Simple vintage looking ATC, done for a challenge blog I just happened across from another challenge link up.
Enjoyed doing the atc, this is my 2nd in a few months, really need to do more as I loved doing them for the yahoo group I used to be in....... new years resolution me thinks.
gecko galz digi stamp from Figgy Pudding collection/Christmas 1907 paper
I bought this cd years ago and never used it, looked at it then put it away, having been bitten by the vintage bug over the past couple of years - more this year since I found the Gecko Galz, I dusted it off and decided to put the images with the Creata Christmas pack I bought for last year. So my Christmas cards this year are funky vintage. Hope the recipients like them ; )
yep, makes you itch in all those hard to reach places, but not this Ivy - she bedazzles you with her flowing hair and pretty dress then reels you in with those ivy tendrils of hers, keeping you close forever.....
Uhm, that sounds scary, what I actually meant to say was she keeps you enraptured with her just like Mother Nature, through out the seasons does.
with a kirsch cherry and a little umbrella - you'll need one after this cute, kitsch Christmas card.
I think I must have had a couple while making the card - this wasn't want I'd planned but I went with it. Managed to get 2 doilies on it as well ; )
leads to another, is something which happens to me a lot! I get distracted and never get to do what I was intending to. Today was slightly different - I was intending to do a card, using an image I tangled, from a new purchase of Peerless Designs "Tangletastic 1" crafting cd:
then I had an idea, which featured this photo frame:
three hours, much colouring in, many butterflies and gems later, it had morphed into this:
I was going for less is more, but once I started I couldn't stop, plus it was a big frame (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) I do love how it turned out and am quite proud of myself as this is something I've never done before.
We don't get many callers on the night, but it still doesn't stop me doing some goody bags, this year I decided to do a digi image and colour in..... which was a good idea, pity I had to do 25. And we've still got half left...
Boo - digi stamp from Nutcrafters
Had loads of fun and kept the best little sweets in the world to myself - Parma violets, an acquired taste which not many people seem to have ; )
I've still got a few tiny envelopes from a box of cards I had, so thought I'd use one for this plain(ish) design, the style is nodding towards invitations, going to play around in CAP when I get the time and see if I get come up with something...
all other bits from CAP digi kits, mixed and matched
I came to this book late, the film was already out and causing a stir - I picked the book up from a charity shop, luckily it was the original book and not the book of the movie (whether its any different I don't know). I just about sat through it one emotional rollercoaster session, couldn't put it down. Since then Elizabeth Gilbert has written "Committed" sort of a 'what happened next' to her life story and well....... no.... no spoilers, and I recently found "Eat, Pray, Love in Rome" by Luca Spaghetti (yes, that really is his name!) one of the main characters telling his life story.
And then there's the movie, settle down with a nice chilled bottle of wine and a box of chocolates, and then let the story envelop you - better than a spa treatment!
Rainy afternoon so I thought a bit of sunny brightness required. Designed a quick & simple 5.5 x 5.5 card front for a birthday, when I print it off I will probably mat and layer it and stick actual buttons over the buttons.
This card was done as commission for a lady who shares my passion for all things PURPLE!!! Having said that, I wanted to do understated purple... and this Delicious Doodles image (Love's Faded Memory) was perfect.
Debbi Moore 'Glitter & Glitz Art Deco' lace effect backing paper
black & amethyst promarkers
Creata black Mirror board
clear nail varnish (to glaze the rose)
entered into: Delicious Doodles - a bit moody - the darkness against the light pretty swirly background is one way of describing Depression, there are the two sides, lightness on the outside yet darkness hiding away in the inside. Depending on my mood, it can beautiful or full of darkness....
I'm a tad late with this, but better late than never as "they" say.
Over at Polkadoodles, the fabulous Nikky & her DT are celebrating 5 years of Polka doodling.
There's a blog hop with free candy & gorgeous downloads and also a chance to win a whopping £100 of Polkdoodles goodies.
No new craft for a bit, due to having a bad month and for the last week, a stinking cold which rendered me almost zombie like, flat out on the sofa squished under a duvet. And now I've passed it onto Andrew, bless him. I keep telling him its True Love ;)
Anyhoo, yesterdays digi scrapbook page was the first thing I've crafted since the middle of April! Really enjoyed playing around with the new toy CAP2 as well.
today I have made a male birthday card, have to admit I do prefer paper crafting rather than digital, just because I love hands-on fiddling & faffing.
Although trying to glue the washers onto the paper strip was a bit too much faff......
5x5 white card blank
Creata dark mirror card (black)
topper & embellishments from Debbi Moore "shabby chic mechanical"
with the tag I made (see earlier post) I made this birthday card, used the same paper on the tag for the backing paper, I lightened it in CAP, but I think I could have gone a tad lighter, used a few peel off lines to break the card up.
My mum suddenly passed away in 1990, when I was just 18, I'm now 41 & 3/4's (to be precise!), that sort of math just sucks.
I'm not going to get all maudlin' - this is a just a nice little scrapbook page of a newly found photo of me as a babe in the arms of my mum, (dad was and still is camera-shy). I was born in April so this must have been the late(ish) summer wedding of my dad's youngest brother.
100% digital, using Daisy Trails "Butterfly Garden" kit, its such a dreamy and serene kit.
I haven't used Craft Artist to (properly) design anything for months, possibly a year. So when I spotted a digital challenge blog, I decided to blow the cobwebs off the old thing.
I designed this to be used as a tag on a birthday card, fairly basic design, but will be embellished when I make the card up.