Friday, 30 September 2011

*lol* second post today to make up for me missing a day.

another atc from this week, from a vintage topper set I got from somewhere, I think the bride isn't particularly happy that she is getting married, but is resigned to the fact, so I picked a pretty pastel pink background paper to convey every girls dream of a wedding but then covered it with ripped black paper, and embellished, to show the contrast with her private thoughts that she is now trapped in a loveless marriage, never to be true to herself again. Phew! Bit deep there!!

An atc I made this week, the background is an advertising label from the wonderful Graphics Fairy inked round the edge; the stacker is off of Joanna Sheens ATC cd; a postage stamp from my huge stash and finally I stuck some bronze coloured peel offs on to fill it up a bit.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

I made this card for R, whose celebrating her 60th this month, I still think the pattern is a little too big - even when I put in the random diagonal of gold gems to break it up. Me thinks I don't need to tell you whose CD it was off of? *lol*

I'v been on a mini spending spree today - essential craft supplies (of course!); a Christmas cd, magazine and chameleon glitter from Debbi Moore, I did want a print magic pot but it had sold out :( , a couple of unmounted stamps from Kaycee crafts and some finger lift tape.
And being a kind and generous soul I ordered a book for my nextdoor neighbour - Carrie 'donates' her cheap paperbook buys to me to take into work for our charity bookstall we do, normally I don't share her reading style but she knew that I liked detective stories and she introduced me to the murky Victorian world of Inspector Faro via the first trilogy, the 1st  was okay but the 2nd  "BloodLine" was amazing! One of those stories you just can't put down, haven't started the 3rd novel yet, so I ordered her the next in the series. when it pops through her letter box I will get a right telling off! *lol*

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

One of my groups swaps is to make a card with a teddy bear featured on it, I started one off with a stamp I have, then remembered I had this stamped image from a bits and bobs swap hoarded away somewhere. It took ages to find it! (and this is after I 'tidied' my craft up *g*)

I love how it turned out, a simple and elegant card perfect for a work colleague or accquaintance you might know who is getting married or celebrating an anniversary.

Monday, 26 September 2011

A Liitle princess card I made for my next door neighbours little girls 3rd birthday. The background scene came from the 'Evergreen' cd by Debbi Moore, with a little castle in the background, the sticker is actually one of those wall stickesr from a Disney pack I bought from work. Luckliy I found matching gift wrap to give Zoe the proper Princess treatment.
Quite a plain card craft wise but it was received with wide eyes and a big smile.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

25th of September resolution  - will blog on here much more - I have posted 22  times and thet span over a year. ;(

Monday, 19 September 2011

This is my dads card for this year, its a photo we took while we were staying at the Stonehenge campsite a couple of years ago, just one of those totally random but unique things you come across when taking your dogs for a walk. I did visit Stonehenge by myself as doggies are not allowed in so Andrew sat in the car with them whilst I wandered round the stone circle taking in the calmness and purity of the stones themselves.
hurrah!! can now comment on other bogs *does happy dance*

I tried changing to the new layout thingymebob but that didn't work. So then I signed out and back in without checking the little 'remember me' box and SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!

testing testing

okay..... this is a test post to see if I can post, have tried commentating on my friends posts and nada.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

For my friends birthday in July and also her husbands the same week (and they also got married in the same week as well - no excuse for anyone to forget either celebration *lol*). I made her the card on the left - hubbies is on the right, so when joined up they make quite a romantic scene.

although from the angle of the photo it looks like I'd had a wee drinkeepoo when I took it! (I hadn't!!!!)


This card was made for a work colleagues wedding:

when closed

I love this backing paper, I printed it on normal printer paper as I wanted it to retain its 'worn' look, I slightly frayed the gold ribbon to add to the look.

when open

BLING!!!! amd stick on gems! I loved how it turned out.


I also had lots of fun making these atcs for a swap on UKATC - victorian nudes/risque.

(BUSTY) BERTHA - this one is my favourite, it just makes me smile, I accidently ripped her leg off but decided it loked good as it was and left it.



The birthday card images are off of Debbi Moore's Evergreen cd, the Wedding card off of Glitter & Glitz cd also from Debbi Moore and Bertha, Lola and Patricia are from the art-e-zine website.