On Sunday, I had the most amazing birthday. I spent time
with my daughter and her husband in the morning, and Hubby and I had
dinner with our son and his partner in the evening. We’re off to
Alaska on the 19th. July on the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Incentive Trip.
It’s a cruise which is a first for both of us! Apparently, internet
access can be pretty random, which is something that I’ve
been a bit concerned about! But Hubby bought me the best
birthday present possible i.e. the top grade internet package
available for the whole week! I’m so excited!
Today I’m sharing two of the handmade birthday cards I received on
Sunday – I always save my birthday cards for the actual day! The first
one is from my friend Geraldine Homenchuk, who lives in Canada.
Ever since I’ve known Geraldine, she has always decorated the inside
of the cards she sends as well as the envelopes. The stamp set she
used is a retired set called Peaceful Petals – 133107 – which
Geraldine very kindly photographed as a reminder for me.
The top layer of her card is our Vellum Cardstock (CS), and
the layer under is Watercolour Paper which has been heat-embossed
with the stem of leaves stamp. Then Geraldine sponged over the
leaves, probably with Old Olive. For the individual flowers, she
heat-embossed three of them with four individual leaves in Whisper
White Embossing Powder. She used an Aquapainter and painted
the flowers in a relaxed style, but I’m not sure which colour she used.
The sentiment across the page is from the new “Teeny Tiny Wishes”
stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings. Geraldine and I are very
similar in a lot of ways when it comes to crafting, and she fussy
cut the flowers an leaves, which I would love to have done!
The second card I’m sharing with you was made by my
Faceboook friend Lorraine Turner. It’s ironic that she should
send me this style of card because I was watching YouTube
last week to see how it’s made.
Lorraine’s card is the most straight-forward card Ive seen and
I will be CASEing it for a video. I don’t know what this style of
card is called, apart from a fancy fold card! The sentiment is
from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, but the roses image
isn’t from a stamp set I own.
The stitched dies are Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shape Framelits Dies,
and the scalloped circles are from the Layering Circles Framelits
Dies. I don’t recognise the Designer Series Paper or the ribbon.
I can’t show you inside the card because Lorraine has written me
a lovely letter! Lorraine is a member of my general Facebook
group where crafters can share their projects, and everyone is
free to use any brand of products.
My group is called Happy Crafting. If you’d like to join, please
head on over to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JanBHappyCrafting/.
I also highly recommend you check out Lorraine’s website at www.heart-and-crafts.blogspot.co.uk – you won’t be disappointed!
Finally, I’ve found out that Blogger has actually changed the
Comments option! I have changed two of my settings and you
can now start leaving comments under my blog each day. The big
difference you will notice is that your comment will publish straightaway,
which 99.9% of the time is fine. Unfortunately, there have been
occasions when people have tried leaving advertisments rather than
comments. I’m going to let it run like this for a while to see how it
goes. If at any time you see anything posted that you don’t like,
please let me know immediately and I will remove it! Email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. My website is currently being revamped and
I’ll be moving away from Blogger once it’s ready! ☺
That’s it from me today! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these
two projects made by other crafters! ☺
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.