Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Surprise Birthday Party

Just a quick post to show the cards that I made for our neighbours'  (Angela & Eric) joint surprise birthday party last Saturday.
This was for Angela.  Background paper is Tim Holtz, inked with Victorian Velvet distress ink on the edge. Flower is inked with pink spray ink and then fruit punch stickles was added.  The plaque and the 50 were cut on my Cricut machine then covered with pink metal, purple ink added to numbers and a little ivy leaf stamped with green Stazon ink.

Eric's card was a variation on my previous stamped shirt cards. Background and tie paper is by Tim Holtz.

We all had a great time at the party.  There was a Ceilidh band, so lots of dancing took place.  DH and I even danced the Gay Gordons!  I say!   I haven't danced that since wet playtimes at school. James danced lots too.  It was a lovely party for a fantastic birthday couple.

Must dash - time for J's juijitsu class.  X

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Warrington Frame

Here is my finished frame, started at ArtsyCrafts in Warrington. The colour scheme was citrus burst. This is a joint effort - I had ripped my cardboard, painted it and painted my canvas before I had to go home.  Lynne very kindly stamped and put embossing powder on my pieces, painted the frame and stuck the pieces in to the frame. She embossed the metal strips for the top and bottom of the frame for me too.

Lynne also made those fabulous flowers with metal, card and tissue paper.  I only had to finish off a couple of them, so THANK YOU Lynne, thank you Leandra for suggesting that I leave my frame so it could have some more work done to it, and thank you Lin for posting it to me so promptly.

So......... I had to decide how to arrange my flowers and then make some stems and leaves:

I painted some grungepaper with distress ink and glimmer mist and then stamped some script on to it using the same distress ink.  Then I put the grungepaper through a ribbler to make it slightly corrugated - blimey that was hard work, I almost broke my wrist! LOL!
Then I just had to cut some strips for stems, cut a few leaves out and glue them on to the frame.

The moth was die cut from metal and stamped with a stamp from Paperartsy using Stazon ink.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

ArtsyCrafts Warrington - First 2 Projects.

Lin and Leandra were fantastic teachers, the classes were so well organised, the supplies were plentiful, the colour choices were fabulous, Lynne was a great helper, the company was brilliant, the food and snacks were delicious....................can you tell that I enjoyed myself?

First of all we made a wisdom book containing a metal owl in a niche.  This was done in the "Peacock Feathers" colour scheme, but I didn't make the colours strong, so it's a bit more of a "Jade" in hue.

On Saturday afternoon a change of tables was called for so this time it was "Apple Blossom".  We made this gorgeous dimensional picture.  I love the curtain effect - those girls are such clever designers.

I still have to finish my 3rd project - I left it behind when I came home early on Sunday and Lynne very kindly did some work on it for me and Lin has posted it to me so that I can complete it.  How's that for absolutely brilliant service?  Thank you ladies!
I'll post pics when I've finished it.

Thanks for looking. X

Monday, 1 November 2010

A few more cards .

Had a fabulous weekend at Artsycrafts in Warrington with great classes and fabulous company but very VERY busy and the time just flew by.   I'll post some pics next time.
Well I had almost a weekend as I had to leave just before lunch on Sunday because my little boy was a bit off it and wanted his Mummy, poor little soul.  I'm glad to report that he's feeling much better today and almost back to his normal self.

Here are some more cards for my stall this month:

Craftwork Cards image and paper and SU buttons.
Craftwork Cards images and SU buttons

Rubberneck stamps and SU cardstock and buttons. Coloured with copics.

Rubberneck stamps, SU cardstock. Coloured with copics.

K & Co Paper, Elusive Images stamp, Craftwork Cards sentiment and SU cardstock and punch.