Saturday, 13 September 2008

Bubbly Funk Birthday cards

Even more lovely hand crafted cards to show, this time from my friends on the Bubbly Funk Birthday list.
Ann used a lovely bright background, Ali sent a pot of flowers and Maxine used iris folding.
Tracy used spirelli and dry embossing, Janice sent a felt heart and Tracey a mini aperture card.Karen stamped and coloured, Beth sent flowers and Kaz a lovely pink button.Carol made a tag card and Kathy sent lots of flowers in pots.

Thank you so much for all your hard work. The cards have only been taken out of the lounge window this morning. they will all go into my craft room now for inspiration in the future.

Stamping Mad Birthday cards

These are the cards I recieved from my friends on the Stamping Mad forum Birthday list.

This first one from Keren has 4 panels but was difficult to photograph fully open.
Annie gave a pile of pressies, Santtu a coloured backer and Wendy sent flowers. Caz coloured the initial, Ruth sent the cake and Lynn sent flowers.
Trixie used butterflies and the girl in bonnet is from Megan.

Thank you so much for all your cards.

Sallie's Cards

My daughter, Sallie, is well into cardmaking now and always makes cards for the family.
These are the ones she made for my birthday and our wedding anniversary last month.

The pink hearts card is one that Mick asked her to make for him to send to me for my birthday. Not sure that he's paid her for it yet!

Monday, 8 September 2008

Faith's birthday card

I made this card as soon as we came home from holiday as Faith's birthday is in the 2nd week of september.
The image is a stamp from from Paper Nation which has been coloured using polychromos and sansodor. It has been layered up onto lilac card and then onto pink cardstock. Faith's 2 favourite colours. I added a pink organza ribbon to make it even more 'girly' for her. The 'F' and '7' have been cut with my Cuttlebug and the other letters are peel-offs as is the greeting.

Back Home

We've just come back from 2 weeks in Tenerife where we have a timeshare apartment. Sallie met us there for the first week, she travelled from East Midlands while we flew from Birmingham.

We don't normally take many photos as we go there most years just to relax and lie by the pool in the sun.

This year however as we came out of the shopping centre one night we heard music and came across an acrobatic troope performing in the square.

This person managed to keep the pot balanced for what seemed like ages as he tossed it around on his head, shoulders and back.

The strength and balance of this man was amazing as he was handed chair after chair to balance on each other before doing incredible stunts at the top.

We took a walk one day and found a new shopping centre which has a water display with fountains. It was advertised as having a water and light display so we went along on our last night to have a look and were not disapointed.

There was music playing and the coloured lights and water seemed to perform in time to it. Very loud and very colourful and certainly worth a visit when we go back another year. Finally a couple of pics of the 2 of us by the water.