Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Well today I've had fun using alcohol inks, dominoes, beads & bits to make brooches. These are dinky small dominoes that I found in a charity shop :-)
The back of the domino.
This is another, slightly different, just a stamp on the alcohol inked background.
Friday, 24 October 2008
Again the photography is rubbish - the colours match much better than portrayed - the motif looks 'orangey' but is red!?
So I then decided to do one of the challenges on Crafts by Carolyn. A really nice challenge using Bingo Calls. I've gone for the 'Key of the door' 21 :-) The key is a mountboard die cut which I have alcohol inked.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
This is my challenge card for Crafts by Carolyn - the tag challenge. I made another baby card!
There is a reason behind all the baby cards - a local shop sells a range of lovely baby/toddler clothes, presents for new mums, christening gowns, really nice toys etc The only thing that she doesn't sell is handmade cards. I pointed this out when I took my MIL to look & said that I made cards so was invited to take some down to show her. She hadn't been impressed by the cards that other people have taken her so I'm a little apprehensive about showing her mine ................................. I'm trying to pluck up courage to take them & show her. They are all bagged up nicely but I've never done this before so just keep putting it off & making more 'just in case I take them' cards! LOL
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
The picture was taken in New Hampshire USA - a barrow of pumpkins & squash with such gorgeous colours & shapes. The leaves I bought in Michaels craft shop in Rhode Island & they were ideal for this layout - note to Calvin - they are not real :-) The colours of the leaves there in Autumn were gorgeous & I did investigate ways to preserve them but then found these wonderful substitutes. The buttons were from my stash of buttons - yes I used a few!
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Monday, 13 October 2008
Thought I'd show you my first ever scrapbook page. I've managed to do 3 pages so far :-) but this was the first.
The title lettering was cut using the cuttlebug & sizzix alphabet (borrowed from our Craft Club Sticky Fixers) & the daughter/dad was metal lettering that I bought when in Oz a few years ago now - it's the sort that can be strung onto ribbon to make necklaces. I used coloured vellum over the journaling & under the title to balance & tore the edges for more interest.
Saturday, 11 October 2008
The pram is a stencil which I chalked the outline of & then cut it out & mounted it on baby sentiment paper which I matted on plain dark card.
This one is a sentiment stamp which I stamped onto pastel patterned paper which I then matted onto the plain green card. The circle & scalloped circle are punches & the bear was bought with a few other baby bits when I was in Oz.
Thanks Calv! You are a star!
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
What a lovely idea for an award - choose someone who either has inspired you or physically helped you to craft - Claire at artyfartymacks designed the award - What a lovely idea Claire! The idea is to pass it on to 2 or 3 people
So I pass it firstly to Calv - he inspires me with his lovely work & his humour & like a lot of his followers I wait with bated breath for Thursday - fruit inking day! wondering what wonderful creation he will come up with next :-) I also admire his honesty - we know all about his 'mishaps'!! Sometimes like all of us he has 'happy accidents' Thanks Calv.
Next I'd like to award Dyan from Art to the Heart in Harrogate. I love the goodies she sells & her designs & the fact that she was so friendly, enthusiastic & encouraging when we visited her both at the Harrogate fair & then at her wonderful Aladdins cave of a shop :-) Can't wait for a return visit (but my bank manager will hope I don't visit too often!!)
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Have yet to find a craft shop in Cornwall - but I'm not allowed to look too hard! If I knew exactly where I'm going I may get away with it .................................... good job I bought some stash with me *giggle*
Will try to check in later in the week - no internet conection in the chalet so have to come over to the main complex to get the internet connection.