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Sunday, 17 February 2008

Jurassic Party!

Fish is 4 on St Patrick's day & being a diligent mummy, I didn't start thinking about his party until a couple of days ago! And being a bit of a crafter, I cannot bear the thought of those nasty pre-printed polythene party bags full of naff plastic toys that break within a day or cheap invitations! So... fairly predictably - I'm gonna do it all myself.
The first invitation I made later became a birthday card instead - far too complex to recreate 30-odd times. Even I know that I have limitations! LOL. You'll be able to see that as a DT project for Di Hickman's card sketch this wednesday - no sneaky peaks I'm afraid. In the meantime, this is the much scaled down version upon which I have settled - I'd prefer it inked & with penwork but it's a simple card that will do the job & knock a huge hole in my scraps stash!
I used a sketch by Alicia Barry - she's a tutor over at MCC, where I teach & has a fabulous collection of sketches - you really want to check them out! The dinosaur is die cut using the cuttlekid (which I borrowed from Fish) and has a fabulous collection of child-themed dies. The 'A Party!' stamp is by A Muse. I've die cut a selection of dinosaurs from scraps of cardstock and although this is the basic design, I'll be using up all my green patterned paper scraps, so the invites will all be variations of this first one - (I have some girly florals for the girls invites too!)
Be prepared to see a whole bunch of dinosaur related projects over the next few days! LOL


Alicia Barry said...

Very cute invites Beverley. Good luck getting all 30 done. You'll be fine.

Ruth said...

Very cute dinosaur!! Love them, have fun churning them out!

Still Loving Cosmo Cricket!