I have a special request for many of you out there...please, please, please
remove those Christmas countdown clocks and blinkies from your blogs!!!
They are freaking me out!!! (lol). Yes, I know Christmas happens at the same
time every year, but this year, the weeks (not to mention the months) are
just flying by at what must be warp speed 10. Many of you I feel are
also starting to feel alarm at how close Christmas is, judging by your
notes on your blogs.
Birthdays are also occassions that occur on the same dates every year, but
somehow I seem to be making birthday cards at the last minute too. Each New Year I
promise myself that I will be better prepared, but somehow that thing called
LIFE keeps getting in the way of my good intentions.
Those of you who have been looking at my blog since its early days may
remember me blogging about a dear little baby boy we have nicknamed
'Tiger', as he is such a little fighter. He has had an incredibly difficult start
to life, but on Thursday he celebrated his 2nd birthday, and this is the
card I made for him. Russell's big sister, Connie also had her birthday
on Thursday, but I will show you the card I made for her in a
The '2' was in a bag of wooden numbers I bought years ago, and I have
embossed it with 3 layers of red Opals, sprinkling blue Opals
into the 3rd layer.
This adorable bear has 2 other co-ordinating bear stamps
that were among some of my earliest stamp purchases.
Likewise, these 3 Cuttlebug dies were purchased soon after my
much-loved Cuttlebug came to live with me. I cut out 3 of each of
the dies - 1 red, 1 black, 1 yellow. I then adhered tiny pieces of
double-sided tape on the back of the red ones and with tiny
tweezers inserted the 'hubcaps' and windows.
Inside my card matches the front, and I added some punched out
trains for added interest.
Corrosive #186 - 'Tic Tac Toe' (DP,Image,Sentiment)
Creative Card Crew #48 - 'Teddy Bear's Picnic'
Crazy #157 - 'B is for...' (Bear, Blue, Bow-tie)
C.R.A.F.T. #231 - 'For The Boys (0-150)
Ready-Teddy-Go #28 - 'Use Embossing'
Die Cuttin' Divas #139 - 'Anything Goes'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' #1 - 'Emboss It'
Stampavie and More #197 - 'Bear'
LEJ Designs #77 - 'Anything Goes'
Image - Stamp-it Australia
Colouring - Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Paper - First Edition Family Ties
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Rectangles; Cuttlebug - Engine, Caboose, & ?
Punch - Martha Stewart border - Train
Embossing - Opals Waratah, Blue Lake
Thank you for visiting, and I hope to catch up with visiting and
commenting on all your lovely blogs very soon, so until next time,