Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Monday, 29 September 2008
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Papers and velum the occasional scrap kit Stash that's so precious you just have to stroke it Buttons and ribbons, the joy that it brings to be surrounded in my crafting things Bright coloured pencils all ready to sharpen packets of new stuff that I'm yet to open Rub ons and stencils and big balls of string special foam stuff to help my stamps cling With my trimmer, and some shimmer and a sharp craft knife I simply get crafting until I complete a project that looks real nice Tubs full of glitter and jars full of flowers a daylight lamp that helps me craft all hours half finished scrapbooks and sketches galore cropadile circles all over my floor Stickers and fibres the most you have seen sitting in the corner my sewing machine a supply of replacement blades, a box full of glue Oh I have so many projects to do With my trimmer and some shimmer and a sharp craft knife I simply get crafting until I complete a project that looks real nice..........
Saturday, 27 September 2008
& here is my rather bright take on it.......
I have used my Stampin Up Bright papers, I am addicted to these colours at the moment as they coordinate really well with my Doodlebug stuff. The flowers are Prima, the brads are doodlebug (swimming pool) the ribbon is American crafts and the frills were cut using a QK revolution flourish die. The greeting is a Penny Black stamp that has been used to death! Finally the scroll like journal block is by Making Memories and was donated by THE Natalie O'shea.............
Friday, 26 September 2008
& this is how it stands up.....I thought this was quite novel (nothing like blowing your own trumpet!), I'm sure I could tweak it so it would stand up straighter ........
I have used my new hedgy stamp again along with Doodlebug Christmas paper and Stampin Up bright green & red card stock. The circle and scallop were made using my nesties and the greeting is a rub on. Finally I added the Doodlebug button and threaded a tiny weeny strip of green coordinating card through the sew holes? (I'm sure there is another name for them?).
I also had to decorate the inside for the PB challenge, you know me like to keep it simple......
I just used the Penny Black "I wish it could be Christmas every day" stamp, and I really believe in this sentiment because I would love it to be Christmas everyday! I have already been playing my Christmas music.........
Finally I hope you like my "New Look" blog and how my hubby as made it look like i have been biting bits out of the chocolates!!!!
Thursday, 25 September 2008
I have found it really difficult this week. I think it's a combination of my confidence having a bit of a beating at the mo and because I interpret this sketch to be quite feminine and pretty and these kinds of cards I struggle with! However this is the reason we do sketches, to move our boundaries, to inspire and to share the good bad & the ugly with our blog buddies! So here's my attempt:
I have used a Penny Black stamp called "Furry Embrace" and have cut a section of the image out using my nesties. I have then layered it up with nestie circles and a scallop and mounted it onto the centre panel of Bazzill card and Doodlebug frills. The corners were made by cutting a circle into 4 and then plonking in place. I have then had an attack of the Quickie glue pen and doodlebug glitter.......with results I am uncertain of! I then had that, something isn't right moment, so in true emergency gap filling style I doodled.......again with results I'm not sure of?
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
The paper is from a VERY old Sizzix pad, the ribbon is by Maya Road and the glitter is of course Doodlebug! Finally I added some of my new square gems?!?!?! Not sure if I like them as they require much more precision than normal ones! I'm thinking maybe I should have done them diamond shapes?!?!?! but then they would be diamond gems not square ones????................How pleased you must be that you aren't the owner of this confuddled brain of mine!
Monday, 22 September 2008
I have used one of my birthday stamps (well it is obviously a Christmas stamp but I git it for my birthday?!?)Penny Black Xmas Hedgy, I have used watercolour pencils to colour him in, and have used white liquid applique on his hat. (A little tip, you may already know this), once I had puffed up the liquid applique I sprinkled some Doodlebug glitter on top, if you do this whilst still warm the glitter will stick to give a naturally puffy glittery effect. I have used red & green Bazzill and Doodlebug Christmas paper. The greeting is from a DCWV Christmas rub on book and the snowflakes are cut using my Cuttlebug and the winter die set. I have embossed the red panel with my "Curls & swirls" embossing folder and have finished off by adding some black dots around the green panel with my black Zig writer.
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Now normal readers of this blog may need to have a sit down as "I HAVE USED MESSY INK" I know I know I'm one crazy horse! The backing paper is Basic Grey and the stamped image from the Bubbly Clear set. I have INKED the edge of the image with black chalk ink & then stitched it to the card using skinny wool (I'm sure there is a correct term for this?) in a criss cross stitch. I then used a rub on greeting onto a co-ordinating yellow Bazzill card stock then INKED around that too. No stopping me when I get started! Then finally I added an arrow which I cut using a QK revolution arrow die and 3 black gems in the top right hand corner. Not my normal style but I quite like it!
Well what a surprise yesterday! I received my 1st ever award.....Thank you Marcea ! Now I have to follow the rules....... hard work these awards...The rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog. CHECK 2. Link the person you received your award from. CHECK 3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs. CHECK 4. Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them. CHECK 5. Put links of those blogs on yours. CHECK 6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated CHECK
Right the nominations are as follows...........
Natalie because she makes stunning cards and has still got my travel iron and I need it back and if I don't nominate her she will keep it!
Kim because she was "Cardmaker of the year!" (she makes wonderful cards) what other reason could there be! Oh and because she makes me laugh!
Junie because she makes beautiful cards and is one of the nicest people you could ever meet!
Sarah because she is the most dedicated crafter on this planet, she doesn't have a craft room she has a craft flat! She makes lovely cards and is a friend to everyone!
Bev because she makes some of the most beautiful cards ever! She appears to be a seasoned award winner but check out her work she deserves them!
I think that's everything! Thanks again Marcia x
FINALLY Becks has some rather cool blog candy to win!!!! Check these out, they are yum yum pigs bum! They are the Basic Grey journalling clear stamps...go check it out, you have got to be in it to win it!
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
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Saturday, 13 September 2008
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Thursday, 11 September 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
I have used my Stampin up bright card pack to make the tri-fold card blank and the red detail. I have used the Nestabilities for the circle (a punch would do the same job!) I have just added a couple of snowflake brads to the top right and 2 paper snowflakes to the bottom left (these were out of a Lisa Bearnson cardmaking kit off QVC 100 years ago!) The red circle has been run through my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and highlighted with glitter dots and a gem. I LOVE CHRISTMAS you can glitter everything and get away with it!
This is a close up of the swinging section. This was made using the Stampin Up greeting circle stamps and circle and scallop nestabilities. This is the same both sides to the same image and greeting can be seen from the inside of the card or when the section is swinging. I have used dental floss to attach the swing circle. I loved that Kim Fee had used dental floss on hers at the time I commented how nice it would be to go out for a birthday meal and use your card after as a tooth pick!