Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Saturday, 28 March 2009
BTW the wording is from a Eurovision song sung by Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson in 1959 (it came second), ..................call me sad but I love Eurovision.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
The caligraphy strip held by the brads is another PaperArtsy stamp, half on and half off a printed bit of paper. I used Studio G letter stamps for the word "home", stamping onto a bit of my own design caligraphy paper.
Sunday, 22 March 2009
And perhaps my favourite shot...............................................................
I can usually see the best in everything but looking at the back lawn today I only saw weeds and gloom until I reminded myself there are two ways of looking at anything and these photos' just prove that beauty is everywhere......................just sometimes it takes a bit of effort to see it.
My camera is a fairly standard digital, did not cost the earth type, one that has automatic focus. The focus was essential as my eyesight is not what it should be even with glasses! I used to love my SLR camera but it got to a point that I was not taking any photo's with great focus anymore and me being me, if it's not perfect then forget it! This camera (Pentax Optio s45) has a few different auto settings, but sometimes the focus does not seem to be great, however today is was playing ball and I am pleased with the end result.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Had to enter then this week.........and tonight is the night or else I am in danger of not entering at all!! So here is my "Stamping" ATC. All done with DI - FB,SM,WS,TR. Black pen to outline the words and gold marker round the edges. Music, caligraphy and Japanese lady Paper Artsy. Letter stamps?
Hope all goes well with whatever Julie and Crissi do in the future. Perhaps will see you again somewhere and will put your personal blogs in my list as I only ever connect to them through the challenge site!
Thursday, 12 March 2009
I stamped the three printed paper squares with Royal & Langnickel stamps.........you know the ones I mentioned before that don't stick anymore & a lot of them have actually turned an opaque white colour?!........All the papers were printables on a free CD with Scrapbook Magazine by Daisy D's, I printed them ages ago and have only just got round to using them :)))
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
I've now got 4 tags ready to go on cards at some point. I layered more than one image on some butterflies and added a eyelet to each. Thanks for looking.
Monday, 9 March 2009
There isn't a project I make that does not include one of their products somewhere in the process as the wodge of things included a pair of scissors that have a non-stick coating that are great for cutting double sided tape as the glue residue easily comes off the blades. .........not something I would have bought myself but as I have road tested them for 3 years I can highly recommend them. I have just tried the funky ones received today and they are great quality too......obviously not a cheapo freebie giveaway promo item..........having said that I do hope Fiskars don't expect me to rave on about their stuff on this blog because quite frankly it ain't going to happen on a regular basis because
a) I am not on any design teams so
b) I do not have any agenda's to keep to and
c) I do not work in the craft industry which means that
d) My job does not depend on it and
e) I do not own a business that sells Fiskars products!
When I feel the need to mention something......I will.........but one pair of free scissors does not a mouthpiece for Fiskars make. Sorry if this offends anyone but the blurb that came with the scissors was a bit OTT and quite frankly it got my back up!
P.S. I suppose that means I won't be offered any jobs with Fiskars in the near future then!!!
Hope you have a crafty day (with or without Fiskars products).
Excuse the rant today I'm having a red hair moment!! :))))
Friday, 6 March 2009
I think this is the first time one of my challenge cards has not been made with someone in mind and perhaps that is why I am not really connecting with it. The papers are K&Co Maison (background), Deja Views Red Diamond and Chatterbox..... the stamped image and the sentiment were bought in a job lot on QVC a long time ago.............and I'm ashamed to say I have only used this in the past to add a bit of a grungey line to the edges of a project and most of the rest have only been used on the (very) odd occasion. The background for the sentiment was made using DI.
P.S. Am very pleased with myself for managing to use papers that were all in a bit box! :))
P.P.S. How big a box should a bit box be? Answers on a postcard addressed to The Tardis, Second star to the right, Somewhere in the Universe.