Sunday, 19 August 2012

Hi, it's Sunday and i had nothing to do, i have been waiting all week for my David Bailey aka my son to take some photos of my latest cards. He dissappeared this morning to go and see Helen Glover's parade for winning a Gold medal in the Olympics. Sooo i tried myself as you will no doubt notice i take a skewiff photo, which is made all the more noticable after i cropped them lol.
       Anyway this is going to be a bit of a challenge for me, the second in a week. As i shall be entering the Polka Doodles August challenge. To blog 3 cards one of which is a digital image designed by the talented Emma Canning, the scarry bit is the lady herself seeing how i've used her artwork. My first challenge was earlier this week when i entered one of my cards for a competition, something i've never had the confidence to do before, i've had some lovely comments about it :)

So heres goes, i've never used a digital image before and i can certainly say it has opened my to this way of crafting. I'll definitely be looking into more images.

This has got to be one of my all time favorite stamps, House Mouse. The butterfly die was one of those purchases that i don't seem to get round to using, and the ribbon has been in my box for about 5 years to pretty to use, the rest of the metre has been stashed away. My daughter has informed me that she wants this one for her Birthday, i'm just hoping when November comes i'll remember.

And finally another version of the Whimsy stamp used on one of my previous blogs. I used distress inks to create the background, i love the way it looks as though theres a light shining behind her.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Hi its been along time since my last post, i had good intentions to start with but sometimes life changes your plans. But here i am again. I thought i'd just share a couple of photos of what i've been up to.  But first i must mention the giveaway on the studio12 blog, you are asked to follow their blog, leave a comment and finally make reference to their giveaway on your own blog. Their blog address is if you'd like to take part.

I have to apologise about the quality of the pictures but i had saved them to the pc and the cards have been sent out. Thats a lesson learnt.

The next 2 cards are made using distress inks, i love them but i do find the shabby style out of my comfort zone.
 This was good practice after watching Debbie from Inkylicious demonstrate this. I love pink and brown together.
Tweety birds and feathers you can't go wrong with that combination. 

And finally my sons birthday cake. He's a jaffa cake lover, so i made a chocolate orange sponge covered it with cointreau chocolate ganache, Terry's chocolate orange and jaffa cakes to finish. Its definately a cake i shall make again.