Thursday, 10 November 2011

Happy 9th Birthday Alex!

Today is my gorgeous son's 9th Birthday - I don't make him cards, I make him mini-posters, and this years is at the top of this post, pre-printing.  As you may deduce, he's been reading Harry Potter recently :)

Its been a lovely couple of days, as Alex has been sooooo excited about his birthday - we went out for dinner yesterday and it was wonderfully stress free (which is a major achievement for us!).  Today, my DH & I took the day off to spend time together: shopping, wrapping presents & searching high & low for a cake decoration I'd especially ordered for Alex & then put in a 'safe place'.  Ho-hum.

I can show off one more thing today which I made for Alex - for his bedroom door actually (though someone suggested it would be perfect for the bathroom too!).

Its a A5 sized fun poster made using another of Kate Hadfield's new digital stamps.  This time its been coloured using the bucket tool in Photoshop.  The original monster didn't have hairy feet, but I wanted them, so with the magic of cut 'n paste he now has them!  This is why I love digital stamps - lots of control & customisation possibilities.
PS My birthday poster was made with A Wizarding World by Jady Day Studio, the font is HarryP, and there is also just a little added sparkle from Platform 93/4 by Valorie Wibbens & Emily Merrit too!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

New ventures & lovely digital stamps

You probably know I occasionally make hybrid printable goodies for Kate Hadfield - well, she has recently started producing her own line of digital stamps, and I decided to be cheeky & ask if I could be part of her team for this venture, and I am delighted to say she said yes!!

The card above is my first using her Sally & Sidney Scarecrow stamps.  I used some of her other doodles to help set the scene & then coloured the digital stamps with chalks.

I have another project ready to photo using her fun monster stamp, but the lighting over the past few days has simply been too awful for photographing.  Too many grey days for my liking!

Did you enjoy Digital Scrapbooking Day yesterday?  I spent a scary amount of money - I was definitely naughty, so it good job I'm working extra hours at school at the moment!   Remember the sales are still on today - so why not treat yourself?

I had another lovely surprise recently.  I've been featured on the Me So Scrappy blog here - how nice it that!? 

A number of the projects highlighted were for CatScrap - a fab digital store based in Scandinavia.  I've had a great deal of pleasure in undertaking a 3 month guest CT spot there, having the opportunity to work with a wonderful team of designers, which includes the lovely Ju Kneipp!  I've tried to use kits that I guess would often be outside my normal comfort zone - including this one by Fiddlette that I used to make this (& one of my new favourite) card:

I'm off now - its our son's birthday this week so we're kicking of the celebrations by going to the cinema later to see TinTin ;)