Monday, February 21, 2011

I got an award!...

Thank You to a fellow blogger also called Sylvie for this lovely award..

Many Thanks also to MaxineD, who back in December also gave me this lovely blog award, but due to the death in my family at the new year, I did mean to put it on my blog but I forgot all about it with all the things going on at the time. So My apologies to Maxine over at Kiwime's Kreations... I hope you understand. ... and again.. Thank you for this award.

The conditions of this Award are.....
Step 1 - Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!
Step 2 - Share 7 random things about yourself
Step 3 – Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award
Step 4 – Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award.

Here are 7 random things about myself Lol:
  • I tried to pluck a peacocks feather
  • I was once chased away by said peacock!!
  • I am a Gemini
  • I press flowers occassionally
  • Gigglebits (CBeebies) really makes me laugh! well, I am a granny He he...
  • I made a bonsai card for Garret Wang (StarTrek Voyager) say Thankyou for getting all the cast to sign a photo for me... which I still have.
  • One day I really want to see the Northern Lights!
I'd like to pass this award onto these lovely bloggers....

Diane at Just add Glue

Ann at Just for Fun

Robyn at Rainbows by Robyn

Jack at Jacks Arty Crafty Kreations

Larissa at Car-D-elicious

Laura at Ink & Sheep

and finally.... Jose at Jose's Jottings

.. right, I'd better go and let these lovely ladies know that I am passing this fabby award onto them..

catch you all soon...

Clean & Simple weekly challange - Spring theme

Over that the "Less is More" weekly challenge blog the theme this week is 'Spring'.

Here is my card
I was given this UM rubber stamp (along with a few others that are similar) many years ago from a friend in US..(Thank you Lee if you are reading this) I have no idea what stamp company it is from I just love the image.

I stamped it using Tim Holtz Forest moss distress ink. I used a damp paint brush to colour in the leaves, a promarker (Putty) to lightly shade the flowers with a hint of pink then used a glue pen to stick some clear 'oil on water' effect foil for the wings. Here's a better view of the foil on the wings

I used a Martha stewart punch for the bottom edge.. rubber stamped the words again using the forest green ink... added the 2 types of ribbon plus a bow and mounted it all onto a white A5 card base.
I think it looks quite nice. :o)

I haven't had the chance to draw any freebies for a few weeks due to feeling poorly. I am enjoying making these cards in the mean time though.... I hope to be back to normal soon.

Thanks for visiting... your comments are always welcome.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One Layer Card

I've been off the radar for a few days due to not feeling very well. I want to thank everyone for their lovely comments on previous posts.
Hopefully I will soon be back to normal, for now I have made a few cards.

The Challenge over at 'Less is More' for this week is to make a one layer card with a theme of a flower or a tree. The first card I made I forgot all about the theme and spent ages measuring and masking stamps, it's only when I finished that I realised what I had done LOL!!.. so, after laughting at myself, I got over it and started all over again Lol..
Here is my card for this week's challenge:
Here's how I made it... the card is a cream 6" square... after masking off the edges leaving a square in the middle, I used a real skeleton leaf as a stamp by inking with a brayer - placing it inked side down - covering with paper and using the brayer again to press the ink onto the card... [I saw Barbara Gray demo-ing this on one of her fab TV shows on Create and craft and thought, what a good idea!..]. I then stamped the flower and the sentiment and doodled the frame - adding a few gems to finish.

Thanks for visiting..


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oriental card

I was actually inspired while visiting the dentist today!! can you believe that!.. I saw a tiny little oriental card on the distant wall behind the receptionists desk.. all I could see was the black oriental bridge and some trees..(my eyes are bad Lol)... but enough for it to spark my imagination knowing what stamps I have with one of my oriental lady new digital stamps.

I have used an 8" x 8" card base, stamping several of my bonsai trees leaving the pots un inked... coloured them with promarker pens. I made the oriental style bridge (well it looks it to me anyway - artistic licence Lol).. using the large lattice Martha Stewart punch. The Roses are ones I made a while back . After adding some pink punched flowers, I added some sequins and tiny rhinestones to embellish. The lady is coloured with promarkers and then I used a glue pen to add red foil in a pattern. I feel quite pleased with myself... and I have really inky fingers Lol!!

Here's my card

Thanks for visiting today... See you soon


Beaded Bodice card

There's a brand new challenge blog that has just started and looks very interesting to me, so I thought I'd join in with it. It is called "Less is More" - they aim to promote the making of classic Clean and Simple cards, with different challenges each week to help stimulate your imagination. The first colour challenge is - Black, white and pink.
I don't know why but this beautiful beaded bodice stamp that I have had for years popped into my head for it, so I had to use it. Here is my very first challenge card...

Like I said the stamp is called Beaded Bodice and was made by Stampendous many years ago, I don't even know if they still make it, all I know is that I love it and it will always be one of my favourites. After stamping it directly onto the card, I masked the bodice and shaded with pink pastels then added specs of glamour dust to give a sparkle to it. I doodles around the edge of the card and wrote the message myself.

I intend to join in with this challenge blog every week as it looks so much fun.. why not take a look for yourself.. here's the link again

Thanks for visiting... see you at the weekend...


Saturday, February 5, 2011

~FREEBIE~ Sunday 6th February

Here's a card with this weeks freebie image.. I used some of the Papermania Hanoverian papers - they are so gorgeous and so girly. I coloured her in with promarker pens adding little bits of white gel pen for highlights and a stardust clear glitter pen.. oh and I added some clear glaze pen to her red boots..

I was inspired by a very old vintage photograph of a little girl for this week's freebie. I hope you like her. I haven't made a card yet but hope I will get the time tomorrow. I would love to see what you create with her. here she is - click on her to open up a large jpeg 300 dpi image.

Thanks for visiting today..
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