Friday, 30 April 2010

Bright & Cheery

I made this for a friend's birthday. The mouse is such a cheeky looking chap.
tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

First of 3!

Well, with 3 VIP birthdays in the next few weeks, I have to put my best thinking cap on for ideas. Here is the first - would you believe I was told it was beautiful, then asked which shop I bought it from!!! I do apologise for the reflection from the glaze I used on the image.
Joanna Sheen Lofty stamps, coloured with Promarkers, matted onto silver patterned paper. Free papers from magazine. Peel off numbers placed on card, cut out with nesties, matted onto same silver paper cut with nesties, then glazed with 3D gloss. Thanks for looking & for any comments you may wish to leave.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Good morning everyone. I thought I'd share a couple of photos of my beautiful cat with you. Mia is nearly 2, chatty, very affectionate, & very clever (as you will see in the second photo!)
My profile pic is also of Mia - leaning her head against the phone, it almost looks like she is having a conversation & running up a bill for me lol.
Here she is enjoing the sunshine yesterday.

Here she is being clever & taking herself off to bed - she can open doors (doesn't matter whether they open in or out). She simply hangs onto the door handle & uses her weight to pull the handle down - if the door opens inwards as here, she uses her back legs to push against the door frame. Smart eh?

Friday, 23 April 2010

Hello everyone, I made this card for a friend's birthday. I won't tell you how ridiculously late it was when I finished it - & then went to the post box to make sure I caught the first collection lol.
The stamp is made by Hampton Art & is called Travel Abroad. I watercoloured it using Distress Inks, then stamped the border around it (Clarity Stamp clever corner stamp & matching trailing stamp) & distressed that with inks. I used Distress Inks on the Clarity Stamp sentiment (which is one I know my friend likes), then spritzed it with Copper Glimmer Mist before crumpling it up thoroughly while it was still damp. I also sprayed Irridescent Gold, & Copper Glimmer Mist onto the flower which I had taken off a stem of artificial flowers. Background papers are by Papermania. Hope she likes it.
Thanks for looking & any comments you may wish to leave.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Heat embossed photo frame

Last Monday, I met up with some crafting buddies in Bristol. Sueplayingwithpaper showed us how to make this fab project, using a plain wooden photo frame. Despite using the same basic materials, not one of the finished articles looked alike. We used UTEE & various embossing powders, then added various embellishments. I chose to use buttons & the two leaves in the corners were made by pouring molten powder over rubber stamps, then fixed into place on the frame. The appearance of the frame can be changed at any time by simply reheating, adding more powders etc.

Birthday offerings

Made for a young girl. 3 Messy Rabbit ballerina stamped, coloured with Promarkers, then cut out (inc those whiskers!). Ribbons stamped, coloured & cut out, then all arranged on Messy Rabbit backing paper. Sentiment stamped directly onto page & brads added.

I made this for a friend who loves the sea. Tilda coloured using Promarkers. Sky area created by scattering two shades of embossing powder over the area, then heated. Clarity stamp sentiment (heat embossed). Flower from stem of  artificial flowers, brads to balance

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

More brayering practise

I have been practising with the brayer again. I made this as a friendship card in a swap I take part in on the DoCrafts forum. I like th ecolour combo on this card & had an email from the recipient to say they were pleased with the card.

Myself & a few other crafting buddies got together yesterday & I hope to post what my daughter & I made very soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Silly me!

A well known shop specialising in home & garden products had 20% off garden items today, so I took advantage of it & bought a fire pit which you can BBQ on too. It wasn't nice enough to sit out tonight as the weather is so changeable, so I decided to put all the masses of paper which had personal information on it (4 carrier bags)on the fire pit just to test it of course. It was superb, all the paper has been destroyed . . . . . . . but, I had to use the poker to make sure that all the paper was burning. It was only when I came indoors into the light that I realised why my hand & stomach felt so warm . . . . I'd burnt them (through my jeans too). How silly of me.
A friend has now told me that you can buy a briquette maker & use all your shredded paper to make briquettes to put on the fire pit (not when you want to BBQ though). Roll on summer :-)