Friday, 24 July 2009

Craft Den Scrapbooking class

Finally managed to make it to one of the Thursday night scrapbooking class at the Craft Den. Lynne provided us with a basic idea of cutting away the edge of a piece of Daisy bucket designs Playful Petals: Katy and the idea of the 'grass' and then left the rest pretty much up to us. The curve of the edge said more 'tree' than ground to me so I used it vertically rather than horizontally. Nearly got it finished too - just had to add the wording on today which was a bit problematic - see this is the problem if you're on a self-imposed stash free month.
I tried to print out the writing on the velum but my printer was not having it so I printed it out on plain white and laid the velum over the top. The leaves are hand drawn and finished and I put some left over swirls on the 'grass' to add a bit of interest

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Blatant Fraud!

This card has caused a bit of a dilemma.........

It's for "&son"'s friends birthday but he didn't quite have time to finish it. He did the stamping and the cutting out but just didn't have time to make it up in a card so I was left with instructions to do it on his behalf "Follow the picture of the one I did for Mr Colclough".

I suppose it's something that happens all the time in the world of art. Damien Hirst used to employ people to paint his dots and that pop art guy ( whose name I can never remember - the 15 mins of fame one ) had loads of people doing the hard work for his art.

I was determined to do it as best I could rather than try and make it look like the work of an 8 year old but then messed it all up. I think his original is better.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

And I'd like to thank......

Don't worry, I'm not going to do a Gwinnie Paltrow and burst into sobs (well I might - I've just realised there is no alcohol in the house but thats by-the-by).

"& Son" and I had a mammoth craft session today to get all the thank you cards and gifts for school done as he breaks-up tomorrow.

He's going to post the things he's made on his blog tomorrow so I won't steal his thunder but I did make this card for the lady who looks after him on the school bus. It's my entry to the MSE 'embossed' challenge. I embossed the card rather than papers and covered up the slight edge where the folder didn't meet with the border at top and bottom.

SO don't forget tune in tomorrow to see what "& son made" - I've also got a couple of things to post which I can't show yet as they're gifts to be given tomorrow so I may be able to post them too.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Seasons Greetings!

Apparently some people are organised enough to be doing Christmas cards now - I on the other hand have only just organised my childcare for the school holidays which start on Friday.

The MSE challenge this time was to make a Christmas card so I thought I'd better try and get in the spirit of things.

I've used a papermania card blank, penny black stickeroos for the image and sentiment and couldn't resist a bit of embossing and cutting with the cuttlebug (although you can hardly see the embossing but I know its there). Guess who received her circle frame dies today!?

Merry Christmas!



Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Sure and Steadfast

I've made this thank you card for the lovely lady who runs the anchor boys at my son's BB company. He's been promoted to the heady heights of junior now so he's leaving her behind.
The boy on the left is wearing anchor colours, the boy on the right , junior colours and he's supposed to look a bit like Tom - well he has got messy hair!
I love the paper dolls cartidge on the cricut - only a few months until I can borrow it again. The letters were cut out on my cuttlebug - my first attempt at die cut alphas.

Deja Vu

Some of you may think that you've seen this shadow frame before - well you'd be right - I think I posted it for opinions prob on MSE before giving it. I gave it to my friend for her birthday but asked her to return it with some of the things she'd saved from her wedding - didn't seem quite right for me to be choosing what was in there. She returned it with a bag of bits and bobs and this is the final result as is now hanging on her stairs wall.

You may have seen this card before too but in another guise. I made 3 cards and hated them all so they've been sat on my desk ever since. I''m currently picking them apart and trying again. Bit happier second time around but still think there's something missing.