Sunday, 17 February 2013

When a Photo Stops being a Photo..

..and starts being a card..

So, taking an idea and running sticking with it, yesterday I took some time out from the party preparations going on round here and I made some more things with my little heart biscuit photos.

photo tag by Sian from From High in the Sky

Because I built my first card on a paper bag (it's here), I decided to see what other bases I could use for tags and the like, so my first one is indeed - on a tag. I stamped a phrase straight onto the photo with black staz-on ink and a little stamp from Citrus Twist: haven't tried it before, but i'll definitely be doing it again.

photo tag by Sian from From High in the Sky

The second one is built on a 6x4 journaling card. I thought it would make a nice postcard as a change from a card. Again, that little stamp is from Citrus Twist.

And the third is a smaller journaling card: a gift tag with a clothes peg ready to pin to a present:

photo tag by Sian from From High in the Sky

I am actually off to wrap some presents now, for a coming-of-age party for a boy man you all know. There are lots of things I could say about him; but I don't think he'd like me to post any of them. So instead I'll hurry off to help his sister ice his cake. Those candles are calling..

Happy Sunday!

photo tags by Sian From High in the Sky

37 comments:

helena said...

a very happy birthday to the new man in your life

and the cards look fabulous

Ladkyis said...

I remember my eldest son turning 18. He had moved to live with his father, that being closer to work, and suddenly he was in my kitchen telling me he had applied to the army. He went in just before his 19th birthday and his brother followed 10 weeks later, just two weeks after his own 18th birthday. Such a moment to see them so young and them thinking they are never going to be more grown up than they are at that moment. Hug him close, so that you can stand back and let him go.

Kirsty.a said...

I LOVE THESE. HOPE THE PARTY GOES BRILLIANTLY

debs14 said...

Happy birthday to your boy, hope he has a brilliant day and celebrates in style. I have just read Ladkyis' comment and sincerely hope that he doesn't spring any surprises like that!
Enjoy the cake - I'm sure there's a page just waiting to be made from today's events!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

A fellow Aquarius! Happy birthday to him!
Mati was 17 this week, so we are close behind you. ;)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to the Tall One! It's hard to believe, but mine will be 30 this month! He's coming home for his birthday, though, so we'll be able to celebrate it in style. Love the cards and they are making the wheels turn in my head about ways to use photographs for cards!

Barbara Eads said...

Your cards are lovely. I especially love the blue one. I hope you have a great birthday celebration. It's so funny that the "tall one" would rather not be mentioned in your blog. Around here, the girls are constantly asking "grammy, are you going to put that on your blog?" Difference between girls and boys---I guess. I hope you have a happy day.

KathiJo said...

Awwhh , they don't realise that it is also quite a big deal for parents too when they reach these milestones xxx

Louise said...

you certainly spent your time out well - enjoy the birthday celebrations x

Karen said...

Love your tags and hope the birthday celebrations are fabulous.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Happy Birthday to The Tall One! Very exciting for sure! Love your new creations using that beautiful cookie photo! So inspiring. I love how you stamped on the photo!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sian,

I hope the birthday celebration is fun and full of love! I love what you created using your photo. Thanks for the tip of stamping directly on the photo - I hadn't thought of that.

Hugs,
Kay

Becky said...

Hope you are having wonderful birthday celebrations. I love the cards - you are so talented xx

Amy said...

Using photos on cards is a very good idea - yours look fabulous Sian!

Happy Birthday to the young man!

Sandra said...

May the new man in your life have the happiest of birthdays

Jennie Hart said...

Beautiful, delicate cards, the receivers will be happy.

18? Gosh, lots of emotions for you there. Enjoy all the celebrations and why oh why does it go so fast. It took us ages to get to 18 didn't it, they do it in a flash lol!

Twinkle Star said...

Beautiful cards Sian.

Happy Birthday to your young man, have a fab party!

Hugs,Estelle xx

Melissa said...

Beautiful crafting!! I really like those clothes pins for holding the tag on a gift. Hope the new man's birthday is filled with lots of love & laughter!

Gail said...

Wonderful looking cards Sian. I especially like the blue one. Happy Birthday to the Tall One.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow - a prom and a birthday all in one week! So exciting.
I love using photos on cards - that's why I always have so many collage sheets lying around!
Rinda

Chipper said...

Happy Birthday to the birthday boy! Those cards are very sweet. Hallmark eat your heart out! :D

Angelfish said...

Many happy returns to the Tall One. What is it about seam binding that makes everything it's used on look even lovelier? Definitely an idea worth running/sticking with :o)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Such cute cards! Happy birthday to the young man!

Julie Kirk said...

I've loved what you've made with your photos.

I started making cards using photos during last summmer when I had some left over from scrapping projects. I've thought about making more with all those less-than-perfect prints which look worse than they did on the screen before I printed them! In fact, I keep a whole file of those photos on my shelf[and try not to weep at the thought of how much they've cost me in ink!!] so I really *should* do *somethign* with them!

I'd planned to blog some ... sometime ... so, if/when I do, I'll make sure to link back to your examples too!

p.s: many happy returns to the birthday boy/man.

p.p.s yes, I understood your comment on my blog perfectly. Thank you. x

gayle said...

They are wonderful, such a lovely way to use a photo :)

Arline Mellor said...

What a great idea! These are so pretty xx

Alison said...

Happy Birthday to your young man.....love what you've done with the photographs!
Alison xx

alexa said...

With all those party celebrations for the Tall One, I'm amazed you've had time to do anything else! I love all your cards but perhaps especially the delicacy of your third one. Very inspirational :).

Abi said...

These are so lovely. I love the pegs. Hoping you had a glorious time celebrating the birthday.

Jo said...

Those all look so lovely.

S said...

Lovely crafting. I bet you throw a great party too - just the right mix of pretty versus manly for the occasion?

Sue Althouse said...

Wonderful projects, I love the mileage you are getting out of these biscuits!

Nathalie said...

Your cards are so pretty Sian! I have only used a photo on a card a couple of times but I love the idea (and I should try it again) - Happy birthday to the boy/man or as we say here "young adult"!

Jimjams said...

Have I missed the biscuits? Will check back in a min as I've been so busy I'm well behind with reading!
These are cute and quirky - very you!

Happy Birthday to TTO :o)

Ifa said...

Happy birthday to the young man. 18! Sian, that is scary for me, because it is my turn in not so many months.

Missus Wookie said...

Hope the cake was as tasty as these look :) Trilby turned 22 yesterday, definitely didn't want a cake or anything else - went out with friends instead.

Ewok turns 21 this year - still amazes me.

Jennifer Grace said...

These look lovely too, I especially like the one with the sentiment stamped onto the photo.

And a big Happy Birthday to the Tall One. I can't actually remember my 18th... I may have had a drink too many. But I did grow up in Essex, so that was the done thing! x

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