Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Orange Tilda

Made for my sister's birthday
Tilda , embellishments & border of frames coloured with Promarkers
Papermania Capsule papers
Papermania punch
Nesties for frames
Anita's 3D gloss
White gel pen for highlights 

Having just bought a white gel pen, I was keen to use it, I can't believe the difference it made!

I put this Tilda on the inside of the card. That wasn't part of the original plan. Originally I had planned to use the out of frame technique with a round Nellie Snellen die, but cut Tilda's legs off by mistake! So I used the Nellie Snellen die to frame Tilda & stuck her on the inside of the card - didn't want to waste all that time I'd spent on the image lol.

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Ghouls just wanna have fun

This is the second page I made at last weekends crop, using the same sketch as the Adopt a monster page
Papers used are Bo Bunny (I love their papers)
Tag coloured with distress inks

Photo is a composite made from 4 other photos & made in photoshop, using  photos of the house & skeleton  from Phantom Manor, bats from Marwell zoo & the sky/background. I think it adds to the atmosphere of this attraction.

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Adopt a monster

I went to a scrapbookimg crop for the first time today.
We were given a sketch to use for inspiration. I haven't really used sketches before, but found it was a great way to make me think in a different way.

I made my first page of our EuroDisney trip.
I had bought these papers with the intention that the bright colours might be good for the Disney album.
I really liked the horizontal stripes on the paper & felt that they complimented the horizontal lines of the building in the background, but I didn't like them going in the same direction, so angled the photo.
My daughter has such a cheeky expression in this photo, "Monster" sums her up (not really lol)
SU border punch used for both border & squares 

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

A waterfall of cats

Made for Willie's birthday.
Willie loves cats & pink
I was fairly certain that Willie would not have seen a waterfall card before
It's been a while since I last made one, but I remembered how to, although it took me a while as I had to keep resting my wrist. Foolishly, I didn't consider the size of the photos & then realised the card was bigger than I had intended, so I had no envelope for it to fit in, & ended up having to make one with 2 sheets of 12" x 12" lol

The photo above is of Willie's late cat George,
I know Willie misses George hugely, he has told me what a character he was.

The photo above & below are ones I found on the web.
Afterwards, I realised how alike they are, though that was not intentional

This is my cat Mia, who has been up to mischief in the last month & has seemed intent on using her quota of lives up lol
Detail of the Marianne Creatables die I used, with pink grosgrain ribbon for the pull down tab

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Reading on a wall

This wallet card was made for a DC'er, it takes me back to my days as a teenager when I used to spend time chatting to friends while sat on a wall - & the summers went on forever & were always hot lol.

WoJ stamp coloured with Promarkers
Aperture cut with nestie
Tim Holtz embossing folder for brickwork, coloured with distress inks
WoJ sentiment coloured with distress inks
DCWV paper
Anita's 3D gloss to glaze image.

A closer view of image & brickwork

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sweet summer mouse

I made this card for this months friendship swap on the DoCrafts forum.
I love this Tina Wenke stamp, the mouse is gorgeous (unlike the ones my cat brings home lol), sentiment is from WoJ

Promarkers used to colour image
Distress inks on edge of orange card & sentiment
Anita's 3D gloss on image & sentiment
Papermania gems
Monochrome paper from DCWV

Here's a close up of the image & sentiment

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Alternative remedy to Botox? lol

I made this for a very good friend who is always teasing me for being a few years older than her - revenge is sweet lol. Seriously though, it's just light hearted banter between friends, no malice is ever intended or taken.
I had been planning to use this image for the last year!

DCWV papers matted with white card. It was a bit fiddly cutting out the paper with my broken wrist, but I managed it (albeit slowly - as was the colouring!)
Promarkers to colour image.
Distress inks for background
Shapes cut with nesties
Anita's 3D gloss to glaze image, 2 layers for placard & 40 label 

Closer view of the image - you can see how I find colouring tricky at the moment, especially as there are very fine areas to colour on this image.

I thought this DCWV paper was ideal with the 70's style shirt.

Even closer view of placard - an alternative to Botox? lol

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Nappy Cake (boy)

This is the nappy cake I made for my friend's newborn son.

Rolling all the nappies up was very painful, especially as I didn't realise my wrist was broken at the time.

My friend & her partner were thrilled with it, they had never seen anything like it before.
The baby clothes we found  in the shop were gorgeous,
& it was so hard picking just a few for the cake
When I had wrapped the whole cake up, I attached a list of the ingredients so the cake can be left assembled if the parents wish to.

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Fractured wrist

Well, I can't believe that I have fractured my wrist!
I have had the summer holidays off with my youngest, & 3 weeks ago, I put my hand up to stop her doing something & she fell onto my right hand forcing it the wrong way. It was sore & I noticed that it was quite swollen  the next day, but I had full range of fine finger movements, could squeeze with my fingers, so I just carried on, even though it was painful to grip large things or to twist my wrist & I could only wave my hand if I kept my wrist fixed. I also noticed that I could hear a clicking noise when I rotated my wrist.

 On Monday I returned to work, but found stretching my fingers apart & picking up instruments hurt, so took myself to A&E after work, where I had an x ray & was given a wrist splint. Imagine my surprise today when the hospital rang me & told me not to take the splint off as I have fractured my wrist! Now I am not allwed to go to work until I have the all clear which I feel awkward about having just had time off for holidays.

I honestly thought I would have been in more pain. When I was in A&E I told them that I also had pain in my mid forearm, but they didn't x ray that area. I now realise that the clicking noise which I thought was coming from my wrist is actually coming from the upper area of my forearm - I think I should mention that when I have to go to fracture clinic next week!

Anyway, despite now being limited in my range of movements, (& I am very right hand dominant), I managed to make this for my friend's newborn son.

I had a new set of nesties which lent themselves perfectly to this Forever Friends stamp.
Teddy is from a piece of ribbon, coloured with Promarkers.

I found this image on the web a few years ago & the verse (sorry, I can't remember where). I love both of them & love to use them for a  newborn card.

Below is  a close up of the verse.
tfl & for any comments you may wish to leave