Monday, 29 June 2009
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Year end starts at my company on Wednesday so that means I am just about to enter our really really busy time, just as the weather gets to scorching level ............ no fair
so there will be too little time for crafting, but will try and get something posted soon
Monday, 22 June 2009
I used rub-ons in the middle of the board depending what people wanted to allow a bit of personalization, but they mainly ended up being either 'love u dad' or with love.
The message on the inside says 'Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad', which I think is rather sweet. I used it in quite a few of the cards as you can see below.
Anyway back to the task in hand, as mentioned above I made a fab 8' by 8' card for my aunt, who had family party yesterday to celebrate. It ended up being much more than that as my cousin had a little boy (George) the weekend before and of course it was Father's Day. The weather behaved itself and we had a fabulous time. My parents came down to stay for the weekend so there was very little time for anything else given I spent all of Saturday at the GP! whoops!
So as promised, Kay, here are the cards I promised to post on Saturday night, but missed by a mile! Sorry.Recipe: 169/365 Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Daisy; Rubbernecker - words Other: From The Glitter Pot Paper: Bazzill Dotted Swiss Card - Honey & Mud Puddle, DCWV - The Spring Stack; Nestabilities - Scalloped circles, labels 3; Martha Stewart punches Double Scallop & from Crafts U Love - Leaf Frond
The flowers have been made by cutting out a scalloped round nestability and then cutting down between each scallop 3/4 of the way to the centre and then curling the petals with a bone folder. I have then stuck them down with silicon glue to give a little more height and lift between each layer.
Just time for one more. this one is really simple in that it only has three elements on the card, diamante, some holographic paper and some of the new(ish) white wash coordination card. Out came the trusty cuttlebug and voila a card in less than 15 mins. Great when you are on the run.
Recipe: Stamp - serendipity stamps; Cuttlebug - Cut & Emboss A2 Combo - Friends Forever & Butterflies; coordinations - whitewash; diamante from stash
Anyway off for a well earned rest after all this fun...
Ciao for now
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
I've finally managed to work out how to post links to blog candy and how appropriate that I start with one from The Stamp Man www.thestampman.co.uk. This is where I bought my first ever stamp back in the late 1990's, on a day out whilst visiting my parents. I originally hail from the South of England but spent from the age of 6 to 18 living in Clitheroe in Lancashire. Hence the northern twang that intersperses with my Surrey accent!! LOL An eclectic mix as I'm often told.
I am also in love with the new stamp sheets by Kay Carley especially the funky flowers sheet so here's hoping..............
If not then hey ho its off to empty the piggy bank, which is feeling rather abused at the moment following a recent over indulgence.....
More cards tomorrow and will try to include some of the fathers day cards I have been making as well
See ya soon
Monday, 8 June 2009
I also carried the theme through with another cat from the set and one of the messages from the Hero Arts - Clear Design - Card messages (large). They do seem to fit together quite well. The pictures are bit dark, but I am not mobile enought to fiddle with the light box so they will ahve to do.
As I said short post tonight so its an early bath for me!
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Well so much for the predictions a poor weekend of weather. We had the most beautiful day today, which was good as we were at a christening and Dean was made godfather to one of his best friends James's son Reilly. Good weather always seems to bring up every one's spirits and today was no exception. Even the kids seemed to sense that this was a snatched moment of fair weather and behaved immaculately.
Anyway enough of the weather here is tonight's card
Inkadinkado Clear Stamps set - cats, Pink pearlescent card, Bazzill Dotted Swiss Card - Slipper , Spellbinderss nestabilities, Craftwork cards - Oh My Word! - Birthday Circles, Ink - Colorbox Queue - Tulip Field, Stickles - Diamond.
Saturday, 6 June 2009
However, I have added another pair of cards from my trip to Cornwall still following the bee theme.
Stamps: Elzybells - Flower/bee; words - Rubbernecker stamps
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing folder- D'vine swirl, Paper - Bazzill Dotted Swiss Card - Honey
As above but used additional stamp from Magnolia - (aptly entitled) Bees.
On the inside I used a greeting from a set from Hero Arts called card Messages, which I stamped using a Marvey Black pen so I could stamp it twice to insert the double 'e' in the being as a play on words.
More cards to come tomorrow, but for now I'm off to put my glad rags on for a night out with the girls.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
I took this shot on Bank Holiday Monday when we were having some of the recent wonderful weather. As you can see all the Sea Pink thrift is in flower all over the cliff tops, which gives the whole area this fantastic pink glow. As I said inspirational. The house is on a National Trust headland and the only other building is a pub (just above in the picture), which is great for sundowners!