Monday, 26 October 2009

Happy Birthday James

There is an alien living in my son's bedroom. It has long hair, grunts a bit and wears trainers the size of small boats. Where is my real boy, the one who looks cute in his karate suit and loves being tickled by me? He was here only last week, or maybe it was last month, time seems to have got a bit muddled.

The card might seem a bit bizzarre, but DS loves VW campers and is studying politics - you might just be able to spot the bunch of jokers inside the van. Thanks to Leigh for the stamped image and Karen for her idea of cutting out the windows (it sure was fiddly)

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Mini Book

This week I made a mini book for a friends birthday, which I started at a workshop and finished off at home. Its not a BIA creation this time, but if you look at the photo of the middle of the book, you can see there is a rolled up peice of paper which is used as the spine. On the inside front page I have added a pocket for journalling and I've put a tag in between each page for more photos. Papers are by Cosmo cricket and Sassfrass.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Post Pals

I thought I'd show something I have made for one of the Post Pals Children, Kerry, who is having a really rough time. You can read about her here As well as the card, I covered a notebook using the same Three Bugs in a Rug papers, as she loves stationery because she is learning to write again.You can't tell from the photo, but the towers are 3d. I also made a book mark for her and each of her 2 sisters, as I didnt want to leave them out. I hope it helps to brighten her day a little.

DCM - Autumn Purple

Okay, I might be stretching it with the 'Autumn' bit, but it's definately purple.When I saw the challenge at DCM I thought of my grapes stamp (the text is 'wine lovers do the ripe thing') and coloured it with marveys and added diamond glaze. The template is a WS Design one and the top of the bottle is embossed with gold powder. I also added a little charm that says 'aged to perfection'

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Challenges this week

This week I have still been making a box of cards for my friend to take to her office, but in between I have managed a couple of challenges. Firstly on Papertake Weekly it's a sketch - I have done a couple of baby cards using papers from DCWV Nana's Nursery

Next on Rosie-Dee's the challenge is 'Coffee & Cream with a cherry on top'. I took this literally and made good use of my cherry stamps. The cupcake is topped with a liquid that turns into bubbly stuff when it is heated up (great technical description) and i've added some brown sprinkles to make it look edible. Well that's the idea!

Finally, here is a picture of the matchbox I sent in the swap over on UKS. The idea was to decorate a matchbox and fill it with embellishments in your partners chosen colour, and send it off. I had great fun doing this and received a lovely matchbox in return.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Flower Pots

This weekend I have been making up a box of cards for my friend to take to her office. But in between, I had a go at these flower pot cards. I was inspired to make them by the DT gallery at Charmed Cards & Crafts. Lots of cutting out in front of the X Factor!