Monday, April 30, 2012

Polka Dots - Clean and Simple

I'm not sure I always quite get there with my CAS cards,but I sure do try.Sorry about the shadows the afternoon sun has just about gone.

Papercraft Star - challenge 94 - Polka Dots

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Just for you

The leaves were painted with clear nail polish to give a glossy effect.I think the card base looks like one of those stiff skirts worn by Irish dancers.

I hope you can see the shine ,I've laid one of flowers on the matt paper I used.I couldn't find any shiny paper in my stash that I liked for this card,the shops were closed so I had to improvise.Before punching or cutting out your design cover the paper in clear sellotape or the clear sticky back plastic used to cover books and recipe cards--INSTANT GLOSSY EFFECT.

The Lollipop Ladies challenge 44 - Lifesavers and Gloss

Monday, April 23, 2012

Knit one purl one

I'm knitting these little tops /dresses and hats for babies in Africa .Not your usual pale baby colours as they show the dirt too quickly .These little outfits may be worn for several days if the family is poor.They don't take very long to make and I do them in the evenings when I watch TV.

Off to do my ironing now ,catch up with you later .

Friday, April 20, 2012

A ticket to Paris

Papercraft Star -challenge 93 - Something French -

The Eiffel Tower and Fleur de lis are from THATB the poster is from Very Merry Vintage.

Austin Powers or Herbie

I was such a happy bunny this morning ,we had two hours of rain, NO gardening ,NO laundry which means I can craft.It is short lived and the sun is now blazing down.

Anyway ,this little card which is all cut by hand is for challenge 10 at Unstampables.Use the colours of your countries flag and not use a square or rectangular card shape.

Rainbow Lady's challenge 201 - St George's Day /Patriotic/British.I was patriotic to Britain for 42 years before I moved to Saudi Arabia and then to Australia. I'm sure this won't be my last place to call home ,I can see another move in the future,perhaps a retirement home Europe .I can only hope.

I'm not really into using strong colours like blue and red together ,HOWEVER this paper (which came from Merry at Unstampables )is perfect .I couldn't decide if the numberplate should be LOVEBUG from HERBIE or to go with the psychedelic car and AUSTIN POWERS.The sentiments are stickers.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A busy day filled with colour

The washing machine is rumbling away and I'm chopping branches from overgrown shrubs then raking the lawn .It was such a beautiful morning I decided to grab the camera and take a few pics.I've only gone for the larger flowers ,it may be Autumn but the garden is awash with colour.

This camellia with the leaf insect on the right is my favourite pic.The intended bloom had a large ant crawling about inside so I flicked it off along with half the petals. Luckily I saw another bloom and it had this little visitor.

Enjoy your day,I have to paint this afternoon so I am not sure if I will have time to make a card.

Monday, April 16, 2012

So Tweet

Papercraft Star - challenge 92 -Umbrellas.

2 Sisters - challenge - 87 -flowers ,not just embellishments but flowers which are part of your image.

Sarah Hurley - challenge 64 - Circles - cards or scrapbook page.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Flowers and more flowers

How hard can it be to find time to make a card ? Very hard at the moment my hands are full with either a paint brush or a garden tool , it should be craft scissors.I took time out this morning to make this summery card .I like the idea of flowers over the garden fence.

The green paper is Kaisercraft 'Chanteuse Collection' the pink double sided paper is 'Enchanted' from Pebbles.The large flowers I hand cut and the centres are a small heart punch.I went a bit overboard with the bling and used big stones.Not sure why the green looks a lot darker on the pic showing the inside of the card,you can see in the bottom pic it's a very pretty bright green.

The Crafter's Cafe - challenge 3 - A Spring theme with pastels.
Everybody- Art- Challenge 188 - Spring

Welcome Twinnies

Our new challenge at The Lollipop Ladies - Gummy Bears + Fur . .

My little bears are on the inside of the card . I cut an aperture from a card blank and then covered it with pink paper .The blue frame looked better offset and added a bit more interest to a plain card. The sentiment was a freebie which I won't use again as I really don't like having a word upside down.The rocking horse is a clear stamp which I cut out.
You have two weeks to enter .Our DT cards will be shown along the way.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

What time is it.

Yeh ,I got to use my favourite brand when making this card ,Graphic45 .They have some fabulous paper and tags in amazing colours.My local craft shop stock all their papers .

This clock paper is called 'Timely Point of View' from the 'Proper Gentleman' Collection .After sticking a page from an old book onto the base card I fussy cut around one corner of the clock paper .The sentiment is computer generated.

Papercraft Star - challenge 91 - Anything goes.
Sugar Creek Hollow - challenge 5 - Birthday - Vintage style.