Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Memory tray

I know it's been a while since I blogged, I am a naughty blogger!!  I just wanted to share this with you, a memory tray that I made for Jake's Christening.  I really enjoyed making this and wasn't too sure if Sam would like it, as luck would have it she does like it, so its all good :-) I sanded down the tray and painted it with acrylic white paint-several times. Then using the Rusty Pickle Boy Oh Boy paper pack I lined each insert with it.  I like making gifts that compliment the cards, you might have noticed that I have used the same papers and one photo the same?  The socks and scratch mitts were Jakes, he has already out grown them, my, he grows so fast.  The hand and foot prints were made by making the impressions with playdough and then filling these with a plaster mix and allowing them to dry.  Tricky to do when "Mum" is in the house at the time and trying to do this dicreetly without her knowledge.  Jake's name was cut out using Sizzix Roundtable die, his birthdate was cut using the London Die, the birth weight was cut using the Sizzix serif numbers. The clock face is a Tim Holtz one with watch hands from...??? With the addition of Rub ons (it's difficult to buy these now, I love having these in my stash) and Jake's photos the box is complete.  Keeping this a surprise pressie from Sam and Gavin was difficult but it was lovely to see their surprised faces at the Christening, and the "how did you manage to get his hands and feet done?".  Now my secret is out....xx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Jake's Christening

At the time of writing we are preparing for Jakes Christening.  Its all systems go, making preparations for the clothes, food and baby area.  It doesn't sound like there is a lot to do but surprisingly there is a far bit as we are doing all the above ourselves.
Anyhow, this is my Grandson's Christening card, its always more difficult when its for the family as their expectations are so high.  I have kept it simple but of course the star of the card is the main man himself-young Jake.  Doesn't he look so cute?!  All papers are from the 7gypises Boy Oh Boy, I have used the SU punch-ticket corner for a different look to this panel card.  Bazzill 3mm brads in pale blue and large white brads hold the panels in place.  Just the added additions of a silver cross and rub ons are by Doodlebug, candy shoppe.  Fingers crossed Jake won't yell too much in the church and that family and friends enjoy his celebration with us! x

Monday, 5 September 2011

One of three..

I think I need to explain..one of three means that I have made three Christmas cards each being totally different for my three children.  Every year there is the same ringing in my ears.."I hope its not the same card as ...", my children are not happy unless their card is totally unique to them and that I have never made for anyone else before and especially not the same as their brother or sister!  With all that in mind I can tell you a secret (I can, can't I?) This one is for my son Steve and his girlfriend Ginny.  I should probably also say that all my children are in their twenties but they really love a family Christmas with all our family traditions.  Cards being just one of those traditions. This card was made using Cottage Cutz Santa with reindeer and lamp post (thank you Sarah for letting me borrow these and the addition of using those lovely bells. x) This was lovely to make and I really enjoyed the process, there are a few bits to this but once you see my other posts nearer to Christmas you will see that they get very complex.  I have also used the Go Create large frilly frame die, a new purchase for me. I embossed the large white frame with a cuttlebug folder and used stardust stickles on the snowflakes to make it sparkly. Finishing touches were the red ribbon and the bells.  I will of course have to think of something witty to go inside...I think I have the perfect thing, when Steve was five years old....