Well, today's plans have gone out the window - yesterday, we had a lovely walk (well, Andrew cycled, and Eleri scootered!) and we were planning to do it again this morning, but its bloomin' well raining. So I thought I would post a blog before getting the hoover out instead. We're going to the cinema to watch Tangled this afternoon.
This is the twisted easel card I made for Eleri's birthday. I've seen some gorgeous twisted easel cards around blogland, but I think mine needed a bit more in the corner of the base.
I've used an image called Maisy with Teddy from Di's Digi Downloads, coloured with Promarkers. I've die cut the mat with my Nellie Snellen die, and used an X-Cut border punch. The flowers are a new die I bought with some of my birthday money - they are smaller than I was expecting but I do like them, and am looking forward to making some handmade paper flowers using these dies, not just layering them up like I've done here.
I found a fab tutorial blog where I saw the idea of the birthday cake. The tutorial had candles with the cake, but I just did not have time to go to that much detail last week - I really want to give that a go sometime though. Here's a close-up of my cake embellishment (I was hoping to enter the Simon Says Stamp challenge - make your own embellishment - but I missed it - ah well!)
Eleri has always said she likes to have a badge on her card, so I made a badge as well. Just punched a couple of circles of card and glued them together, then covered with DP, added some punched flowers, and some peel offs saying Eleri is 6, and added a brooch pin at the back. Unfortunately I was a bit heavy handed with the glitter spray. Here's a close-up of the badge.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Do it with digi
One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday card with a cake on it
Digital Tuesday - Punches
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use a die cut
Top Tip Tuesday - Bling it on
Sketch and Stash - I followed the sketch but rotated it. I'm not sure if my entry will count though because I've changed the shape of the mat - apologies if you have to delete my entry
That's it for now - need to get on with some housework.
Love, Andrea xx
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