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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Now it's Caitlin's Birthday!

Today I have been working on my eldest Granddaughter Caitlin's birthday card - Caitlin is 8 on Friday and very excited to be reaching this great age!  I thought Mo Manning digi image ideal for an excited 8 year old and I just love the dog!
I'm finding my Grand Nestie Squares really useful for matting and layering - they are saving me messing about trying to get things square!   I know some folks are good at this, but me....not so!

I always feel chuffed when I manage to use something in the drawer - it makes buying the item seem worthwhile.   This is what I got out to cut the sentiment - it's called Birthday Wishes by Provocraft and includes a candle embossing folder and the word die.  To achieve the two tone effect I cut two different colours, then because I'd placed DST on the back of my card before cutting, mixing the colours was easy. 


Christine B. said...

Great card I bet she loves it. Especially the dog. Hugs x chrisB

Debbie said...

Hi Ikki. Lovely card. I'm sure Caitlin will love her card. I like the glitter on the frill of the dress. I'm a big fan of Mo Manning. The sentiment looks very effective. Thank you for commenting on my blog.
Take care

mamapez5 said...

Hi Ikki,
A great image for an excited little girl. I love the word die too. Kate x

Cheryl W. said...

That is the BEST image! I, too, have a granddaughter who just turned 8 and she would have loved this. It's really a terrific card.

Aquarius said...

I'm sure Caitlin will love that card - the image is really great as you say. That wording die looks really useful too and I like the way you've used it.

Jackie said...

Fantastic card Ikki, I'll bet she will love it :o)
Jackie xx