Monday, 27 April 2009
Sunday, 26 April 2009
I'm thinking the photo really doesn't do them justice, IRL they are soooo pretty. I just have to keep having a stroke. I couldn't wait to use one on a card .... see below.
Friday, 24 April 2009
Everything appeared to be going really well up until this point. I then decided i'd have a butchers at the Just Magnolia challenge. "Ooooh" i think, "pink and green ... another one of my fav colour combo's and the chance to use the lush papers that Diane sent me for my birthday" I knew exactly which stamp i wanted to use .... I had a 21st birthday card i needed to make for my friend Paula for her niece. I rummaged through my stamp drawer ... briefly in a panic, cos i couldn't find the stamp i wanted ... and there she is! I ink her up, colour her in, decide that i'll use the previous weeks sketch too, cos i didn't get chance last week with my birthday celebrations. I carefully stitch the papers and start gluing and sewing everything in place .... when out of the blue the realisation hits me .... i'm making a card for "Just Magnolia" .... using a ****** Rubber Romance stamp!!!!!!!! I mean, what a ****! Doh ... quite clearly the peroxide has taken affect and i am a "bimbo". Had even carried on making it, telling Andy what challenge it was for and still not realised my faux pas. Could this be my age ... or a i just stupid?!
As you can see i made 2 cards using the sketch. One is for nursery and the other is for Rylee's little friend Lacey-Mae who is 2 in June. All DP's and CS ~ stash. Image ~ Diane (thanks honey, waving) coloured with Whisper Markers. Stitching ~ sewing machine. #2 ~ Hippie Chic Cuttlebug Alpha Die. Raffia ~ Vicki (mwah's) and flowers ~ stash.
Monday, 20 April 2009
For these cards i used 2 images from my gorgeous friendVicki who sent me these among others as part of my birthday pressie. I coloured both images with Whisper Markers and used my new white pen that Tab another of my gorgeous, generous friends sent me for my birthday ... dunno if i put them in the right place lol. CS ~ left overs. DP's ~ RAK's but i dont recall who from. Ribbons, buttons, flowers and gems ~ stash.
The above photo is my birthday gift from Fae, Scott and Rylee. I loved the watches that Tab made for her Mum and Mother-in-law at Christmas and i wanted to have a go at it myself ... stay tuned to see my progress lol!
Sunday, 19 April 2009
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Monday, 13 April 2009
I used ... CS ~ stash. DP's ~ left overs. Image ~ RAK from my buddy Tab, who keeps a constant supply of images coming through my letterbox and i love her soooo much for it and she's getting better at messenger chat's pmsl! I've coloured this gorgeous image in with Whisper Markers and added a little bit of bling in the form of glamour dust to her wings and the bottom of her top. Flowers, ribbon, pearls and gems ~ stash. Stitching ~ sewing machine. Sentiment ~ PC generated.
Well, I hope you're all having a wonderful day and that the weather where you are is good. I have my sheets out blowing on the line .... just looked, thats a lie ... they're hanging rather limply on the line ... but it was a good image, shame it didn't last long! So, i'm now off to have peanut butter sandwiches and watch a couple of episodes on One Tree Hill. Mwah's!
On to my card ... as you can see i've used Dawny P's fab sketch ... a little late i know, but then again better late than never! I just adore this little image, he's just too cute! CS ~ stash. DP's ~ more left overs. Sentiment ~ PC generated. Image ~ RAK coloured with Whisper Markers (and Rach i've been loosely using you copic's tutorial for my colouring, looks ok dont it!? lol whereas you use different colours, i have to use the same.) Eyelets ~ RAK from Linda. Charm and wire ~ local market habadashery stall. I have decorated the inside but with only one piece of paper that was a small left over bit so i didn't bother taking a photo, wasn't anything really to show lol!
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Ok, so back to the card. CS ~ stash. DP's ~ left overs, some Summer Driggs and brown parcel paper. Image ~ RAK, coloured with Whisper Markers. Peel off ~ stash. Gems ~ stash. I've also decorated the inside with the paper that was left and have just got to find an appropriate verse and it's finished.
This photo was taken yesterday at Thomas land, Drayton Manor Park ... it's not that far from where we live. Rylee (on the left) had been invited by Luke (on the right) to help celebrate his 2nd birthday and it looks like they had an amazing time, especially in the prison ... that's why i'm thinking of having one fitted at home for when they visit together. For those of you that don't know Rylee is my 20 month old grandson and Luke my hubby's 2 year old nephew. They get on so well together, bless them ... although Rylee does like to boss Luke around and is constantly snatching Luke's soother out of his mouth ... which isn't a bad thing lol!
Friday, 10 April 2009
On the inside of the invite i've used the same panel but as you can see only down one side. I've also printed the same panel on the envelopes but haven't took a photo of that ... doh!
I am in the process of doing 45 day invites and 30 evening invites. They are all the same but with slightly different wording.
This has been created by Michelle and is sponsored by Stampavie.
I'm on to my May cards now ... I've managed to recycle some of the cards i'd sent people and they'd given back to me rather than throwing them away. I gotta do all i can during this current climate lol! This card i've made for my Dad from Rylee. I used this fab Magnolia image that Tab sent me (thanks hun, mwah) Edwin with chicken can be brought from here. I know its an Easter image, but i thought it would work well for a card for my Dad, who used to work on a farm when he was a young man. DP's ~ Basic Grey and are part of my blog candy win. Stitching ~ sewing machine. Image ~ coloured with Whisper Markers. Eyelets ~ RAK from Linda (thanks hun). Raffia ~ stash. Swirls ~ RAK from my VBFBF Diane.
I've decorated the inside with the left over paper.
DP's ~ Pink Petticoat. Vellum ~ stash. Ribbon ~ stash. Flowers ~ RAK from Diane, thanks honey. Image ~ RAK from Jill, thanks to you too honey. I coloured her with Whisper Markers and Sakura Glaze pens. Pearls ~ stash. Stitching ~ sewing machine.
I have left this card without a sentiment, cos i'm gonna put it in my virtually empty card box. I thought it was about time i made some spares so this is gonna be my first of many.
Friday, 3 April 2009
CS ~ Stash. DP's ~ left over's. Buttons ~ stash. Image ~ RAK from someone, but thanks who ever you are ... x Peel-off ~ stash. Stitching ~ sewing machine. Raffia ~ stash.
Again i decorated the inside with what was left.
Talking of citrus colours lol .... look what we did to Rylee this afternoon! Bless him, he was watching Ellie paint my toe nails ready for my girlie night tomorrow and wanted her to do his. So we decided that she would paint each toe nail a different colour. I have never seen that child sit so still and the look on his face was priceless ... he was amazed and so please and kept telling us his toes were "preeeeety" pmsl!
Not sure his Dad's gonna see the funny side of it, but never mind lol!
"Hmm ... which colour shall i have next?!"
and this is what i did with it ....
CS ~ stash. DP's ~ RAK i think from Jill (thanks mwah's). Stitching ~ sewing machine. Flowers ~ RAK from my VBFBF (thanks honey). Ribbon ~ stash. Peel-off ~stash. Image ~ also RAK from my VBFBF, coloured with Whisper Markers.
The inside has again been decorated with what is left.
Apparently, I've won Friday Sketchers :o can't wait to get my hands on that stash lol! That's really brightened my sh*tty week up ... all's well, that ends well, or so they say!