Friday, 31 July 2009

Acetate challenge

I'm a bit late in submitting my entry for this week's challenge on Lotstodo but I found it exciting and interesting in where it might lead me....... I coloured some acetate with alcohol inks then punched them out with my square punch, backed some of them with coloured paper and embossed around them. Finally I (bravely!) added a hand-written message and lines to the butterfly. I can see that this will be an ongoing project as it has so many applications!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Paris challenge

Well this week's challenge on Lotstodo could have been made with me in mind so I just HAD to enter. I used 3 of Clarity Stamp stamps, gave the lady a Japanese paper jacket and cut out the doorway from black card.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Another Barry birthday card!

Here's a card that I made for yet another friend named Barry (we have THREE!). It is a pinch from Barbara (Clarity Stamp) using her fisherman stamp and the reflection technique using her brayer and crumpled paper which she demonstrated on C&C recently.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Barry's birthday card

We celebrated our friend Barry's 75th birthday on Tuesday in a wonderful old hotel near the Med. It was a lovely party culminating in the town's marvellous firework display (it was Bastille Day). This is the card I made for him. The subject matter was easy as he is a professional photographer and the "book" format lends itself wonderfully to special birthdays in the form of "yearbooks". Here also is a photo of the firework finale. Don't forget to click on the photos for better views.

Chris's birthday card

Here's a card I made for my crafty friend Chris for her birthday last Wednesday. I stamped the poppy image (unknown to her!) when we had the recent craft day in her new craft room and the background was a glossy card swished through some spritzed distress inks and over-stamped with a cracked effect in smoky grey.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Crafting day with friends

As I told you all, I had a great day crafting yesterday with my friends and here is a photo of us in Chris's new craft room. The part you can't see has 5 tall sets of drawers and a shelving unit all stuffed full of wonderful stamps and stash. We are all very envious! The photo shows from left to right Ping, Sue, me, Pam and Chris. Can't wait for our next crafty day in August at Sue's!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

This week's Lotstodo challenge is anything stamped so how could I resist such an open contest? But where to begin? I only have a few hundred stamps! I came up with this one (though more may follow later!) which is a trial I did following a Hero Arts tutorial. At one point I was on the verge of tearing it up, then I think I managed to rescue it with the tree stamp. It was a good learning curve and I shall certainly try it again.