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Monday, 1 August 2011

Pinch Punch...

Well I'm writing this in advance as tomorrow will be a busy hopefully exciting day. Tomorrow is the 1st August, my 39th birthday. Yes I'm working my way backwards now lol. Tomorrow is also the new challenge over at CCAYR and the first month that you will see my cards as part of the new DT. The challenge for August is to use four of the following on your cards.

Hand stitching
Textured paper (embossed is good!)
Metal embellishments
Alphabet stickers or rub-ons for the sentiment

I did struggle a little with this but not because i didn't know which to do more to do with the fact that i decided to use black and white as my theme for this set of cards but with a little help from my dear friend Georgina i got there. I hope you like my cards. Check them out tomorrow :)

Here are a few more creations i had time for this month :)

This card and the one below it i made during a craft evening with Tina of Stampin Up. This is only the second time i have joined Tina and some other ladies for a card making evening but it's always very enjoyable and has given me an insight into the SU products. You can check out her blog at Crafting at the little white house :)

This card and the one below have both been made using the free templates that came with Simply Homemade my favourite crafting magazine. I love the way these cupcakes turned out and yes I'm still distressing lol the novelty hasn't yet worn out. The top card was well received by a good friend of mine and the second cupcake will probably arrive with another good friend tomorrow in time for her birthday on Tuesday. Happy Birthday to Georgina and Jo :)

Well i should be in Stratford tomorrow as it's my birthday too. We are hoping to picnic and hubby has something up his sleevy so time will tell. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts and ttfn :)


clare said...

lots of lovely cards there. happy birthday!! i love the monochrome xmas cards fab! i'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has created for this months CCAYR challenge. x

CraftinGranny said...

Belated Happy Birthday and I sure hope it was a good one...Got so old I had to quit going backwards and now thankful for each one....lol

I love the b/w cards for a change and think it was an awesome idea.

All of your creations in this post are wonderful. You have been one busy lady. "Hugs" Carol