Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Now where was I last weekend??????

Hi all, (warning...lots of pics in this post!!)

Yes we all returned safe & sound (if not somewhat shattered & exhausted) from our whirlwind trip to Cobar. Where is Cobar you may ask....well if you click here you can get a better idea. It is basically 700km NW from where we yes....1400kms round trip....left Fri AM - returned Sun PM!!

What was there you may ask?? Well Miss Jessica, my niece, turned 1.

 The time has flown so very very fast. Now I did not take a picture of her invitation, but trust me when I say that the whole party was themed around Minnie Mouse. Pink and black were the colours carried through everything and everywhere. Even the guest of honour was dressed accordingly.......

We last saw her in January at Dad's 70th and she has grown heaps since then!! Even bis sister Tilly (on the left) and her best pal Billy (yes it is Tilly and Billy!!) got into the spirit.......

Now Jessica's Mum (Wren) makes cakes....really well and of course she made Jessica's. It was amazing...and I don't think the photo does it justice. Needless to say Jessica loved it too!!

Now....for the card.....and the theme was EASY!! The hard part was getting it just right. I found a picture of Minnie Mouse and wanted to break it down into the most basic of shapes. The circles of the face and ears are a given, the mask and face were different all together. This is what I came up with.......

I was very, VERY happy with the end result...considering it was all done with punches. All in all Lg and small circles, large and small ovals and a heart was all there was to it. here is a close up of Minnie's face....

If you want a detailed list of the punches used, please leave me a message and a contact e mail in the comments and I will get back to you. The "1" is stamped in Regal Rose ink and outlined in a black SWM.

Thanks for enduring a very long post. I am going to curl up now and rest a while as even though we have been back since late Sunday PM, the culmination of little sleep and a long drive, and work on Monday have taken their toll.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Whisper White, Basic Black, Blush Blossom (ret), Elite card - Fuchsia
Ink: (SU) Regal Rose, Basic Black SWM, Signo White Gel Pen
Punches: Circles, Ovals, Heart, Nestabilities Scallop and Classic Circles
Stamps: "Gel-a-tins" Build a Set Numbers
Other bits: Pink spotty ribbon fm stash, Dimensionals

Lynda xx


Patrice said...

You are a star! That is THE best Minnie card I've ever seen. You did a fabulous job of it.

Love lots of pics and a newsy post so keep them coming. That cake is absolutely gorgeous too!


Jenny Hayward said...

Looks like a fun party was had by all-especially the birthday girl!! She is a cutie. It is so lovely that you could make the trip out to be there.
What a great card! You nailed the Minnie Mouse punch art. It turned out great.

Well Done. Love the photos but I was looking for one of you with Minnie Mouse ears ;)

Catch you soon,
Jenny xx

wren said...

Thanks Lynda xo oh and if jess has any of our fabulousness in the arts and craft area look out lol.

Kez said...

Fantastic Minnie darl, you nailed that one for sure! We are the Disney twins aren't we, LOL! Thanks for the offer of piglet; I have that one, plus tigger and eeyore, so must give them a try real soon! Hope you catch up on R&R soon, take care xxx

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. You really have an eye for punch art cards! Glad to hear you had such a fun weekend.

Madeline Morcelo said...

My lovely Lynda;
U know I've been so busy, getting everything ready for the next round, but finally got the chance to check your post and this is so lovely and beautiful, you did so good combining colors with the party every single polka dot in every decoration...very girly, girly, girly...I bet the baby had a blast! Thanks for your frindship!...and I'm happy your health is improving...woohoo, that way you are going to be able to create a lot more :0)See you soon! With all my love and respect, Madeline

Cheryl said...

OMG what a huge trip,but so worth it,your photos are so beautiful and how cute is Jessica!!! What a beautiful cake,Wren is so very clever.I am making a birthday cake for my little miss at the end of the week and it has to be a pink no 5 cake,this cake is for the family celebration.When I get over easter,I need to make another cake for her birthday party.Now onto your card,it is GORGEOUS and my gosh you are just so darn talented......Minnie is PERFECT.....I love it!!

paper bag create said...

Hello girlfriend!
Love your pink Minnie. FABULOUS job.
and the cake is just STUNNING!!!

Christie Wallace said...

That is an awesome card Lynda. Well done. I will save that one in the to case file!