Friday, 9 December 2011

This is why I am so busy...

Hello blog friends!

Gosh! It is nearly Christmas and I am so so so behind with my Christmas cards and here is why- because... it is my daughter Jasmine's 6th birthday soon!!

I have been busy making the brithday invitations. Then party bags, cup cakes, and the cake will soon be on the production line. Oh my goodness and all these have to be done before this Sunday! Wish me luck!

No more wasting time, I just want to quickly share these invitations with you. With lots of help from my daughters colouring the images, here is what I came up with:

I've actually made more than three but don't know how to fit them all in one picture. But you get the idea! Both my daughters said they like all the fairies to be different and I guess why not?! So they have used their own artistic skills to colour and make each fairy unique in their own way. Here are a couple of the cards in close up.

And a medium close up photo of another card:

The fairy image is designed and drawn by myself. I am lucky enough to have had this image made into a rubber stamp by Elzybells, which unfortunately is closed now. The image is stamped onto white card and die cut by using Spellbinder labels nineteen. It has then been chalked while still in the die for definition.

This one has been coloured in by my eldest daughter Aimee. I love the way she created the stripy top and just used simple lines for the skirt. She also added extra lines around the star which made it really shine.

This one is coloured by Jasmine. I love this bright and colourful fairy. I have added Stickles Crystal glitter glue on all stars and flowers on the head.

Oh.. forgot to mention the inside of the card. I have printed all the party details on the computer. (For privacy reasons I used Photoshop to remove some of the details.) I cut these to size and punched a half circle on the right hand side. Then I simply attached double sided tape on three sides so that it became a pocket for the RSVP slip.

WOW! I don't think I have ever added so many photos in one post. Hope you have not been bombarded too much with all these pictures. I certainly enjoyed making these invitations with my daughters. Thank you for reading, if you managed to get this far down. Hope you all have a nice weekend.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Yes, Virginia... Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Virgina Lu is celebrating her 50th birthday on 9th of December and she is holding a virtual birthday party here at Yes, Virginia. Everyone is invited to join the birthday fun!

I've only knew Virginia for a few months. Her blog is very inspiring with lots of wonderful cards and her family stories always make me smile. So here it is, Virginia, my card for you. Hope you like it.

The main stamped image is from Precious Moment. For some reason I don't think Precious Moment stamps are available in the UK. (If anyone knows where I can buy them in the UK, please let me know. I just adore them!!) This stamp, given by a good friend of mine, came all the way from Taiwan. I guess it has a special meaning to use it on a card for Virginia - a blog friend also from Taiwan! Here is a close up photo of the main image.

This image was coloured by Copic marker and water colour pencils. I have added glitters on the flowers and bow on the hair, but I don't think it shows up on the photo. I have also made a small charm and added the Chinese word "珍惜" meaning cherish on the bottom right.

For this card, I have followed the sketch from Quixotic Paperie Sketch Challenge - No. 2  but rotated it 180 degrees.
Happy 50th Birthday, Virginia!! 
May all your wishes come true & have a great day!