Monday, 31 May 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
I haven't scrapbooked a single page for about two years, without a lie. I don't know what happened, well actually I do, it was the discovery of photobooks.
I create these wonderful books of all of the year's photos, and it instantly takes away the desperate **need** to scrapbook all of my photographs, and the guilt of feeling 'behind' on my scrapbooking and never being able to keep up with recording all of life's events as they happen. Do you know what I mean?
Friday, 28 May 2010
This is another card requested, a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card for a husband, so again I kept it simple with a Big Shot die-cut felt heart and a Stampin' Up sentiment. You can see the organza ribbon is a running theme with me at the moment!
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Inbetween blog posts though, I've been making a few cards requested by friends, including this batch of graduation cards. I went for the simple as it's all I've had time for, backed onto some Papermania decorated card blanks.
This was another of the personal cards - a 90th birthday for a gardening lover, so I used a digital free download (from Kate Hadfield I think it was - her link is on my blog).
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
I had a £25 voucher to spend in Artbase which i've had for ages, and I never quite seem to make it over. And since having a big craft clear out, I'm trying to get rid of my craft materials rather than accumulate, so it was a bad idea for me to visit Artbase! Look what happened...
However, I decided it was time to use the voucher as I needed to buy a few little pieces for the wedding invitations I am making. Much to my delight, I discovered a few of Paula's new stamps in there! I've loved looking at Paula's work using her new stamps, and it sounds like they might be in demand at the moment, so I was thrilled to be able to get some, especially as I could use voucher so I wasn't out of pocket. With so many lovely designs that Paula shows, I should be able to make some cards with these easily!
I was actually very good and bought a selection of card to add to my collection, some of Paula's stamps and some Papermania sparkly accessories. I nearly forgot what I went in for though, and had to go back in!
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
This is another card using the same range of patterned papers and my Stampin' Up! birthday stamps. I love how clear this cupcake stamps - some friends recently couldn't believe that the base had been stamped at all.
My other love is photography, and I think I've moved away from scrapbooking so much recently because I've started to create photobooks with my photos, which tell an entire story for me in one book, the same as scrapbooks do really. This is a recent photo from our holiday to Cornwall which I had printed onto a canvas, aren't the colours so vibrant? I can't wait to hang this somewhere.
Monday, 17 May 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
One of these activities was a cardmaking session led by me, so I took the opportunity to use my Stampin' Up supplies and teach a card or two. They were all relatively new to cardmaking and were very excited by their creations by the end of the session. That's what we like to see!
Friday, 7 May 2010
Sunday, 2 May 2010
I played safe and only used some water with inks on the brown hair, otherwise using my new SU marker pens that I won (hoorah!) to colour the rest.