Friday, 27 January 2012

Stars and stripes for my brother's birthday!

Evening all!

Sorry I've been AWOL for a while. Life just seems to have got in the way of crafting since before christmas really. I've done a few bits and pieces though and so tonight I thought I would show you the birthday card I made for my brother. Last week 7 of us went to New York for 5 nights to celebrate my sister in Laws 30th birthday. We had the most amazing time, 5 nights was definately not long enough! The day after we got back it was my brothers birthday, so I though I would make him a USA inspired birthday card to remind him of our trip and this was the result.



the inside...


and a co-ordinating gift tag for his present...



Materials

CS: SU Night of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White

Papers: SU Retired DSP

Stamps: SU Solid Stripes, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess set), For my Family, retired Sale-a-bration set (star stamp)

Tools: Two tags Bigz Dies, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Real red ink pad

Misc: Sponge daubers, Stampin Markers




I was pretty pleased with my efforts and I'm happy to say my brother loved it too!
Whilst I haven't been updating my blog much, I have still been stopping by your blogs and looking at all the wonderful things you've been up to. Please bear with me and I hope to be back in the swing of things pretty soon with some more regular posts

Bye for now my friends and thanks for stopping by !

Hugs, Victoria ~x~

5 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fantastic trip Vicky - New York! and what a thoughtful card to make your brother. Brilliant tag too! Have a lovely weekend - I expect you're still a bit jet lagged aren't you?! Vicky x

Blue Daisy said...

Hi! Glad to see you back! Hope you had a great time in New York. Looks like your mojo is back too - this card is lovely! I love the tag to go with it!

tx

Jenny said...

Ha, not envious at all...much! Sounds like an amazing trip Vicky and love the stars and stripes inspired card :)
Did you do any crafty shopping???
Jenny x

Stephanie said...

I love this Vicky - New York is a great source of inspiration lol (one of my favourite cities in the world), lovely to see you posting again :) x

Michelle said...

Oh wow, that's on my wish list to go to NY. I bet you had a great time. Great card, love it! xx