Sunday, 22 May 2011

Eldest's 21st, how time flies!

Where do the years go? Today is my eldest's 21st. It doesn't seem two minutes since I first held her in my arms. Photos capture such special memories, so here are a couple of photos of her when she was little. I made the smocked dress for her 1st birthday, I'd never done any dressmaking before, and taught myself how to do it from a book, I now realise that smocking as a first attempt was quite a challenge - I loved that dress. My daughter has been teased lots of times over the years over the pouting photo - I realise now she was practising the "look"! 
              Now look at the beautiful young woman she has become (here with my youngest, last month)

Onto the card I made her. Kenny K stamp, heat embossed, coloured with Promarkers. Matted with card stock, backing papers are Basic Grey (think Boxer), edged with gold leafing pen - also used for the numerals. Red is her favourite colour, hence why I chose these colours.
I was really quite pleased with how I had achieved the shading on the characters face, so have put it here in a close up too. My daughter loves her ipod, so I thought this was a very appropriate image to use for her card.
Well, I'm off to see what my daughter would like to do today, and will return to do some bloghopping later on. Have fun everyone.
tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Beach huts

Sorry I haven't been around for a while. As some of you know,things have been somewhat difficult for me of late, and I have also been feeling quite unwell. However, I have nearly finished a fairly hefty dose of two different antibiotics, so hope to be painfree soon.
Right, onto this card.
I bought a delightful set of Little Claires polymer stamps when I went to Alexandra Palace in April, I adore spending time at the beach, so this set called out to me to buy it. For this card I repeat stamped the image three times.
Images & background coloured with Promarkers.
I folded the A4 card at various places with mountains and valley folds  (can't for the life of me think what the measurements were now) so that the card would stand on it's short side with the images adhered to the front section to give a 3D effect to the scene.
I stamped the interior of the beach hut seperately and stuck it behind the centre beach hut, after cutting open the doors of the beach hut & folding them back, to give the view of the interior of the beach hut.
Here's the interior of the beach hut.
This card went to a lovely lady, Sandra (aka Annette from DC) for her birthday

Tfl, and for any coments you may care to leave

Saturday, 7 May 2011


I have been scrapping some old photos of a holiday to Gran Canaria
All of my children loved spending time in the pool, this is my youngest, she was having such fun, repeatedly jumping off the same spot into the pool. I combined three pictures to make it seem as if it was a single sequence of one jump. Very simple layout, so the emphasis is on the photos. Backing paper is Stamping Up. Flowers from a stem of artificial flowers, coloured with a Promarker. Chipboard letters edged with a Promarker, and the same cardstock used on them as I used as mats for the photos. Water droplets cut freehand with scissors

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave