Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happy Birthday To You

Today is a very special day for a very special lady... Heather (one of my Funky Hand gang mates) is celebrating her 50th birthday. When I say this lady is special....that is truly an understatment. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer twice Heather came out fighting and kicked that horror's ass good and proper....she has such spirit and a zest for life that truly inspires everyone she meets and I am so proud to have her as a friend. She has a wicked sense of humour and is such a warm and caring person. Heather really keeps our Funky Hand DT blog hopping with her side splitting posts and down to earth take on life and also shares her views on life with all the lucky folk who visit her blog....pop over and take a peek...not only do you get wonderful inspiration with her fab card creations but lots of laughs too....what a bonus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY you lots.... hopefully Royal Mail will now have delivered her card and I can share it all with you.
The side panels on the card were done using the Ink Embossing Technique with my new toy "the Cuttlebug". Dead simple - ink the inside of your embossing folder - I used a brayer because I think it gives a more even coat of ink but you can do it with an inkpad just don't be too heavy handed, insert your card and run it through the machine...and what a fabulous effect. I used linen card and although it doesn't show on the pic, it has a textured effect almost like fabric. If you haven't already tried this, give it a will love it. There is a video on You Tube - just enter Cuttlebug in the Search box and it comes up with lots of techniques to use with this little machine.

Black Card for matting and layering

  • Embossing Folder: Stylised Flowers
  • Stamps: Agapanthus from Stampendous; Sentiment from HOTP clear stamps
  • Chipboard numbers: Thickers from American Crafts
  • Black Satin Ribbon...Self Adhesive Clear Gems


  1. hi Kath, i love this card and that image looks great, i feel another spend coming Love ya blog,i will be back :-)


  2. Hey Kath, love the card. I think my Big shot & cuttlebug folders are calling to me.....

    L xxxx

  3. Ooh, Kath.. What a tribute!! Thank you so much.. You've got me tearing up here. And blushing furiously!! :o)

    And your card is amazing!! I'm so glad you gave us details of how you did the embossing technique.. It's so effective, and being on linen card, too.

    Thank you again. You're a good friend. Mwaaah!!

    Heather xx

  4. Hi Kath..Her card is lovely I bet she will cherish it:)x

  5. great card kath and now I feel terrible as I meant to do one but ran out of time and now I feel awful- don't know where the time has went to this week

  6. Fab!!

    Mine is in the post to her (late) and its the one with ribbon on hehehehe!!

  7. Wow! What a stunner I just adore B&W. No wonder Heather was so thrilled it is gorge xxx


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hugs Kath xxx