I'm a Christian, married to my wonderful husband, Adrian, since 1978 (where has the time gone?). We have two children, Michael and Elizabeth who are just the best children we could have wished for, we're so blessed, and proud of them. Michael and Aisling,our daughter in law, have a daughter Bronwyne Ann. Elizabeth is married to Martyn. I use my crafting to raise funds for various charities. The charity that I'm currently sponsoring is Save The Children
This is a card for two challenges. It's been a while since I made a waterfall card, it is one of those styles that was a short lived faze lol. I came across the papers and decided to use them for this card.
I matted the blue vellum on silver card and completed the waterfall adding it to the base card after all the brads had been placed. Doing it this way means that I don't have to put a covering paper on the inside to cover the legs
I put the gems on the antennae of the top butterfly only
Before cutting out the mechanism of the waterfall I backed it with a contrasting paper for strength. I also adhered the butterflies to a piece of cheap photo paper for the same reason
To finish I added peeloff butterflies, tag and ribbon bow
Vellum, waterfall and butterflies from Making Cards Magazine
Paper on the reverse of the waterfall from Hunkydory
But first I'll let you know why I've not been making as many cards as normal. Hubby is off sick from work. This is his second week and I've got to show a little bit of love and attention instead of locking myself away lol He has torn his thigh muscle on his right leg and is in a lot of pain and unable to walk properly. In fact he's using my walking stick!!!
Come and join the old crocks club lol
We were in the garden today pottering, as you do, when I had to go and get my camera. So here is the first photo
Can you see what I see?
Maybe you'll see it better here
Isn't he just gorgeous? We haven't seen him (all frogs are male because of Beatrix Potter's Jeremy Fisher lol) before, I'm sure that I would have remembered his markings.
We try to name all our frogs based on how they look so this one will be known as Spot from now on. We did have an absolutely enormous frog who is no longer with us r.i.p. who went by the name of Frogzilla!
Throughout the summer we usually have about 4 frogs in the garden but this spring we had no fewer than 17 in the pond all singing and trying their best to be lucky in love. We had four lots of frog spawn with 1,000''s of tadpoles but they all died off :o( so sad. Maybe Spot liked the garden and pond enough to take up permanent residence.
It is not necessary to use the provided word art as long as your project has a scriptural or inspirational quote
I stamped the image onto white card and cut it out after I'd coloured it. the background paper had a linen look to it but made the right hand side look bare so I used the brush tip of my Versamark pen and drew some swirls. As the ink dried it left quite a nice image on the paper
The flowers are a joy to colour being so open
I should have placed the word art a bit further down the page
Here I am again with another Christmas card. I'm beginning to realise now that I don't have much stash left for Christmas projects. I keep flicking through the papers that I have and the few embellishments but because I've had them for so long I'm not getting any inspiration at all from them. I think that I'll have to have a look on line and see if any of my favourite suppliers are having a pre Christmas sale
I didn't really have much enthusiasm for this card. I got everything together yesterday but just couldn't get the design right so I left it out on my table and went back to it this afternoon. It came together this time but I'm still not 100% sure of it
I really like this sentiment stamp but I think that if I'm going to emboss it I need to get some fine detail embossing powder
I found this little panel in between some pre-stamped images and it was perfect for this
All the papers and the small green panel are from HOTP
Beccy's Place for June. Anything goes but must use one of Beccy's images
I was looking through the digi's that I have of Beccy's and came across this one which I thought would be perfect for The Pink Elephant too, and give me chance to use some of the strawberry themed papers that I have
I used several colouring mediums including the red distress ink which I had put onto my glass cutting mat and spritzed with water. I had the picture quite close to the ink so that as I spritzed it some of the mist landed on the top left hand corner fading out across the card. It doesn't show up very well in the photo but looks good in the 'flesh'. It was originally one of those happy accidents that can occur when crafting.
A close up of the basket, you can just about make out the glaze on the strawberry seeds
I love this stamp from Michael Powell. It reminds me of summer holidays taken in Scarborough with its lighthouse and quayside with the boats and the houses on the slope of old Scarborough town. Apart from that I love lighthouses anyway because of their design and the symbolism of the Light of the World
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
I chose the backing paper as it gives the impression of the sea
When I stamped the image I somehow managed to to make a black line by the spire of the church in the top right hand corner. Not to be put off by the mistake I turned it into the flag of St George!
I used a southwest corner punch on the backing cards of the picture and sentiment panels. I stamped the sentiment onto scrap paper first and used the second generation stamp as I thought that it blended in better with watercolour feel of the image
Our challenge at The Creative Card Crew this time is to use 1, 2 and 3 items in your project. The items I used are 1 digi stamp, 2 background papers and 3 ProMarkers to colour the image
Once again we are being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and they are giving one lucky winner 5 digis of their choice from the store. There are lots of lovely digis and papers available so take time out to have a look.
I've decided that this is the style of card which I enjoy the most, clean, simple and straight forward. It doesn't mean that I won't be doing other styles, I still need to stretch myself out of my comfort zone lol
This digi is gorgeous and I'll definitely be using it again. Having the Promarkers to match the papers make it more professional looking
A bit of ribbon and a sentiment completes the card
Pretty Flowers digi stamp from Robyn's Fetish
Papers from Making Cards Magazine
Sentiment from LOTV
Tim Holtz Distress ink pad
3D foam pads
When I sat down to create this page in my journal, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. But, as with the best plans of mice and men, my plan didn't work out. I had everything lined up ready and started by stamping an image directly onto the page and the centre of the image hadn't printed! I'll have to stop trying to work directly onto the page if I'm stamping. I've ended up doing something completely different even though I could have done my idea on paper and sticking it into the journal over the mis-print.
Word Art Wednesday always supply a free scriptural or inspirational quote which you are free to download and use in any project that you wish. To enter the challenge there is no need to use the word art provided as long as the entry is positive and uplifting. This week's word art is Philippians 4:6
I am also entering it into the following challenges
For The Papertake Weekly recipe I used 3 paper pieced flowers, 2 shades of green and one piece of word art
I stamped all the flowers onto the green backing paper and then one each of the pink, blue and lilac which I cut out and then placed over the original stamped images. I then used ProMarkers to colour the ruffled part of the flower and the flower centres
I then added the word art which I had printed on Safmat film
I will quite often make cards for the Play Date Cafe challenges but forget that the challenge ends on the Tuesday and not the Wednesday. Either that or forget to photograph them!!! But this week I'm well ahead of myself. I actually made the card on Thursday and photographed it but only just posting it. A big improvement for me lol The inspiration for the challenge is centred around this photo
And here is my interpretation of it
I was really pleased to have a set of papers in the colours required for this challenge
The border on the left was taken from a sheet of paper that was lots of borders and ribbons. I stamped the flower onto three different papers and from the azure flower I cut out the centre circle and used it as the flower centre on the smallest blackberry flower. I curled the flowers slightly and used 3D gel to give them support
I finished the card by mounting the flower onto a die cut panel and stamped the sentiment
Kaisercraft Gypsy Sisters papers
Flower stamp from the Now and Always rubber stamp set from Ippity stamps by Unity