Sunday, 26 July 2009

Some birthday goodies for a couple of challenges

It was my lovely Charisma DT buddy Carly's birthday this week & I made her a couple of things which I'm entering for a couple of challenges.

First of all her card, I used the sketch over at Carol's Fun Sketch challenge which I really liked the look of. The card had to have some pink on it, cos Carly loves pink & I wanted to use an image she doesn't have (not an easy task, this woman has some serious stash!!). So I used a digi-stamp from Pink Petticoat and added the sentiment myself on the 'puter before printing it out, same with the Happy Bird-day sentiment too. The DSPs are Stampin' Up! from the set "Tea Party" and the c/s is SU! Pretty in Pink, flower & button from my stash.

Next I made her a birthday book using a template from Papertrey which I'm entering into the latest challenge at A Passion for Papertrey.

The templates are really easy to use and you get some nice ideas with them, I went for the birthday book idea as I thought it would come in handy, but Carly can use it for something else if she prefers. I've used the same SU c/s & DSP as on the card, so it all ties in together and a bit of ribbon from my stash. Although I have to say all that measuring & scoring was quite a challenge for me, as it's definitely not my forte, but I was very pleased with the result and will be making one of these again for sure!


kazzells said...

Hiya jan

feels like ages since last spoke or went for coffee!! hope all ok! Loving this really fab, you are soo clever!! Let me know when u free take are


Carol said...

It's a great card Jan, i'm sure Carly will love it! No matter about the scalloped bit, your card is gorgeous without it :) Thank you for playing along with CSF....good luck for the draw....

The Birthday book is a great idea too, i'm always forgetting people's Birthday's...not good when you're a cardmaker!!

Carol x

Emma said...

These are great Jan, I am definitely going to have a go of one of those birthdays books.

Thanks for sharing :D

Anonymous said...

absolutly fab!!! top top 10000000 marks from me! loved em!!! very me! very pink! :-) hehe your post made me giggle (serious stash) haha!!! you ort to see my post tommrrow 'how does your craft room grow!' xxx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Jan and WOW to your birthday book, I think Carly will be bowled over by both :) Donna x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and gift Jan :-) I made one of these too,, fab template eh ! :-) It's lovely to see how you made yours :-) I'm sure carly loves these :-)

Lorraine x x

Stephanie said...

That is so beautiful, Carly is a very lucky lady, thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous project with us :) Hugs, Steph xxx