Happy Mother’s Day …

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day so this special day called for a card for my mum :)

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I started with a Kaisercraft square card as the base.

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The Couture Creations Intricutz die background ‘Fans of Fantasia’ is perfect for a square card – even better framed. The die cut was 9.5cm x 9.5cm so the frame I cut was 11.5cm x 11.5xm with a 1cm border.

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Under the framed die cut I went for a pink coloured paper (to match the fussy cut flowers) – American Crafts – Pebbles – Happy Go Lucky Collection – Delight.

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On top of the framed die cut I added another die cut – a frame from Kaisercraft’s Ornate Pack 1.

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I fussy cut some flowers from the ‘Roses’ paper from Kaisercraft’s Secret Garden Collection and added them on the card with foam squares.

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To complete the look, I created the greeting using Carolee’s Creations – Adornit Tiny Black alphabet stickers and stuck them with foam squares.

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Tip: To have your letters/words appearing straight, adhere the letters to acetate (which is placed on top of a self healing mat that has lines) and then cut around the letter/words.

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

 

 

 

Happy birthday …

The Girls Paperie  – Kitch Collection – Geranium Stripe 12 x 12 paper

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Clear Impressions Fabulous Florals Clear Stamp Set

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Hero Arts Little Greetings Happy Birthday rubber stamp C5564

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Sharpie pen (2 lines and outline around Happy Birthday)

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3.25″ hand embroidery scissors (fussy cutting)

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Tsukineko StazOn Ink Pad – Jet Black

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a ‘Happy birthday’ card for my sister-in-law.

Happy birthday Maria!

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“Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.”

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A family is a little world created by love …

The photo used on this layout is of my dad with his beloved grandson Jake. Sadly the photo was the last ever photo taken of the two of them together. My dad passed away suddenly a few weeks after this photo was taken.

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The quote used – ‘What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable moments.

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The ‘Happy’ badge was an op shop purchase in Hahndorf – a town in the Adelaide Hills which happens to be the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia.

April 20 2012 will mark the one year anniversary of my dad’s passing.  Miss you lots papa xxx

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My brother Tony married his sweetheart Maria last September >>

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There was a fair bit of fussy cutting here.  I used Francheville’s ‘Cranberry True Love Right’ paper which i bought a long time ago!

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My nephew Jake when he was just 1 day old >>

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“Family is not an important thing … it’s everything” ~ Michael J Fox