Saturday, 27 June 2009

Father’s Day

This year my birthday fell on the same day as father’s day (21st June). Here is a picture of the card I gave my Dad. It is a word book which I designed in DS using the Mickey Font Cartridge. I then decorated it with stamped images from the Daisy and Dandelion ‘Down in the woods’ men’s range. I also used my big shot to emboss some backgrounds for it and did a bit of triple embossing and threw a couple of buttons into the mix.


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My Birthday Party!

The day before my 18th Birthday I had a small group of friends over for a party. We watched DVDs and played on my Wii and generally had a good laugh lol. So before my birthday I just had to make some invites. I decide to do them using a card folding technique that is really in vogue at the moment called the joy fold. Here is a picture of one of the invites:


Hopefully you will be able to see a remarkable improvement in my photographs. This is due to my birthday present, which I was allowed to use before my birthday, a Nikon digital SLR camera.

Here are some close-ups to show you some of the detail the camera picks up on such as the texture of the cardstock and ribbon.

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I also made a paper cake with Tags bags and more cartridge for the cricut. I filled each of the boxes with heroes and gave them as gifts to my guests. Here is a picture of this:DSC_0132

I then decided to do some baking and make myself a birthday cake. I made a chocolate sponge cake first and made it in a silicone mould I then waited for this to cool and turned it out and poured melt chocolate into the mould and placed the cake back in on top and left to cool here are the pictures:

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I then also made some other goodies. I made peppermint creams as well as coconut ice.

June- Such a busy month!

Sorry once again for not posting in a while. I always find June to be a very busy month this is due to many birthdays, Fathers Day, my own birthday and the added complication this year of finishing coursework.

The first major thing that happened this month started at 11pm one night, when I decided that my dinning room would be a more useful space if I moved some of the furniture around with the help from my dad this soon became a reality and turned into my very own craft room :)

So now that I have started to get settled into my craft room I have made quite a few project so shall be posting them soon.