Thursday, 2 July 2009

Birth Announcements

Hi everyone, and a happy HOT Thursday to you all.

I've been having a play with Photoshop, and making my own embellishments over the last couple of days. I'm trying a few money making ideas out in readiness for when I enter my jobless phase after redundancy later on this month. I'm thinking if I can attend a few local fayres this summer, or maybe start up some craft classes, I can make my own money. I don't think it will be much, but might as well use my talents if I can, eh??

Anyway I made the sentiments in Photoshop, and layered them on to card, added a punched out flower and some pearly doodles and one thing led to another I thought I would use some of the toppers on sample birth announcement cards.

I have only used Bazzill and a few scraps of patterned paper. These cards are really tiny, e.g. 3" x 3" for the square ones, and 4" by 2.5" for the tall one. I've made some baby boy ones too, so maybe I'll do a few samples with them too. I actually love them, there would be room to add a small photo inside, and baby's weight etc.

Because of the small size, I thought you could use them for scrapbooking, gift tags, on gift boxes, and many other things too. I'm thinking of doing a kind of pick & mix thing. Mainly because I've bought things before, for one item, and never used the rest of the pack. I thought as people are on a tight budget these days, this idea might appeal...you only pay for what you want. What do you think of the idea???

I'm thinking of Save The Date cards too. I'd love to hear what you think.

Just thought I'd share a photo with you before I go....

Daisy (our Shih Tzu) and Cleo (our cat) having a snooze on the sofa in the cool. Bless....

Take care

Hugs Debbie xx

11 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is a great idea Debbie. Us scrappers are always on the look out for unique embellishments and this could be your que. Hugs from Desire

cats whiskers said...

These are brilliant dear and what a fabulous idea I am sure you will make money you are so talented dear
Thanks for sharing thos cute piccies
Hugs Jacqui x

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Debbie,llove the papers and colours.

hugs riet.x

Kay Carley said...

These look great Debbie. Simple but VERY effective. Oh if only I could do simple!!

Kay xx

debby4000 said...

They look fabulous and the creations they are on are fab. Lots of crafty people used Esty(spelling) might be worth a look. Good Luck.
luv
Debby

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is lovely, fabulous cards. And love the cute piccy too. Kim

Rach said...

These are fantastic Debbie, i am sure that they will sell like hot cakes.. love the sweet piccie of Daisy and Cleo,, too sweet. hugs rachxx

louise said...

These all look fab debbie and I am sure they will sell well, and your cat and dog are adorable I have always wanted a shih tzu
louise xxx

Velta said...

I found your blog through Sharon Johnson...What an amazing artist you are!!! Makes me think I need to close my blog down. But on the other hand, your inspiration may help my paper crafting to evolve! Thanks for Sharing such beautiful art! I cannot see why your work would not sell, Heck...I'll buy!! Love your cat and dog...I am a huge animal lover!

Bev said...

Debby these are fantastic! I think they will be brilliant sellers and will go like hot cakes!! Love the pic of the furbies too x

Lynsey said...

These are all so beautiful Debbie!
Hugs Lynsey:)

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