Saturday, 31 January 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I used Carefree stamp coloured with whispers pens mounted it on foam pads to a white card that I embossed at the bottom with a cuttlebug border embossing folder and cut round, added some purple papermania card underneath it and Anita's ribbon across it.
The rules are: go to "Pictures" on your PC, select the 6th album and the 6th picture, upload it to your blog and explain what its about, then select 6 people to do the same!
So here is my 6th picture, its my brothers dog Tilly, she is my most favorite thing in the world, I love her to bits and would love to steal her from him! Isn't she so cute!!!!
I am going to pass it on to Elaine, Amanda, Gina G, Michele, Kelly and Jan
I have also received this award from Gina G, Lyndsey Marie...
...and this award from Aardvark pest
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
I'm being really indecisive about my blog background at the moment, I cant decide if I like it white which is clean looking and easy to read or if I prefer a coloured/ patterned background, I'll probably change it again next week, I get bored with things way too quickly!!
Thanks to everyone who has entered and linked to my blog candy, if you haven't entered it yet there is still time!
I have decided to stand down from the funky fairys DT, I'd like to thank Shaz for giving me the chance to be on the team and wish all the fairies the best of luck with the DT- I'll still be keeping an eye on all your blogs!
Friday, 23 January 2009
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Friday, 16 January 2009
Sorry for the bombardment of photos of what is to some just a regular cake, but for me this is a monumental occasion, I'm so proud of it that it seems a shame to eat it! Considering I live on my own and am meant to be on a diet I don't know who's going to eat it, anyone for a slice....?
Thank you to Elaine and Semsee for this award. On her blog Semsee says 'Sarah ... Sparkle Cards (the very first blog I followed! The fabulous card she made for her mum's birthday was the catalyst for me starting card making - thanks Sarah!)' How lovely is that! Its the second person today who I have heard that I have inspired to start card making, I made a card last year for someone who's sister saw it and started making cards because of it. I feel so amazed that people would look at my work and are inspired by it. I also am amazed at the lovely comments people have left recently, I appreciate them so much, thank you.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
I used Pen Pal stamp from Sugar Nellie, papers from K&Co, card from DCWV. The image is coloured with whispers pens and the flowers are primas, I also added gold Liquid Pearls to the edges of the blue card.
I also decorated the inside
I have received this blog award from Pauline and Lisa, thanks girls its really appreciated. Thanks for looking x
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Friday, 9 January 2009
I still have the other half to do! They are for my brothers wedding invites.
Thank you for all your comments on my cards, I would like to answer some questions left on the comments on the last couple of posts, so:
Q: 'What watercolour paper do you use?’
A: I use WHSmiths watercolour paper, just the standard type, nothing fancy. I prefer to use watercolour paper as it allows for the ink from my whispers pens to be moved around a bit more freely than on plain card.
Q: 'How do you find the time to make such wonderful creations?'
A: This may have been a rhetorical question but I will answer it as at the moment I am finding that I am busier than ever with crafting. I work full time as a civil servant (VAT Inspector, but we'll let that pass!) so I tend to craft in the evenings, even at weekends I find I am most creative in the evenings. I'm a bit of a night owl so will stay up till the small hours crafting away. However I don't have a family of my own and live on my own so my free time is just that, all mine to do whatever I please with. At the moment I have just finished 2 articles for Creativity! magazine that took me quite a while, the write up was the hardest part as I'm not that great at putting what I want to say in an entertaining format, but it was enjoyable and an experience I hope to repeat in the future! I am also making my brothers wedding stationary, which is taking up quite a lot of my time.
Q: 'Could I ask what adhesive you use to stick things such as your string of bead flowers?'
A: I stuck the flower beads on with normal double-sided tape as they are flat backed. Sometimes I use silicone glue to stick buttons on but most of the time I just use DS tape or foam pads, so far I've not had any embellishments fall off!
Q: 'Can I ask you, how do you manage to get your ribbon threaded through your button holes??'
A: I tend to poke it through with a craft knife or a needle. I have found that its best to go from the top side of the button through to the underneath of the button and then up again to the top side as you use the same end of the ribbon for threading through so if it frays a bit you only need to cut off one end as waste.
Sorry if I have missed anyone else’s questions, if anyone wants to know anything else about my work just leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer!
Thursday, 8 January 2009
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Its such a sweet stamp, I love the whimsyness (did I just make that word up?) of the image and distressed the papers and card with a brown ink pad to give it a vintage feel.
Monday, 5 January 2009
Sunday, 4 January 2009
I have used a sketch from Friday Sketchers for this card but have rotated it 90°. Its also for the Daring Card Makers challenge which is to make a thank you card.
The stamp is from Ladybug and Friends and is by Joan Elliot, the papers and card are from DCWV Thank you card kit in a stack, the flowers are Prima and the swirl is from a Sizzix die.