For some reason my birthdays seem to come in batches!
This week we have 3 birthdays over 2 days.
Starting yesterday with Ms 16’s Boyfriend’s 16th birthday – yes she is older by 5 or 6 weeks!
He likes Star Wars – so much that he couldn’t wait until Christmas for his gift (a star wars t shirt & bag) because he wanted to wear it to the midnight screening of the new movie.
So after lots of googling this is what we decided on. We were inspired by this card here.
Some punch art with a simple stamped greeting from The Paper company Birthday stamp set. The whole darth vader image is popped up with foam tape.
I am linking this to the current challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters here – something old, something new
All the punches used are old, as is the stamp set – the new are enamel dots.
Two more Birthdays today
Today is a double birthday – my friend’s daughter is 16 and Mr M turns 18.
Mr M is a huge Marvel Avengers fan along with Dr Who and Star Wars. As I made the Darth Vader card for Ms S’s boyfriend and I have made him a Dr who inspired card here and here in the past it was time for a Marvel inspired card. Again lots of googling!
Thanks to these sites here and here for inspiration
I used A4 cardstock and cut to 10.5 cm and scored at 10.5 cm intervals to create a concertina card and added additional “pages” until I had the number I needed.
This is the inside of the card
left to right
Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Iron man and the Black Widow (my version needs a little work she needs to be a little slimmer!)
I am linking this card up to the challenge at the Male Room here
To make the card front I used SU – Number of Years stamp and die set along with PTI Birthday Bash stamp set stamped with SU Real Red and Night of Navy ink and cardstock. I cut the numbers from fun foam to help raise them off the card front – this is so much easier than using multiple layers of cardstock. I have used lots of punches and dies to create the characters within the card. Some of these didn’t come out as expected, I am just going with it! I know the green arrow is missing and also hawk eye – maybe another time?
Ms 11 has put in a request for a card like this for her next birthday with little pet shop as the theme – in December!
and the final card for today
Once again I have used the SU Number of Years stamp set and die and used fun foam die cut to add dimension. I also used Inspired by stamping spring lilacs ribbon collection. Colours are SU very vanilla, perfect plum, so saffron and early espresso stamped off onto scrap first as I thought it may be too dark for this card.
I am linking this card up to the challenge at The Colour Tree here
This is the quilt I made for my friend’s daughter
Another disappearing nine patch. Quilted in the ditch around the 1/4 squares of the original nine patch. Quilt measures 130 cm x 160 cm . It consists of 8 fabrics cut into 180 5″ squares in the blocks plus backing fabric (plain white) and black cotton binding fabric. When I decided to make this quilt her colour preference was mauve and a French theme. I have spent a few months collecting the fabrics, who knew mauve wasn’t such a “big” colour and “French theme” isn’t so big either. I can bet next time I go into a fabric store both those themes will be everywhere. One of the fabrics has French words, the Eiffel Tower, lace and other images and is also mauve so that had to be included. I’m hoping her taste hasn’t changed significantly and she will use this for a few years.
Sorry for such a mammoth post
Thanks for hanging in til the end
Until next time