Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Derrick's Birthday Cards

Yes I did say cards and they aren't what I had intended! Last year I bought 4 A4 sheets of rubber stamps and 2 sheets were walking images which would have been ideal but can I find them - NO! I spent two days sorting things in my craft room and there is absolutely no sign of them. As his Birthday is on Monday and we are going away on Saturday I had to make something so I used the Doodlebug Lovely Lime kit that I bought in TK Maxx. I saw a card in Beautiful Card using this kit but could never find the stickers. Luckily I found the magazine (dated June 2006) during my clearout so here is the result:
Then, when looking for a sentiment to go on this card I found my Darkroon Door Prague stamp set and realised that this would be perfect so I made another card. This is far more like what I wanted to make him. I think it could have been more grungy but he doesn't like "dirty" looking cards so this will have to do:

I used versafine vintage sepia to stamp and brushed with heritage gold perfect pearls. The paper are DCWV La Creme range. Having cleared out my craft room and given my three folders of scraps to a playschool, I used the scraps from this card to make an ATC. Not sure what I'm going to do with it as I don't join in swaps but hey ho, I'll find a use: