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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Brioni's Birthday

My third 'catch-up' post for today!
I have to say, this could be one of my top cards this year :) It was my sister's birthday this June, and obviously she expects the best of my cards, so I put a lot of effort in, I think it paid off!

Hmm... Not sure how much good the photo gives it, but I'm sure you can believe me! So I used a cream card with the cake stand being gold paper. I used up loads of checked paper I had lying around, so I think this may qualify for The Playground (I know, it's been WAY too long!). I did the cakes with plain paper, so that it fits more-or-less with the cupcake case (ie not just a small dome, more of a dome with a bit sticking out the bottom! I then cut out the cases and stuck them on top, and then arranged them on the cake stand. I added a small dot of plain glitter-glue on the top of each... the cherry on the cake :)
So it seems quite simple writing it down now, but I assure you, it took TOO long!

Raveena's Birthday

Card number 2 for today then!
OK, I'm sensing that I could get in trouble a little for this one, as the dress obviously wasn't my creation, but Lucy Cromwell's Papermania range. But the problem was that I didn't have very much time for this one, and nor did I have very much cash, especially as I'm saving up for a sneaky little trip to Rome this summer with my sister, brother and cousin! So, instead I made something that looked a lot like Lucy's creation!

So I used a plain, light pink card, with a darker pink piece on top, I did the border with 0.5cm width strips of silver card, with a little jewel at each corner. To make the dress, I got myself a wallpaper sample and photocopied it so it wasn't so hard to fold, and used the sections with pattern on them. I cut out the pleats slightly bigger, so I could fold over the edges to make it look more like one piece of paper folded up, and just stuck a small, light pink ribbon around the waist! 

Thank You Card

Revision and exams seem to be taking over my life at the moment, and although I've found time to still make a few, I haven't been up to scratch on posting about my cards recently! I think I should get myself up-to-date otherwise I'll never post them!
This one's a very simple one, and to be quite honest I wasn't greatly pleased with it, but my Mum said it was lovely(?!)
A few weeks back I went on a weekend trip to Denmark, just me and my parents, leaving early Saturday and coming back on the Monday morning (just in time for school! :/ ). We were staying with friends of ours and I've never been to Denmark before, but I would recommend it, it is very lovely, and very quiet!
I thought I'd make a nice Jubilee themed card and used some papers that came with my Creativity magazine! I think the card is pretty self-explanatory... I cut out 8 triangles from the papers and stuck them onto the card, joining it up with some red ribbon, simple!