Thursday 8 November 2012

Birthday blogging

We've had a lovely day today - a nice steady morning of pressies and brunch, a trip to see the new Bond movie and then finished with a little "pre-nec planning" for my big birthday shopping trip tomorrow (having a birthday when the craft show is on is a bad idea for my wallet - and even worse for my husband!)  What better way than to end my celebration of entering my 40s than with a little light blogging so I have a couple of cards to share tonight........

First I had a play with the sketch from ISpy  and combining it with this months washi tape challenge at Paper Crafts

I wove a couple of Christmas washi tapes I picked up from paperchase onto some scrap card and then die cut, matted and layered it.  I cut a sentiment on the cameo to stick on the washi tape focal point then used some black and white ribbon over an embossed piece of cardstock and added a red wooden star (John Lewis).  I created a washi tape frame on the card base and mounted the embossed piece on top centrally.

For my second card I got a little time to play with my new release bundle from Waltzingmouse using their sketch this week. 

As cupcake craft are having a challenge this week using my favourite cardstock - kraft - I used that as my base card  I stamped one of the new big background images from this months release using SU red ink onto a scrap piece of kraft and stamped the adorable sentiment oval onto the same card with the same ink cutting with a nestie label and matted onto deep red card.  I used the same red card to cut the border strips (PTI die) and finished with some red gems on the border and in the sentiment and a little red and white twine bow.

Right time to grab a little sleep so we can get up and get an early start for Birmingham in the morning - need my strength for stash shopping ;-)


  1. adorable cards, luv the details...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  2. two pretty Christmas cards! love the die cut border and pretty stampings from your new WMS sets on your WMS sketch card!

  3. So glad to hear you had a fab day, Tara! And two really gorgeous cards too!

  4. New stamps HOORAY! And you showcased them so perfectly, Tara! Love the background stamped in this color scheme. The die cut edges and layered label are lovely with it!

  5. Wow Tara - these are both absolutely fabulous! Love the label on your first card and that pretty lacy border on your second. So pleased you had a good day. Enjoy the show!! Look forward to seeing your goodies!

  6. Tara, this is gorgeous - I'm itching to know, did you put the backgrounder on a block, or do it the upside down way like I do?? lol. It looks amazing on your card! Thank you so much for playing along with our sketch!

  7. Gorgeous card, thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  8. Look at me - late to the party as usual Tara! Sending belated birthday wishes and I must say it sounds like a lovely day. These are fantastic cards - I love the rich red and gold and I especially like the layout of the second. Just off to find out how you got on at the NEC... Vicky x

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