Saturday, 1 November 2008

Ankle biter's First Birthday Card


Well my great nephew was 1 year old a few days ago, it reminded me about the First Christmas card I made him last year, which was the first (and last) time I have used my wizard nestabilities, don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with them, they give a great effect, but yet again, it was a 'MUST HAVE ' purchase at the time, (OK I ended up buying 4 sets in one go, well I thought it would work out cheaper in the long run lol), and I loved them, but packed them away cos of Christmas coming up and yep, forgot about them till now lol...

...oh yes, and I also bought another 4 sets this year at The Make-it Show earlier this year, (well again they were on offer) and yep, they're still in mint condition.

Anyway thought I would dig out the pictures I took to show you, have not thought about what I will do him for his second Christmas, saying that still have not thought about any Christmas cards as yet!!!!




















I used the wizard oval scallop nestabilitie through my cuttlebug and 'You're Not Boss of Me' for the writing, which I ran through the xyron, stuck on the card, then sprinkled glitter over the top to soak up the left over glue (from the xyron) and to add a lovely Christmas sparkle.
The Father Christmas decoupage was from a book I got from QVC a few years back, I wanted a traditional Father Christmas, so he fitted perfectly.



and this was his first Birthday card I made for him the other day...



...did want to use the sizzix Alphabars 'doodle dots' for Alfie's name, but when I opened the boxes (I bought the whole set of upper and lowercase alphabets and numbers from Ellison sale at the end of August) found I had 2 sets of lowercase alphabets, and no uppercase, even though the box said it was an uppercase. Did phone Ellison to be told they had been reduced to clear, so could not replace them, (but would give me a complete refund), so ended using the cuttlebug 'You're Not Boss of Me' again.
The sizzlit teddy bear w/shirt was put on with 3d foam pads and the balloon/streamers peel offs were from Asda when they were selling them off cheap earlier this year, coloured in with WHSmiths glitter pens. Oh yes round the number 1, I used the fluid chalk cats eyes that were recommened from the ladies on do-crafts, thanks ladies yes they are fab and note I bought and used them in the same month, a FIRST for me I think lol.



6 comments:

Susan said...

Gorgeous cards Maria, love that alpha you have used (no I am not buying one!)

Hi I'm Maria... said...

Thanks Susan,

go on, you know you need another alpha...

a little bit of me........ said...

beautiful card Maria
jenni x

Hi I'm Maria... said...

Thanks jenni,

cannycrafter said...

Lovely cards, they will treasure them I am sure!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

Thanks Caroline