Friday, 5 February 2016

Recent Birthday Cards

December and January are busy months as most of my family have birthdays then (myself included) and several friends too!  Not forgetting Christmas of course.  The reason I started making cards in the first place was the lack of good cards in the shops at the very time I needed plenty as the card shops seemed to assume nobody ever has a birthday near Christmas...

An easel card for Mother-in-Law's 90th birthday

This was for one of my sisters' 50th birthday; she's a brilliant knitter.  I cut a circle from card and wound it with a lovely cerise bouclĂ© yarn and made the knitting needles from kebab sticks and buttons

I made two similar cards as two photographers had birthdays in January.  The camera is made from silver and black card, I made my own templates for it from looking at pictures of vintage cameras.

And last but not least a bouquet of flowers for my own lovely Mum's birthday

A proud moment - my first Design Team appointment

I'm delighted to announce that I have been selected as one of the Design Team for Fiskarettes UK for the next four months.  I'm so excited!  My very first DT!  I shall be working with some fabulous Fiskars products and some very talented people.

Valentine's Earrings

My first published project is this pair of shrink plastic earrings for Valentines Day, which were great fun to make with a heart punch, a pink Promarker and and a background stamp.  All finished off with some Swarokvski crystals for a bit of sparkle!