Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Dragon's Dream TIO Challenge 52 - Face

Dragons Dream TIO Challenge No 52 - Face

It's been a few weeks since I last had a chance to enter this challenge, and this is just a quick one.
Anyway, here is my entry. I've only just made it in time. Better late than never, eh?
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Doe and foel

I'm a naughty blogger as I have been absent for a couple of weeks. I'm posting a card here that I made about a week ago for a swap but thought I would share it with you all now that the recipient will have received it.
The stamps used are mainly Clarity but there may be one or two from Lavinia as well. The backing paper is from the new CD from Graphicus "Essence of Nature". The leaves have been cut using a nestie set of dies then coloured with Big and Juicy foliage inkpad. The card has been finished with a few gems from my stash.
I actually had such fin making this that I made another with a slight variation on the layout.
My new craft room is really taking shape. The furniture is in, the floor is laid, the blinds are up. I'm just waiting for the joiner (who is coming back, hopefully tomorrow) to cut some shelving so I can have a couple of shelves to store my unmounted stamps. I hope to start moving in there at the weekend. I can't wait. It will be so nice to have enough space with power sockets where I need them and a seperate messy play area so I can keep my desks relatively clean. I just hope everyting fits in there. There is a lovely view down the field from my desk too. Oh, I need to go out and buy a tv for in there. I think I will just have freeview, rather than incur the cost of multi-room. If I need to watch anything on sky I will just have to pop back up to the house.
I will try and post again a little sooner next time.
Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Get Well Cards

Last one for today. I needed to make three Get Well cards over the weekend and decided, for easy, to make them all virtually the same. I used my new Artylicious Essence of Nature CD for the backing papers, a TH sizzix bird and cage came out for another airing, and a circular nestie and some narrow ribbon completed the picture, apart from making each of the cages a bit different using DI inks, which I then overstamped the the same distress inks and a the corner of a TH swirl stamp. Ribbon from my stash. I have added gems as eyes for the birds. The third card is a birthday cards for my collection.
Right, that's me done for today. Dinner is almost ready. I will try and be a good blogger and post a little more often! Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always welcome.
Bye for now.

New Craft Room

I thought I would share with you a few images of my new craft room which is almost ready for occupation. The walls are painted, the floor is down, the kitcchen unit is constructed, as are the paper storage units. I'm just waiting for the desks, filing cabinets and chair, and also for the blinds and, of course, the tv, which will be mounted on the wall, then I can move in there. Well actually, I will move in without the desks and filing cabinets as I can make do with the old ones for a couple of weeks. The only draw back, is that the floor hasn't been laid in OH's model room which adjoins my craft room, so there will be dust. I daresay the joiner can do his cutting outside - weather permitting, or a temporary curtain can be put up where the door between the two rooms will be. The walls are painted in lilac, the floor is oak and the blinds will be winter white
Anyway, here are a few pics for your delectation! The next time I post pics I will be in there!
Bye for now.

Paper Roses

Dragon's Dream TIO Challenge #49 "Paper Roses"

It's been a few weeks since I last entered this challenge, I just seem to have been busy with things other than crafting or I was feeling decidedly unwell and not in the mood for crafting. Anyway, when I saw the theme for this one I had to give it a go!

I had to check out the tutorial by Lynne Forsythe after checking out the blog by JoZart and then I was away.

I used a new set of stamps from Creative Expressions and designed by Rubbernecker "Beautiful Ladies for my main image. I actually made the flowers last night following Lynne's tutorial and left them to dry. Then I used a Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Black Auroro EP to stamp my main image, then coloured it in using a foliage big n juicy inkpad. I added a bit of stickles glitter glue in a sort of yellow colour to the flowers in the image. Added a bit of cream lace from my stash and then added the flowers plus another flower and some foliage made using MS punches. The red ribbon threaded through the top is also from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by, and as usual, your comments are appreciated.