29 Aug 2011

This weeks card for Make My Monday.

On Make My Monday this week we are using this photo for inspiration,

I think its a great photo but I just could not get my head around it at all. This is my third try at a decent interpretation. Please go over to Make My Monday and have a look at the amazing work that the rest of the team have done as mine has not done this justice at all.

For my card I used a die cut bird, cage and swirl that I had been sent from a fellow blogger. I coloured the swirl and bird with a pink iridescent acrylic ink, then backed the cage with green paper and added some pink brads. I used the same green paper to make the flowers that I attached to the swirl, and also to mat the card. The edge of the white mat I cut with a paper edger, I think its a Stamping Up one that was bought for the card club but I am not sure. The cage was attached with foam pads to make it stand out a bit more, but the swirl and flowers were glued flat to the card.

Like I said please go to Make My Monday and see some stunning work done by the rest of the team.

Thanks for reading,

22 Aug 2011

This week on Make My Monday

We are still looking for Things with wings but this week we would like you to use some Acetate on your project.

So here is mine.

This week I have done a wall hanging as I was already playing about with the corrugated card in my craft room, I decided to use that. I started by covering a Tattered Angels mask with a metallic blue texture paint, then cut out two butterflies with a Marianne Design Die, one with blue card and the other with acetate.

As you can see in this close up I covered the acetate butterfly with blue and white inks to give the soft mottled effect, I then glued both together in the centre and added come black stones.

I then made three paper flowers to go in the bottom right corner. I love making these as no two are ever the same, I just draw them by hand, cut and roll and see what happens. After I had finished with the main part of the wall hanging I went looking for some plastic mesh I have to finish it off. As normal with me I couldn't find it but I had some chicken wire under the table from a project I had done a while back, so I cut a piece of that to size, added some leaf ribbon and the cardboard and that is it finished.

Do come over to Make My Monday and have a look at what the rest of the team have been up to this week, and join in the fun.

I would also like to enter this over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where this weeks challenge is to use handmade flowers.

Thanks for reading,

21 Aug 2011

Some more photos that I haven't shown before.

One of my blog friends Elizabeth does something called Silent Sunday where she shows photos from around her area each week. Well I thought I would start to do something similar but using photos that I haven't shown on my blog before both old and new.

Photos from Christmas 2010 in Bangkok

Thanks for reading,

17 Aug 2011

WOYWW 115 I think!

 Ok I am posting this on Tuesday night as I have managed to miss so many Wednesdays this month its just not true. I have just taken these and you can see not a lot of tiding has been done, just enough to give me space to work.

This one was taken from the door and you can see at the back of the photo just how high my push mountain is getting. Just noticed the tube of printing ink I have been looking for for days, how can I off missed it as its bright orange!

This is going to be a short but sweet post today as its gone midnight and I want to get to bed.

Just thought I still have to remember to link this up as Julia has not posted yet, oh well at least I know I got it done in time this week.

If you are one of the few who have not heard about Julia and her list of desks do nip over (link in her name) and join in the jollity that is WOYWW.

Thanks for reading,

15 Aug 2011

My first Christmas card.

This week over on Make My Monday (remembered the link this week) the theme is Fairy's or Angels, now I am not a big fairy or angel lover, so knowing that I didn't have any stamps suitable for the theme I had a good look around the internet and sent my order off. Not quiet sure what happened but I am still waiting! So I started hunting through my stash to see if there was anything I could use and came upon a very old Christmas stamp that had been used once and put away, but there on top of some parcels was a fairy.

I do not know the name of the stamp as I put all my Christmas stamps into one box years ago. I stamped her up with black archival ink and coloured her in with watercolour pencils, you can see in the close up that the card had a weave to it that I hadn't noticed until I started colouring. I then added glitter glue to her shoes, the bottom of her dress and the holly. The sentiment is from a very old set I got about 5 years ago and still use ever year, I stamped it then cut it out and added pom pom ribbon to look like snowballs.

You can see the glitter on her wings and dress a lot better in this photo also the small charm hanging from her hand.

Please go and have a look at what my team mates had been doing this week as there are some stunning cards, and if you feel inspired have a go along with us.

Thanks for reading,

10 Aug 2011

Missed WOYWW this week.

I totally forgot that it was Wednesday today with one thing and another so there is no photo but that might not be that bad as my room is still a tip. So if you have come over sorry I am not joining in this week but hopefully Julia will let me play next week.

Thanks for reading,

8 Aug 2011

Make My Monday this week is Birds or Bugs

We are still on the monthly theme of Things With Wings but this week we are looking for something with either Birds or Bugs on. So this week I decided to go with the Birds as it meant I could use my favourite Paper Artsy stamp again.

I stamped the background and bird with brown versafine ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. If you click on the photo you might be able to see the embossing a bit better. I then mounted it on to a slightly darker card. The background paper I used is from the V and A collection from Papermania.

Have a look over on the Make My Monday blog as the ladies have done some fantastic work.

Thanks for reading,

5 Aug 2011

My pages for Rita,

 I have had an email from Rita to say she has received my pages at last, so I can now show you the pages I did for her.

I started with a A4 sheet of blue card that I cut in half and painted Jade. I thought if it was blue to start with and the paint lifted at all it would look nice. I then found that I had made them about a half inch too small! so I used some of the paper I had set by to use and stitched a frill along the bottom of each page.

On this first page I painted a red area and then stamped a lady onto some fibres using my iron to fuse them and attached this to the painted area. A strip of the same paper was added to the side with a red tassel.

On the second page I used paper with an oriental theme of flying dancers. I took one of the dancers and set her in a frame with some clear sealer. Added a bit more Jade paper some oriental lettering that I had lifted from a sheet with clear tape and a red tassel to finish.

I then added on the back of the first page some more of the papers that I had used with the dictionary definition of Jade and Oriental as that was the colours and theme I had to go by. I don't seem to of taken a photo of the back of the second page, but that only had my information on so you wouldn't want to see that anyway.

I packed both pages up and put them into this envelope and then a normal padded envelope ready to post.

If you look close Elizabeth you will see I used the paper you sent my 12 days in on these pages as it was just what I was looking for colour wise.

Thanks for reading,

1 Aug 2011

This weeks card for Make My Monday.

Late again this week! never mind here is this weeks card.

Its the start of a new month so we have a new theme and this one is from Suzanne and is Things with Wings. This week it's Butterflies or Dragonflies and as you can see I chose Butterflies. To make this card I made a square card blank that I covered with paper from Tim's Lost and Found collection, on top of this I used a piece of card that had been stamped by a Blog friend (thanks Hel's) coloured it slightly with distress ink and mounted on foam pads. I then cut out two of the remaining butterflies, inked them in fired brick attached some stamens between them and added to the card. The card is a little brighter in real life I just could not get a good photo, but then if you have seen the state of my craft room at the moment you would understand why.

We had a good number of entrants again this week it was a delight to go through them all, I am sorry if I didn't get to comment on your's but I had problems with the internet over the back end of the week.

Please go over to Make My Monday to see what the rest of the team have been up to this week and to say hello to our newest team member Suzi.

Thanks for reading,