Monday, 31 January 2011

Kids birthdays...

Hello blogging friends!
You wanted it, so here it is... the presents/cards I made for the kids birthdays we went to this weekend. As I didn't have much time to take pics between finishing them and taking them out to go so the photos are not that good, but tbh, the actual cards and presents aren't that great either *lol* Remember I didn't have much time, so please don't judge my efforts for these things too harshly!


Well, my youngest, Jacob, was invited to one of his girlfriends (yes, he has several... little heartbreaker *g*) 4th birthday and her mum had said, she was very much into princessy stuff... So I made this little card with SCAL from Papermania Gemstones cardstock and added Stickers and Gemstones.



Then, while I still had the Cricut all fired up, I cut a little princess crown and blinged that up, too. I used the same cardstock as for the card.
I know Logan likes drawing and painting a lot I bought some felt tips and glitter glue pens and made a felt bag with her name and some flowers on it to put it in. The handles are dark blue thick cord and I blanket stitched the sides closed. When that was done I thought it would be a nice base to present the crown on and packaged it up before remembering to take pics... So sorry you can't see it too well.




That was for Saturday, on Sunday my oldest, Paul, was going to one of his longest friends 6th birthday - rock climbing! He loved that!
Hughie loves everything Star Wars and Ben10 and believe it or not, loves being creative. His mum had actually said he was very interested in making his own pop-up cards and so I devised this little card and gift.



I made the card on my computer and then cut out the aliens from a separate piece of card and created a pop-up inside. Then I made a little colouring book with colouring pages of Ben10 and Star Wars images and used my Bind-it-All to hold it together. 

I know it could have done with some more decorating, but time was short...
I packaged it up together with a box of felt tip pens, some card blanks to make pop-ups and 3D foam pads in this little bag so I didn't even need wrapping paper...


The bag was made from a sheet of A3 thick card and I made the handle with a large circle punch. The topper is a Nestie label and a Forever Friends decoupage image I had done ages ago for Creativity magazine and then didn't use. The name was done with Doodlebug rub-on letters.
Well, I hope you are not all abandoning me now and leave the blog disgusted never to return.... I promise the next post will be much nicer ;-)
Ta-ra for now!

14 comments:

tilly said...

They are stunning presents and I bet the children loved them, so original,better than shop bought
Tilly x

Cj said...

I think they are really cute presents, I might make a couple the colouring books as Easter presents, so thank you for the idea.xxx

Cj said...

I'm in West Sussex to, quite close to you by the look of it, I'm in Haywards Heath.

ninasays said...

Echt cool, sehr girlie und niedlich! Da hat sie sich bestimmt total gefreut! Liebe Grüße!

Kathleen said...

beautiful gifts and cards as always!

there's an award for you over on my blog:
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kathleen mc xx

Moni said...

Stunning projects and the princess card is so cute, love the crown. Hope you feel better today.
Thanks for entering my candy, good luck. Hugs,moni

Carole of Brum said...

Alex, I don't know how you can say these aren't that great, cos I think they're brill. I'd be really happy if I did them, and i bet the kids loved them. CoB

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hope your cold is better now, Alex!
These are fabby makes! Don't put yourself down! I'm sure the recipients were absolutely delighted with them; clever, inspired and beautifully executed! Hugs! Lesley

Amanda said...

Alex these are lovely presents and so personal too. I don't know where you get the time from to think/make such lovely things. Super xx

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous set of work

Cj said...

Thank you that's very kind of you.xxxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous creations! Thanks for sharing!

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Julie said...

Hi there, Alex!! Wow you have been busy, gorgeous cards and makes for kiddies!! You are so full of fab ideas! Hugs, Juliexx

pickle said...

Lucky kids!! super makes ALex