Saturday, September 10, 2011

1st birthday

Good morning friends and a happy Saturday, I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend. We are having great summer weather, even though it is only beginning of spring, it has been very warm. I still don't trust the weather and expect we will get a cold blast some time this month. A number of years ago, we actually had snow here in Johannesburg on this anything can still happen.
The card I am showing today was made for the 1st birthday of Hobby Dee. This is my DIL hobby shop in the Netherlands, and I was lucky enough to have been there last year for the opening. The first year has been very successful and I am sure she is just going to grow...the shop I mean. In fact it is moving to bigger premises later this month....will visit in December and see what it looks like. Anyway to the card. I had seen a similar one in a Dutch hobby paper... The base is a coffee filter paper, which has been covered and decorated. This is what I used Paper: 4 cup coffee filter. DP from Kaisercraft ...chanteuse collection Image...Henry Mouse..Whiff of Joy..couloured with distress inks and some stickles added Nellie Snellen Die cut Sentiment... Whiff of Joy finished off with seam binding and some pearls The shaped tag for inside was made with pink cardstock. I cut lime green tags and stamped the name onto them, hung them from a paper string mounted with brads. The number was cut with my cricut and put through the cuttlebug and a cuttlebug flourish to finish. I have seen some other ideas using a coffee filter, so will try them out some time. I am entering this in a few challenges:
Crafting when we can...Do it your own way. This is a new challenge.
 Stamptacular Sunday..The sky's the limit

Having a busy weekend, as we are off to our youngest grandson's 3rd birthday party this afternoon and tomorrow my DH and I are celelbrating our 46th wedding anniversary, so being treated to a lovely outdoor lunch by my other son and DIL.As there is a big Rugby competition in New Zealand for those that follow the game, we will be watching and supporting out Springbok team tomorrow as well.

 Enjoy the weekend whatever you may be doing. Have fun and take care.
 PS. It is now evening, have had a lovely family day, Enjoy your Weekend.


Birdie said...

Happy Anniversary Ursula. Here's to many, many more!

I have never seen a coffee filter card before. Looks intriguing and I think yours lovely. Would love to see you do another.

Congratulations to your DIL on one year in business and continued growth.

chilli pip said...

It seems like just the other day you posted about your DIL new shop, so glad it is flourishing so many small businesses seem to be struggling here. I am sure she will love this card as it is so creative and a m still a wee bit envious of that Cricut you own . Hope our team dont keep us hanging on the edge of our seats in the next match.

Mindy said...

SO clever!!! and that little mouse is the cutest ! Thanks for joining our 1st Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

Carol said...

Brilliant use of a coffee filter, the image is so cute too. Thanks for joining our first challenge at CWWC. Carol DT x

curtis03 Lewis said...

My son just turned two as well and I am also planning his birthday party in one of the LA event venues that I’ve shortlisted. I was just brainstorming for all the theme possibilities for the event. I am thinking about doing a toy story theme.