Thursday, 7 August 2008

Think Pink Challenge

The Think Pink Challenge on Bubbly Funk is well underway now, in fact i think we are on challenge 6 already.
If you've not looked at this site yet please click on the link above or the banner at the top of my page to find out what it is all about.
We've been given a theme each week to work to and just dip in and out as the fancy takes us. Entries can be made any time not just the week of the challenge so it really is great if you don't get chance one week to catch up whenever you can.

This is my contribution so far. I have not blogged them as they were done but decided to wait until I had a batch ready to send away.

As the main theme is pink I decided to use up some of my knitting yarn and make this matinee jacket in my favourite pattern. It has turned out a bit peach coloured in the photo but is a bit pinker in real life.

Cute Card Thursday

This week the theme is 'The two of us'
We need to use two of something on our card, it could be 2 people, 2 animals or 1 of each.

This week Nikki from Dewdrop Craftz has very kindly donated a gorgeous stamp. Do pop into the shop and check out the other fantastic stamps they have to offer!

I've not done one of these challenges for a little while now but just happened to have this card ready made for another challenge but as it has not been shown on my blog yet here it is.

The image is Car Couple from Paper Nation, it has been stamped in grey versafine ink and coloured using polychromos for the couple and shimmery watercolour paints for the car. It was stamped onto white card and layered onto a piece of grey textured card.

The main card is a ready embossed one from DCWV called Dragonflower.

The card was originally made for the Think Pink Challenge over on the Bubbly Funk Forum. Do check this out as it is for a really good cause and lots of us on the forum are making things for it.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Cheap stamps

Popped into Lidl today as we had a free flyer through showing rubber stamp sets for only £2.99. Actually they are not too bad for the price. The set has 86 unmounted rubber stamps - all upper case letters, numerals and symbols as well as 40 animals ranging from insects, birds, farm creatures, sea creatures, wild animals and a few dinosaurs. The set also has a small blue pigment stamp pad as well as a pair of tweezers and stamp holders with handles, which I probably won't even try to use. I have some Ez Mount so will try a few on that and see what they are like before I commit to doing them all. I'm sure Faith will love them if the quality isn't up to much but for the price I couldn't just leave them could I!

Monday, 4 August 2008

Cardiff Festival

While Sallie and Pete were here with us over the weekend we went to Cardiff and on saturday managed to see the parade going past the Castle. Sallie and I saw it last year and were amazed at the number of participants and their colourful costumes.

This year there didn't seem to be as many paople taking part but it was still well worth seeing, especially as we had the castle walls as a backdrop.

The Red Dragon radio station were doing an outside broadcast and there was an open air stage with live bands and a fun fair. We just stood around eating burgers, it really was too hot and sunny to do much else.

Usually when you walk through the shopping streets there are a few attractions to look at. This person has been there almost every time and always has a group of onlookers around him. He manages to stand totally still until someone drops a coin for him. Little girls get blown a kiss, older girls get a kiss on the hand and boys get a hand shake.

Sallie decided she would give a coin but instead of kissing her hand he held onto her shopping bag. She was desperate not to let him take it as she had just bought her holiday 'frillies' and bikini.

Anniversary cards

I've been asked by a work friend of my husband to do an Anniversary card for his wife. These are 2 ideas that I have come up with at the moment for him to look at.
This one is on cream card and has the word 'love' randomly stamped all over it in grey Versafine ink. The hearts have been stamped onto smooth cream card and cut out. Both have a seed bead embellishment stitched onto them. The plaque at the bottom is also stamped onto cream card. All the stamps are from the With Love From Me to You Unmounted Rubber Stamp Theme Plate from Elusive Images and are inked with pads from the Brilliance range.
This 2nd one is on white hammered card and uses stamps by Cuddly Buddly and the border from the stamp used for the plaque on the previous card. The images have been stamped onto cream card with grey versafine ink and coloured using shimmery watercolour paints. The sentiment is a gold peel-off.