Monday, 31 March 2008
That's me done for today now (or should that be 'done in'?).
First day back at work today and pleased to report a really good and productive day.....I like it when it turns out better than expected! Here's hoping the same for tomorrow.
Have a lovely evening and thanks for looking.
Sunday, 30 March 2008
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Papers are DCWV Nana's Kids and Nursery Baby Girl, the bubbles are filled with Stickles and colouring is with Tombow pens. I loved working with Dottie - I just hope I've done her justice!
Thanks for visiting, Juliet xx
Friday, 28 March 2008
'Its very simple really (prickly maybe but..:) I want you to design a card to any theme- but I want you to include pins or needles of some sort. Sewing needles, safety pins, dressmakers pins- any type of pin goes !:)'
You can just about see the safety pins used to attach the sentiments to the strip of card. Image is Pink Petticoat which I outlined with Zig pen to give more definition and is coloured with Dovecraft shimmer chalks, Sakura Souffle pen and Whispers pens, papers are DCWV 'All Dressed Up' and glitter flowers are by Making Memories.
Last day of the Easter holidays for me, so can't promise to blog quite so much as I have this week, but I will try harder - promise!! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.
Thursday, 27 March 2008
The stamp is another half price Penny Black bought at Harrogate, watercoloured with Tombows, and papers are Dovecraft.
Never used this Dolly Mamas stamp before, but it suits my best friend perfectly!!! She knows what I mean anyway, and I know she'll love it. Watercoloured using Tombow pens and papers are K&Co.
It was beautiful Spring sunshine when I got up this morning and now it's back to pouring with rain. The joys of an English Spring!
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Love these new papers from Art From The Heart (Blonde Moments) - they are called Friends Junction and are really fun and in luscious colours. I cut the cars from another sheet of BP and edged them in silver and doodled in silver, which really gives the card some life. My fave buttons again to give texture and fun!
Been doing lots of colouring in of images today, including new Tildas and Edwins - just need to put it all together and the result may be here tomorrow, with a bit of luck!
Off for a pizza now - have a nice evening xx
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
'Our midweek Little Extra is titled ‘The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring’ and we would like you to create a card with flowers.Simple? Aww but hold on…….there’s a little twist because we don’t want to make it too easy for you. We want your cards to have flowers on but we don’t want to see any Prima’s or shop brought blooms. The idea of this dare is for you create your flowers yourself, so let’s see what you can come up with.'
The paper is from the 'Enchanted' range from Craftwork Cards and has a beautiful shimmer and glitter. I hand drew and doodled the flowers, stems, leaves and birdie and added a few buttons.
The second card is for Sketch Challenge #4 at http://charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/ and I am much happier with this one! Papers are a mixture of BG and MM, I used TH Distress Crackle Paint on the large brown mat (doesn't show up too well in the photo), a MM grommet and buttons and ribbon from stash.
Buttons seem to be finding their way everywhere at the moment, but I love using them!Thanks for stopping by, Juliet xx
Monday, 24 March 2008
More glittery paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl pad and 'Good Impressions' flower stamp.
Card for DS2 to give to DS1 on Saturday for his 19th Birthday. This tag just says it all!!!
And finally for today, an idea I picked up from Karen's blog http://craftgoingson.blogspot.com which I thought would be brilliant for me to send to DS1. Thanks for the inspiration Karen - I was struggling with this one! Most of these rub-ons are from the £ shop in Skeggie I mentioned earlier, and papers are Inspiribles, I think!?!?
Thanks for popping in and I hope to have more tomorrow now I'm on a roll!
Sunday, 23 March 2008
The first card uses a Penny Black ballerina stamp which I got for half price in Harrogate - I love this image - it is watercoloured with Whispers pens. Paper is BG. The papers for this card are K & Co Amy Butler 'Belle' and, although they are a bit 'busy' I love the colours. This was made for Sketch Challenge #4 on http://charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk
Another challenge on http://charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk - this time Dippydora's challenge to make a four piece folding screen card using vellum and embossing. This is a birthday card for the boys' Grandma next month.
I wonder if I can make it back here tomorrow??? Thanks for visiting, Juliet xx
Saturday, 22 March 2008
I just finished off this card to get back into craft mode - another PP image coloured with Whispers pens and a funky felt flower picked up in a packet of 8 from a Skegness £ shop. This particular shop is only to be found in that area I think and I came out with a big bag of goodies for £12, more of which will be seen on later creations. I also finished off this flip book of my boys - I bought a few of these naked hardboard books from Art From The Heart at the Harrogate Show. All papers are Cosmo Cricket and the embellishments and rub-ons are from my stash.
Still have another week off, so I promise to post each day and catch up with some challenges.
Until then, thanks for being there xx.
Saturday, 8 March 2008
This card is made using K&Co Bailey papers, Whispers pens with watercolour brush and MM rub-ons with Glossy Accents on the puddle. I paper pieced the dress. This is for a Science teacher at school who is leaving on Friday.
This card is more or less a copy of the one on Lou's blog...again using K&Co Bailey papers, Whispers pens with watercolour brush and lots of doodling.
Sunday, 2 March 2008
Originally I had two reasons for making this today...one because as soon as I opened my GoGoGreetings kit I wanted to do it and two because I could take it to the scrapbooking class which I run on Tuesday to give them ideas hopefully, but now I have another reason - the challenge on http://charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk which it also fits in with (except for the spirelli bit, which I think I will give a miss).
Papers are Fancy Pants which were in this month's kit and everything else is from stash but mainly K&Co. I seem to have loads of new stash to play with but no time to play :-( roll on Easter holidays!