Friday 29 February 2008
Here is just a bit of what I'm working on now. ...
And this is a card I made for a challenge set by Brook on the CraftyScrapper forum. I used Rusty Pickle Princess Pirate papers, cardstock coupons and ribbon. I love how it turned out.
Wednesday 27 February 2008
Friday 22 February 2008
It's pretty basic, as I'm still only learning how to make decent cards, but I like it! :)
I used the Bo Bunny Paris papers for this one.
Tuesday 19 February 2008
Over the past few days I've been working on another paperbag album. I haven't decided on a theme yet though... :( I don't think Valentines is particularly popular but my album is the right colour for Love/Valentine.. I shall ponder some more on it. I've got an idea for another album but need to get the right papers for it.
I've also completed a project for a challenge I decided to accept. I'm not sure that it's good enough to win, but I will let you know soon. Pics to follow (can't tip off the competition, you understand! LOL!) !!
I was so lucky today!!! I spotted, on ebay, some Maya Road chipboard albums. Not something I can get here, btw!!! So, I took the plunge and bought 2. I cannot wait to get them!!!!! I'm very excited about it...
... but not half as exited about that as I am about the new Basic Grey releases!! My personal favourites are Sugared and Archaic!! I want them so badly.
Saturday 16 February 2008
I just have to mention.. I saw THE most wonderful album listed on ebay.. and it was done by none other than my friend DeeDee . I hope she doesn't mind me boasting on her behalf, but seriously, she makes the most wonderful albums I've ever seen.. and believe me I am not biased! Check them out on ebay for yourself. Here , Here, and Here
Here's a sneak peak of the album that left me gobsmacked!!....
Thursday 14 February 2008
I made a great Valentines card for a girl on Craft Supplies who had her heart messed with recently.. but guess what??....... I was so busy over the past few days that I actually BOUGHT my DH a Valentine's Day Card! Yes, BOUGHT!!! I genuinely did not get time to make one for him. Of course he had a great time dissing me over it! 'All the stash in the world and you can't make me a card'.. grrrr!! I felt like telling him I just didn't bother, but that was a lie.
I also went to the trouble of getting him his favourite wine and choccies! And just to top it all off I made him the most fantastic dinner I've ever made....
.....Fillet Mignon with Chestnut Mushrooms and Shallots, in a rich red wine sauce. The recipe for the sauce came from Deborah, of course! ;)
So although I don't have a paper project to share with you all today, I do have another work of art!!!
Behold:..... the first attemp at Cordon Bleu!! haha!!
Wednesday 13 February 2008
All of it Basic Grey...!!!!.... we've got Figgy Pudding, 2Scoops, Blush (all time favourite!!) Gypsy (also known as Romani here) and LilyKate. Mandy has laid claim to 2 pads already, much to my despair, lol. The only question now is what justifies using such wonderful papers??? For anyone who is wondering about 2Scoops, it is a much nicer paper IRL than in pictures. It's romantic to the point of sickening (not really... but I didn't get a Valentines gift!! ) Seriously though, this paper is not done justice by the pictures I've seen online. It's absolutely fabulous!!!
Deborah passed along some wonderful pale pink lunch bags which her MIL had sent her, so I am good to go on another 2 PaperBag Albums!! I'm thinking Mothers Day and maybe a Baby Girl album. All I need now is time... anyone got some to spare??
I've also purchased some Tim Holtz grungeboard. I couldn't resist the elements pack, which I got in both Harlequin and Plain!! I am a terrible hoarder and have only used 2 pieces of the Harlequin so far! I have promised my dear friend Dee Dee that I would send her some to have a play with. I need to get on that :S
Monday 11 February 2008
The first time you make this card the instructions can be a little daunting, but once you get one completed you know what you're at! I found this, being my first attempt, to be quite time consuming, but I love the result. It's definately a card I would make again. Of course I would hope to speed things up a little ;)
This is how the card looks when the tab is pushed down:
(The tab can be used for a personal message or a greeting)
Saturday 9 February 2008
I also treated myself to Series 10 of the StudioG stamps! I'm so excited, and hope to have them next week. Along with some Tim Holtz crackle paint!! Oh gawd, I won't know what to do with myself!! Tags spring to mind.. yes, TAGS, that's what I'll do!!
Of course now I'll have to share that spare minute I find to take the pictures of my cards with tag making ....... *sigh* Anyone want 4 kids?? Free to good home... actually free to any home! LOL!
Tuesday 5 February 2008
Monday 4 February 2008
So out came the blank card (still no scoring blade, so these were premade white/cream blank cards). Then out came the pizza box full of papers I hadn't found a use for (yet!). To my extreme pleasure I came across have a pack of Basic Grey Blush!! YAY!!! Love that particular collection, it has to be my all time favourite (apart from Figgy Pudding!!!)
Anyhoo... back to the cards. The first card was thought about, thought about some more, pieced together, taken apart, pieced back together differently and after about 40mins I came up with a card I liked. WooHoo, my first 'basic' card... and I stamped sucessfully!! And it just got better and better after that. Ideas sprang to mind, stamps were flying and I actually used my markers for the first time (I bought them last Oct!). I got that 'into' it that I made my last (#5) birthday card of the night in about 10mins and 5mins of that I was searching for the right shade of cardstock! Then I got a long overdue Thank You card done!!
So I 'm LOVING stamping right now! I'm LOVING my markers and I'm wondering what in the heck I was afraid of all this time!!
Pics tomorrow, I want good light for them!! :D
Friday 1 February 2008
*edited to add my second attempt*
I have to admit that once you make one of these it's easy peasy! I didn't even look at the instructions for this one!! It's so simple it makes you wonder what else you avoid because it just looks complicated, but in reality it's a walk in the park. So now that I've mastered both the Criss Cross Card and the Triangle Trifold Card I need to find something MORE challenging.... in design! OK, so I have about 100 stamps and should probably master that art first but hey, I love to cut!!
Anyhoo... here's #2. The colour isn't as vibrant in the pictures as it is I.R.L. Maybe I can get a better picture when it's light. I love the gold ribbon on this one.... I need to get some more!