Tuesday, 19 May 2009

NRC challenges

A group of ladies from the Bubbly Funk forum took themselves off on friday for a long weekend of crafting fun, those of us left behind were not to be forgotten as Kathy arranged a last minute Non Retreaters Crop. Referred to as the NRC.
I have combined 2 of the challenges in this little book. It is just over 4 inches square, covered in paper from K & co, fastened with a length of ribbon and decorated with fabric flowers and funky star brads.

The first is a 10 minute mini book and the second a photo challenge.

10 minutes my ar*e it took me longer than that to choose my papers! Add 2 phone calls from Sallie and Mick arriving home from work.

It is a very easy book to make though and all the papers are from K & co. The photo challenge was set by Hazel who gave us a subject matter every couple of hours during saturday and sunday. The initial letters of which were B.U.B.B.L.Y.F.U.N.K.
Sallie was here and took part in some of them and we had great fun both looking for old pictures and taking new ones.
I printed them all out and combined them into this book.
BLUE - my slippers.
UNDERNEATH - my crafting workspace.BEAUTY - Faith in her frilly pink dress. BOTTLES - the booze is hidden behind the soft drinks!LEATHER - Sallie wearing her stripey socks with my shoes.YOURSELF WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG - me aged 20 on holiday in Spain.FACES - Sallie and Me this Easter in Barry Island.UP ABOVE - the snow seen through the conservatory roof earlier this year. NATURE - the view from our veranda in the Dominican Republic a couple of years ago.KNITTED - a couple of garments i've just finished for my niece's baby boy.
I did the writing by hand (can't you tell!) on white card cut into ovals with Nestabilities.

Monday, 18 May 2009

2 for Dad

We are going up to the Midlands on wednesday to see the family and take cards for events this month and next.
These are cards I made for my Dad for his birthday and Father's day.
This is for his birthday - he always wears a shirt and tie when he goes out so it's very suitable for him. The image is a stamp from Funstamps called 'Gent's shirt'. I ve coloured the stripes with Whispers pens and decoupaged the cuff, collar and tie on the blue one and added a blue brad for the cufflink.
The shirts are in pink, green and blue which fits in with the theme on the Lilli of the Valley challenge site. This second card is for Father's day, which is 2 days before his birthday.
I've stamped an image from the Daisy and Dandelion collection by Design Objectives onto brown paper and again coloured it with Whisper pens. The letters have been stamped and glittered. Multi layered flowers with brad centres complete the card.
This fits in with the challenge on Cute Card Thursday to include letters or numbers on a card.