Sunday, 31 May 2009
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Close up of the stars
This pic is taken in a darker position so if you enlarge it you can see the sparkle off of the clear stars a little better.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Finally I've managed to find time this weekend to squeeze in making a card... so I've opted to go along with the fabulous sketch over at The Sugar Bowl.
To make this card I have used the following:
Papers are from the Sugared collection by Basic Grey
Image is MacBeth ( coloured using Bruynzeel water colour pencils)
Chipboard embellishment is from Heidi Grace stash
Photo corner is from my Brenda Pinnick box from QVC
Green paper flowers are also from my Brenda Pinnick box
Pink & white paper flowers are ones I import from Thailand
Well guess it's time to get back to work again seeing as I've taken the full morning off... still lots on the to do list, and a few of which have to be completed today whilst Rob is off of work.
Fingers crossed that I may get some time tonight to make a start on another card as I'm having serious withdrawl symptoms.
Hope you're all having a fun time over the bank holiday weekend & if someone out there has stolen the wonderful sunshine we were supposed to see over the last few days (but has never appeared) can you kindly return it... lol
Sunday, 24 May 2009
I've decided to go along the basic line a bit here.. the things that we use all the time when crafting so it should save you some money.
Included in the candy bag are:
1 pack of 50 square white cards & envelopes
1 box of bright coloured chalks
1 roll of double sided tape
1 pack of foam pads
1 paper piercing tool
1 craft knife with replacement blades
2 packs of Laura Ashley embellishments
1 box of glue squares
6 Vibrance ink pads
(pink, green, blue, purple, red & black)
3 pack of brads
(brights, metallics & pastels)
3 packs of paper flowers
Now to be in with a chance of winning this bag of goodies here's what you have to do:
1. You must have an active blog
2. Leave a comment in this posting
3. Place a link on your blog to my candy
4. Remember to check back to see if you are the winner
This candy will remain open until 12 noon (GMT) on Monday 8th June 2009.
Good Luck to one & all
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Background was printed direct onto the base card & then I printed a sheet of toppers which includes 2 large ones... the first I matted onto a sheet of mirri card and the second I cut out part of the sunflower & then Messy along with the leaf & lady bird. These were mounted using silicone.
Finally I printed one of the insert sheets onto a piece of vellum... now the verse you see is the one that it comes with but you can opt for the virtual option whereby you can add your own greeting... yet again Joanna has left nothing to chance.
What a fantastic CD & have some others to share with you later.
Sorry about yesterday but it turned into a bit of chaos here... won't go into the details as I'd just bore you... but I never stopped the whole day & my back was killing me by night time with all the weighty items I had been lifting. Today's off to a mad start again, albeit today is under control as I knew from yesterday what had to be done. Right now I'm off to do a dump run then got hubby to take to the physio & then the schedule is back to a bit of madness for a few hours.
Catch up with you all later tonight.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
What a fun sketch this week over at 2 sketches 4 you & I ended up with a real event on this one.
All papers are Basic Grey
Centre strip is a piece of Anna Griffin self adhesive paper ribbon
Image is Sweet & Sassy from Funky Kits
Flower, chipboard sentiment, ribbon, mesh butterfly & little acrylic flowers are from stash
Image was coloured using Bruynzeel water colour pencils
Now what was the real event I had with this one... well wait for it...
As you know it's Gayle's birthday today & I decided to make this card for her... no relying on Mr Postie etc... decided to hand deliver and later got a text from her saying... you do realise it's not a valentine card... well that sure had me wondering... then I realised I'd actually finished the card last night & set it aside to allow the silicone to dry... got up this morning & put it in the envelope without even signing it... now how much of a numpty am I... Just glad she has a good sense of humour.
Hope you've all had a better day than I obviously have. lol
Monday, 18 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
At last I've finally gotten around to making & uploading a card this weekend.... took long enough didn't it.
Hubby finally returned yesterday with the camera, all be it with a flat battery so that had to be charged. Also had to pop out & collect something for dinner as mother hubbards cupboard was bare. By the time night arrived my eyes were still a bit on the sore side so opted not to do any crafting as it would probably have been a mess anyway.
Now that I've had a good nights sleep & a nice relaxing morning, I've come up with this little baby for the Penny Black challenge... which this week is a 3-2-1. Yes we have been asked to use 3 flowers, 2 papers & 1 brad/charm.
Here I used some double sided paper from K&Co combined with some matting & layering on white card stock.
Next I attached some Prima flowers... pearls for the centres of the 2 small ones & a pearl brad on the large one and 2 small gems on opposite corners of the image.
The image was coloured using Koi water colours.
Off to spruce myself up now as it's off out to do the weekly shop & also look at new tv's...
Will hopefully manage to get back later with another little something.
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
For some reason I seem to be going through a phase of creating some really plain simple cards... not sure if it's that the mojo has taken a journey or if I'm just enjoying using items in their own right which means using less.
Well I'm off again to get on with the day... see you all soon and hope you're enjoying the sunshine too no matter where you are.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Next I have chosen this word book which I have just completed because it inspired me to play around & get the creative juices going... can't wait to see how much embellishment goes on the next one I make.
Well that's my choice now so off to email Anice with my very late entry which may very well be too late as the closing date is today.
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Here I have used 2 sheets of 12 x 12 co-ordinating papers. The first I cut a square card from then using the second sheet I cut out some circles for the flowers & the butterfly. Back to the 1st paper for the next layer of the flower which were cut from scraps of the paper and detail on the butterly. I distressed the edges of the flowers & put a brad through the centre and attached to the card using silicone. The detail on the butterfly was attached using a Sakura quickie glue pen then I tied some ribbon around the centre to create the antenna. Finally I curled the wings on the butterfly & attached to the card using silicone.
Now if you made your cards 5 x 5 then you could get 4 cards from your 2 sheets of 12 x 12.
That's what I call crafting on a budget.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Left hand page
Right hand page
Next section of book
Friday, 8 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Here is a picture of the same flower as above but once the souffle ink had dried I simply went around the design again with a Sakura Pigma Micron Pen. Now we have a complete design again
This is what it all looked like once I had cut all of the flowers out. Doesn't look very much at the moment I know.. especially seeing as it took a good few hours to make them but trust me it is a technique well worth trying... one of the best things about it is that when you use the pens on vellum you create a natural warped effect.. well flowers were never designed to be flat were they... so saves you the effort of trying to shape them.
I'm sure I'll share some cards with you over the coming days which are showcasing these flowers then you can see how pretty they are... if you can't wait that long then watch my cardology/sakura slideshow & you can see for yourself just how lovely these flowers look.
Remember if you need any Sakura products you can purchase them online HERE
Righty ho I'm off to feed & water my bunnies now then get them all shut up for the night as the weather really is quite wintery here today.. pretty breezy & peeing with rain.
See you all tomorrow again.