Thursday, 31 July 2008
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
All the coloured cardstock used is Doodlebug Crisscross, I love it, and can't get enough of it! and all the ribbons are from Ribbon Oasis, which reminds me I really must do another order soon!
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
I've made another card using the stamped images from Gina. I've used the same layout as the one below but this time I've coloured the image in using my chalk inks. It never occurred to me to use them to colour in, but I like the result as it gives a deeper colour than my watercolour pencils. I shall certainly be giving it a go again. The red papers are downloaded free, from Summertime Designs and the green floral paper is by Anna Griffin.
Finally, Its my father-in-laws birthday today and here is the card I made for him. As you've probaly seen I've used this layout a few times lately, and was originally inspired by a card made by Netty on the Docrafts gallery. The picture I've used is actually of my father-in-law racing his motorbike which I thought would be nicer than using a picture of somebody else!
Sunday, 27 July 2008
1. Only 5 people allowed
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.quite simple really it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.
Friday, 25 July 2008
The blue and white spotty paper is from Shabby Princess and the floral paper is from a fab site that Stacey mentioned on her blog recently, Summertime Designs where you can download for FREE lots of gorgeous digital scrapbook kits. I spent quite a while downloading them all! I have to say I really like the first card. I really didnt have anything in mind when I was making it, it just came together on its own. I think its a bit different to my usual style, but one that I'm hoping to create more like!
Well this card was a bit more experimental and did not fall into place like the first one did. I coloured the stamp in first and then worked from those colours. The orange floral paper is from Summertime Designs and I've cut round the edge of the flowers before sticking it down onto the green spotty paper which is from the Epsom site. My husband bought me some goodies last weekend which included a clear unmounted stamp set of Flourishes by Basic Grey, which I've stamped and embossed onto the green paper. Ive then torn the corner and backed it with the left over orange paper. All the edges have been inked and so has the flower as it wasn't quite orange enough! I'm not too sure about this card. I think I like it but, Im not sure if I've over experimented with new techniques!
Monday, 21 July 2008
I was really please to see that Kerry at Curly Girly Me and Kerry from A Load of Old Pickle had both had awarded me this weblog award. Thank you so much, its a huge honour to receive recognition for my cards especially from two ladies as talented as the Kerry's!
The rules for this award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received the award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs......to follow! watch this space.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.
'This or That'
Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream: Vanilla
Big Mac or Whopper: Whopper
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
Beer or Wine: Beer
Coffee or Tea: Tea
Apple Juice or O.J.: Apple Juice
Facebook or MySpace: Facebook
Summer or Winter: Summer
Windows or Mac: Windows
Cats or Dogs: Cats
WHAT WAS HAPPENING 10 YEARS AGO? I struggle to remember what I did 10 minutes ago let alone 10 years ago.
NAME 5 THINGS TO DO TODAY: Ironing, Tidy Craft Room, More Ironing! Make a card for my sister-inlaw and go out for a meal with friends,which i'm really looking forward to!
SNACKS I ENJOY: anything thats not good for me, chocolate, cakes, biscuits, however I am on a diet so I'm not currently enjoying any of these although I'd like to be.
THINGS I WOULD DO IF I WERE A MILLIONAIRE: The usual, new house, new car, holiday, take care of immediate family. Maybe set up a nice little craft shop and caravan site and run crafting caravan retreat holidays. Just a thought!
PLACES I HAVE LIVED: Boring i'm afraid but just Northampton. I like it here, its where my family are!