Faux Patina - cased

A few weeks ago one of the classes I attended at Debbie’s was to learn the Faux Patina technique.  Loved it so thought I would case my own card I made at the class but as is always the way, didn’t have exactly everything I needed so thought I would show you the two variations.

1.  This is the card we                               2.  This is the cased one
made at class

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The second (cased) card I gave as a thank you card to a good friend.

Have a good week crafting.

100 years young

Hubby and I were privileged to fly down to Napier at the weekend for his Aunt’s 100th birthday celebrations.  This is the other project I was working on.  Because Aunty May is now in a rest home and has everything she needs, her daughter requested no presents but I still felt I should do something so I bought a small strong cardboard suitcase from Spotlight and attempted to alter it so that she had something to keep all her 100th special cards and letters in.  This is the result:



It was harder to decorate than I thought.  Haven’t had much practice with this sort of thing so most of it was trial and error.  As Aunty May’s eyesight is very bad, guess she won’t notice the mistakes though.




I kind of cheated with her card.  This is a card I made at one of Debbie’s classes but decided to use it as Aunty May’s card and just added the ‘100 years young’ tag to it.

Such a gorgeous card (thanks for this Debbie).


Some photos that might interest you – the first one is of the grand old lady herself with my hubby Neville;  then the inside of the card from the Queen and the card from the Hon. John Key;  and of course, the cake.

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Wishing you all many, many years of good health and happiness so that you too can reach the wonderful milestone of 100 years.

21st memory album

As mentioned in my previous blog I have currently been working on 2 projects.  This is the first one finally finished to the stage where my daughter can use these pages as a wall display for my grandson’s 21st birthday party.  Neither has seen these yet so this will be a preview.  I still have more photos which I hope to add to his album at a later date.  Kim asked me if I could please put together a photo display for Matthew’s birthday and after mulling over what I could do thought that if I made up some scrapbook pages and put them in the clear folders these could be displayed then afterwards put into an album.  BTW I am not going to this party - 150+ young ones and loud music do not combine in my opinion for making a great night out!!!  We will have a family get together later on – perhaps dinner somewhere.

Anyway here are the pages I have made for him.  The photos on these pages look a bit blurry here but I can assure you they are much crisper and clearer in real life.

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Have a great crafty week.

Thanks for popping in to catch up on what is happening in my life. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and cardmaking and invite you to have a look at the projects I have made. You are welcome to take my ideas and use them in your own creations.
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