Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Monday, 28 April 2008
Anyway, had a bit of a play with some papers from Now That's Funky plus the stars had 'fallen' into my basket when visiting The Range on Friday and needed to use them (justification and all that!) The sentiment is from a bag of die cuts that I found in the bottomless box of craft bits that I have.
Happy Birthday Dad!
Sunday, 27 April 2008
These are the blogs I love to read - inspiring, individual and funny.
Swirlyarts, Saysie, Funky Hand, IncyWincy, Ethel & Edna, Lazy Trout and Shaz
So ladies, don't feel that you have nominate!Excellent blog eh?!!
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
And this one is MINE!!! It was a 'wooops' chicken, so named because it went a little wrong in it's production - the comb is on upside down and it has a big beak... But I love it and it sits in my kitchen and looks at me when I'm on the pc!
Hope they like it!
Monday, 21 April 2008
18th Birthday Party Invitations for my hairdressers son. He's into rock climbing and they wanted something to reflect that. Also done all the wording inside - which is attached as an insert in the same font as the sentiment on the front.
Friday, 18 April 2008
It's only once a year I have a flutter on the horses when its Grand National Time. There was a virtual sweepstake on the Crafts Forum by Incywincy. And I picked the winner - Comply or Die! So here is my winnings! Thank you Incywincy!
Got some ideas for cards - and not used felt before on my cards, so looking forward to getting a chance to create!
I also had a money bet too and my horse came third - so got £5! Result!!
Added wide organza ribbon down the side (it was wired but I took out the wire), added seed beads to the corners, they were also added to the numbers and threaded onto fine wire and wrapped around the knot in the ribbon. All backing paper elements, including the numbers and disc are from the Now That's Funky cd.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
So, what can I use it for? A neighbour had just moved house and I wanted to send them a New House card.... bit of thinking later, and this is what I came up with! The ribbon sort of represents the grass.
Again, available to buy!
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
The little Freddie Mercury figure will be a new product for May on my website. He actually has chest hair (chalked!)
What do you think?
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
And a few weeks inspiration sort of hit me. And these are the result! Feeling a little dino-sore!! Real bandages and masking tape for a plaster. Google wobbly eyes and I've used blending chalks for a bit of definition. I just cannot use the little applicator thing you get with the chalks - it goes right through me! So I use cotton buds and I think I get a better finish with them!
Backgrounds are from FunkyHand (where else?!) and they are made up of two of the ATC sized backgrounds but added so that the pattern runs into the middle, if you see what I mean! Had lots of fun trying to decide which backgrounds to use - just had to print load off so I was sure hehehe!
Posted the pic of the cards on the Crafts Forum and got loads of really nice comments back - thank you!
Anyway, they are also available to buy from my TipTopToppers website.
Thanks for all your lovely comments about me joining the FunkyHand design team. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave such lovely comments!
And JBJB, I'd have to think twice about standing in for Anice on TV - I've got a broad Lancashire accent and have the tendency to not always think about what I'm saying. So I could go off at a tangent or swear!! Not that I would dare swear as my mum would kill me!! But if it meant me having a manicure (never ever had one!) then I'd seriously consider it!!
Promise I'll share some of my current 'things' with you this week - just finding my way around this blogging lark!
Monday, 14 April 2008
And as this is my first ever post and I've not yet worked out how to insert images - I will be back as I have some pictures to share of cards I have recently been commissioned to make.
Or if you can't wait - have a look at my Commissions Gallery on my website www.tiptoptoppers.co.uk