Thursday, 26 July 2007

Make and Take

I popped in to my local craft shop at the weekend to pick up a cuttlebug and they were having a make and take day - make a card using the stamps etc and throw 50p into the jar. I thought I'd have a try at this stamping on stickers and re-arranging them milarky, as I've never done it before - boy was it hard to stick the diamonds on straight afterwards but I like the results. Background stamps by Hero Arts and main image by Penny Black, which I coloured with markers and did a bit of huffing :) I sent this to Pam for her birthday.


It was forum friend Angie's birthday this week and I decided to go bold and bright for her birthday card. I used another stamp from the Papertrey boxed text set and used a baby wipe (as it was to hand!) to tone down the ink on the background paper, then roughed up the edges a bit with a Tim Holtz paper edging tool.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

More Papertry Ink

It was my oldest friend Cathy's birthday this weekend so I had fun using my new stamps to make this for her. Thanks for the awsome bbq Cathy:). I think I maybe went a bit ott on the flowers and they were very fiddly to cut out. I raided my DD's nail art kit for the bling!

Monday, 16 July 2007

Basic Grey & Primas

Some time back I split a few boxes of large prima flowers with forum friend Louise and eventually stopped looking at them and used one. The Basic Grey paper had also been stroked many times before being cut up too- I must stop hoarding papers! A card for friend Sarah.

Crafting on the Isle of Skye

Can you imagine waking up to this view from your bedroom window every day? I have just spent a long weekend on Skye with my friend Lorry and her husband Richard who have the most beautiful house and B&B on the edge of the Loch in Straun. Crafting with Lorry and friends Sam and Al was such fun, and raiding Lorry's most incredible stash of goodies nearly sent me to heaven.

Here is just one of the cards I made whilst there for forum friend Gillian's birthday, using alcohol inks for the first time. More creative work to follow as everythng I made has someones name on it!

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Divine Secret Sister

In May I joined the Divine Secret Siblings on Split Coast Stampers. We each have a big and a little sister. We receive from the big sis and send to the little sis each month! At the end of the 3 month period we send eachother a gift and reveal who we are. Here is the card I received from my Big Sister this week. All I know about her is that she lives in Canada (Ontario I think). I have never seen a "Bella" in the flesh so it was great to get this along with a lot of stamped Bellas for me to play with.

June Challenge Card

I found some lovely papers at my favourite stamp store The Stamp Attic, by Daisy Bucket designs and thought they went really well with the Butterfly Kisses stamps from Papertrey Ink. This was a card for Kaz!

Wedding Page

This is a page I made for a wedding book for friend Louise and Mike, her husband to be. It was co-ordinated and beautifully bound by Jo in colours to match Louise's wedding dress. There are about 16 pages and look just great all togther.