Saturday, 28 March 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015
Mrs Duck this week with an oldie Friday. A colleague last year requested I make a fortieth card for her friend who is a ranger at a nature reserve and who's favourite bird is the bittern. I started off by finding a copyright free image of the bird which was in black and white, so I printed it off and coloured it in with co pics. The centre panel is a Sheena Douglass stamp, again coloured in with copics and I added some foliage to the tree. The side panels are another Sheena Douglass stamp which I cut in two. The leaves and twigs were from a Tim Holtz die and I used coredinations card-stock to mat and layer, and to cut the numbers. The base stepper card was from craftwork cards. Apparently the recipient loved it. Yay!
Thursday, 26 March 2015
A quick snap of my bouquet as modelled by my niece and bridesmaid.
Monday, 23 March 2015
House-mouse and friends Monday challenge again this week. I'm afraid I've opted for the anything goes aspect of the challenge again as time was short, the design team have made some amazing cards. This is a leaving card for my student at work. The image is from a Joanna Sheen Cd-Romans the papers are I think papermania. Spellbinders for the rectangles and I think it's my Joanna Sheen ivy flourish die. Yet more faux stitching, my favourite way to define edges at the minute, and some flowers from a couple if old punches and a few flat backed pearls to finish it off. Really must work on my photography skills!
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
What's on your work desk Wednesday time again. Not much going on this week, but I have had a bit of a tidy up! Trying to clear some space to get my mojo back again. Lots of part completed projects, more of the craftwork cards toppers to be made into cards, some mdf Easter shapes and a part covered coffee tin holding the brushes. Wet wipes were on offer this week, one day I'll clean my stamps properly. Crafting is on hold a little at the moment as I had treatment at the pain clinic earlier this week for my chronic neck problem, so I need to be a little careful that I don't get too engrossed in crafting and make my neck seize up whilst the treatment takes effect.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Joanna Sheen. As you've probably gathered she's a pink kind of girl! The flowers were from a Sue Wilson die and I glazed them with glossy accents. Orginally I made the flowers for a Mother's Day card idea, but they were just crying out to be used (and saved me a bit of time). The butterfly dies are all occasion ones, again from the Joanna Sheen website. I'm still tidying up pink and gold diamonds from the kitchen floor, think that might go on for a while yet...
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Thursday, 5 March 2015
Well Mrs Duck pointed me in the direction of the Moving along with the times challenge and with that title how could I not join in! I made this card for a friend who loves bunnies more than me (yes, apparently it is possible!) and I always forget her birthday I just know it's normally near Easter, so the LOTV sentiment is a perfect catch all. The stamp is LOTV too and I think the papers were a freebie from a magazine ages ago as were the doilies. I think I might have gone a bit OTT with the faux stitching.
And finally a pic of my 2 beautiful bunnies Bramble and Parsley. We sadly had to have Bramble's friend of 7 years Flop pts in January and so we adopted Parsley who was from a rescue having been found as a stray. Bramble is a third smaller than him and is on the right of the picture. They're still settling in together and we have the odd bit of nipping and fur pulling, but I can't tell who the fur belongs to! I suppose that was the advantage of having a black rabbit and a white rabbit before, must remember that for the future...
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
What's on your work desk Wednesday I'm off there to have a nosey and see if anyone else is as untidy as me.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
A quick birthday card today. The decoupaged image is from a Crafters Companion Bebunni DVD that I cut out a while ago and was in the pile waiting to be made into a card. I've got to confess I do enjoy sitting down in the evening with the telly on cutting things out. The bow is made using Sue Wilson's small bow die and coredinations card stock. The patterned paper is LOTV, one birdie lane and the sentiment is from craftwork cards. Not a colour scheme I usually use, but I think it works. Really must start taking better photos, but using the ipad is so easy.
Monday, 2 March 2015
This week it's HMFMC189 - spring is in the air, although my card is much more in the anything goes category!
It's a terrible photo as I was rushing to get the card in the post to a friend of mine who has rabbits and is going through a tough time at the minute. The image is from a decoupage set from Joanna Sheen, the papers are lotv, and a sue wilson flourish die and a couple of old flower punches. You may spot a rabbit theme in the future ...