Wednesday, 18 May 2011

65th Birthday Card

Morning Everyone, 

I have had a great weekend, celebrating my father in law's 65th birthday. 

So the card I am showing you, is the card I made for him.

The card is a Bookatrix style card created using white and blue as the theme. 
The edges of the book pages are edged in silver peel offs, and the center of the book is finished with a blue ribbon and bow. 
The image is a Popcorn the bear celebrations stamp set, which has been stamped with Momento ink and coloured in using promarker pens. 
The wording "Happy 65th Birthday" has been created using the Cricut Expression machine and two cartridges. 
The card was presented in a box with the word DAD on it and finished with a bow and blue ribbon (the same as what was on the card.)
To finish the card I created a stand that the card could sit on. 

The Card 
The Side of the Card
The Image
The Box

  The Box and Card.

The Ingredients 
4X White A4 Card Stock (2x Card and 2x Box)
2x Blue A4 Card STOCK (1x Card and 1 Wording)
Blue Ribbon
Popcorn Bear Celebration stamp
Momento Ink Pad
Promarker Pens - Sandstone, Lime Green, Ivory, Burgundy, Pastel Blue, Cocoa
Silver Peel Offs 
Clear Glitter Pens 

Well that's it for today. I hope you like the card and any comments are greatly appreciated. 

Monday, 9 May 2011

New Owner

Well, No cards for me at the moment, but will be two later on in the week. 

Well now for the reason behind this post, I am now a new owner of a Cricut Expression Machine, I have the Create machine, and for about the last 6 months I have said I wanted an Expression, my hubby has gone to buy me one on more then one occasion but because of the price of it, I was put of, then I heard that Provo Craft are releasing the Expression 2 in the UK next month, now I was very tempted, but thought about it, and decided to wait for at least a year before I got the new model, reason behind this, is I have been on hundreds of American Blogs and noticed that the machine had a few minor technical faults, that needed updates to be done to it (it is all electronic and touch screen) so after many long talks with my husband (bless him) I decided to wait a little while let all the bugs off the expression 2 get sorted and then up grade in maybe a years time.
BUT I am over the moon, now I just need to wait for the postman to come and deliver it, hopefully tomorrow, but it best not come till I have been and got my car MOT done.

Well thanks for reading and like I said I will now go and get on with them cards for you which I will get up on here as soon as possible.

Kelly x