Archive for April, 2010
Just a quickie (3 posts in one day!)
This is my effort for prompt 17 (I still have four to catch up on) and it is the start of four for the subject of work.
I work with a great bunch of people and awesome children for Langside School in Poole for children with severe learning disabilities. We are 50 years old this year and are fund raising for a badly needed new mini bus so if anyone sees this and wants to put their hands in their pockets, just let our school know! So many of the staff are walking 50 miles around Bournemouth and Poole to raise money over two days at Whitsun – if you see them give them a wave and some money!!
This is the gorgeous new Stampin Up paper, photo mounted on black core card to rip the edges as required in our challenge by Karen, SU butterfly punch and stamps (our school motif) and I made felt flowers, loved that, and put old stash ribbon on to finish it all off. Hope y0u like it - quite simple and to the point for me.
Well, I at last got to do some scrapbooking and it is of my great niece Phoebe. We all went to the park the other day and she had the most gorgeous Roses outfit on from Next. I just had to use one of my new Websters papers from Craft Obsessions along with the organza roses too, and also from David and Brenda the crystals to frame the photo. I also used rose bazzil which I stamped lightly with my new roller from SU with the Vintage reel, I edged the card and papers with dark crimson from Anna Griffin, mounted the photos on to coredinations card to rip and get the red underneath, used roses and crystal beads from Hobby Craft and stamped andmade a butterfly from my new Clarity stamp using the gold shimmer paper.
Hope you like it, take care…
Another glorious one too, aren’t we lucky though the garden could use some rain!
We were at our crop at West Moors (David and Brendas) on Saturday and all talked about our scraps boxes, you know us crafters, can’t throw anything away – I am not that brave – so I thought I would start this week by using some of them.
I had used black and red for a layout so have used the scraps to make a card with my new stamp set from Jo at SU, Vintage Vogue. It is so versatile and looks good in any colour, and simply put black brads in the centre of the flowers after doing a bit of decoupage, and apaprt from doing a bit of cutting, simple.
Have a nice day, take care…
Well, another glorious day – wonder if it will be like this in the summer??
I decided to do the same stamps as yesterday, just in different colours. The Boy on the bike is just a simple easel card and coloured with just Promarkers this time (Craft Obsessions) and matted onto some bazzil cardstock. The sentiment and oval punches are from Stampin Up. The little bear, so cute, is much the same but have used sparkes on the butterfly wings and glossy accents this time on his glasses, Promarkers again.
Hope you like them, sorry it is the same stamps but just love these LOTV stamps – wish I could get the whole lot!!
Afternoon, and another glorious one!
I had a quick card to make for both a boy and a girl and thanks to Lili of the Valley stamps again and my friend Jo who had this boy stamp, I could make a quickie card this pm – isn’t he cute!! Very simple, just matted and layered on to shiny red and black card with a Stampin Up sentiment, coloured in as always with Copics and Promarkers, Much the same with the little bear but also using SU Card too.
Hope you like them – take care…
What a gorgeous day this has been again – those of you like me on school holiday have had two fantastic weeks of sunshine!
I coloured in last night after being at our lovely crop yesterday with all the girls. So today I could just get on with making the cards, and I like this one a lot, love the fairy on tiptoes. I used Copics and Promarker pens as usual and matted her on to green bazzil and pink card from my stash to make the easel card. The sentiment is from Stampin Up as are the oval punches, and I used my embossing punch from Martha Stewart for the base part of the card. I used Diamond Stickles on her wings and the roses from my stash, the leaf punch is from The Hobby House.
HOpe you like it, take care…
I just had a few hours to colour in today so did a few more LofV cards and some Magnolia ones.
I love this Tilda card with the pigtails, coloured her simply with Copics and decoupaged her in front of the signpost also from Magnolia (I got these from David and Brenda at Craft Obsessions). Just finishing off the edge with a Martha Stewart punch eh voila.
Well, I think Lili of the Valley are going to be a firm fave of mine, their designs are just so cute.
I especially loved this one, they are just so cute on the wall! I used K & Co papers again for the one above and sponged them with Distress Inks to soften the papers, colouring in with Copics and Promarker pens. I used one of their sentiments, really like the font they have used, and punched some flowers again with gem centers.
The second one is old papers from my stash again using Copic and Promarker pens for colouring in and making a lace effect around the edge, flowers etc the same with her matted on to black glossy card and black gem centers. I certainly think I will be using these stamps a lot – I have two more I haven’t even got out of the package yet!
Well, I have been using my new stamps bought at Ally Pally on Sunday, especially the fantastic Lili of the Valley where I could have bought over half their stock (only bought five for now…).
I love the little fairy, she is adorable. My sister Helen and I did some colouring in at her house yesterday with her granddaughter Phoebe doing the same at our sides and liked the soft colours on this. I used old K & Co paper, used sparklies on her wings and some of the flowers I punched out and highlighted and used one of their lovely sentiments too.
Hope you like it…
We had a wonderful day at Ally Pally on Sunday. Fleur was great driving me, Helen, Jo and Ellen there which was so relaxing for us, Jo was our navigator and we were the back seat drivers! Enough said…
We stopped and stayed at the Clarity Stamps stand first and saw Barbara Gray and her team, such fun and full of smiles after their long weekend and sharing their knowledge with such great humour. The new stamps from Lili of the Valley team were our next real stop, fantastic and gorgeous and I bought loads, so you will be seeing them on my blog very soon (have been colouring in today!). The people at The Hobby House with Bev Rochester was another long stop and the huge space for Creative Expressions and their experts was great. Well, there were so many smiling faces there and for our first time at a big show, it was a great day out – my purse didn’t think so though lol.
Time for bed nearly… take care.