Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Isn't this pretty? And so simple (Well, OK, you have to like doing it) - the post box outline is a stamp, the fence posts outline is another, and so it the path stones. All the shading is hand done and all the greenery, grasses, bush and flowers are all made up from the tiny watercolour stamps.
I just love it
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Some are really good clear stamped images,
Some - well, need a bit of loving care.
But - I tell you this - I have had a really relaxing time colouring them in - and I will make up in to cards!!
In the mean time - I have listed them on my site.
Get them before I do ! ! !
Loads of all sorts here!
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Speaking of which:
My new stamp - layered up the stamped images and put over patterned paper - with a contrast stripe and some paper flowers at the side.
Friday, 20 February 2009
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
So here you go . .
The teddy is cross stitch. I made a frame mount and set it over a couple of antique sort of papers, I was trying to make it more 'grown up' and elegant. I am going to scribe 'if friends were flowers . . ' I think.
I am very pleased with the effect - there are loads of topper in my shop - here (except this one of course!). Think I will do a couple more.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
I did manage a bit of clearing up in my office though
I love this card (I should do, I made it the Christmas before last!), it's red embossing paste with glitter lightly sprinkled over it. I finally got around to doing the text plate. Would the be 10 months early or 10 month late???
Saturday, 14 February 2009
This weeks challenge is 'cupcakes', which REALLY threw me. I don't have all the stamping resources that others seem to have. Then I remembered the I had ONE strip of patterned cupcake border 'somewhere', and I had to build round that. I also had 3 (and only 3) odd cake sequins in the box.
So here you go - - - it's quite cute really (I can guarantee it will be totally different to everyone else's!!!
Friday, 13 February 2009
Luxury, personalised, boxed cards
Really pleased with myself
Wait for it .............
- really pleased
These are the birthdays. Customer gets to choose what they want on the front of the box and card, (2 initials or numbers) AND the colour theme they would like.
These are sooo smart and elegant - and I don't manage elegant very often!
Thursday, 12 February 2009
This is the box - 5" x 5", 2 punched leaf stems, 3 rose heads, ribbon tied in a bow. The roses and bow are highlighted with gold glitter and the background has green pearl drops.
This is the card. 4Punched leaf shapes, 5 roses ans so on.
I love these large punched shapes, they are really great to put at the back of all sorts of flower arrangement cards (there is a fern to which is also super). Trouble is - each one costs £12. I just can't spend that on 1 punch until the business is earning more.
I have this brilliant idea for a new range of luxury boxed cards, made to order with initials or numbers on for special ages and anniversaries.
I can't scan then very well because of the depth, so don't know if it makes a good enough impression
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Did you know that the small 6" or 8" patterned pads are exactly the same patterns as the 12" pads - just shrunk down. So you can use a 6" square along with 12" strips to echo the design. I love piling up patterns over patterns and having that echoing pattern helps pull it all together
Monday, 9 February 2009
Sunday, 8 February 2009
Saturday, 7 February 2009
It had to be kept as light and flat as I could because of the post. I matted with papers and kept everything flat - I even took off the bow that was already on the topper undid it, pulled off all the glue, and set it flat in a loop. I put a greeting inside as well.
Diamond anniversary (60 years) on Valentine's day - how sweet it that?
Monday, 2 February 2009
Sunday, 1 February 2009
I had quite a big order arrive from the Scrap Shed (http://www.scrapshed.co.uk/). Never used them before, but I fancied a couple of the templates they had - and there was a sale on, so I rummaged about, and bought a few bits, like you do.
There were some wonderful grungy browns, reds and greens papers and I could not wait to get in and chop them up!