Saturday, 31 May 2008
My cousin Claire regularly asks me to make cards for her. And as I'd not done any crafting for a week whilst being on holiday, I was itching to get stuck into something! So I made these three cards (amongst others!) on the Saturday and Sunday evening. The vellum flowers and dotty backing are printed from the V Funky CD. Birthday sentiment is one of my own, and its finished off with a raffia ribbon tie.
And this one uses backing paper, again from Funky Hand, and I think its one of the earlier CD's (sorry can't remember as I print papers off and then forget where from!) The letters are die cuts from the Lollipop font by Sizzix that I bought from ebay a while ago, and they have been coloured with felt-tips. The pretty pearlescent flowers are also courtesy of Lynsey.
Friday, 30 May 2008
I did make another one, for someone else at the same time (inspiration was in abundance!) but can't show you that one as its not her Birthday until later in the month...!!
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Backing paper and and Lola Rose image stamp from Pink Petticoat. The image has been hand coloured with pencil crayons. I silver swirl doodled on the pearlescent lilac tag.
So, decided to hold a little competition to see who could guess to the closest day and time of when the momentous occasion will be!! Closing date is 31 May at 12noon. Have a look!
Not sure yet what the winner will be sent, but no doubt something funky and glittery!!
3,000 eh?!! And I only joined on 13 April 2007. Chatterbox? Me??!!
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
We visited Exmoor Zoo which was not far from Ilfracombe. Its only a small Zoo and quite compact without the larger animals such as elephants etc. However we were given a map and a list of all the activities and talks scheduled for the day. The first was feeding the otters and a talk. Didn't get any photos. Sorry!
The second talk was a meet the Alpacas. Samuel and Jacob were sort of keen to meet the black one with its new haircut! We were all given the opportunity to touch its neck and was able to spend a few minutes with it. Quite surprised I managed to get this photo as both boys wouldn't really get that close to it!
We then had a bug talk. And were able to touch (oh yes!) a millipede, stick insect and a cockroach. Didn't get any photos you'll be pleased to note! I cannot stand stick insects. A brother of one of my old school friends used to keep them in a tank in his bedroom. And I was scared witless that they'd get out!!
We fed the wallabies also. Jacob was most indignant as he insisted that they snatched and shouted at them!
Happy Birthday Evan!!
Monday, 26 May 2008
He's a good patient when he's ill as he only wants to sleep and is very quiet. So he's allowed to be poorly.
He's actually a lot better today as been fighting with Samuel and being his usual self.
Samuel, on the other hand, can vomit on command - virtually! And usually on our bed. Or once it was completely all in my handbag.....
So, the title of this post was a bit of a lie, wasn't it.
Sunday, 25 May 2008
More pics to come over the next week of our holiday and of where we visited. Just don't want to do too much too soon!!
Friday, 16 May 2008
Thursday, 15 May 2008
There may be a few picture heavy posts when I return to blog land - I have no internet access for a week - how will I manage??!!
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Two cards commissioned by my hairdresser Karen.
The first one is for her son Thomas who will be 18 at the end of June (I now feel really old as I remember him as a toddler!) and I made the Party Invitations last month in the rock climbing theme. Karen wanted the Birthday card to have an ice climbing theme. So this is what I came up with! The 'ice' is made from very shiny silver card and also glitter card with a bit of matt silver card thrown in.
Wire and brads make up the 'rope' and foothold things.
The second card is for friends of theirs who are celebrating their 20th Wedding Anniversary.
Sue loves to shop and Trev always gets to carry the bags!
I'm dropping both cards off tonight when we have our hair cut, so I'm hoping she and the recipients like them!
Hmmmmmm......ice cream!!!! Especially good with sherbet!
Taken on the first Bank Holiday Monday in May just before the weather got really warm. And no, none dropped on the floor (although I held Jacobs whilst he ran across some grass and 'tidied' it up a little!)
Monday, 12 May 2008
I think I've used the V Funky backing cd! The letters are Sizzix Lollipop die cuts coloured with felt tips (yes got it all over my hands too!) a little randomly to give it a bit of a spontaneous feel. Small gems are added over the dotty pattern at the top - bling for Dad! And either organza ribbon or raffia have been added to the sides, attached via little brads. All the cards are hand shaped too!
Will be added to my website soon!
Sunday, 11 May 2008
1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself and why?
I didn't think I've done anything worth shouting about. Yet! I think Catherine Tate as then it would be funny.
2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity, and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with you and & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be and why?
First off I'd have Gordon Ramsey. Cos he can do all the cooking and leave me prepared meals and food for the next two weeks. Plus I think I'd have a laugh with him as he seems to be a good bloke. The least favourite - Paris Hilton. I'd be tempted to hit her over the head with coconuts and feed her to the wild animals.
3. What are your 3 favourite crafting products?
Currently it would be Funky Hand backing cd's (counts as one choice!), ribbon and glue.
4. If you could invent something what do you think it would be?
Self cleaning house! For the obvious reasons - I wouldn't have to do it and I get more time for crafting!
5. What are the last 3 books that you read?
Can't honestly remember as its that long since I read properly. But more than likely either Peter Robinson or Ian Rankin.
6. QVC or Create and Craft?
As a rule I don't watch either as both drive me mad due to the presenters. However, I did watch almost an hour of Ideal World on Friday waiting for Anice to come on telly. And yes, I endured half an hour of soft sandal selling.....
7. What is your claim to fame?
I've sold Johnny Walker Black Label Whisky to Lisa Stansfield (I worked in a Kwik Save store where her recording studio and house was across the road). And I've met Prince Phillip when I collected my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. I also made him laugh as I was honest and couldn't remember what I did for my award...
And who to tag??
Shaz who has a unique Focus on Life
Jozza - fab sense of humour
Saysie - your blog needs updating! (last time I looked it was 6 April - good date though!)
Incy - cos you need a break from making such fab things!
Queen of Camelot - your blog needs updating too!!
Friday, 9 May 2008
I had 3 shown in the first batch for Now Thats Funky, then my Dad's Washing Line for Funky Seasons (Andy the presenter liked that one and it got a giggle in the office!) and almost got to see my star one for V Funky - it was the next one to be shown but time ran out.
I managed to watch online and it only froze twice so was quite chuffed! Hope to catch the repeat on telly and to nauseate Simon with my enthusiasm!!
Well done to all the Design Team - I was really proud of you all and your creations - they looked fab on telly!!
Dad's Washing Line
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Was asked to make this new baby card for Clare (from the Crafts Forum) as she is due to be an Auntie in the next few weeks. Incidentally, Clare makes the most fantastic Jewellery - so go and have a look www.poisonedapplejewellery.co.uk Inspiration came from Enfys - thank you!
I had an idea before I started of what I wanted to do but it changed a little as I was not happy with it.
The actual card stock came from the big bag of stuff from Lynsey and her craft room clear out and I've used clear / translucent vellum embossed with baby hands and feet (one of the Fiskars board things - quite impressed but I feel like I've been using an industrial drill afterwards hehehe!)
The little baby on board lopsided square is one of my own little creations! All the letters were printed directly onto the card and I cut them out by hand. I think it was Times New Roman font used via wordart and then enlarged.
I've used backing paper from The Funky One - its good to get the older cds out and have a good play! Rediscovered some little gems in there!
All the die cuts with the exception of the bundle of joy one I've cut.
I've punched holes equally spaced across the top and bottom of the card so that the ribbon weaves through and is not fixed so it can be pulled tighter so the card can be closed.
And this is how it all looks closed! I've sealed the ends of the ribbon with glue as they are prone to fraying. It doesn't come with an envelope as I think that would spoil the effect.
...that Anice is on telly on Friday 9 May at 11am??!! I didn't?! Well, she is - its Ideal World channel and you can also watch it online just in case you're not at home or have satellite.
You just may see some of my creations!!! Or some of the fantastic cards that the Design Team has produced - they are stunning!!