Monday, October 24, 2011

Recent Birthday Cards

I don't know if other card makers are the make up a whole batch of cards which you like at the time, but when it comes around to someone's birthday you almost feel guilty giving one of 'those old cards' and end up making a new one, despite being pushed for time!
Well, here are some of the 'made quickly' cards that are usually, in my eyes, winners!

This card was created for my dear friendy, Jools, who attends my monthly card making and scrapbooking workshops. Jools invited a whole bunch of us to our usual haunt, Maxi's at Jacaranda Centre for her Birthday Lunch. So, seeing as it was a lunch get together, I had the morning to throw a card together. Cheeky, hey!! As I often do, I opened one of the folders where I had stored pics of cards I've seen on various blogs that inspire me. As usual, the card looks nothing like the original, which is just as well, as I wouldn't want to be yelled at for copying!!

The Cuttlebug background is the freebie I got in my recently purchased second Cuttlebug. (As my current one goes through quite a lot in classes, I'm scared it's on its last legs, so need a back-up one!) The Scrapbook paper is from Creative Memories. The flourish is a Mariaan Design and the square is a Cuttlebug Vintage die. The 3D flower is from one of the Dutch pages I got from Margo.

This purple card was originally a FunDay Challenge, where we were given a cardmap to follow. As I did it in the hour before the goils arrived, it wasn't one of my best (should've had more bling & 3D!) and certainly didn't shape in the competition voting! Nonetheless, I added birthday wording afterwards and it became my sister, Kelly's card on the 8th October. Kel loved it! It's still sitting on our fridge for us all to squizz at.

This card was made for Muz (as we affectionately call Kel's son, Murray!) He turned 13 last Friday and I was frantically looking for a pic to colour that was 'boyish'. I decided that this one was sweet, depicting that that he's at the age when he's between cars - too old for a pull-car and too young for a real one! I love the primary colours that are somewhat muted in this card. It was also inspired by something I'd seen on a blog, but definitely nothing like it! Thanks to all who share their cards, as I am doing...the inspiration sure helps!
I must just mention that Kel wanted to draw in a nose and mouth on this little guy...she can't believe we would use images that don't have real faces. Hmmm...just wait till I show you some Tilda cards, Kelly!!! lol

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Hi Dale, I saw your connection via Linda's (Carrots Crafters) blog (I helped her set up her blog), and it's so good to see another card maker in Pretoria in blogland!! You make super cards!