Saturday, 23 April 2011

Fairy Dreams

I made this for the lovely Angiebabe's birthday (from DC forum)
Angie loves heavily embellished cards, &  I struggle to embelish my cards like the gorgeous cards she makes, so decided not to atempt what she does, but I did try to work outside of my own comfort zone, using one of the fab new stamps I got when I went to Ally Pally the other week.
Linda Ravenscroft stamp (Pisces, from Creative Expressions), heat embossed & coloured with Promarkers. Anita's 3D gloss & glamour dust to wings. MS punch around the page used for mats. Charms from Mei Flower. Lace from stash Dovecraft papers.
Here's the whole card.

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Retirement card #3

Well, I've been weeding my front garden for 2 1/2 hours, finally finished & decided it was time for some "me time" now. I'd like to get some of the back garden weeded out this week too, but will have to see how my back holds out.
I thought I had already posted this card which I made for a colleague's retiremment, but realised I hadn't.
My colleague loves to travel & has visited some amazing places, so I thought this would be an apt card for her (not that I think she is ever late to catch her plane though)
Easel card using 4 Magnolia stamps, coloured with Promarkers
Card candy from Craftwork cards
Kate Knight papers
Closer detail of both parts of the card
Tfl, & also for any comments you may care to leave

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Hopefully blogging reinstated

Many, many apologies for my prolonged absence from blogland. I had been having problems with someone I had considered to be a friend who had been watching my movements, both physically and via this blog and the DoCrafts forum. I felt like a prisoner in my own home, unable to do anything - not  a nice feeling at all.

 I think she was trying to live her life through me which is very sad, but very claustrophobic for me - she didn't like the fact that I have other friends, and got very upset when I saw other friends, or did things with my own children :-(  I am hoping that the situation has now resolved, the person concerned is aware that I know what they were doing & how I felt about it. Time will no doubt tell if she has ceased or not. The behaviour of this person also made me feel quite low, and I had no inspriation to craft. I now want to craft again, but inspiration is slow in returning, but my mojo will return & I'll get there (hopefully soon). Anyway, onto the first card I've made in weeks.
My youngest needed a card for a friend's birthday. Sugar Nellie image, heat embossed, coloured with Promarkers. Kate Knight paper, sentiment from Craft Stamper, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons (bought a while back now)

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave