Friday, 31 July 2009
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
We have been doing watercolour stamping today.
I love watercolour stamping.
This one is a new stamp - it's a plain door, and the pots are separate stamps. All the little flowers and foliage are all separate little stamps. I have to admit - the door stamp and I came home together. I have a couple of pot stamps and I am going to try them out with different seasons. Thinking Christmas - 2 tiny trees and some holly with berries, wreath on the door.
Got a bit to prepare for the weekend show, then I can play.
Monday, 20 July 2009
- I was given one of these big sample books of wedding stationary to scavenge - so there bits from that
- several Christmas bits and bobs that have caught my eye over the years
- people donate any really different cards that they get sent because they know I will give them a good home
- pretty images I come across that might be useful
- scraps of paper with sketches and notes or copies of layouts I have liked.
Every so often (well every year or two) I sit and have a rummage through. It's amazing what memories it brings back - and what I find that I can use again. You see things differently every time - depends what you are working on I suppose, and what techniques are the current favorites. I have found a couple of gorgeous silk and satin church images that I am going to work up into wedding cards, a couple of elegant winter scenes to do some winter cards with, and several patterns to make into small card toppers.
- - - And I had a lovely afternoon - resting
Sunday, 19 July 2009
I LOVE my new inventions. Both my favorite things together - working with papers and calligraphy. I have done about half a dozen of these now, and am collecting little verses for some more.
Friday, 17 July 2009
New card range idea
I saw a photo of this 3 fold pocket - so I thought make it A5 size - after I roughed one up - too wide - took an inch out of the width (hay - another odd side to make an envelope for) - had to fiddle with the curve so you could see the tag. Cover in really pretty paper and add flowers, frills and fancies.
Not sure what to call them. Hugs in a card - wrapped in love - need a catchy title.
Dead chuffed with myself
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
I wanted to be able to get it all out of one really good quality 12" double sided sheet so it all matched. The cards are A6 size - quite small and cute, and you get 4 out of an A4 sheet. All you need is extra bits for the centre decal (cuttlebug embossed) and to mat the card papers.
I am going to work on something similar in a mini carrier.
Thursday, 9 July 2009
I was playing with Barbara Gray's latest project.
She really does make you work for it. This month was teabag folding. You know? Those pretty little patterned squares?? She makes you cut the squares - then stamp them - after that you get to fold them and make the shape. Mind you it does mean that all the colours/shades work together. The background is brayered, and although you can't see it in the scan, the middle frame is faintly shaded with the brown and heavily stamped on the reverse so that it on;y just shows on the front.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Playing with scrapbook pages today. Not done any scrapbooking for ages - I really need to do more. I have just got some absolutely gorgeous new papers, trouble is they are so pretty you want to show them off.
This one is a text print (text is HUGE at the moment), with several antique looking papers. Nothing is matted and it's all kept very simple
This is a beautiful flower - I did not want to cover it up. The photo is matted and set over a co-ordinating shabby blue paper, embossed with flowers and sanded. The flower theme is continued with silk and paper flowers.
Monday, 6 July 2009
Sunday, 5 July 2009
I took the palace guard dog on Saturday - and he was soo good. He has been going to all sorts of shows since he was almost a year old and he is nearly 5 now, so he's an old hand at it. Neither of us are 'match fit', so we just watched the world go by.
Today I took fidget - his first time out. He did very well considering! I don't think He could quite get his head round all those dogs running about but not playing with him. We mooched about quite a lot so we didn't get in the way of the old goat.
I have caught the sun a bit n my neck and the backs of my hands. I did have sun cream on, but I guess my lower arms are always showing - never thought of that. I have a couple of nasty mosquito bites too.
Desperate to go to bed now and it's not even 8 o'clock.
Friday, 3 July 2009
The card stock already has the background on it, which I always find hard to use up, but with the simpleness of just the 2 plain matted squares looks really pretty. The cross is embossed and gently shaded with H2Os, matted and raised.