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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Musical Birthday Card and a Sneeky Peek

First, a quick Christmas card, the holly leaves were cut from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge, and Joy is from Joys of the Season. I really do need to make a start on my cards, I am a bit laid back

I had to make a male birthday card in a real hurry, luckily I had my new 'Not for girls' CD fromPolkadoodles handy, and it took no time at all to make this, for a chap that loves music and has been known to get up and sing in pub karaoke nights. All the papers and the topper are from the CD. I embossed a piece of red card with the cuttlebug - allegro folder, I think that's what it's called, and did a shadow on the lettering in the same colour red with a copic marker

and here is a sneek peek at my card for the Polkadoodles weekly challenge tomorrow
Thanks to all of you who have been sweet enough to make kind comments about my first video attempt. I think I am getting a bit carried away, and keep thinking of other projects I can video. A couple of answers to comments, I got the matchboxes in the Dollar Tree here in the US, they were 12 for a dollar, they also have the big ones, two for a dollar. I think they are sold in Poundland in the UK. The big boxes would be quite easy to adapt, and have the advantage of being sturdier, and they would hold quite good sized gifts. Next year, when Max is three, I will make him one, at the moment one of these little ones would last about 10 seconds under his rather robust present opening technique. The little drawers were quite difficult to pull out, so today I waxed the sides of each drawer with a scented candle, they pull out smoothly and easily now, and the boxes smell gorgeous.
What have I done with the matches? They are in a big bag in the garage - does anybody feel like building a model ship out of matches? If so, I'm your new best friend......


  1. ooh i like this one en, just perfect for a man, they are always the hardest for me as i love to bling!!!!!!

  2. Wow ... cards for men are so hard to get right but you really nailed this one! Fabulous job. Thanks for the matchbox info. Know what you mean about 10 second lifespan for gifts. I think I'll wait a bit before I make these for the grands! I'm so glad you'll be making more videos :-) hugs, eileen

  3. Fabulous cards Enfys!
    I could have used the birthday one as inspiration for my son for tomorrow if I'd had more time until the 'big day' That CD sounds very useful!

  4. I agree with Loopylou, it's so hard to make a card for a man.. but you definitely don't have a problem with making them...

  5. Lovely cards ane a very sneeky sneak!!!
    bye bye,Lean.

  6. Wow I'm taliking to a movie star!! HE HE HE. Great job En, love the matchboxes, it's a great idea.
    More videos please!!!!!
    Love the Christmas card too. I haven't started mine either, I must get myself sorted out!


  7. Perfect for your kareoke singing guy En! The embossing folder looks great on that too! Love the sweet Christas card. and here I thought you made all of the matchboxes using TBBM. LOL Gonna have to look at $ tree. xxD


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Enfys x