Saturday, 13 September 2008

Two birthdays, two very different ages !

It's a special week for two members of Ians family this week, two birthdays. But they couldn't be further apart really. Today is Ians Grandmas birthday and she is the amazing age of ninety five. When I was making this card I decided to give her a big textured flower as her eye sight isn't all it once was and she will be able to feel the leaves as well as look at them.

I gave the flower a black craft wire stem to give it even more texture. All the papers are new ones from my yet to be released CD, I said I'd give you a little preview in my last post so here it is. The designing is going OK so I am hoping to be able to release the CD in October (crossed fingers!!) The sentiment on the card is Doodlebug All Mixed up Rub ons in white and Beetle black.

The next card is for Ians Nephew who is the grand old age of five in the week ! He lives in America so this card needs to be on it's way to him to reach him in good time. The family have just got themselves some kittens so I thought I would include a cat on the card for him.

The papers I used are from my backing paper CD Now thats Funky and the cat image is a cute one from Lili of the Valley that I have had forever! The card has a long way to travel so I wanted it to be pretty flat but to just give it a bit of texture I layered the cat image onto brown felt and roughed it up a bit. The sentiment was created with an Around the Block Tape Writer which was one of my many purchases when I visited my parents recently. Mom and I ventured to the new little independent craft shop that had opened in the town. Imagine my surprise when they were stocking my CD-Roms ! I then realised that I had met the owners at the Craft Trade Show at the NEC in February !

This week has been a busy one as I guest presented a craft show on Ideal World TV on Thursday morning and was preparing for it for all the rest of the week. Ian had a bit of a shock as he always sits in the studio when I'm on TV but he has no desire to be on camera. On Thursday the Director obviously decided to have a laugh with him and they turned the camera on him for a few seconds and made him wave to everyone ! He was mortified..but he has watched it a number of times on the Sky + so I think he might have secretly enjoyed it ..just a little bit!!

Well we are off for a birthday lunch this afternoon for Ians Grandma and then we are spending the evening with some friends so I had best get on or we will never be ready ! Enjoy your weekend.
Anice xx


  1. love the colours of the first card - can't wait to see the new set of papers.

  2. What a great flower for Ian's grandma! Love it! And I must get me one of those tape thingies... Always loved that look for sentiments.

    Can't wait to see the new download!! :o)

    Have a great weekend!

    Chris xx

  3. Ian's Grandma is going to love that card - good idea to use textures like that - and love the papers! The other card is great too.

  4. 2 beautiful cards Anice and loved the preview of the new CD - yummy papers.....enjoy your lunch with Ian's Grandma and she is just going to adore her card.......cute kitty card that little image...enjoy your weekend

  5. Fantastic cards!! And you looked very fab on the telly (when I eventually managed to watch it!) - have you ever thought about doing your own show?!

  6. Both cards are great Anice, and what a tease you are! those papers from the new CD look fab!!!! Can't wait!! :)

    Carol x

  7. Love both of your cards :)

    So kind to think of Grandmas eyesight too - it will be extra special for her I am sure :)

  8. Love this Anice. I came through via my lovely friend Kath and I just adore your work. I also wanted to say that I saw you on the telly and I thought you did a great job. Howard, bless him, I just love him and he makes me laugh cos he seems like such a sweetie. Anyway, I just wanted to say well done you - you were fab xxx

  9. Both cards are great but I love the flower.


  10. Two fabulous cards Anice. I absolutely adore the huge flower you did for Ian's Grandma - bet she loved it!

    As for the new CD......I can't wait! The papers look stunning as ever!


  11. LazyKay12:06 am

    Both beautiful.


  12. ooh these are great Anice, just looove that big flower

  13. I adore the huge flower with those curved petals, and the papers, well, I am mentally designing already. Black polka dots. YEEEEESS

  14. The flower card is fantastic, and the cat card is so darn cute. Love them.


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