Friday, 29 August 2008
The papers are a free download from 2 peas in a bucket, the elephant and star are stickers from a scrapbook set I got in poundland and the ribbon is dovecraft. Again the scanner has changed what the colour of the brads and elephants feet look like, they are not so bright in real life. I cant wait for Tristan to come back from his holiday so I can borrow his camera again... oh and of course because I miss him!
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Here is a close up of the toilet rolls idea, i just wrapped the length of ribbon around and secured with a piece of masking tape to hold it, they fit in the baskets perfectly! (sorry about the blurry image, my camera is proper rubbish!) Here is some pictures of the storage jars I got at Ikea to hold gromlets, buttons and small embellishments.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
I made it for the papertake weekly challenge its my first time doing the challenges and I had such fun making this card I will certainly participate in future ones! This week the challenge is to use stitching on your project so I have stamped a paisley Anita's stamp with versamark (which doesn't show up too well in the picture but can be seen in real life) and hand stitched inside the outer lines with embroidery thread to make a background pattern, then added a pink bead to the centers (it shows up purple in the scanned image but it real life it is pink and does match- honest!). The image is again from PC Crafter Country Mice by Laurie Furnell- I cant stop using these cute images! Watercoloured with whispers pens, nestabilities cricles glittered at the edges with iridescent glitter glue, prima and papermania flowers, chip board leaves. I was thinking it needed something in the top right hand corner but looking at it now I think that would make it too crowded- What do you think? x
Over on her blog, Inky and Scrappy, Jamie is giving away some fab Blog candy, you can find it here
I used the pennyblack stamp cheesecake parade a stamped happy birthday sentiment, papers from a scrapbook kit by Brenda Pinnick, prima flowers, die cut swirls and ribbon from my stash. This is the inside:
Thanks for looking! x
Monday, 25 August 2008
Here's a quick ballerina card I've made with my whipper snappers Ballet Brielle stamp, stamped on to watercolour paper coloured with whispers pens, cuttlebugged background panels with swiss dots folder and used nesties for the center circles.
Friday, 22 August 2008
water coloured it with whispers pens, papers from http://www.shabbyprincess.com/
Also decorated the inside, computer generated sentiment. comments welcome.
I'm off to Wales for the weekend to see my brother and his fiance. Be back Monday, have a good bank holiday weekend everyone! x
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Here's a close up of the ribbon blossom, I used 5 different types of ribbon and matched the ribbon running across the card to it.
It also gave me a chance to use my new pc crafter images but instead of using the coloured image i printed it on card in black and white and water coloured it myself using my whispers pens, this image is from the Country Mice collection by Laurie Furnell, the images are so sweet! I was worried that the printer ink would run when I applied the watercolour to it but found that as long as I didn't make it too wet it was fine, and if it did run it was quite easy to remove with a dab of water on the brush. Here's a closer look at the image, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out and am getting better at colouring and shading I think.
Sunday, 17 August 2008
I made the card my mum requested for my little cousin and have posted a picture of it below, I've still got to do the inside but I'm not sure about it yet, comments are welcome!
I've also been using my new whipper snapper stamp Leah, I like this card and image a lot so decided to keep this card on my desk to brighten it up a bit. I used prima flowers, die cut swirls, ribbon, die cuts sentiment and brads from my stash and papers from DCWV Text Prints Stack. I water coloured the image with whispers pens.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
its finally being fixed today! So I had to take a few days off work and stay in all day whilst Keith the workman fixes it, so what else can I do but craft all day! I've been asked by my mum to make a 21st birthday card for my 'little' cousin (he's about a foot taller than me but I still call him my little cousin!), he lives in Germany and is fanatical about the England football team so she wants it to show this in some way- err I have no idea what to do yet but will post a picture of it when I've done it.
In the mean time in true Blue Peter style, here's one I made earlier.I made it for no reason other than I wanted to use my new Ladies Devine Penny Black stamp, I found it really difficult to colour the stamped image and this was the third attempt, I'm glad I got it right this time or I would have probably given up! The patterned paper is from the K&Company Berry Sweet pad, the ribbon is from doodlebug, gromlets are the ones i got with my big bite, the flowers are prima and the paper is from my stash.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
The same papers have been used as on the front This as the inside and I have cut the bottom edge with my wavey trinner blade, I added a die cut heart I found in my die cuts draw and a gem.