Birthday Card

Finally, I finished another project. My friends son is going to be 17 and she asked me to make a card for him. I do find it difficult to make a card for a boy... but this is what I came up with.

For obvious reasons I could not show the photographs I used. You can see on the inside left and right that I used tags, you only see the back of them, on the front I used pictures of him as a young child and one of how he looks now. The tags in the middle have space for her to write a message.

I used my favourite Tim Holtz die - Vintage Cabinet Card - to cut the front and back using my recycled card from my daily coffee. Then I used the bazzill kraft card to create the inside and decorated it with the Lost and Found papers. I embossed the heart and metal numbers with the Moonglow embossing powder... I love the deep red of this colour. I created pockets and used some stamps from Tim holtz to add some extra interest. I recently bought these stamps and I'm loving them!! I finished the card using some seam binding for closure.

I found this idea for the card on youtube, a tutorial from SplitCoastStampers. She used the Pink Paislee papers and a spellbinders die.

Before I end this post I want to thank everyone who has left comments... I so much appreciate it!

Wishing you a happy Bank Holiday... hopefully with some sunshine if we're lucky :)

Materials I used are
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers Die  - Vintage Cabinet Card (657217)
Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing Folder - Bingo & Patchwork
Tim Holz Idea-ology Paper - Lost and Found
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Vintage Photo
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection - Purely Random (CMS088)
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection - Mini Ornate (CMS064)
Tim Holtz visual Artistry cling stamps - Curious Possibility & The Journey
Bazzill Card Stock - Kraft
Lindys Stamp Gang Moonglow Two Toned Embossing Powder - Terra Cotta/Plum
Vintage Seam Binding - Nu Rust

Currugated card from my daily cappuccino

 You can find some of the materials here:
- Seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Lindys Stamp Gang, Tim Holtz from The Stampman


Finished Mandala Gift

I had to abandon the idea of the super ordinate position of the ego...
I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point -- namely, to the mid-point.
It became increasingly plain to me that the Mandala is the centre.
It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation...
I knew that in finding the Mandala as an expression of the self
I had attained what was for me the ultimate.

C. G. Jung. (Memories, Dreams, Reflections).

Thought I share the finished mandala with you that I painted for Christine.

I used for the first time Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolour Paints and I loved it. The frame is painted with Lumiere acrylic paint on top of a texture I created with texture paste. Most important of all she loved it :)


Altered CD

Wow, it's such a long time since I posted. What's happening here... well been busy with work... my brother came to visit... did not feel like crafting and blogging much... etc...etc...

I do have something to share. An altered CD I made for Christine. We did a sort of swap, actually, it was an extention of our first one ~smile~ because the Mandala I made for her was not finished when I sent her the (first) parcel. Anyway, we decided to make an altered cd for each other.

I enjoyed creating the CD... the circle is such a lovely shape to work with. Starting with tissue paper, crumbled and glued to the background with mod podge and coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Mist. I then fiddled around with my cropadile and some eyelets so that I could add some ribbon. My initial plan was to use beads but I did not like the result and removed them again.

I found some images on the www and collaged them onto a circle in my design program Coreldraw. I framed the circle with a scalloped circle I cut out with my nestability die using funky foam. A metal corner embellishment adds some interest :) I used some Graphic 45 colour core cardstock to add a circle on the back after I embossed it to add some texture to it. More images from the www and voila... the CD was finised.

Materials I used are
Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Lava Red
Core'dinations Graphic 45 - Core Impressions Timeless Collection
Craft Concepts Embossing Folder - Budding Vine
Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paind Dabber - Gold
Craft Planet Funky Foam - Tan
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circles Large S4-114
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Classic Scalloped Circles Large - S4-124
Metal Corner Embellishment

Images from www

Old CD
Tissue Paper
Black Satin Ribbon

 You can find some of the materials here:
- Metal Embellishment from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Spellbinders, Ranger Paintdabber, Cosmic Shimmer from The Stampman