Sunday, 17 March 2013

Birthdays!

Hello!

Today we had a family birthday celebration. My little niece turned 2 this week. My other little niece is turning 3 in 10 days. I made some cards for them.

The first came after a frustrating several hours working on an idea that JUST WOULDN'T WORK. So I changed tack, and pulled out my brand new Simon Says Stamp set Flower Friend and played. This is the result.
I also played with washi tape for the first time ever. I used Mama Elephant So Breezy for the sentiment.

I'm entering this card into the Moxie Fab World Washi Tape Challenge.

The second card is for my little niece who turns 3 soon.
The stamps are Mama Elephant So Breezy (love, love, love this set). The silhouette and sentiment are stamped in Early Espresso (looking black here), and that string is shiny golden goodness. :-)

Since I was giving cards and gifts to the girls, there was one little fellow who was going to feel left out. My 18month old nephew (the brother of the 3 year old), so he got a present "just because". (I love being an Aunty.)
So Breezy again. I was in a rush and didn't double-stamp the silhouette, but I'm sure he'll forgive me. :-)

I love getting together with all the family. One sister lives on the other side of town, with her husband and daughter. The other sister lives up the Sunshine Coast (about 1 1/2 hours away) with her husband, daughter and son. My Dad and step-mother live half the year here in Australia on the Sunshine Coast and the other half in Italy at their bed and breakfast. My brother lives in London (England), so usually misses the family gatherings here in Australia. My girls adore their cousins and love when they all get together to play. Today's get together was in Summer heat, even though it is supposed to be Autumn. What's up with the weather lately??

Thanks for coming to visit me!

Michelle
xxx

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Love all three of them. They are fabulous! The colors on the first are gorgeous. So nice to have time with family!

Jenny said...

oooo these are lovely Michelle, family time is the best.... I sure remember the best times are when we are all together :0)
Jenny x

Gayatri said...

Beautiful cards, Michelle! The first card with layered stamping and colours is fab! It is my favourite!

Barb said...

Sounds like a wonderful day spent with family, Michelle! Have fun!

LOVE both cards and your tag! That first one is my fave - fabulous colors!

Deanna Jean said...

Michelle, these are both so sweet. I'm sure the girls will love them.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!!!

Suzanne Russell said...

All three are just fantastic! I like the colors and use of washi on the first one most of all. Great job!

Kara said...

beautful cards! love the bright colors on the first and that image on the second is just so..serene! love it

Kristie Goulet said...

I love all of these cute cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two beautiful cards and a tag. All are such amazing colours and fabulous Michelle.

Nikki Spencer said...

Busy girl! Love them all Michelle, especially the lovely colours, washi tape and layered stamping on the first one...Such a bright happy card!
I feel a case coming on...:0)

Kelly Griglione said...

Way to go on your first washi, Michelle! Looks great. Speaking of, that gold string on the kite is just perfect! All very fun, fresh and breezy.

Lea L. said...

These are SO pretty! I love the mixture of stamps used on that first one!!

Kate W. said...

Your parents villa looks lovely. Love the way you layer the washi tape. Your choices accent the images perfectly. I love the colors and images you used on the first card. Everything works together to create perfection!

Tasnim said...

The first card is SO beautiful Michelle! The stamping is amazing, the use of washi tape is clever, and the bright colors gives it such a warm radiance!

Rochelle Sodipo Washington said...

Oooh! That first card stole a piece of my heart!!!

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to the Washi Tape Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Lin said...

I ADORE your first card, Michelle! Beautiful use of the stamps with the added Washi!

Paula Laird said...

Beautiful cards all of them!