Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I am a bit late aren't I, LOL! We have been busy here sorting out applying for Emma's first school, which we should have done ages ago, but we are always late doing everything, my family will back up that statement!

To get back into the swing of things, here are some cards I have made for the family birthdays we have in January. I have made so far a Dad and a Grandad card for my dad, a card for my auntie, who is 50 this month and a card for Dan's mum. I have still to finish a Granny card for Dan's mum and a card for my niece Kathryn (she has the same name as me and exactly the same middle initial as well!).

This is the card for my Auntie. The lovely Tilda blowing bubbles was from my mum for Christmas, along with some great punches, which I have used across the top of the card and the middle border. Tilda is coloured with copics and highlighted with glimmer mist. The paper was from stash, I am trying to be a good girl and use up part used papers, but everything else is from Craft Den.

For the Dad card I used a mix of Black Market Socirty papers and Chatterbox papers. The colours are perfect for chaps. I inked up plain white chippy letters with mustard seed, peeled paint and faded jeans DI inks, directly onto the letters. I quite like the stippled effect as the letters are slightly glossy so the ink pooled together while it was drying.

The Grandad card is made totally from a Nitwits collection of card and toppers. I bought some Granny style versions as well. Everthing from Craft Den.

Dan's mum, Granny and niece card to come when I have finished them and remembered to take photos.
Look out for the first Anything Goes Challenge of 2011 tomorrow!


  1. Lovely cards Kathryn, you'e so organised, even though you don't think you are, lol. Happy New Year to you and your family, hope to see you soon. xx

  2. Hi K,

    I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.

    Beautiful cards. Blowing Bubbles Tilda is one of my favs.

    Love the cute bear on the Grandad card.

    Love Kerry xxx

  3. Love the cards Kathryn and Happy New Year to you, love & best wishes for 2011.

    Loving the Tilda she looks fab in these colours and I love the Nitwits!

    Hope everything goes well with the school for Emma I bet she's so excited and think of the extra crafting time!! lol

    Chanelle xxx