Friday, 6 September 2013

Birthday Boy!

Oh boy did I struggle with this weeks challenge over at Polkadoodles. I'm a card maker and a very particular one at that! I swear I also suffer a little with OCD. Take me out of my comfort zone and I go into panic mode. The word 'challenge' is there for a reason!

So this weeks challenge is a significant number birthday and we had to make anything BUT a card using Picnix Cd rom or Studio 12 products. My card making usually also starts with me having a subject matter in mind for the recipient. I was at a loss.

I ummed and arred for a few days and then decided on a little keepsake for my brother as he will be 50 later this month. The papers on the Picnix Cd rom are 'to die for' they look like real fabric. So I cut 2 pieces of identical board and cut the middle out of one to make a frame. I then covered both with the blue canvas spotty paper. I used acetate to 'glaze' my frame. In my graphics programme I used more paper to make bunting which I attached with string. I then added a piece of faux leather with the number 50 (also from the cd). Happy 50th Birthday Simon.

My project may seem relatively simple to some of you but I just want those of you who struggle to realise that when you set your mind to it you can do it!



  1. Bev, this is beautiful! I love it.
    Hugs xxx

  2. Love this Bev, as I'm sure your brother will.

  3. I'm glad you persevered, Bev - your project is lovely and what a great keepsake for your brother.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  4. You might have struggled Bev - but your end creation is wonderful! Lovely gift! TFS

  5. I'm not sure why you had so much angst over this - you've come up with a gorgeous project and I'm sure your brother with love it!
    Kim x

  6. This is brilliant Bev I love what you did hugs Rebekah xx

  7. This is a lovely idea Bev, cute without being cutesy and a great keepsake, great job! xx

  8. Brilliant idea Bev, you have done him proud x