Hi, I'm Noreen. Thank you for stopping by & looking at my blog. Thank you in advance for your much welcomed comments (if you wish to), I do appreciate you taking the time to do so.
I would be honoured if any of my work inspired you to try something similar, but please do not copy it directly. If you are inspired by my work, I would appreciate it if you could credit me by giving a link to my blog, thank you.
Papercrafting is a very absorbing pastime for me. I mainly make cards for my own purposes &; have also been asked to make a few commissioned cards &; my sister's wedding stationery.
I have recently started the engrossing pastime of scrapbooking, I know there are lots of photos I want to scrap :-)
I was just scrollling down through the Crafty Ribbons site & looked in on their blog, can you imagine my surprise (& initial confusion - I momentarily thought I must be on my blog, my brain must be truly addled today) when I saw that they had posted the photos of the 2 cards I had sent them!!!!!!! I made them with some ribbons I won the other day (& that's another story, as I'm not normally lucky, so hadn't looked at the list of winners - doh, that'll teach me!). Here is a link to the post on their blog, they have some great tutorials for using ribbon, it's well worth a visit.
I saw a post on Katharina's blog about a new release of WOJs, so ordered my first ones.
They are gorgeous, & as I love the beach, I don't think I will have any problem using them - a lot. lol
This one was sent to the very talented Natalie , who makes such amazing & beautifully embellished cards.
Images coloured with Promarkers, glazed with Anita's 3D gloss
Papers - My Mind's Eye SU punch for decorative strip
Mats cut using Nesties
Prima flowers, stamens from local shop
Ribbon has subtle glitter on it, & as mentioned before, is from Crafty Ribbons
I haven't felt like crafting much lately as I have been preoccupied with other things, but hope that things will soon return to normal. I have found some time though to create some cards this weekend. I have posted some of them off, so once I know they have been received I will add them on here.
Dovecraft papers (slit cut in vertical strip to slot horizontal strip through)
Edwin image (with wings cut off) on Magnolia bench
Display the Award above and in the column on the right
Tell 6 bare faced lies and 1 truth , or visa versa, about myself
Nominate 7 others to receive this award.
Please note you do not have to join in, to pick up your award, But joining in makes if more fun.
I'm not very good at this but here goes:
1. I like to craft with a large glass of rioja.
2. I am a size 10
3. My first choice of career was as a florist
4. I am left handed
5. I have blue eyes
6. My surname is Larry, but I used to have a boyfriend with the surname Lamb
7. I love the colour purple
Good luck, and remember no prizes this is just for fun
I nominate the following people for this award:
Well, here are the cards I made for VIP birthday #3
I think this image is very appropriate for an 18th birthday
I am very grateful to Coops from DC for sharing her Promarker tutorial on her blog, this was my first attempt following her tutorial, part 1 of which can be found here, & part 2 here. Thanks Nic, I really appreciate it. I didn't have the full rnage of colours Nic used, so improvised using what I do have.
Funky kits image coloured with Promarkers,
glazed with Anitas 3D gloss
Cuttlebug embossed sentiment with score lines either sides
Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossed onto front of card
Flowers debossed (by mistake - I had intended them to be embossed too)
Cuttlebug dies used to cut out "Congrats"
Cuttlebug embossing folder for "celebrate"
"18" cut from glitter card, embossed with Anita's 3D gloss
The second offering is a "Flippin' Women" decoupage by La Pashe
I mounted some thick acetate into the front of the card so I could
put the front & back of the decoupaged images onto it.
Image is decoupaged onto a sheet of acetate, ensuring reverse image is