Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
and that wasn't the rubbish that I had to endure in the meeting in the morning!
As a reward for that particular torture, we were taken to see Spamalot at the Palace Threatre in Shaftesbury Avenue.....it was the most excellent thing, and I laughed so hard through it all.
I would definitely recommend it if you get the chance - in fact, I'm going to take Lydia and Mum to see it later in the year.
I've been really poorly recently, so if you've been wondering where I am, or why I haven't done something, that's the reason.
I feel a wee bit better today, so hopefully I am turning the corner.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
obviously, there is no way on god's earth that I could do a layout in 30 minutes, but after factoring in paint drying and the chipboard UTEE letters, this took me about 120 minutes in total.
So, for a girl who usually takes over a week to do a quick layout this was super-speedy.
I'm so glad that I joined the Design Collective, it's given my mojo a huge kick up the knickers!
I cut round the green circle, and made a pouch on the reverse side for the tag (with handwritten journalling - and that's why it's hidden) to sit in. I really love that cheepo ice cream stamp I picked up a while ago, and IRL the image zings out because I painted it with Twinkling H2o's and then put glossy accents over the top.
All in all, I'm really pleased with this layout of my baby girl's little hands in the fountain (la fontana) in San Genesio last year on holiday...fingers crossed there will be many more layouts to follow, as I have soooo many photos to get through.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Tied green organza ribbon round spine.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I've already subscribed, and am really excited about the whole thing...here's wishing them every luck with this venture....I am sure it's going to be a flyer.
I painted the chipboard flowers with Jo Sonja's paint in Jade and Plum Pink, and edged them roughly with Jo Sonja's Richd Gold. Then steamped the middle flower with Oasis French Manuscript and then two green ones with Savvy Vine Background stamps. Covered in Versamark and then Kalidescope Embossing Powder and heat embossed.
Then I added jewels to the middle of the flowers, and white glass beads to the two green flowers as well to give a heavily jewelled look.
The card blank was covered in Provocraft Illustrations paper, and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
Next I made two holes in the spine with the BG Notch & Die, and tied through some silver/green organze ribbon.
That's one birthday card and one Mother's day card down, just need to do two more Birthday cards for Saturday.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
This is the outside of the raisin box, I just used plain copier paper, then stamped with Distress Inks in Antique Paper, Worn Lipstick and Mustard seed. The stamp used is a large shadow block stamp that I picked up today in Sevenoaks (by Whispers), it was cheap as chips at 1.99 so it was a steal. Acually, they had a large oval and diamond, so I think I will go back with them.
I just then added the angel image and the small star and heart (both from Non Seq). Oh, also in the background in the same colour Distress Inks I used my new clear ruler stamp from Clarity Images - now that's proving also to be a very good buy, I've used it loads since last Thursday.
I tied just a pink/peach colour ribbon which has a slight velvet texture round it, and am just in the process of making a clip for it.
Also done I card, which I will upload tomorrow.
The puzzle piece is wrapped in mulburry, and fits in the box a treat.
I can see that Lydia may well be getting quite a few raisins, I love these little boxes.
Just Naples Yellow Jo Sonja's paint with Timber Brown StazOn, and the same stamp image that I used for the piece. I did just add a bit of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink around the edges.
I've also put a second coat of sealer on my Mint tin lid, and a coat over the rest of it, which is now drying on my work table.