Monday, 20 September 2010

A birthday card and a new birthday toy

Sorry that I have not posted lately. I decided to give myself a little break as it is my birthday this month!!

First, I will share a birthday card with you. I made this for my colleague's birthday. With all the pinks and reds, you can say it is a very girly card alright!

My friend, who is into patch work, gave me a bag full of material samples. These fabrics are fantastic. They come pre-cut in little squares and contain all sorts of colours and patterns that you can think of. I think they are just the right size for card making. For this card, I stuck 3 fabric squares on the left hand side. This will give some texture to the card and also compliments the dress stamp image. I also used metalic gold thread to add a few simple stiches on the tag.

Birthday greeting message is stamped on vellum and then attached by tiny eyelets. I also used gold wire to make a small hanger for the dress. Here is another photo for a closer look.

I think the card is full of details and textures. I do like it!

Now for the big news.... (well, to me it is a big one!) I finally got my black and pink Big Shot as my birthday present! Woo Hoo! Scuba Site 

My lovely husband decided to buy this wonderful present for me this year. I started with the small Sizzix Tagalong machine and loved it. But as time went on, all I could see is more and more fancy and brilliant large dies, embossing folders in the market but I just couldn't use these in my small die cutting machine. So I wished and wished that one day someone will buy me one as a gift and here it is. My own Big Shot! (Thank you darling!!)  I know many of you already have one (I am a bit late on this huh?!) but at this moment I am just so excited!! Particularlly we had to wait nearly 4 weeks before our order arrived! Gosh! Can't wait to use embossing folders and dies like Nestability. Well, now I just need someone to buy me those for gifts!! Hee hee!

Another photo of MY cute Big Shot. Just loving it, even before I play with it! ^_^

Oh~ by the way, if any new crafters out there are interested in the small Tagalong die cutting maching by Sizzix, please do email me. Mine is for sale. (Will go on eaby sometime too.) It is a great starter machine for anyone who is new to crafting or wants to have a go at die cutting but does not want to splash out on an expensive machine.

Hope you had a great weekend~


  1. Such a nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Hi Julie This is a stunning card I love the detail. I hope you are enjoying playing with your big shot. sorry I have not been to your blog for a while, I have had computer problems and not been able to do as much blogging, but it's all sorted now hugs maxinxe x


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