Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Hello all!

Today was my first day back at work following my wedding. I've had 3 weeks off so it was a bit of a shock to the system to get up at 7am, oh well, back to reality!!

Today I have the card I made for my dad's birthday to show you. It was his birthday last friday, the day after we returned from our holiday so I had to be super organised and make this last month! I was inspired recently by a card I had seen to use punched shapes as a stencil, so I decided to use some various sized circles to create my own stenciled background!

What do you think to the end result??

....and a simply decorated inside following the theme from the front.


CS: SU Choc Chip, Old Olive Whisper White

Sentiment: SU Just perfect Alphabet set, SU Cute Curly

Tools: SU circle punches (Various sizes), SU Sponge Daubers, SU Button in Marina Mist, Twine from stash, Post it notes

I'm really pleased with how this turned out with the masked edges to create a frame and the circle shapes. I always struggle with male cards, so this was an unusually pleasant experience for me!! Lol!

I just want to say thanks for all your lovely comments on my recent wedding and the photo's I shared with you last week. For those of you who have asked here is a few more for you!

As you can see I've been playing around a little with the colour of the last photo, I'm amazed with technology today that enables you to do this!! We were stamping our thumb prints onto our marriage certificate in this picture, which whilst not done in the UK, is tradition in Mexico!

Well, I'd best dash, I'm off to my tuesday night craft night at Julie's and need to get ready!
Oh, and for those who don't already know the new SU mini catalogue is being released in 3 days, and I can't wait for you to see it. I've been having fun since I got home last week making some samples with the new products and believe me, they're fab!! Watch this space for the mini link!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


Vicky Hayes said...

This is a brilliant idea Vicky! It makes a great male card and I love the colour combo too. Have to say 7am isn't my favourite time of day either!

Nessie said...

Great to see you are still blogging and it was nice to catch up with your wonderful work. Congratulations on your recent wedding,pictures are gorgeous.

Donalda said...

Hello dear friend. I am so sorry I am so far behind in blogging. I am so late in congratulating you on your wedding hon. Oh biggest congrats dear. So loved seeing your pictures hon.

Now your card is just beautiful dear. I so love your work hon. Hugs my friend

Always Playing with Paper said...

Fab card for your dad! I love that technique! Your wedding photos are stunning, congrats!!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky.
So wonderful photos.

Hugs Riet.xx

Deb said...

Your card is gorgeous, love the stencil technique, fabulous result!
Your wedding photos are beautiful!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Pink Sunshine said...

Hi Vicki,
Biggest congratulations to you and Mr Vicki on your wedding, your pics are beautiful, I hope you had an amazing time.
Lots of luck to you both for the future.
P.S great lot of cards by the way. xxx