Monday, 30 August 2010

With One Sheet of Paper

Can you believe that anyone could supply a sheet of paper with sssooooooo many colour ways that it allowed you to create a card without the need to hunt through the rest of your stash for that perfect matching piece of paper. To be fair any of the gorgeous Artylicious CD's will give you that finish and they are available here.
The letters were cut using a cuttlebug alphabet and the finishing ribbons were again from Graphicus.

Looking forward to meeting all those going to the Crafters Paradise Retreat on Friday - Excitement Building yet???!!!

Happy Stamping

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Cackles, Coverns and Craft....

I don't know what the weather has been like where you are but for the past two days we have been sporting fleeces and feeling that autumnal evening chill. Still no time for discussing the weather - this weekend is going to be a busy one as Graphicus are having the Open Days on Friday and Saturday. I've been up to the shop this week and there are some new 'GORGEOUS GOODIES' to temp you. I did spy some rather lovely prima flowers and thought immediately of a use for them. There will be demonstrations all weekend - Glenda, Lynne, Judith, Lesley and myself and Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals will be there on Saturday. I did hear 'Halloween' mentioned - cackles, coverns and craft - will we ever live that down! Anyway it would be lovely to see you there.

Take Care


Monday, 2 August 2010

Secrets of The Deep

We saw this life sculpture on a recent trip to The Baltic with my Brownies. I have to say I was impressed at her ability to crowd control using only her eyes. The Mermaid also started a new trend in an old game of 'statues' - amazing how those traditional games keep making a comeback. Anyway the costume and make up were amazing and the quote of the night had to be from one of my Brownies who asked a silent mermaid 'can you get eyeshadow like that at Boots?' The silence of the Mermaid said it all.

In homage to the Mermaid I made this card from an A5 themeplate from Elusive Images called 'Mermaid Queen'

She was stamped with Memento Paris Dusk and coloured in with a selection of copic colours. Glamour Dust and distress stickles added the sparkle and some rock candy crackle added a little dimension to the sea floor. She does have two other themeplate friends and I'm hoping to post something from them soon.

Happy Stamping