Lindsey - A BG "Sweet Threads" layout and My Mind's Eye "All Spice" Cards
Hi-De-Hi. Lindsey here.
First up, a layout for my granddaughter's christening. I have a photo from a long, long time ago of me in the arms of my Godparents which I love. It was important to me, therefore, that I capture a photo of Lottie on her special day with her Godfather (her Uncle David). Additionally, I am so blessed to have such a healthy and happy family and this is just one of those photos which records and celebrates that. So this page is for Lottie's (the baby's) album and I have done another for "The Godfather's" Album - which I will put up in the Gallery later today. I resisted the temptation to put journalling on this layout as I wanted a lot of "white space" and I kept the title small too.
As you can see, I have used the Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" collection which I thought was very delicate and appropriate for the occasion. There's a Dusty Attic flourish in there which I've painted and decorated with a few Kaisercraft pearls. The pale flowers are Prima but who knows what the other one is (the packaging is long gone). The brown flourishes were cut from Websters Pages and the lace is, of course, gorgeous Prima.
Secondly, as soon as I received the gorgeous 6"x6" Designer Paper Pad "ALL SPICE" by My Mind's Eye (why do I keep calling it Old Spice?), I knew it was just the thing to encourage me to get on and make some cards for the "Let's Hear It For The Boys" theme this month.
Somewhere along the line, I decided to see exactly how many cards I could make from one pack. I have made nine so far and still plenty of paper left for a few more I reckon.
The alphabets and the rosette on this one are, of course, by Tim Holtz.
and here are Tim Holtz's Sprocket Gears (what would I do without Tim's sprockets!!)...
I haven't put a greeting yet on the next two as I don't know who they are for and what the occasion will be. However, it won't take long to add a sentiment at the last minute. I have a few fabulous Kaisercraft rub-ons which will fit just nicely on the front there.
And this one's got a bit extra inside.
and who says I can't put flowers on a man's cards? Men like flowers! Not necessarily little rosebuds
but this one's alright surely? ... Well - now I look at it again I'm not so sure but I don't think the recipient will have the nerve to complain do you?
Just a little tip. I made the chipboard button - covered it with paper and applied a layer of Dimensional Magic (quite a THICK layer of Dimensional Magic actually) and then chose a gorgeous bit of ribbon to tie in it. However, I was too impatient to get the whole thing attached to the card and couldn't wait for the stuff to set hard. "Use the hairdryer" a little voice whispered in my year. "Brilliant plan" I answered.
Although you probably can't see it here, the glorious glossy layer which I had envisaged ended up looking more like cellulite! So, do not try this at home. - it looks horrible! Luckily, the card is for a man and I'm not at all sure that the guy in question will notice - so that's fine.
And finally, I had to finish with a Magnolia stamp with Edwin the Pirate.
That's all folks. All really simple - hope you like them.