Thursday, 29 January 2009
No not the creamed rice variety but basic grey paper pad. Bought this as I thought the colours were so vibrant for spring cards. They work really well together and my pad is almost finished! Really like the pads and the easy way it is to choose papers. Anyway this card is a commisioned one for a 70th birthday. A lady at work asks me to make all her cards now and is really pleased with her families reaction to the personalised touch. Well it all helps fund (or in reality a minute portion) my stamp addiction.
This card is 5 and a half inches square. The stamp is one I bought from the well known auction site ages ago and have not used. Now I have it may not find its way back to the box for a while! I have coloured it in using my fabby dabby promarkers and layed up 3 of the flowers. Accented the flowers, the spout and some of the little flowers with glossy accents. Punches used woodware and stampin up, sentiments from pink petticoat. As you can see for the second pic Ive carried it on inside the card - I really like this look and think it finishes it off really well.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Yes I have been tagged! Seems like this is doing the rounds as Ive seen it on quite a few blogs but also feel a little pleased that anyone has bothered to tag me!!! So Thanks Ellebelle
So the idea is to go to the 6th album and 6th picture on your comp and explain - so here is a sheep decoration for the Christmas tree!
6 years ago when my daugther was 7 towards the end of November she came running out of school in tears. Turned out she had been picked as a reader for the school nativity but she really wanted to be a sheep! So one chat with the teacher and her wish was granted. On a trip to London just prior to christmas I found this little decoration in Harrods Christmas shop and just had to have it! So now each Christmas we remember the story when she hangs it on the tree aaaaahhhhhh. I took a photo of it 2 Christmases ago for a scrapbook page on family traditions so thats why its there - the folder also contains lots of other pics of decorations!
So who to Tag? Not been blogging long and lots of people I visit haver already been tagged so picked these from my list of blogs I follow - hope its your first tag girls x
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Last Thursday when Michelle and Elaine came Michelle was playing with some images from Pink Petticat and making some rauncy valentines!! They were great and would be a real hit in the shops Im sure - inside she had put come and find me!! what an invitation oooeeeerrrr. Well she gave me a few images to play with and this is what ive done. Not as saucy but I still like them. The image is from Pink petticoat I believe. The paper and ribbon from Kanban, card from stock, stamped sentiment from Dovecraft (mini stamps)image coloured with ruby promarker and doodled sitches and kisses. For the first time I have carried the theme on inside the card using the same materials. Oh forgot the punches I used are from woodware and stampin up.
This is another version just changing the sentiments around and this time using 7 gypsies paper. Forgot to mention i have put glossy accents on the heart in the "love". The cards are 5 1/2 inches square.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Hope your day has been as good as mine x Will I sleep for the next 3 weeks??????
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
A new stamp I bought last weekend in the sale. I thought it would be useful to have an "everyday" sort of stamp.The flowers are coloured in with promarkers and along with the hello decoupaged to give some depth. The papers are from basic grey Eva and ribbon from stash.
Another playday tomorrow hurrah - must get my brothers scrapbook finished His birthday was the 19th!!!! but his party is not till the 30th so I plan to have it done for then. Hope your day has been good
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Worked the rest of the weekend and Mon and today so am shattered and looking forward to my days off. No playing tomorrow as its Mums actual birthday but Thursday is a play day with my pals Yay!
Check out this blog for some ace blog candy as well as loads of inspiration :0) http://katysbloggeroo.blogspot.com/ Great stash choice huh???
Thursday, 15 January 2009
At lunchtime we met up with two lovely gals I met at the craft retreat in Malham, North yorkshire. Georgina and her daughter Joanne. Georgina is a scream - I sat next to her at the retreat and we giggled away for the whole weekend - shes also an amazing crafter and has a lovely gallery on Docrafts where she goes by the name of Georgy girl if you fancy a mooch. After replenishing craft supplies (michelle bought new papers for a scrapbook layout she was working on - I got bits and bats and Elaine was restrained!) we came back to mine to play and giggle all over again. Quick break for tea then we met with the craft group for a stampin up demo - It was lovely, we made a card and some tags and spent more money on essential stash LOL So yesterday was a super hit as far as I was concerned - the best sort of day :0)
Heres a card I have made for a colleague at work - she adores frogs and hens which is why they are included on the card. Papers basic grey eva, stamps dovecraft and woodware. SU scallop punch, Pink petticoat birthday round (50 added by me)and flower stamp freebie from Craft stamper I think August issue.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
but Ive still been busy crafting making cards for the shop my son works in. They only sell a few cards as they are a furniture shop but it all helps keep me in with my stamping addiction!
Here are a couple. Tilda images and Eva papers by basic grey. The little girl card is on acetate so the photo doesnt make it look that brill.
Hope you like them x Hello Jo in Aus xx
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Smelli! Borrowed some teddy stamps off my mum last night and went to sleep thinking about what to do with them! I liked the browns in the time flies smelli so much I thought id stick with that colour and recreate an old looking bear. Firstly I stamped the bear onto the smelli then onto some spare card to make a mask. Masking the bear meant I could build up the background colours then overstamp the footprints. The bear is coloured in using promarkers my newest toy (think ive told you that already but I do love them!)He is then outlined in white gel pen to give him definition. I really liked these stamps so plan to play more with them. The stamp set is from Habico and I remember Mum buying them and wondering what could be done with them!
This is smelli made for bobs. The theme is time. The background is made using distress inks old paper, tea dye, brushed corderoy building up the colour. Overstamped with time flies and the clock face using brushed corderoy. The butterfly was stamped onto card coloured with tea dye then embossed with distress embossing powder. The butterfly wings then cut out and edges inked and glued onto the card. The clock face is a wax seal added at the end x
Friday, 9 January 2009
Heres my atc for the valentine swap on docrafts. As you can see Ive been using up odds and ends from my other projects! Distress ink background - overstamped with same colour using the craft stamper freebie stamp feb issue. Minasie moo papers.
Must tidy up now as we cant eat at the table tonight for my craft mess. I am a dreadfully messy crafter and have taken over the whole 6 seater table! Have really enjoyed my day though and getting on top of my swaps - just got to brave the cold to post them all off now!!!
Lots of exciting swaps going on at the moment - this is a house atc. Ive used distress inks for the background, minasie moo papers, craft stamper border stamp and paperartsy house stamp.
As you can see ive been busy today - these new swaps have really inspired me to get going again. Still gotta finish those birthday books though......
I am also pleased that this swap has returned after a short break. My partner is shell someone I have not swapped with before so i hope she likes what i have made for her.
Distress ink background, overstamped with a flourish and highlighted with gel pen. Butterfly stamped onto basic grey Eva paper twice, cut out and layered up for dimension using silicone. Friend stamped and highlighted.
Smellis are a new phenomenon launched by smellihelli from docrafts forum. The same principal as an atc but the shape is a protracter! This one is for suzanne2 and is made using Blonde moments Minasie moo papers, stamps, embossing powder and dusty concord distress inks. I enjoyed the challenge of a new shape so hope they stay around!
Thursday, 8 January 2009
This is a card I made last weekend using Dovecraft papers and sentiment stamp, Magnolia image watercoloured in (now you know why I neeeded promarkers!) Woodware scalloped edge punch, shiny card and martha Stewart doily edge punch.
This is another from the weekend Magnolia image. Basic Grey Eva papers. Scalloped oval nestabilites and ribbon from stash
This one one from just before christmas - Think its a Sarah Kay image - not sure as It was given to me. Water coloured in then used Blonde Moments friends junction papers, ribbon from stash and a knaban sticky heart made into an embellishment using the friends junction heart behind. The flower is also cut out from the papers.
I have managed to use my bind it all so will hopefully upload the birthday books tomorrow. Have a good day whatever you are doing x
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
I really should have been in bed long before I went but Liz is also a crafter. She is a keen family history researcher and busy making scrapbooks to record her relatives on both sides of the family. Im afraid we were talking craft most of the time inbetween jobs. Liz borrowed some mags for inspiration and I gave her a blog tour of my favourite sites. I drooled over Tim Holtz Tags of Christmas yet again and confessed to Liz that I had bought some stamps too. Looks like I will be in Christmas mode all year!
Well this evening Ive been doing more of my birthday books one of which is ready to bind. Now all I need to do is watch the how to DVD for the new bind it all that I was given for christmas by someone far too generous but I love it!
Well ive tried to upload some pics of cards I completed last weekend but its not allowing me to do it so I will try again later. Hope your day went well and you managed to see some magic in the white stuff too!
Monday, 5 January 2009
Lots of busy crafting today - Elaine was stamping and embossing as well as playing with my new promarkers and Barbaras stamps. Elaine had a house fire on 21st November and sadly lost all her craft stuff. People from our craft group and the docrafts forum have been really kind and sent her emergency parcels which have to be honest kept her sane over the last 6 weeks. I think promarkers may be on the shopping list when the insurance company finally pay up.
Debbie was busy scrapbooking her mini break in London with some fantastic views from the London eye - an excellent close up of St Pauls cathedral from it too! Barbara made a birthday card and sadly needed to make a sympathy one too. Once they were finished it was punching and stamping for the rest of the day!
And me - well Ive nothing concrete to show for my day. A partially completed birthday book - the one from Decembers craft stamper and a lot of stamping from Barbaras ever growing collection. My favs being some from Debbie Moore so Ive lots of work still to do before i can show you something from my day.
The post title is really what we have been laughing about today. My 5 year old nephew swore on new years day much to the horror of his parents it was rather funny! We have been swapping stories about children swearing without understanding what they are saying and have howled with laughter. Barbaras had to be the funniest as she replicated how she said "Oh Buggar" as a child in a very posh little voice.
This is Bee - a fabulous lady and great friend who is rather cross at me tricking her into having her pic taken -
and this is the rest of us giggling away! As you can see we are very messy crafters LOL
I am a lucky lady knowing such a fabulous bunch of people x