Friday, 3 April 2009

Spring Flowers.

2 cards here using the same Sarah Kay stamp. They have been coloured with a combination of Stampin' Up markers and watercolour pencils. The backing card mounts for both is from DCWV. The stamped greeting is from Personal Impressions. This first one has the greeting embossed in pale blue which shows better IRL. It has 2 layers of flowers and some spotty white organza ribbon held together with a brad.
This has the greeting embossed in purple and is decorated with flowers and brads. It also features an oval cut with my very first set of Nestabilities.

Easter Hens?

The birds on these cards look a little bit too large to be Easter chicks but the colouring on the images from Personal Impressions certainly fits in with the theme of 'Citrus Colours' over on Cute Card Thursday challenge this week.

I chickened out a bit (pardon the pun) with the colours on the first one but went all out with the second, giving her lime green dungarees.

Both images have been coloured with Stampin' Up marker pens and watercolour pencils. The papers are from HOTP Citrus pad and the sentiment plaques from Making Cards magazine. The stripy ribbon is Anita's and the circles one from Hobbycraft.

Trio of Bunnies

3 cards made using the free papers in this months Making Cards magazine.
All i've added is A4 cardstock folded to make an A5 card, some shiny silver paper and a few peel-off sentiments. I've also put a touch of glitter glue on a few of the butterflies and bunny tails.

As they feature bunnies i'm going to call them Easter Bunny cards and this way they can be used for the Lili of the Valley challenge which is quite simply to make an Easter card.

Thursday, 2 April 2009


Week 13 asked..... What was the worst (or best) hairstyle experience to date?

Now i'm either very brave or very foolish to be putting up the answer to this one, please no laughter.

Curly perms were the BIG thing of the late 1970's and I had mine done a couple of times. A quick blast with a water spray bottle in the morning to tighten the curls and you were set for the day.

I can't believe how young I look in this photo. As it's obviously Summer time it must have been August and I know it was 1978 because it was only a few months later that we found out I was expecting our first child.

I know i've skipped a week and missed out Q & A 12 but that one needs more thought. I will get round to it.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Card display.

For a while now i've been looking for a small easel on which to display my cards for photography. Tried all the local shops and even a large craft show with no luck.

A couple of days ago I decided I must find a way to display the Cd clock I made a few weeks ago as the clock mechanism doesn't have a way to hang it up. I thought of a plate stand which I no longer use and it was perfect.
Then an idea struck me, which it does from time to time, and I tried it to stand a card on and what do you know it worked!

I won't bother looking for an easel now as I have a few of these shoved away in the cupboard.


Week 11 asked ....... What keeps me awake at night?

A ridiculously easy one for me to answer especially as I spent last night sleeping on the sofa bed in my craft room. The background for the question is taken from the Walk in Wonderland Cd and the image from Google, the photo was taken a couple of years ago in the Dominican Republic at the outdoor bar. That's the reason for the plastic cup! He doesn't usually drink from one like that.


I'm a bit behind with these so had a blitz on them this afternoon.
Week 10 asked ........ What 5 films inspire me creatively?
A difficult one really, which I suppose is why i'd not done it before now. Films don't really inspire me but the music does. I've listed 3 of my favourite films which I can follow by the music alone.All images are from sources on Google. The ticket stamp is from Maya Road.