Saturday, 31 January 2009
Thursday, 29 January 2009
The latest pages for my smirk album feature my beautiful little niece, Kirstie. The smirk range is perfect for pictures of little girls. She looks very angellic but she is a real live wire and full of mischief. you can tell she likes to pose for the camera. My brother says its the only time she sits still.
I did this card for the Ceative Inspirations blog challenge. to enter you have to make a valentine card which must cotain the colour black. Link it to the challenge and post it in your blog. leave a comment on the blog with a link to your card.
The clolours have not scanned well. The cuttlebug border and hearts are antique gold card, one heart has lace added. Before cutting it I used spray adhesive to attatch the lace and cut with lace against the die as it cuts better doing it that way round. the copper circle, cuttlebug die again, has "be mine" written using sakura pen, attatched to copper ribbon a double strip of which has been used on black card as a mount for the central heart.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
The rules are that you go to your photo albums on your pc, open the 6th album, choose the 6th picture and explain what its about. This is mine and it just happens to be a favourite picture of my cat Lucky. He died last January age 16. We miss him a lot.
He was named Lucky by my daughter as she said we were lucky to get him as he was originally going to someone else. he was such a feisty kitten that the rest of us said he was lucky we kept him.
He was such a beautiful cat. We had 2 dogs during his lifetime and they both adored him. Ben, our only surviving pet, misses him still.
Anyway, I now have to tag 5 others.
I have also been tagged for this by my friend Pattie. If you have not visited her blog, go look, its a real treat. Pattie was an artist by profession and it shows, her work is outstanding.
Monday, 26 January 2009
I decided to make a girlie album with my smirk prize from Trimcraft. These are the first three pages.
Sunday, 25 January 2009
I recently bought a Panini collectors card album. it was made for football cards but is perfect for ATCs. The covers are slide in so I removed them and replaced them with this digitally produced A4 sheet of photo paper with some of my own (now swapped) ATCs. The albums are sold in most newsagents for just under £4. Have a look, I am very pleased with mine.
Friday, 23 January 2009
A big hug and Thanks to my dear friend June for this cute little fellow.It is given in appreciation for your lovely and witty comments and for knowing just the right thing to say. How nice is that!
I now have to pass it onto 10 friends. Difficult, as I have so many wonderful friends, all of whom deserve it. I will have to give it some thought. I know some of us find the awards very time consuming so if its OK, I would like any of my friends reading this to accept the award with my best wishes and a hug. I have also received this award from Anne. thank you so much Anne.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
The lemonade award is passed on to 5 people who have shown great attitude or gratitude this week. they in turn should pass it on and also follow the usual form and link it. I think you all know the drill,
I would like to nominate
Julie for her wonderful attitude in spite of her health problems and for her inspiring creations.
Rozzy for being herself and inspiring and encouraging so many people.
Val for her wonderful creativity.
Andrea for her friendship and inspiration.
June for her beautiful work and her much valued friendship and inspiration.
Ladies, I value you all very highly, please pick up both awards with my Love and Thanks.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Monday, 19 January 2009
Sunday, 18 January 2009
It was a double celebration in our house as my husband received the award for Scrapbooker of 2008.
Congratulations to Maxine for Cardmaker of 2008, Cheryl for ATC maker, and to Rozpoz for the award of Outstanding Contribution to the site. All very well deserved, and I know they are all as thrilled as we are.
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
3 Smoking (hangs head in shame!)
4 trimcraft challenges
I have also received this award from my friend Jude. Thank you so much Jude.
Thank you also to Donna who has also awarded me.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Saturday, 10 January 2009
I have been having fun with magnolia stamps and cuttlebug folders. Rather than ink the inside of the folders I laid them down and gently pressed an inkpad (or 2) over them so that just the embossed areas were inked. Less messy than inking the folders and easy if you do it as if you were reinking a stamp.