Monday, 30 March 2009
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
The next card is for one of my younger customers and actually covers 3 challenges. I was asked for a card for a 7 year old's gran. He wanted "Nannan" on the front, "Happy Mother's Day" on the insert and it had to be floral ('cos his nan likes flowers) but not girly. Well I started out well enough but it went all pear shaped...so I've put that card to one side and will look at it and decide what needs doing to it at a later date. So the result is a totally different card.
I've covered the card with a backing paper made by Sal from the Imag-e-nation forum, highlighted with some shimmery paint (similar to h2o's) and stamped 3 flowers (free with a magazine) and coloured them with the paints again..finally added some blue gems and the sentiment.
I Received my ATC's from the ATC Swappers that I took part in for the first time this month. The theme was "Countryside" Here are the one's I received. You can view all my ATC's sent and received by clicking on the link in the left hand sidebar which will take you to my Picasa albums. Thank you to Cazz, Mel, Becky and Val for the lovely ATC's Thank you also to Paul the host of ATC Swappers.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Caz ...is offering birthday candy....closes March 20th
My printer is coming out in sympathy with me and my ailments I think....or it could be getting on a bit (very like me!!). It's an all in one, has decided to go so slowly and can't remember it's settings. It will only print out in normal quality...I sometimes use the quick print to save on ink...and won't display the ink levels. So now that's another thing to save for.....a new printer that prints borderless and is very cheap on ink cartridges. The list of things I'm saving for is growing. New varifocals, microwave (son blew mine up) new element for the grill on my cooker, and I've had to buy a new electric kettle this week....it blew up....guess who!..and no end of things on my crafting wish list that I know I will never be able to afford unless I win the lottery.
Monday, 9 March 2009
My Time to Craft #51......Hats.
Funky Fairy's #6...Blue
ABC......D for distressing
Sketch Saturday #21 Ria's sketch
I started off with the colour blue and it just took off from there. Perhaps I've gone a bit overboard with the colour...but I just got so engrossed with it....as you do.
I think it's growing on me.
The main backing paper is a free download from Funky Fairy, the blue spotty a scrap from my stash. I distressed both by rubbing with the trusty nail file, then went over the edges with an ink pad. The stamps are SeeD's....4 separate stamps, this is where the masking came in. The flowers were punched (Woodware) out of odd scraps of card and paper, shaped slightly with an embossing tool and the edges inked, then self adhesive pearls added to the centre's.
Friday, 6 March 2009
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
The image is Albert..a digi download from Pollycraft.
Monday, 2 March 2009
The challenge is for the ABC challenge which asks for a child's card..so here it is.
The backing paper is from Summer Driggs and I can't remember where the sentiment round is from. It is from one of the blogs and I'm sure someone will recognise where from. I've coloured the image using my watercolours....and I am getting a bit better at it..still need more practise though.