Saturday, 23 June 2012

Sitting Pretty

Isn't this awful weather. Don't think we will get a summer this year and here is me hoping to spend this last week of freedom basking in the sunshine. My other half retires on Friday so is he in for a shock when he finds out what I get up to in a day. Am p[lanning to make his retirement card in the shape of a boxing ring with our heads transposed on to a couple of boxing images. I wonder why!
Last week five of us went to a Promarker class in the capable hands of Debbi, but poor thing was not feeling well and am sure she would rather have been tucked up in bed but she soldiered on. Well to put our new found skills into practice had my friends round for a colouring day. This was an image I coloured in after they had left as was not pleased with my finished results. She is called Honey Pip from Sugar Nellie and because it is a fairly big stamp decided it looked better on an easel shaped card.   Of course she is coloured in with Promarkers so any constructive critisism will be greatfully received. The papers used are reversible but for the life of me cannot remember where I got them from. Martha Stewart border punch, nestie shapes, beads, lace and ribbon all from my stash.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Plain and simple

It's 5.30 in the morning and can't get to sleep again so decided to rise and make myself a cup of tea.   Very bleak outside, raining and cold.
This card was made for a lady who was 70 but did not want the number on any of her cards. Gosh it's only a number! The ribbon, flower stamps, coloured card are all from Stamping Up. Have used this design before but tried it in a different colour and find it looks  much warmer.

Does my bum look big in this.

The weather has gone to pot again so feel more like making cards than doing housework so here I am with another card.  This was made for my friend who once was told she had a volumptuous bottom so couldn't resist using this stamp. Not that I am inferring that she has a bottom like an elephant!
Am so looking forward to Debbie's class next Saturday so that I can get more tips using promarkers. Need a lot of practice.   Most of the stuff I have used were bought at Elgin and never remember to keep a note of what I use, so that's not much use, is it?

Monday, 21 May 2012

70th Birthday

My visits to my blog are few and far between but here I am again on a lovely sunny day.  Just back from a long walk and feeling quite exhausted.
This is a card I made for a friend to her friend. As usual am pretty vague with all the materials used as I  never keep wrappings.  The papers are from a 6x6 pad which I bought in Elgin as were the little flowers, the swirl is from a nestie set and this is the first time I have used it. The ribbon is recycled and the gems are from my multiplying stash.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Just for you

Another cold day up in the frozen north. Had a lovely day with my grandkids, we played joker, jenga, made things with wire, painted our eggs and then went and rolled them. Will have them again tomorrow so will have to think about something else to do - they do like having a look through my stamps and stamping.  
This card was made for a lady who has just had a stay in hospital.
Q~uite plain and simple papermania papers, nestie die, image from lotv - glittered the card to give it some life too.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Best of friends

A friend asked if I would make a card for her daughter and she wanted a photo of a dog and her g-daughter and this is what I came up with. The dog image was a download and all the papers used were in my stash and had forgotten to keep the names! Not very organised at all.

sapphire wedding

Gosh I haven't posted since December, just where does the time go to. Not been making much cards at all as the brain cells wouldn't work.  Not saying they are working yet but at least I am back at it again!
This was a card I made for a friend who celebrated their sapphire wedding.  The frame stamp was one I bought at the show in Glasgow and managed to fit another stamp inside it for the message. Can't remember the name of the heart embossing folder, but I really like this one, Finished it off with heart embellishment and ribbon, all from my stash, the flowers are from Wild Orchard.