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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sunny Sunday

Howdy everyone...hope you're enjoying your weekend. For some strange reason we've had 2 days in a row of sunshine here in Glasgow...somethings gonna happen...guaranteed...I might just start getting the Ark ready lol.
I found out yesterday it was a friends daughter's 18th today so I thought I'd better rustle up a card for her. I wish it was that easy! I can't remember the last time I made a 'quick' hour is quick for me these days lol. Four hours later this is what I came up with...
I know Rebecca's 18 but I couldn't resist using Birthday Cake Robyn. I think posting Gaynor's cards the last couple of days put me in the mood.

Now you can't tell from these pictures but I have 2D'd the green balloon...that's about all I could manage lol. I hope Rebecca likes chocolate cake :-D I went a bit crazy with the glitter...again!

What do you think of the 18 on the balloon? I'll let you in on a little secret....I designed a set of numbers a while back specifically for this image though you can use it with any image you want. I wanted some numbers to fit in the balloon and I got the samples last week and have been itching to try them out. There is 0 - 9 in these linear numbers, 0 - 9 in bubble numbers and 4 sentiments in the set and I think it will be a set that I'll be reaching for again and again. It will go perfectly with the Robyn and Jack images :-D

I'm liking how the photography is turning out though I'd like to have a fuzzy edgearound the picture but haven't quite found the button to do it. I'm sure it's not as simple as that so if anyone has Photoshop Elements 8 and know what I mean and how to do it can you share with me?

The Magnum & Lily card has been in the works for about a week and I finally managed to get it finished yesterday. Now that's definitely not a quick card lol. I'm not sure I've done the image justice...I think I should have made the card bigger but I had it all sewn up and didn't want to waste it. I've used my Copics and Promarkers on this's funny but I like to use the markers for different things...or maybe it's a case of not wanting my Copics to feel left out with the new markers in town!

The twill was originally white and I didn't have any ribbon to match the pp so I coloured the twill with a Copic marker and it now matches perfectly :-D

Look at Lily singing her little heart out ... maybe Magnum has his earplugs in lol.

I remembered I bought these tiny little bells from Mei Flower one or 2 SECC shows ago...ok I didn't actually remember...I was looking for something else and found them lol...and thought one would look a nice addition with the button. I printed the sentiment on the computer and punched it out with my SU! window punch.
I think I'm slowly catching up. I'll have some news for you tomorrow on the new Christmas Nikki's...I think you're gonna love them!! There's also more Jack's that are waiting in the wings :-D
Ok...that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by.
Catch ya later x


Lisa Jane said...

am loving the Birthday card... all girls like a bit of glitter lol and what fab idea re the numbers .. like you say they will work well with any project.. a must for everyones craft stash..the background dP is beautiful too... and magnum.. well i chuckled at the thought of the little mouse singing away... i am lovin that image
Lisa ;)

funky farm scrapbook said...

Gorgeous cards Kerry!!! We've had a beautiful sunny day here too - I always find I'm happier when the sun is out!
Loving Lily singing her little heart out! I absolutely love those MME papers, they're some of my all time favourites! Oooooh can't wait to get my gorgeous little girl up to bed so I can get creating :D

Meahni said...

The 18 on the balloon is perfect, it was the first thing I thought when I looked at your card. Love the look on Robyn's face, cute as a button. As for the Christmas card, the size is absolutely spot on, don't think it should've been any bigger. That image is just so cute. Lol with remembering, discovering your bells, that's usually me too.

Sue Upson said...

Love the birthday card - am so looking forward to seeing the new sentiment/numbers set.
Great Christmas card too (I've got that paper somewhere but can't bring myself to cut it yet! - I've got loads of little bells too and always struggle with what to do with them, but this idea is fabulous!

Sue xx

pinky said...

The birthday card will be perfect, no matter what age. Love all the sparkle. The christmas card is cute and great idea with the bell, might have to nab that one.

michelle said...

Just seen you in Craft Focus!!

They have got your Blog address, not your web site:-/

Not that it mattered, I still found your web site:)

Your cards are lovely. I am just starting a blogshop. Theres nothing in there yet!! Got to take photos etc and set up paypal!!

Going to sell hand made papercraft gifts and also papercraft products that are hard to find in the shops.

I do Craft Markets at the moment. Arnt crafting ladies lovely, its such a lovely place to work:)
Michelle x

Mary J said...

Great cards, Kerry! I think the 18 birthday one is so pretty and lovin' those numbers! Don't know how to do the fuzzy around photos - I use my lightbox to take the photo and then play around with Picasa 3 - it's a freebie software but I think it's brilliant. I'm pretty sure it has a fuzzy photo option!

Helen-Ann said...

ooo can't wait to get going with my christmas cards, carolling magnum and lily are first on the list (I'd been away for the weekend and got back to find them waiting for me, which was a lovely surprise :) x

Suzy Q said...

As I've already told you I love your birthday card, but, everytime I think you can't get any better you go and astound me!! Your magnum and lilly card is just wonderful!!..... Teach me all your crafting secrets!! lol lol lol xx

Roni said...

Love, love, love your snowman paper! Gorgeous cards Kerry and I think the numbers is a fab idea, when can we buy? Lol!

Roni :O) xoxo