Saturday, 25 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Happy Anniversary to you both.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
I adore Mystery drama such as Inspector Morse, and I love a good costume drama. The very newest of them being Downton Abbey.
Page 52 Remember
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Monday, 11 October 2010
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
Image; my own photo printed onto ordinary copy paper.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Next I added a coat of pva glue watered down. I then added alcohol inks in stream & meadow. Once dried it was then painted in places with my fingers using Rangers paint dabbers in shell pink & white. I also added silver embossing around all the edges.
Finally I glued on some real pressed flowers. All it needs is a couple of bits to finish it. Im thinking a focal image of a bird as this is very much a nature themed piece.
You know how it is though. You start a piece & you love it so much the last thing you wish to do is ruin it. I know I will eventually get this done & by blogging today, it might just spur me on to complete it sooner rather than later!!
I had a few days off work, am not well so decided a bit of rest wouldn't hurt. My blood pressure is a tad high & I keep feeling really nauseaous & dizzy. So, I had a follow up appointment booked to see the nurse on Friday, & decided Thursday as well would make a nice long weekend. I have spent my time re doing craft things I have begun & admitting defeat with other pieces & throwing them away. I got the urge to begin again almost straight away & it is going very well. Hope to show you the finished article next weekend, perhaps along with the one above!!
Craft really is the best medicine.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
This next one, is for Trudie, my sister's friend, who had an asthma attack last week & was taken into hospital. I didn't stamp the image too darkly as I felt it would spoil the soft coloured background.
Stamps:-Papermania- Henbury Lane & Gel-A-Tins - Big & Wild Things.
Greetings Stamps- Stampin' Up.
Embossing Borders- Cuttlebug-With Love Set.
Monday, 30 August 2010
What you might not be able to see on here (though clicking on the photo might take you in closer) is that while the background & the black silhouettes were wet (CI-226) I carefully dusted on some Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls. The effect is very pretty. They look less black on the coloured part, almost bronze, but the black on the white remains mainly black with just flecks of the gold. I am very chuffed with the completed pieces.
By backing the designs in shades of green cardstock from the earth collection Co-ordinates, it finshed them off nicely with a touch of black card to make the white stand out.
Monday, 23 August 2010
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
Now for some sad news, the SBK Club has ended, the ladies have shut down the shop & the DT is no more. It was a hard decision for them to make and I wish both Erika and Szilvia the very best of luck for the future. Erika recently had a new baby, making that two small children to look after while studying hard for a PhD. I admire her very much!
I ejoyed working with them both and I'm sure we will meet up in blogland again at some point.
Monday, 12 July 2010
Monday, 5 July 2010
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
2 textured Bazzill cardstock (vanilla and pink)
1 Striped patterned paper by Junkitz - Salsa Chunky Stripe
2 double sided patterned papers by Fancy Pants - Party & Confetti
1 sheet full of rubons (Fancy Pants Celebrate line)
half sheet of Celebrate die cuts
1 pack of colourful buttons (Yabo)
6 paper flowers by SBK
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
Well there are no doubt a few World Cup Widows among us, so it is good we have a fabulous hobby. I fortunately live alone so can please myself over what I watch on the television. But for those who can't this is the perfect time to create, or like me read. I'm still doing well with my reading & the minibook of books is coming on nicely. I should have photos to share later in the year.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
This next tag is for Chris. Her theme is Children/Childhood.
Saturday, 8 May 2010
The April kit contains:
2 sheets of Magenta double sided patterned paper
2 sheets of Bazzill cardstock
4 chipboard shapes (varies)
6 Webster's Pages journalling cards (varies)
2 ribbons (min. 30 cm each)
3 buttons (colour varies)