Thursday, 20 June 2013

Cards & My First OFTP!-Bo Bunny DT call

By nature I am a layout girl and never really gave much thought to card making until now. It wasn't until I made these cards that I realized just how much fun I was missing out on. I made this card for a friend of my daughter who is getting married soon. I used the Encahnted line a) because that's what is was designed for and b) I found it challenging to work with black and white and wanted to face this challenge!
The flowers are from my stash but I wanted to add just a splash of color.
I made this card for my BF who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has already undergone a big surgical procedure and has now started chemotherapy. It is moments like this when you stop and contemplate your own life and it makes you grateful for what you have. She is one of the most selfless people I know always doing something for someone! She is also Godmother to my middle daughter Meaghan and was so supportive when Meaghan ended up wheelchair ridden last year. I pray for a speedy recovery with a great outcome for her and ask that you say a small amen for her as well.

And last but not least this is my first (and not only) OFTP!
I just had to use the Alora line and do a birdhouse. It was the very first thing that came to mind when I realized I had to get really crafty! This was a learning experience for me and so I watched tutorials on how best to glue paper to wood and what to use. I painted the house all white first.
I made a template for each side and the roof first and then used the template to cut the paper and used Modge Podge to glue them on. The picket fence is from Dusty Attic and I simply painted it white. I used foam squares to pop up some cut out flowers on the house and used trinkets on either side of the house for decoration.
I added a little window on the back. I used Bo Bunny's dot paper for the roof and cut strips of scalloped borders and overlapped them. I also used co-ordinating paper to cut grass strips to surround the house. I was pleased that my paper didn't bubble up and that everything stayed solidly in place when I moved it around. Even dropped it and it stayed together! Okay well that's it for sure this time. I realized that after the graduation I have to attend tommorow for my one daughter I have to travel to Cambridge for my eldest grandaughters graduation from Kindergarden! and a special shout out to my youngest daughter Jessie
who is expecting her first child my fourth grandchild!
Have an awesome weekend! Be well!

1 comment:

  1. Awwww, big congrats to you and your family Pam! How nice to have another baby in the family! Your projects are amazing hon! You seem to be able to work any style of paper, from Shabby-chic to clean & simple! Gorgeous work! xo