Monday, 27 July 2009

Miss Anya - Just a Note plus a few more

It's been a long time since my last post, I know, I haven't had the dreaded Swine 'flu or anything nasty, I've been making myself do other things rather than sit glued to the computer blog hopping for hours on end. When I first took the plunge into the blogging world I didn't expect to get so hooked, I bet a few of you also think the same! I just can't keep up with all that's going on!!!

At least now school has broken up for the hols (hooray), so I have a bit more time to induldge (after giving the house a good old spruce up and the garden a bit more TLC if the weather allows).
I've made a few cards over the past few weeks so here they are:

For this I used:

Miss Anya stamp
Tom Boy downloaded papers
Sentiment from Clare Curd's Signature Range
Faber Castell pencils
Sizzix Photo corners
Ribbon and Pearl beads from stash

I've slightly decoupaged the flowers although you can't tell from the photo

This was a bit of an experiment. Not too keen on it really.

I stamped the background with a stamp from a Papermania clear stamp set and coloured them in with Distress Ink (Fired Brick) and then sort of tried to give it a bit of a distressed look. Not sure it quite works with this Elzybells image as she is so contemporary.

I also used Nesties, Clare Curd sentiment and more Distress Inks to colour the image (Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed)

I think this card fits into the clean and simple catagory.

For this I used:

SU stamps - Crazy for CupcakesSU papers
Paper pricked the corners

The image was coloured with Faber Castell pencils and then coated with Anitas' 3D gloss to give a nice shine, again you probably can't tell from the picture

Ribbon from stash

This card was made for my friends daughter who has just graduated from Uni and is now a fully qualified doctor. I wanted to personalise it with her name so did the sentiment on the computer. I stamped the image after.
So for this:
Stamping Bella image
DCWV textured card
Faber Castell pencils
Papermania Brads
EK Success punches
Stitching done on my cute little Janome Sew Mini

That's it for now folks, hope to be back shortly catching up with a few blogs. Tats for now.x

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Forever Friends

Hi folks, sorry I haven't been around much lately, we just seem to be so busy at the moment, there have been so many birthday celebrations and a wedding to go to it's been a bit of a whirlwind. I'm looking forward to a few peaceful weekends after this one. I'll be round to visit you all then.

I've got a couple of cards to show you, and as you can see these little bears are a favourite of mine. I thinks I will get my money's worth out of these.

For this one I used:

Forever Friends stamp
DCWV Textured card which was run through a Cuttlebug folder and then sanded to reveal the white underneath.
Faber Castell pencils to colour the FF image
Martha Steward punch
Ribbon from stash
Crystal Hearts from Papermania

And for this one:

Forever Friends stamp, Pink Petticoat papers, Sentiment done on the 'puter, SU border punch, Prisma pencils.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.X