Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A few birthday cards

My family is coming over on Sunday to celebrate January birthdays so I had to make the cards. This first card is for my Mom - her birthday was on the 10th. She turned 76!! I used Tangerine Tango CS & DP and I just loved how this turned out in real life. The colour is my fave!!! I paper pieced her dress to match the DP and added glitter brads from Doodlebug. This Tilda is from the Valentine collection.
This card is for my Dad - his birthday is on the 31st. He will be 77! Crazy!!! I am the youngest of 6 kids - my parents were 39 & 40 when I was born! My oldest brother was 18 and was already moved out by then! Anyways, on to the card! The stamp is Classic Car from Little Paper Shop - I coloured it with my copics then used the colorless blender to mess up the brown a bit to give it an old rusty look - not sure if I achieved that, but I think it looks ok!

This one is for my Brother in law - his birthday was on the 12th. The image is from a TAC set that I want but someone sent me a bunch of images so that will have to do for now!! The sheriff badge was a stamp I got at Michael's ages ago. I totally covered it with Crystal Effects, then proceeded to stick my finger in it! DUHHHH!!! So it is REALLY thick!!! LOL
Hope your week is going great - it's HUMP day today - only 2 days until the weekend!!! Which I will spend Sat. cleaning the house & Sunday visiting with family!!! Not sure if I will have a post from now till after that, so have a great weekend!!!


Marcia P said...

Cute cards Chris,so reading this you are the baby of the family? Is that right?

I love the vintage car.

:) Marcia

Charlene Austin said...

Um....hello you new blog look is freaking adorable!!!!!!!

Viv said...

Brilliant cards Chris! I especially love the cute little 'sheriff'. The Tilda card is a real sweetie too. I love that colour and you've made it all the prettier with the paper piecing.
Mum will love it. Dad will love his vintage car too. Coloured to rustic perfection!
Hey! My mum is 90!!!! You've a way to go yet girl. LOL
Viv xx

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Linda said...

Your January birthday cards are wonderful as always. I love the Tilda card and the vintage car too. Have a great January party.

Linda said...

Your January birthday cards are just adorable as always. Have a fun January party.

Janet said...

great cards!! i am the baby too, and my parents were older when they had me too!! :)

Donelda said...

I love them all!! I especially like the orange tilda ~ your mom will love it! Isn't it crazy when you get a whole bunch of bdays all in one month...ours is Dec (for pete's sake!!)

Jane said...

Cute cards. I LOVE the one you made for your Dad. Also sounds like we have some things in common. I am the baby of the family. My Mom was 40 and my Dad 55 when I was born.


Deb said...

fabulous cards Chris, hope you have a fantastic weekend visiting with your family!

Seleise said...

Great cards! I love the twine!

My sister was born when my Mom was 40 and my dad was 48 and our oldest brother (of 6) was 20. I was born (#5) 6 years before my baby sis. Looks like we have another thing in common. :)

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