Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Check out this blog candy - you will want to win it. Debbie is giving this away and it is fabulous.
As you can see, I've been catching up with my picture taking and one thing I really wanted to show you were the fab makes from Alex when we had a get together at her bouse a few weeks ago now. She made this lovely calendar, candle and the bag they came in, as well as some stamped images in a little wallet. She is amazing, take a look. The photo of the three things isn't great but my batteries were playing up! Finally, the top card is one that Alex had made, and it accidentally found its way into my craft bags when we were packing up!! I told her she should do a bag search before we left, she had so much wonderful stash!!
In case you didn't know!! I've been beavering away with the old Christmas Cards but barely seem to be making a dent in the number I need to get done! My hubbie, Nick, says I've got no- one to blame but myself but when I said perhaps I'll buy some, he said don't you dare!!! Any way here's few that I've been working on:
It's especially nice as the sentiment behind it is about friendship, which is something that Crafting people are especially good at, in my opinion! The explanation is here:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.What a wonderful sentiment and an elegant award.
I'm going to award it to Alex, Kathleen, Katy, Tara, Gina G, Mina, Caroline and Chrissie - all crafty friends, I'd like to think!
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Started making this calendar during our craft day at Alex's last weekend (where has the week gone!) Used Cosmo Cricket paper for the background, and used stamps that I purchased at the Glitter Pot that very morning! The month and calander stamps are Hero Arts while there's no mistaking the lovely Tilda (thanks Alex!) Used Antique Paper Distress inks on the edges - and guess what - flowers again!
For my animal- mad sister's birthday at the end of the month. Received the image from a friend, and although I'm not normally a cutie card person, I do love this Penny Black image! Coloured with whispers, then matted a layered up using some K & Co and Basic Grey papers. Embossed the edge of the pink strip using a folder from one of the cuttlebug sets. And of course, flowers - I'm a sucker for flowers!
Talking of sisters, my Cyber Sister, Laura has given me an award - and I'm so pleased as I love the colours of it!! Not only that it goes with the colour scheme of my real sister's card - think that's called serendipity!! Joking aside, I am so thrilled to be passed this award - thanks Laura.
Now I need to think of 5 people to pass it on to and there are so many I could choose. I'm going to go away and think about it for a wee while!
I'm back! And here are the 5, although I could easily send it to all the bloggers that I love dropping in on. Anyway, the five I'm awarding it on to are Vicky, Mina, Sarita,Caroline and Natalie.
Go on take a look, you know you want to!!
Sunday, 9 November 2008
These are the books I made for Alex, Kathleen and Sarah when we had our get together yesterday. They're full of pretty K and Co papers that can be torn out and used as desired. A little tip for you all, my husband picked up a box of mountboard from outside an art shop so you might be lucky too!!
It's a nice way to find out a bit about your favourite bloggers, so these are the rules. You have to link to the person who tagged you and list the rules on your blog.
Then answer the five questions and tag five people. Add links to their blogs, and let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Things I Love
1. Cold, crisp and sunny winter days
2. Chocolate - perhaps I should have listed that first!
3. My wonderful but sometimes exasperating children ( and my hubby of course!)
4. Craft wise, I'm a sucker for pretty papers.
5. A really good, all engrossing book.
Things I Hate
3. Being patronised.
4. The rain - it makes my hair frizzy!
5. Peanut butter
Music on iPod or Playlist(Don't have either but this is what I'm listening to in the car)
1. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
2. Kings of Leon - Only by the Night
3. Abba - Gold
4. Jeff Buckley - Grace
5. Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons to be Learned
2. G and T
3. Roast Chicken with Bread Sauce
Now I need to think about who to forward it on to - well, definitely my cyber sis, Laura, and also Tabatha, Sarita, Chrissie,Juliet
Just off now to let them know and have a look at their latest creations while I'm there! I might be gone awhile!
Sunday, 26 October 2008
I love this image from Pink Petticoat . Matted and layered onto various papers from stash. I used Whisper pens to watercolour then added the ribbon threaded through Prima Flowers at the side. I do rather like this effect.
I also love the brown lace adhesive border at the bottom by Rico Designs.
Please let me know what you think!!
Thanks for looking
Saturday, 25 October 2008
I made this card for the weekly Tilda challenge over on DC. The brief was we had to use red and love in the theme and include some hearts! Coloured Tilda with watercolour pencils, and then matted and layered with paper from stash.
Used faux stitching/doodling round the edges and added some great coloured string from Ikea! Wasn't sure about the love stamp directly onto the card but did it and decided I liked it!
Finished off with a punched flower using the same papers, held with a brad and a rub-on heart,and some little white buttons in the other corner.
I just love these vintage stamps! I used paper piecing for this one which always looks so effective I think! Made for one of my "M & S" friends who I used to work with, pre-children! Aahh, happy days working at Baker Street in their head office! Actually, I was probably wearing a very similar outfit all those years ago! (Well, almost!).
Friday, 24 October 2008
Can't believe I have another!! This is from my Cyber Sis, Laura, (Faerielore). I can accept only if I name 6 other bloggers who I like to visit! Accepted with thanks and so hard to name only 6 as there are some amazing bloggers out there! These are they and I've chosen them because they were some of the first craft blogs that I looked at and inspired me to give blogging a try! Thank you for your inspiration ladies!!
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between
2.Make sure you link to their site
3. Link back to Tammy at http://www.tammyvitale.com/ so she can visit all these great women
4. Remember the purpose of the award
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Finally for today, this is for the weekly Tilda challenge on DC. Had to use components beginning with T-I-L-D-A so here goes:
T - Turquoise, Thread, Titian Tresses(!), Thank You
I- Inked edges and Inked lace (to make it lilac)
L - Lilac, Lace
D - Die-cut flowers, rain Drops, Diamante
A- Floral Accent.
Made this with a new stamp that I bought this week and coloured with watercolour pencils. Think the paper was a range from Chloe's Closet, bought as part of a big box at the Stitch and Craft Show at Olympia earlier this year. Love pink and brown together. Contains images for a friend on DC. And I've just discovered that I can put Cuttlebug embossing folders through my Quickcutz Revolution so I'm very happy! I have to pad it slightly with some cardboard but the embossing is perfect!