Monday, 26 July 2010

The Good News....

last week, my sister finally found somewhere new to live! They move in on Friday. I adored the farmhouse they rented, but this place looks pretty awesome to me too!! This began life as a barn!

I have to tell you, I'm envious of the space, as like the old place, it is miles from anywhere & those windows look devine!!

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

Just Typical...

I spent two whole days surrounded by paper & pretty things & couldn't make anything to save my life! Then today, I found out the card I promised I would make my colleague Katie for her best friend's birthday was needed for tomorrow & I had only made a start on it! I got the 22nd July in my mind & I have no idea why. To make it worse I didn't like the way it was going & so I had two hours this evening to pull something out of the bag. I think I might get by with this creation. I left myself barely enough time to get a photo of it & realise I haven't had a cup of tea since I walked in the door, wet through I might add, at 6.45pm. I did dive straight inot a hot bath & eat, always a good idea to eat first ;0)

This card is made using leftover pieces of paper from Basic Grey Blush & a tiny bit of Sultry thrown in. One of my fav Paperbag Studio stamps came to my rescue (yet again) along with a piece of lace that, despite cutting lots off, never seems to shrink in length. The shimmery butterfly is leftover from the tag I made Audrey.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Happy Birthday, Tracy!

Happy Birthday to my sister, Tracy. I know she has just had a weekend in Scotland, but is home has has opened this so I am safe to blog it.
The background is made with acrylic paints, overstamped with my favourite Paperbag Studios Stamp, Being There. The flower is the free stamp from the very latest edition of Craft Stamper. I coloured it with chalk inks & added a polka dot brad. The strip of green card I added inside was just so the pretty edge could be displayed better. (Martha Stewart punch)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Tag for Audrey

Here is another tag for the swap I am hosting on our Chrysalis forum. It is for Audrey & her theme is Butterflies. I had three attempts at this before I finally got the colours & design right.

I used a page from an old book which I covered in gesso and inked with Versamagic chalk ink, wheat. I then stamped on a seperate piece of card the Lilac image (papermania, wood mounted stamp) in Versamagic Chalk inks, Eggplant,Malted Mauve,Perfect Plumeria,Tea Leaves & Hint of Pesto.
As Audrey is a fan of neutral colours I tried to keep the colour minimal. I added torn scrapbook papers & lace & covered a chipboard butterfly with paper. I used a Martha Stewart punch to give the edging a bit of decoration.
If you haven't seen the latest SBK Club kit, check out my last post & follow the link. I can promise that there are some more lovely kits coming up.
Watch out for tomorrow as I will be blogging a card for my sister's birthday. Better not put it on today before she has opened it!