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Thursday, July 30, 2009
This week I decided to make something other than a card....I made a paper bag handbag....underneath the decoration is a cut down brown paper bag. I have used a hAnglar & stAnglar girl and the stamped fruit is by Stampin' Up. The papers are all Sassafras Lass "Serendipity". I also added an American Crafts "badge", a swrawberry charm from Quixotic Paperie,...thanks Elaine. and some Making Memories alpha's.
Have had the worst day you can possibly imagine so far....think crying, red eyes, makeup all down my face.....so am off out soon to get some moral support and a shoulder to cry on from a couple of fab friends....
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
For my ATC I have used one of the super cute new stamps from CC Designs and she has been coloured with Copics using the following colours...
C1/C3/C5/C7 & C9...plus some Stickles Glitter Glue in Silver & Black. The paper in the background is by Rusty Pickle "PopStar"and the "TV" frame is Basic Grey "Ambrosia", I used brads for the TV buttons and my ATB tape writer for the wording.
Over on the Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge Blog we are currently looking for a couple of new Design Team Members. So if you love "Cute", love ATC's and want to join the DT....pop over to the Blog and check it out.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
They both loved it and have already asked the School Caretaker to put a nail/screw in the wall to put it up.....If anyone is interested in having a go the clock was purchased from The Range for £4.99 and had a cafe scene on before I covered it up. It is actually about 14" in diameter so you will need to use more than one piece of patterned paper/card.....which was why I trimmed in cardstock by making curved strips and the centre circle is done by drawing around a dinner plate and cutting out (plate was approx 11.5 inches in diameter). The flowers were also cut from a sheet of the Scenic Route paper.
Thanks for looking...
Friday, July 24, 2009
So I have used another of the Gorjuss Girls from set 3, coloured with Copics. The papers are all My Minds Eye "Bohemia" and I have added some lace and blossoms from my stash. I also used my X-Cut dimensional butterfly punch and added some bling to the wings and body, some more gems and of course some eyelets....the theme was Eye Eye! afterall....LOL Final touch on the card was a sentiment by Penny Black.
Here is a picture of the inside which was also decorated with the scraps.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
For my ATC I have used stamps by CC Designs coloured using Copics. The paper is by Scenic Route and I have also used some Coredinations cardstock.
Why not come over and join us...include the kids, if they are like my 7 year old Georgia, they will love it.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tonight is Georgia's Year 2 Leavers Prom at school and I am taking photos to sell the following day. So the Prom finishes at 7.30pm and I have to have over 100 photos printed and back at the school be 9am on Thursday in time for the Leavers Assemby so that the parents can buy copies.....I am so looking forward to Friday afternoon....yay just a couple more days, and on Monday I am having a LIE IN, and a DAY OFF...to craft.
I am almost finished with the Teachers Gifts, which is just as well as time is running out. All I have to do is print a few pics and also add names to some of the photos...so fingers crossed I can get it finished by Friday morning......Plus I need to finish the inside of the cards and also go and buy some wine....
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The inside is also decorated in more of the same... And I also decorated the back with a butterfly.....
I am loving the new Gorjuss Set 3...some of my favourites yet. Thanks to Judy for the sketch and the DT for more amazing cards.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
I have used one of my new Popcorn the Bear stamps available from Crafters Companion, and I have coloured the image with my Copics. The sentiment is also part of the set....such good value too...I got four sets for £18.95.....fab or what. Anyway the papers are all WRMK "Nonsense" and I also added a Heidi Swapp blossom folded into quarters and added to the corner of the main image.
I had such fun on the school trip yesterday...although I came home tired and desperate for coffee....LOL I took over 200 photos and now have the fun task of processing them all. Tomorrow I am back at the school in the afternoon to take photos of the Year 2 students, who are leaving next week, with their teacher and teaching assistant. Each year the teacher gives a copy of the photo in a frame to each child...which I think is a lovely idea. What the teacher doesn't know is that I have made an album for her, and inside will be a copy of each photo and a note from each child, for her to keep....I just hope she likes it.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Today I am off on a school trip to Woodside Farm with Georgia and the rest of the Year Two children.....shame it is expected to rain....but we won't let that ruin the day.
Thanks Claudia for a lovely sketch and as always to the DT for their wonderful inspiration.
Monday, July 06, 2009
The card is for my hairdresser (she buys some cards from me) to give to her friend who's having a baby girl this month.
Thanks to Dawny for the sketch and the rest of the DT for their inspiration.
I will be back later with another card I made using my new Pink Gem Stamps.
I was so nervous opening up the box wondering whether they had managed to repair it without loosing all my data, pictures and programmes.....Well I am so so happy to report that everything is intact, all the pictures of Georgia playing in the garden that I hadn't printed or backed up yet...all safe. Even the ones with her goofy teeth. I am so happy that I shed a few tears of joy....how silly am I.
This has taught me a valuable lesson, and I sent David off to PC World a couple of weeks ago to get us a wireless USB Hub so that our portable hard drive stays plugged into it and I can access it wirelessly anywhere in the house to get all our computers backed up.
I have been so lucky, with both my technical problems...remember my frozen Nano....received a replacement and now my mended Vaio.
Will be back shortly to show you a couple of cards made over the weekend.
Friday, July 03, 2009
Thursday, July 02, 2009
For my card, as I have already mentioned I have used one of Sandra's cute images, he is called "Meerkat, Simples!". I have printed him on my regular inkjet printer onto SU Whisper White cardstock. I printed using draft format so that the image dried quicker. I have then coloured it with Copics using the following colours...
Meerkat - E31/E33/E50
Clothing - R59/Y28
The papers I have used are DCWV "La Creme Stack", as this is a male card I have kept it pretty simple, all I used was one of my new Octogan & Scalloped Octogan Nestabilities, and I created the sentiment using some old rubons and also a sentiment by Craftwork Cards.
Pop over and check out all the other DT cards, and of course our wonderful Guest DT, Carlyann's card. Join in and leave a link and you will be in with a chance of winning six...yes six of Sandra's Digi Designs.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
So for my ATC I have used an image from The Greeting Farm, Cheer Anya. I have coloured her with Copics using the following colours...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Hair - B12
Clothing - R47/B39
The paper is by SassafrasLass and I have also used some Bazzil (red) and DCWV (blue) cardstock. I cut the stars with my Nestabilities and added with words with my ATB tape writer.
Be sure to come over and join us this week!
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Hair - E47/E49
Clothes - BG000/V06
The papers are by My Minds Eye "Bohemia" and I have also used some Stampin' Up choc chip taffeta ribbon, random blossoms (mainly Prima) attached with a spacer and an American Craft brad. I also added swirls with my EK Success Paper Shaper "wave" punch, and the sentiment is by Penny Black.
Thanks to the DT over on Sketch Saturday for both the sketch and their fabulous inspiration.