Monday, 24 November 2008

Picture Cards

I love adding the recipients picture to cards, I think nothing else personalises quite like it. It is my daughters birthday tomorrow and I cannot believe it but she is going to be 12!! We were looking through some photographs last week and I commented on a picture of her and how sweet and innocent she looked there, how I wished she would stay like that forever. Aimee looked at me and said "but you said I would be your little girl forever". Bless! I therefore decided that using the picture and wording for her birthday card would be perfect.

The wording reads "However big you grow... you will always be my little girl". The tree symbolises her growth and the hearts obviously my love.

All the layers of papers have been brushed with white acrylic paint.

Here is another picture card for an upcoming 40th birthday. I have also given you the sentiment circle in case you feel like being cruel, mwahahahaha..........

Karen x

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Flowers and more Flowers

That is what Lou wanted for the Sunday challenge on Dotties World today - along with at least one of the Charmed downloads of course. I decided to veer away from the cards for this week and decorate a paper mache frame.

I painted the frame in a cream acrylic paint.
The picture is meant to refer to the magic of chilhood and "make-believe". The "Hi" and "Believe" are not menat to read together (as one of my girls seemed to think). Henry Hare is saying hi to the girls and the "Believe" refers to the fact that they believe in him. This is a land where cats are blue and walk about proudly bearing bejwelled crowns after all! Henry Hare are carrying flowers and flowers also grow at the base of the picture. Both Henry Hare and Puss are from the Animal Magic Collection available at Charmed Cards & Crafts, as are the love birds sitting on the frame.
The pictures of the girls are from different years but I thought they both suited the theme.

I used We R Memory Keppers paper for the frame. The wording in the large yellow flower reads "Let the magic within last forever.......Believe........" A large Dovecraft Funky brads adorn the centre.

I covered a few plain chipboard pieces in Blazing Orange Liquid Beadz.

The branch is a plain Basic Grey Infuse chipboard piece covered in Cracklepaint.

I also used K&Co Margo Self-adhesive pearls and some Glitter blossoms from the new Lotus range.

Other items used are K&Co Wild Saffron Felt Flowers and butterflies, plus Dovecraft and Basic Grey brads.
Karen xx