love a card like this. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning card and i have noticed the dark mornings too. Its still warm for the time of year so no complaints there.

Andree said...

A fabulous card and gift wallet Kathy. The strong colourway and musical elements look wonderful xx

Avril Watson said...

Fantastic card, Kathy, and need to agree with you about the dark mornings, nothing worse..hugs xxx

Cathy Clowes said...

Stunning card and gift wallet Kathy. I love all the elements you have cut. It was so dark this morning, I find it really hard to get out of bed at the moment. Cathy x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Two wonderful cards today. Love the music theme