*** Crafting and General Life from Becky and her little sidekick Dylan ***

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Happy Birthday Arline!

My very best friend Arline is celebrating her birthday today, happy Birthday Arline!! She has to spend her day teaching children but I am glad to say that she sent me a text message this morning saying she was thrilled with all of her cards and the prezzies I got her (3 sets of Pro Markers and 10 Spiral Whisper stamps). Here is the card I made her off me and my OH, it's an 8" x 8" card which I made into a card by punching holes on the left hand side and then attaching another piece of 8" x 8" card with ribbons to create an opening card, I used this gorgeous Rachelle Anne Miller stamp which I know Arline loves and I even made her a matching candle!

This next card is from me again, we are on a birthday list together so this is my card to her from me for the birthday list! I used one of my new gorgeous Forever Friends stamps coloured with Pro Markers, I used Saffron for the bear, outlined with Apricot and the pink is Blossom. I must tell you that I spent a lot of time finding the perfect combination and I think this is the most life-like!! (Sorry to sound a little bit mad but I have collected these bears for years so had to get it spot on lol!!) Arline just loves pink so I thought I'd go really girlie and used papers from the new Eva Basic Grey pad and from the Forever Friends celebrtion pad too. The birthday sentiment is one of my favourites, it's from a Penny Black clear set, and the friend stamp is from Stamps Away by Clevercut. And I also made her a card off Dylan (he just isn't into crafting at all!) But I can't show you that just yet... you will just have to wait a bit longer...
Well, that's my news for today, thanks so much for all your kind comments, they have bought a tear to my eye! I made these cards whilst I still had my mojo, if only I had it now cause I'm really proud of these cards, will go off and have a sulk lol!!

Love Becky xx

21 comments:

Alison said...

You should be proud they are stunning keep that chin up I've left you something on my blog.

Lynsey said...

Wow Becky! Your cards and the candle are stunning no wonder your friend was pleased! I just brough this FF stamp, I love them too!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lynsey :)

cats whiskers said...

Oh Dear Honey, I suppose Mojos have to have a holiday somtimes, but he will be back with a vengance. These are both fantastic cards and ador that canle to match the first one. Thanks so much for you tips on the colours you used that is really helpful, perhaps we shoul all start listing waht colours we use. Matching colours is what is puttin me off of using the promarkers. Anway honey keep your chin up and I am sending you a great big virtual hug
Jacqui x

Natalie said...

Gorgeous cards, especially love the FF one. x

nessy said...

gorgeous cards becky ~oh yes you sure have your mojo back ~big time!
love the card and matching candle ~so thoughtful ~can see why she loves it!!
the card from dylan is very special ~so much detail ~ just perfect and so girly!!(don`t think boys enjoy all that pink,glitter and lace so much ~keep hoping lewis will make some cards one day~ could be waiting a long time ~aaron is so way past that sort of thing!!) should have had girls!!:~)
vanessa xx

Jill said...

wow Becky, these are Stunning I love them both and the gorgeous candle and I know Aline will of loved them. The colours and coloring are wonderful you're quite the expert with these pro markers. hope you feel like making some cards soon Hugs Jill x

Bubbles said...

Becky these cards and candle are absolutely gorgeous, so pretty, it's no surprise that your friend loved them. Can't wait to see the card from Dylan, just know that'll be lovely to!
Hope your mojo comes back soon, they always do! I just love your cards but know where you are coming from.
Take care
Joanne x

Sue said...

oh wow, these are both gorgeous becky, stunning both of em:)

sue
xx

crafting diva said...

Hi Becky well what a wonderful gift and card you made for your friend Arline I am sure she was thrilled they are both wonderful!!!! Bet your card for Dylan is great too!!!

Rach said...

oh Becky i can see why you are so proud of these gorgeous little works of art..your friend is sure going to treasure these beauties...and there is still Dylans to come...yay can't wait....keep smiling, your mojo will return...how could it stay away for long from such a lovely and so talented person. Hugs Rachxxx

ink'n'rubba said...

what gorgeous cards you made for your friend, and love your twirly wire! hugs, annie x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow! these cards are just the best Becky. I love everything about them. So beautiful.
kim x

Maria's Cards said...

This card is stunning Becky. I love the image, colours, papers and wire. Love it.x

CraftyC said...

Arline must have been a very happy bunny! Your cards are fab as always!
Clairex

Sandra said...

WOW Becky,two gorgeous cards,must admit i'm drawn to the FF one,just love it,i bet Arlene was over the moon with them,and what a good friend you are spoiling her with all those Promarkers ans Spiral Whisper stamps...as for your mojo it will return,it just feels like a holiday...lol
Have a good weekend
Take care
Sandra x

Anne said...

Gorgeous cards Becky and I love the candle...must give that a try again! xx

Sammi said...

Absolutely adorable!! I am sure that Arline was thrilled with these cards and gorgeous candle!!
They are all so pretty!!
*hugs*

I hope your Mojo comes back soon so you can make more of these fantastic artworks!!

Louise, that's me!! said...

these are just gorgeous Becky.... you are so clever, I LOVE all your cards, you are amazing!

darcy48 said...

WOW WOW Becky these are fab and DD will love them love the candle, we were going to try that when we down but never got round to it. Can't wait to see what Dylan made her love Mammy Arlinex

LOUISE said...

Awesome Birthday cards Becky, they are lovely. Yuu are a great friend! I love the candle as well, am going to have a bash at that one day! You certainly have been busy! Lou x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

They are beautiful x