Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Sketchers and a Happy Mom!

I have four grown children ranging in age from 25 to 37. Just recently, my daughter, Tiffany, took possession of her new condo. All of my children are now homeowners! WOO-HOO! I feel quite a sense of accomplishment for each of them.

Not only has Tiffany climbed onto the property ladder, but my daughter, Kirsten (the one who lives in London, UK), moved into a larger home just this past Wednesday. They have moved into a very spacious four-bedroom, semi-detached house in South Woodford. I was fortunate enough to have had a tour when I visited them back in April/May and I'm sure the grandsons are running around the house with glee. They will have lots of room to run now. So, what does a proud mama do; makes cards to welcome them to their new homes, of course.

This card will be going to Kirsten, John, Owen & James. This card is also my entry for the Friday Sketchers challenge # 58. It's a 6" square card and the base is Prism c/s in a colour very like Bashful Blue. The DP is called Houses in the Park by Heidi Grace Designs and I thought it totally appropriate. I used the CB on the Gable Green strip of c/s using the embossing folder with the tree branches. If you don't recognize the image and sentiment, they are from Gina K. Designs. I used Copics to colour the image and added some Prima flowers with little button brads for the centre. My DH thinks these are the best owls I've ever coloured. Thanks, honey!

Next up is the card I made and gave to Tiffany last week. This was a very clean and simple card. I used the Pure Luxury 120 lb c/s from Gina K. Designs and followed the technique for embossing which was on Stamp TV a week or so ago. If you haven't checked out Stamp TV yet, please, do it soon. You won't be sorry! The image on this card is from TAC. I coloured it with Copics and after it was done I thought it looked like a Christmas card, but I like it anyway. I added a little red fibre with some metal do-dads (very technical name, I know) on the ends and it was ready to present to Tiffany.

Well, this is the end of my post and I want to thank Friday Sketchers for giving us such a terrific sketch to work with this week. I've added it to my Google Reader so I'll be sure to get the challenges as they happen.


Cindi said...

super cards barb!!! how fun it will be for your DD's to get these great cards!

Carole said...

Wonderful cards! Love the owls on the Friday Sketchers card...thanks for joining us!
Carole ;-)

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards, they are fabulous.

Lesa said...

Delightful cards Barb!

mudmaven said...

These are great cards! I'm sure the recipients are going to be totally thrilled to get them. ~chris