Saturday, August 17, 2013

Beach beauty...

It has been a while since I last posted but I have been slowly rebuilding my craft stash. I had not realised that it had slowly dwindled so I needed an excuse to buy some more bits and pieces! 

We recently celebrated a rather large birthday in our household - Andrew turned *whispers* 30! After searching for the perfect card in too many card shops than I care to remember, I decided enough was enough and I needed to stop finding excuses not to make one!

Here is the beach themed card I came up with! As usual, lots of glitter and bright colours. It took me a while to get it right since it had been a while and to be fair, I was doing this once Alex had gone to bed so I was pretty tired myself!

My favourite bit has to be the surf boards with the sentiment with the glittery sand.

I had to make a second card on behalf of Alex so I kept the monkey theme alive and used a similar range of stamps. Alex is often called a cheeky little monkey so it seemed very apt! 

Andrew has a silly game that he plays with Alex called 'The Rocket' which gets him all hyped up (usually before bedtime!) so I wanted to include this in some way on his birthday card.

I often find with the big numbered cards, the number often takes centre stage. I didn't want this to be the case with these cards so the numbers are not exactly hidden but don't overshadow the fun parts of the card.

I love working with orange and lime green as I think they compliment each other well whilst being a bit quirky. 

Watch this space - more from me soon!