Saturday, 28 June 2008
Mirri card and red CS ~ Crafts Central, black CS ~ stash, ribbon ~ stash, stamped image ~ part of swap, coloured with Sakura Stardust pen and glitter on the heart. CS embossed using Cuttlebug and sentiment done on PC.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
This image is from a PIF i recieved a while back and can't remember who from, but thanks anyway! It was coloured using watercolour pencils and flourescent gel pens. CS ~ Papermill, pp ~ Pink Petticoat giveaway, ribbon ~ stash.This little image is from a RAK that Vicki sent me. He's coloured using watercolour pencils and H2O's. I added glitter to his balloon and then later 18. The card is made using one of Katharina's sketches. CS ~ Papermill, pp ~ Shabby Princess, Moody Blues, ribbon ~ stash.
Image coloured with watercolour pencils and H2O's and glitter added to the hearts. CS ~ Papermill, pp ~ Shabby Princess, Moody Blues, ribbon and safety pin ~ stash and buckle made from scrap card.More Moody Blues paper (made the 3 cards out of 3 sheets of A4). Yet another sketch was used and the image again came from my blog buddy the fab Vicki. Coloured him with the usual! Brads from stash.
Moving on to last week, which was Rylee free-time! I got loads done towards the end of last week and through the weekend once all the invites were made and this is what I did... I've just found a fab sketch site after blog hopping Mojo Monday. This card is made using one of the sketches from there along with all the cards that follow! Decided to make one of each of the sketches working from the very first all the way to this week .... don't panic I've not done them all lol! The little Alvin was one of my very first purchases from Magnolia and he was bought with the intention to use him on Rylee's invites! So I now have 8 other Alvins exactly the same as this one ready to use! Anyway, CS ~ Papermill, pp ~ Shabby Princess, Celebrate, buttons and ribbon (which was a scrap stuck round my buddles of ribbon) ~ Poppicrafts, used the faithful Cuttlebug and Nesties for the scalloped circle and a slider die, peel offs ~ stash. Glamour dust on wings and red glitter on star. I think this card is sooo cute, I have no idea who I'll send it too or if I'll even get chance too... Ellie's taken all my cards to work!This just has to be one of my favourites at the moment! At this rate I'm gonna have to buy more images. He's coloured using the usual with glossy accents on the fish. CS ~ Papermill, pp ~ Popsicle ~ Just Passin Thru, brad ~ stash and sentiment "fishin' you a happy birthday" done on PC. Used the Nesties for the circle and scalloped circle.
The last card for today cos I can see your getting bored now.... is another Hanglar image coloured using the usual. I used everything the same as above, the buttons are from my stash!
Sorry to keep you sooo long, I hope you like what I've done. I did lots of girly cards too but I'll save them for another day. I have only half an hour left of my Rylee free-time today, gotta fetch him from nursery at 12.30, so bye for now and thanks xxx
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Saturday, 21 June 2008
CS ~ Papermill Shop, PP ~ Retrodiva free download, images ~ painted with watercolour pencils and H2O's and cut out and stuck on to cream cs, glamour dust added to wings, ribbon and gems from stash, sentiment ~ part of kit from Argos. The card was made using a sketch from Mojo Monday. I'm dead pleased with the result and will be making some more to add to my tin for such occasions, I've learnt a valuable lesson today to make sure that I have cards in my tin to cover all occasions!!!
CS ~ Crafts Central, PP ~ Shabby Princess, image was coloured with watercolour pencils and H2O's and then i used glossy accents on the heart, which I ruined because I didn't let it dry properly before adding foam pads to the back so it stuck to the breakfast bar! I then got my red glitter out and sprinkled that over the top ... sorted! Ribbon ~ stash, I threaded the flowers on to the ribbon which Ithink looks quite effective, white flower ~ Maya Road and green flower was part of a PIF. I should've taken a photo of the inside, but I didn't, that was because I got in the car to go to Vicki's house and remembered I hadn't taken a photo of it and rushed back indoors to do it! I folded the bottom few inches of the card up and made it into a wallet to put the photos in. I'm so pleased with how this turned out.
OMG! all that ribbon and those buttons! I know its sad but I'm gonna have sooo much fun putting it away in my glass jars! The biggest problem will be actually making myself use it
Moving on, Ellie was in show last night. "Hair and Beauty present A Night at the Theatre" with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care. All hair, beauty and nail students did a turn, either performing or doing the catwalk showing off their hair and make-up designs. Ellie was part of the first act "Level 3 Beauty present Rocky Horror Show". In preparation the girls had spray tanned each other (Andy and I are having one later today, Ellie got all the equipment for Christmas, but has only just learnt to use it at college) and did each others make-up. The hair students styled their hair. They'd had the dance students choreographing for them and it was absolutely fab! We were really excited for her and turned up early to take photos of her before she went on .......but, me being an idiot forgot to change the batteries in the camera and switched it on to take a photo ... change batteries ... appears on the screen. So, I do have a photo but its taken on my mobile so its not so good. Once the professional ones arrive I'll put one of those on!
This was taken after the performance. They did have a group photo and as soon as I get my mitts on it I'll upload it! But anyway doesn't she look fab. Her false eyelashes were great, they had little diamantes on.
Thursday, 19 June 2008
The invitations were made following a tutorial Here, which I found very easy to follow and understand. CS ~ Crafts Cental, giraffe image on the outside courtesy of Carol, which I scanned and printed on to cream CS (not sure if I was allowed to do it and I apologise in advance if I'm not!), giraffe on inside is a clipart image found via google, sentiment is done on PC, ribbon from stash. I had lots of help making these from Andy, we spent most of the morning measuring, cutting and assembling...it was good fun! Fae and Scott haven't seen them yet with being on holiday and we can't wait to show them when they get back tomorrow!
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
Saturday, 14 June 2008
These 3 cards are made using a fab free papers from Shabby Princess. CS ~ Papermill shop, ribbon ~ local market, blooms, gems and brads from stash, images coloured with H2O's and watercolour pencils and blinged with glamour dust. Oh, and on the first card I used my new toy "Gloosy Accents" on the rain, I'll really impressed with it!
This card is made using a fab free "doodle" from Kerry, I couldn't wait to use this fab image and had the chance to today. It's my friend Suzie's wedding anniversary today, so i printed the image out and sprayed it with hairspray (I've found that it fixes the ink from the printer allowing me to watercolour it) I coloured it with H2O's and watercolour pencils. CS ~ Papermill Shop, PP ~ Shabby Princess, sweet sprinkles, ribbon and gems ~ stash, heart ~ Morrisons.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
I used another image from Kathy's PIF and coloured using watercolour pencils, CS ~ Papermill Shop, PP ~ Pink Petticoat giveaway, eyelets ~ stash and fluffy stuff on clouds.
I seem to be getting lots of male cards done just lately, not sure whats happening cos I normally have trouble making them. I better not complain really! Out of the 8 cards I made at the weekend on 2 were female one's and even though I say so myself they are gorgelicious! I will post my other cards when I get chance. I have a Rylee-free morning tomorrow, but thats gonna be taken with ironing :/ then next week we have a Rylee, Fae and Ellie free WEEK!!!!!!!!! Their all off to Butlins in Skegness, Monday to Friday, can't wait!
Sunday, 8 June 2008
As you can see there is every pose and occasion covered that I could possibly want or need! So what could be better to use for this challenge?....CS ~ Papermill Shop, PP ~ Pink Petticoat, giveaway, ribbon, gems and safety pin ~ stash, image ~ Kathy's PIF, sentiment done on PC and cut out with my Nesties. One of Katharina's sketches was used to make this card!
Saturday, 7 June 2008
I got up nice and early this morning, with only a few chores to do cos I'd done most of them yesterday once Rylee had gone home. So, it was just the breakfast pots and hanging the washing out and then a whole day of undisturbed crafting....bliss!! Ellie had gone off this morning to Silverstone, under strict instructions to be careful, drive safely (its her first long journey) and to ring us, not text as soon as she got there! I needed to take my mind off Ellie on her travels and to enjoy my Rylee-free time. Well, I achieved loads. I made 8 cards!!! My first 2 cards were specifically for the CCT challenge....
This was my first and was made using Friday Sketchers #4. CS ~The Papermill Shop, PP ~ Ho ho ho freebie paper downloaded from net (i'll try and find it again and get back), snowflake paper ~ Pink Petticoat, image ~ Rubber Romance, coloured with H2O's, Fluffy stuff on hat and Stickles on the mistletoe, brads from stash.
This is the second one I did and I prefer this one to the first. The papers are from the same place (still not found), CS ~ Papermill, flowers ~ stash, gems ~ pearl beads courtesy of my mum's friend, image ~ RR and sentiment done on the PC which is actually the name of the stamp. The sketch is one of Katharina's, I just love her sketches and made most of my cards using them today!
So, I now have my first 2 Christmas cards made!
Monday, 2 June 2008
Card 1 is made using CS from stash and PP left over from another project. Card 2 uses CS from stash and PP from Just Passin Thru and is a free download called Popsicle, there are some fab papers in this kit and I can't wait to use them! Brads for both cards are from stash. Both images are coloured using watercolour pencils and H2O's. The hearts on the first card are sprinkled with red glitter.
These 2 cards were made after a blog hopping session where I saw someone (and i'm sorry but I dont remember who, but thanks for the inspiration!) had made a round card. I used CS from stash and managed to use some scraps of paper up. The die's I used are my trusty Nesties, I just love them at the minute and use them at every opportunity. Both images are coloured with H2O's. Blooms, ribbon and buttons all from stash.
Also did this one using CS, PP and brads from stash, image coloured with H2O's and cut out using my Nesties. Added glamour dust to the star for added sparkle! Used one of Katharina's sketches again. I just love 'em!