Sunday, December 3, 2017

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday

It's time to visit Mr Fixit's brother & his wife for their birthday and anniversary celebrations.

There will be cake and bubbly, and all sorts of goodies to eat - what a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

Birthday Card

Anniversary Card

Balloons Birthday Card


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

A happy occasion .....

My friend Joy needed a wedding card for her partner's niece, and she asked me if I could make one for her.

Handmade Wedding Card

Handmade Wedding Card - detail


We also had a belated family birthday catch-up for Mr Fixit's birthday, my birthday, niece Lauren's birthday, Lucas' & Archie's birthday - a lot of chocolate, cake & champagne for that one :)

 
here is the card I made for Mr Fixit's birthday - a new stamp (for me) from Kaszazz with the obligatory kindy glitz!

I already posted Archie's birthday card earlier, but here it is now to refresh your memory
1st Birthday Card

Here is the card I gave to Lauren

This card was a CraftMad swap card - it was in my box of goodies, just waiting for the perfect person to give it to :)

and here is the card I made for Lucas

3rd Birthday Card

This is a 3-D card made of multiple layers - graphics are by Janet Briggs from Crafts-U-Print.

Well, that's it from me for a little while :)

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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sympathy Cards .......

.... they are so hard to make some times.

The last two lots of sympathy card I made, I made two of each, thinking I will have some in reserve for later.

Well, later came quicker than expected.

A friend lost his Mum recently, she had been in ill health for a while, but it doesn't make it any easier.

As his mum was a bit of a quilter and crafter, I sent a pretty, colourful card

Sympathy Card

and for the second card, I sent this very subtle, almost understated one to an old high school friend, Alison & her sister, on the death of their Father.



Back to the crafting desk to make up some more cards for my stash.

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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Another sympathy card ......

A very dear friend lost her Mum the other day. 

I have known Kevina and her Mum since about 1964 - we lost touch for a little while during the 70's & 80's but thankfully, through Facebook we have reconnected again.


RIP Joan Franke (nee Brewster/Aldridge) or "Mrs B"


I went through my old photos and was most surprised that I couldn't find one of Kevina's Mum :(

but here is one of Kevina and Myself in about 1971


It is so nice to have a bit of history with one's friends :)

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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday Archie!

Mr Fixit's niece, Lauren's little boy Archie turned 1 - now I ask you, where has that time gone?

We had plans to go the 1st Birthday party, but illness got in the way.  Mr Fixit was struggling to get over the last little bit of the flu, and we thought it unwise to be around so many children (both for them and for us :) )

Here is a card I made which will be hand delivered the next time we see them.

1st Birthday Card

Graphics are by Poppymoon Design and were purchased from HungryJPEG

I am enjoying playing with software to create my cards, but I have missed my stamping - next lot of cards I make will be with my stamps :)

Stay tuned!


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, August 14, 2017

RIP my friend, Big Al

Sadly, I was in need of another sympathy card - a very dear friend passed away after having serious health issues for quite some time.

His wife's favourite colour is purple, so that is where I took my inspiration.

Sympathy Card


RIP Big Al, you will be missed!

I hope you are up there with Sue (left) - you look after her!


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy 15th Birthday Liam!

The nephew turned 15 recently - my goodness, where does the time go?

15th Minion Birthday

15th Minion Birthday-detail




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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Happy 21st Birthday Peter!

(oops, this was scheduled to go on 4/4/17, but I didn't do it right)  better late than never :)

Well, where did that time go?   It seems like only a few years ago, young Peter was born.





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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

One of my quilty friends celebrated her birthday in February :)

I made a card nice and early, but it sat in my handbag for a few days before I could put in the mail.

Ofcourse, I then had to wait until the card had arrived before I made this post - Cynthia reads my blogs and I didn't want to spoil the surprise  :)

Happy Birthday Cynthia


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Feeling Blue .... A Sympathy Card

Sadly, I was in need of yet another sympathy card.

My regular readers may remember my CraftMad friends and the retreat I went to in Queensland in 2014, well ..... our wonderful Hostess with the Mostess has lost her husband, Ron.


Ron was a wonderful man; he put up with all of us women nattering & crafting away :)  I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting him!   RIP Ron, no longer in pain.

Ofcourse, I had to make a card, and strangely enough, this card came together quickly and was almost an enjoyable process - I found myself smiling at the memories I have of him - such a strange feeling!  I think it was because I was making it for someone who I knew that would really appreciate and treasure a handmade card :)

Front

Details

mixing stamps

My heart goes out to Kaye and her family.


Items Used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Heartfelt Thanks, PaperCraft clear cling stamp 'sympathy'
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Bordering Blue, Night of Navy: white cardstock from Blue Edge Crafts
Inks:  StazOn Black Ink, Little Inker Dark Blue  and VersaMark Baby Blue
Embellishments:  Kindy Glitz, Black & White Ribbon



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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Cathy!

one of our closest friends had a birthday recently :) so I took the opportunity to have a play with some of the graphics I have been purchasing.

Watercolor Floral Birthday Card

Watercolor Floral Birthday Card

This card is made up of a combination of graphics from Creative Market and Design Cuts

Watercolor Sketch Lily by Spasibenko Art
Washi tape by Pattern Pop https://www.designcuts.com/product/washi-tape-frames-and-notes/



Linking with :
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC168 - One Layer Wonder



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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Celebrations

It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary last week :)


here is the card I made for hubby - I had a bit of fun making this one :)

Inside states: "that's nothing to snicker at"

The Snickers Wrapper style font was from Lettering Delights way back in 2014 :) took me all this time to have a proper play with it - now that I have, I can see a few things coming up in the future :)


I also had an opportunity to play with some other graphics I have purchased from Design Cuts, as part of the Complete Illustration Kit way back in April 2016 :)




This card is for my sister-in-law :)


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Joy!

My best friend Joy celebrated her 70th birthday during the week - but celebrations were put on hold as she came down with a bad cold - we waited until she was feeling a little better before catching up :)

You may have noticed from my photography blog that we go out a lot together with our cameras - Adelaide & Monarto Zoos are frequent destinations, as Joy loves the big cats!

Unfortunately, I don't have any lions or tiger stamps, so Penny Black Hedgehogs will have to do :)

Handmade Birthday Card - front

Handmade Birthday Card - camera theme

Out with the Old, and in with the new:  Old: spellbinder square dies,  New:  camera theme embossing folder


Items Used:
Stamp:  Penny Black – Party Time
Card Stock:  BlueEdge Crafts
Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black
Equipment:  Cuttlebug, embossing folders, Spellbinders Dies – Square
Embellishments:  Kindy Glitz, Copics, gems

Linking with:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - January Anything Goes
Cut it up challenge - #112 Out with the Old, in with the new  (oops, missed the deadline)
Dream Valley Challenge - #147 something new


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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