Thursday, 30 July 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
I printed the sentiment circle out three times, cut out the white inner circle and stuck it on with pop dots to the red scallop, then cut out the ladybird and popped that up too, ladybird is covered with glossy accents
Love this bee paper, all papers and sentiment downloaded as before. The stem of the flower is a border that I pleated before attaching to the card. I cut a scallop circle with a Go-Kreate scallop die and inked the edges with a brown cats eye chalk ink. The border was done with Martha Stewart embossed zigzag punch
The bee is a Go-create die, isn't he cute? I gave him some rosy cheeks with chalk
the sentiment was one of many on the download, I did 'what's the' on the computer. All the papers will be in the magazine, or pop over to the website and take a look
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Now hop right on over to the Cutting Cafe
Regina has a set of sentiment stamps there for you that she is giving away FREE to anyone who wants them until the end of August. The set is called Trust in the Lord, and Regina has a lovely story to tell about why she wants to make a gift of this set to you
Friday, 24 July 2009
stitched around the outside - well, it's faux stitching again, zigzag stitch done with no thread in the machine, and the dots joined with a brown pen, the good thing about doing faux stitches on a card like this, is that you can make the exposed inside of the card look stitched too....
Thursday, 23 July 2009
a ribbon and a bit of bling on the flowers and I met the challenge
Everyone in blogland seems to have lost their followers, me included. If you have gone walkabout, come back here at once, I'm lonely........
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
gave her a bit of bling, and I was done. It's always nice when an idea in your head works out just as you imagined it!
I have had a bit of a disaster here, water has been dripping from the ceiling of my crafty cupboard right onto my supplies below. The plumber has been out, shaken his head gravely and been unable to trace the leak. So now I have boxes of stuff out of the cupboard, floorboards up in the bathroom above, and black sacks full of soggy papers. I might just go back to bed and pull the duvet over my head......................
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
and punched some circles of pattern paper to make a flower
If you love sketches, and love a challenge, pop over there and have a go. You can use any image you like for the challenge.
Why is life always feast or famine? All or nothing? This weekend has been a whirl of parties and eating. It's been a very soggy weekend too, it is such a shame that we can never depend on the weather here in the UK, even in the summertime. We were paddling across sodden grass, dashing from the car in torrential rain, jumping out of our skins at the sound of thunder, shivering in our light summer clothes ........... still, us Brits are a hardy bunch, we keep a stiff upper lip and politely offer each other shelter under our brollies
Mr Blogger is still playing up. If you visit a blog and an error message flashes up, hit your back button, sometimes you have to do it twice before the awkward little beggar decides you can stay there
Saturday, 18 July 2009
The pattern papers are Heidi Grace and the flowers are from Poppicrafts, and swiped with a blue ink pad. I used a mixture of copics and chalks for colouring the image, and sponged around the outside of the panel in blue ink
Hope all of you have a great weekend
Friday, 17 July 2009
Isn't she sweet? Coloured very delicately with copic markers. The pink ribbon is a twill by Martha Stewart
On to Polkadoodles challenge for this week..............
I got the sentiment in an image swap back in the USA, haven't a clue who makes it
The design team calls are still on at Polkadoodles and Lily-Boo as well
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
We have had some very soggy days in the UK this week, but today the sun is shining, the birds are tweeting, the roses are beautiful and there are big black clouds looming on the horizon, so we better embrace today whilst the sun continues to shine
I am going for my eye test this afternoon, a procedure that always leaves me a bit disorientated. They are so QUICK. 'which is better, the left or the right?' they say, whipping lenses in and out at lightening speed. I need time to think about this, in fact I should probably go and read a few chapters of War and Peace so that I can make up my mind. 'Is the red light brighter, or the green?' they ask, pressing me for an immediate answer. Well now, I think the red one might be a bit brighter, but there again, I am not sure, the green one looks pretty bright as well..........
By now there is definitely an air of impatience creeping into the room, and ever anxious to please I give them the answers I think they want to hear. Which last time resulted in £££ being spent on a pair of specs that I can't really read with.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Design Team Call on Lily-Boo's Boutique
They have a DT call over on Lily-Boo, pop over to see what it's all about
The designs are lovely, very fresh and innovative and the good news is you get to play with them all if you are on the team, so have a go and come and join us.... whilst you are there, pick up a couple of freebie downloads too
This card was done using one of the girl circles, don't you just love her? I printed her out quite big, then cut away the front of the card around her. Coloured in copic markers and I added red liquid pearls for the apples
Such a sunny little card, I like the way this one turned out
So that's it for this morning, have a happy Monday
Our next goal is to reach 1,000 followers and what better way to celebrate than to give away a prize worth $1,000! That's right, we're giving away a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops! And if that's not enough, we're going to give away a $50 Custom Crops gift certificate each Friday until we reach our goal!
Sunday, 12 July 2009
The image is a Dustin Pike, this weekend he has a sale and is selling all the images he has ever produced for $25 (just under £17) - needless to say I am now £17 poorer but I do like his stuff, especially the dragons, great for boys/men cards, hurry though the sale ends tonight
The image was coloured with copic markers and all the bubbles were given a coat of glossy accents. The three brads are card candy from Craftwork Cards (not brads at all, domed shapes of cardstock that you stick on with silicone glue, I love them as you get huge bags for £1 and in every colour under the sun, which would cost a fortune if they were conventional brads)
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Then I remembered the babushkas, I think that is the Russian word for grandmother. Of course I didn't have a babushka stamp so I cut her freehand (took a bit of doing, as I kept getting the sides uneven. Her face is a sissix doll rub-on, and the papers are by K & Co from the Que Sera range
I found some black peel offs for the sentiment, I never use peel offs and didn't know I had these, but I quite like the casual scrawl
So, moving on to other musings about life in general, I am seriously considering making myself a little notice that I can hang around my neck when I am standing in a queue (line). I could make it look pretty, add a few flowers and maybe some gems. What will it say?
WARNING: DO NOT STAND BEHIND THIS WOMAN - DELAYS INEVITABLE
Honestly, it's ridiculous, every queue I join has a problem. The person in front of me has always lost their credit card/run out of money/mislaid their purse at the bottom of some cavernous bag/forgotten that their credit card is out of date/received a very important phone call on their mobile that they have to deal with immediately, regardless of the impatient people behind them
"yes mum, I'm in Sainsbury's, yes, I'm at the checkout, no I forgot the oven cleaner I 'll just run back now, they won't mind. See you in a minute, love you"
LOVE YOU? What sort of fragile relationship has to have constant reassurances of devotion even in a supermarket queue?
Even if, by some miracle, I find a checkout with nobody in front of me and a bored looking person sitting there, as soon as I arrive she is galvanised into action 'won't keep you a minute madam, I just have to change the till roll' or two burly security guards appear, flanking a supermarket employee who then proceed to count all the money in the till with all the accompanying signing of bits of paper .................
So you see, it would be a graceful gesture on my part to make this notice in the interest of the sanity of the general public. I thought maybe black and hot pink with a little bit of bling.......