Today would have been my Mum's 90th birthday (sadly she passed aged only 56), and in memory of her I thought I would share pictures of two lots of decorated stick pins and the holders I made for them when I took part recently in a swap. Mum liked to make things herself and I think she would have liked these. I added beads and charms to the pins, then made the holders for them using card from my stash, Creata decorative papers, flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and sentiment banners. I also made little wraps for them to keep them closed. So, there you go Mum, these are for you :o)
I thought I would share a picture of the card I made for my husband's birthday. He is very difficult to buy for and to make cards for, but I suppose that's not unusual ! We share the same birthday and he is 15 years older than me. I was 55 this year which meant he hit the milestone of 70. He wasn't very keen to have it celebrated but I sneaked the age onto the card anyway and incorporated his two main hobbies which are photography and Amateur Radio. He is a licensed radio "ham" (that term originates, I believe, from the days when radios were being used more and the operators were called "ham-fisted" when trying to use all the dials), hence the call sign and other letters on the card. The card blank is Hunkydory cardstock, with camera decoupage and a globe detailing the links across the world when he transmits on the radio. I added a little cat peel off as we have 4 cats :o)
Here's a card I made over the weekend....the challenge was an ABC one, using the letter Z. I suddenly remembered I had ordered some zips from The Works a couple of months ago, so decided to use one, together with some adhesive material (also from The Works...lots of bargains to be had there !), and this is what I came up with. Nice to do something a bit different ! I may stick a circular sentiment on it, like a badge, not sure yet...
Well, I don't know where February went, but it certainly didn't hang around very long. I am starting March off with a nasty cold, which is a bit of a pain. Not had one for a year, so I suppose I'm due ! Anyway, as it's the 1st of the month the Sister's of Craft Challenge launches once again and this time we are using designs from The Paper Shelter.
I chose a decoupage image called "My Hair" which I downloaded and printed off.
I made an easel card using a square pale green card base, with the backing paper design from TPS mounted onto green mirror card, and I cut out three layers of decoupage. I used Stardust and Patina stickles on the image, and added the "Bad Hair Day" banner on a piece of ribbon, just for a bit of fun. I also used pink mirror card, and cut a line of little flowers using a Martha Stewart punch to create the stopper line for the easel. I also added a gel sticker which I had coloured green using a promarker pen. Hope you like it !
Pale green card base
TPS "My Hair" decoupage design
Creata pink and green mirror card
Stardust and Patina stickles
Creata gel sticker
Martha Stewart punch
The lucky winner will receive a $15 voucher from The Paper Shelter to spend in their store, so I hope you all join in and we look forward to seeing all your entries.