Friday, 27 February 2009

My Beautiful Granddaughters

I am so proud of my granddaughters (they are cousins not sisters). The first layout includes a picture of Hannah taken last year. Hannah is at university in London studying art and design. She has just been selected out of 2,500 students for a degree course. Only 6 out the total students applying get on this degree course. She is a fantastic artist and I know she will do well. Congratulations Hannah.
The second layout features Sammy who is at present travelling the world. Sammy has just spent a month in Africa helping out at an animal reserve. She has posted several photos, on her Facebook travel site, where she is among the lions and they will make great scrapbook pages and I intend to make her an album for when she returns home. She is now in India for 2 months helping out at a school for young children and has seen the Taj Mahal among other wonderful sites. I am so proud that she has taken on this venture and wish her well in her travels.

My Card Swop on Cricut MB

I love making cards so I have set up a card swop on the Cricut MB. Please come and join us. Here is the link to the post

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Look at the crochet flowers Bev had made and she has Blog Candy!

Check out these lovely crochet flowers on this blog
and she has some great candy up for grabs including the Stewart Lace Doily punch. I so want this punch! Click the title of this post to take you straight to the blog.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

SemiCircle Bag Book

When I saw this book in a magazine and decided to make one using DS and the Cricut E. The card stock I used was 260gsm which was covered with a flowery paper, but I cannot remember the maker. Some of the embellishments are K & Company and the flowers on the front are from a bag of mixed handmade paper flowers that I have had for so long. The butterfly is from a girls hair decoration, I use these a lot as they are cheap to buy.

There are 4 pages and on each a photo of my friend's children when they were younger. The embellishments on each page were cut on the E using various carts. The holes were punched with the Crop-0-Dile and the rings are the kind you hang keys on. This book was for my friend's daughters birthday.
I hope you like it.

If you would like the cut file here is the link, and I would appreciate you leaving a message on my blog.

Handbag card

This is a card I made for my MB secret sister. I designed the bag and cut it from brown card with the Cricut, using SCAL. The flap was cut by hand and stamped it with Cotton White Stazon ink using a stamp from the Lace set from called Aspects of Design 09 Lace Sheet 1, adding some stickles and a few flowers.

Here is the cut file if you have SCAL.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Lunch with Enfys

On Monday I met up with Enfys. We had a lovely time chatting away and found we had so much in common. It was very interesting to hear about what is involved with her card designs for Papercraft Inspirations, there is a lot more to it than just sending a card for publishing. Look out for the next issue as she promises something special. We both agreed that it would be lovely to live nearer each other so we could craft together but we are going to stay in touch and hopefully meet up again next time she come 'down South'. Thanks for a lovely day, Enfys.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Christmas page for 8" x 8" baby Album

It's the first time I have made an 8 x 8 album and only my second baby album, it is also the first page that I have finished for the album. I have used the tree from the SU Snow Swirled stamps that I bought from Gina, aka GRKIDDO, and a dear friend, who is an SU demonstrator in the USA. First I stamped it on vellum with Stazon Cotton White ink, then added gold pen to the dots.
A neat tip I learnt from Stephanie of CreateandCraft.TV was to cut a V in the wedged nib of a Calligrapher pen, it makes it so much easier to put a border round the page. I only have Gold and Silver pens at the moment but will certainly be investing in more colours
I must add that I scraplifted the page idea but can't remember where from.
Further pages will be added as they are completed.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Valentine Wedding Card

My niece is getting married on Valentines Day so I made this card for the occasion. I used the Wedding cart for the dress and hand made the tuxedo. The hearts on the insert were cut using PS and then I embossed the edges and added a computer generated verse.
Thanks for looking.

Check out this blog for some great designs and Blog Candy

Lovely stamps blog candy here