Sunday, 28 March 2010

First tentative steps

Resist brayering.
Resist brayering technique used for background & sentiment (SU stamps). Foreground was stamped using SU & Clarity stamps. Sponging technique used to colour stamped image.

Surfing Edwin.
Can you guess I'd bought some new Tilda stamps, I was enjoying the nautical theme! I stamped Edwin, then cut him out & placed him on the stamped Magnolia background.

Tilda on bathing ring.
I stamped Tilda, then masked her & stamped the bathing ring. Made for a swap on a forum

Pier Tilda
Tilda stamped, masked, then the pier was stamped. I wanted to create an illusion of waves, so embossed some blue card with a CB folder, then wiped a white ink pad over it before cutting it up into wave shapes. The red card with embossed writing was used to represent a postcard - hence the sentiment I chose to use.

My second attempt at brayering.
I was pleased by my first attempt, but know I need more practise, so I had another go..

My first attempt at brayering.
I was inspired by watching Barbara Grey doing a demo on Create & Craft. I'd never seen this type of demo before, but had a go myself & this was the result.

Made for a colleague who's into sci fi.

Commissioned by friends.

Made as a display model when I did a craft fayre.

Cuttlebugged acetate.
Made by embossing acetate with a CB embossing folder, the card behind was also embossed & sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

Penny Black Bunnies, made for a friend who likes rabbits.

Springy card I made for a friend's wedding anniversary.
Single tier nappy cake I made for my cousin's baby.

Hi, thanks for taking the time to join me in my first tentative steps into the world of blogging!

I am Noreen & I took my first papercrafting steps 5 years ago. I've learnt many skills, & made many friends from this absorbing hobby since then, but still have much to learn. I think it's fascinating how many different techniques there are, & how our skills are constantly evolving.

I was both thrilled & scared when my youngest sister asked me to make her wedding stationery in 2008, & to give her away. I was very honoured to be asked to do both, & we shared a wonderful day with her & her husband.

I mainly make cards for my own purposes & have been asked to make a few bespoke cards. I have made a couple of scrapbook pages of my children's younger years, & would like to do more when time allows.

I will post pictures of some of the cards etc that I have made on here when time allows.


Jenikay said...

Great start Noreen, you'll have to give me some tips. I've started my blog but haven't discovered how to post photos on it!

Noreen said...

Thanks Jenny, have left comment on your blog x

kay said...

hi noreen,you are off to a good start,shame i have neglected my,x

Di said...

Welcome to your new addiction! Di. x

Patricia said...

Hello Noreen, thanks for letting me have a nose around your blog, it looks great, I love all your cards and those nappy cakes and baby gifts are stunning, thanks for your help. love Teresa xx (craftingallday)

WILLIE...! said...

Lovely Blog,lovely cards.The main reason for for click'in on was the pussy cat, as l have one on mine. Yeah! love it, will continue to follow with interest. Think Pink..........x.

Annette said...

Welcome to blog land Noreen. Great start you probably know more than me now, i've been really bad and not done anything for over a week!!!! Love the backgound. sandra x

Jennifer said...

Great start! Love your background and fab projects. You have another follower :-) xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

I realy love your cards and craft work. Your brayering is superb and the background of your blog is gorgeous. kitty c