Archive | December 2016

Oh to be 40!

Front of cardOne of my husband’s relatives is mourning the passing of her thirties – how I wish that was my next big birthday!!! I felt I had to incorporate some black into her 40th birthday card to reflect this. The embellished paper by Cart-US has been in my stash for a very long time & has elements of black in it so I knew it would be perfect. I’ve based the card on the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

The greeting, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on parchment paper, is by Clearly Besotted and the diecut numbers are by Die’Sire. I used gems from my stash to hide the spots of glue under the parchment to hold it in place.

Close up of card

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CAS Congrats!

Front of card

One of my son’s best friends achieved his third dan black belt at karate a week or so back, with a little help from my son who gets beaten up by him regularly! In the interests of working out self defences,of course;-)

It takes 3 years of hard work to get to this level so I created this card to say “congratulations”. With each dan grading, an extra red tab is added to the belt so this was an easy design to think of.

This will be my second entry into challenge #102 at Addicted to CAS.