Saturday, July 18, 2009

One for Birthday and One for a Best Friend

Luana's sleeping, Paul's been trying to figure out the Wii and is now watching footy, so that leaves me just to potter - don't you love lazy weekend days like this?! We have a long weekend here for this one; we had Show Day yesterday which was quite long (I'm glad it's only here once a year!) but a really good day. Luana's now at that age where she's really gets excited about things, but doesn't quite get the whole commercial aspect. I know that will come all too soon. Luana was lucky enough to have her face painted (twice! she rubbed the first one off):

This is the second one. The first was pink - of course! We also had the opportunity to go up in a helicopter for a quick ride. This was both Paul and Luana's first time in one and I'm not sure who was more excited! They even gave Luana little purple ear muffs to wear! We were lucky enough to see our house while we were up too:

It's in there! We live in a block of units.
Anyway, enough of our Show experience, onto a couple of the cards I have been making this week. I haven't had the time to play along with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch much lately, but made the time for this one - it's great! I thought it would be just the layout for a little girl's birthday coming up.
I've rotated the sketch, and moved the brads a bit...
The centre of the flower is from Time to Party - such a cool set! I used the retired 1/4" circle punch to punch out a 3 stamped and edged in Apricot Appeal and attached it with a bit of a dimensional to make it stand our a little bit more. The 1 3/8" circle punch fits the large circle just right! A little bit of Certainly Celery card punched with the scallop edge punch provided the grass (and linked in with the scallop circle flower!). The Almost Amethyst DSP is the retired Prints from last year. So Swirly was wheeled in the background, and the ice rhinestone brads finished the sketch - albeit down the bottom instead of the top.
As I adjusted the sketch a little bit, I thought I'd make another card that fit it better, this time using the latest Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Combo.
What great colours, but we don't have Rich Razzleberry (am SO hoping it will be released to us in a Mini or something - I think it's GORGEOUS and will be really disappointed if we miss out!), so I substituted Perfect Plum as another reddish-purple.

Quite a straight forward card, but I think we often forget about the versatility of wheels. Scatter Sunshine was wheeled in Baja Breeze and mounted in Perfect Plum. The greeting comes from Garden Whimsy, and I stamped the spiky flower from Simply Said across the diagonal for a bit of a background. A little bit of Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon and a couple of layered Baja Breeze felt flowers from Flower Fusion Too with pewter brads added the finishing touches.

Now, Luana's still sleeping, so I'm off to make some more cards!

Third Birthday Card
Stamps: Time to Party, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Card: Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Paper: Apricot Appeal Patterns, Almost Amethyst Prints (retired)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst
Other: 1/4" circle punch (retired), 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, scallop edge punch, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Ice Rhinestone brads

Best Friends Listen card
Stamps: Simply Said, Garden Whimsy, Scatter Sunshine Jumbo Wheel
Card: Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum
Other: Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, Flower Fusion Too, pewter brads


Mimi's Crafts & Critters said...

Very pretty! yes, we do seem to forget about wheels. Great job! Karen

Joan said...

Very pretty card!! I do forget to use the wheels! Will have to dig them out!

suzARTe said...

such an elegant card, the colours look lovely together. good to see another on board, I am from Sydney and take part in the SPCC challenge every week. as ususal have left mine till the last minute, will try and get it done tomorrow

luvmykids2662 said...

Your SPCC card it very nice. The little one at the opening of your blog is so cute! Love her cheeks.


Sue said...

What a delightful card!

Karen Giron said...

Beautiful cards! I really like your flower card with the ribbon stem. Super cute!

Stephanie said...

Great cards! Love them!

Stephanie said...

I love you cards! Great job!

~kelly marie~ said...

Congrats on your SPCC win! I love the card! So cute!