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29 April 2011

Hold Me, Dance with Me ...

This is my nod towards the big wedding that is taking place today ...


It is a mountboard Moo, covered front & back in patterned paper from The English Paper Company, using two delightful images from Crafty Individuals.


Four small plum pearls to add a touch of glamour ...


26 April 2011

Texture Tuesday

Texture Tuesday is here again & the challenge this week is
to use at least one layer of Kim's Serendipity texture.


I used two layers of the Serendipity texture & composed a haiku for added visual interest.


The original photograph was taken late October 2009,
on a early morning walk across the downs, where sheep graze freely on open heathland.



25 April 2011

Fuchsia & Butterfly

This greeting card uses a decoupage sheet from La Pashe.


The layers were cut out & edged with black ink, then shaped & adhered using Pinflair's Glue Gel to give added dimension.


I used a sheet of patterned paper from The English Paper Company as backing, with the edges sanded.


For the finishing touches, I added Ranger's Liquid Pearls (White Opal) to the flowers & white pearls in three of the corners.

To see more cards in this series please click here

19 April 2011

Texture Tuesday

Time for some self-indulgent digital playtime, because it's Texture Tuesday.


Our photographic challenge this week was to use two of Kim's textures,
Sweet Treat & Silence.

Here is my finished photograph.


This is my original photograph taken earlier this month of a daffodil growing in my front garden.


In addition to Kim's textures, I also used an old family postcard.

18 April 2011

Sweetpea

This greeting card uses a decoupage sheet from La Pashe.


The layers were cut out & edged with black ink, then shaped & adhered using Pinflair's Glue Gel to give added dimension.


For the finishing touch, I added pearls to three of the corners.


To see more cards in this series please click here

15 April 2011

Easter Beauties

I deliberated & cogitated over what to create for my Easter project this year
& settled on unashamedly stealing an idea from Joanna Urbani
& her gorgeous altered Scrabble tiles.

The initials of each themed tile together spell out a word or in her project,
the names of the delighted recipients. You can see them here.

I made mine out of mountboard inchies not Scrabble tiles
& mine spell out the word
Easter


Each one inch square of white mountboard was covered, front & back,
in patterned paper from K & Company designed by Brenda Walton.


The edges were sanded to add a little aged, distressed, shabby feel.


I found six beautiful faces on Blanca's blog, which I digitally remastered
(altered the colour, tone & resized).


After looking deeply into their eyes,
I gave each lady a description which I felt matched their mood.


To add a hint of colour & focal interest,
I used some Cherry Blossom flowers
leftover from my La Pashe decoupaged greeting cards.


These little beauties will stay in my desk throughout Easter
& raise a smile each time I look at them ...



12 April 2011

Texture Tuesday

In my happy wanderings around blogland, I stumbled upon Kim Klassen's blog & her weekly photographic challenge Texture Tuesdays.


Our photographic challenge this week was to use at least one of Kim's textures. 

I used Sweet Treat & Love.

Here is my finished photograph.


I composed a haiku to fill an empty space on the photograph.

This is my original photograph taken in February this year on a short break in Tuscany.

08 April 2011

Green Paper Challenge

A tag made for the April challenge set by Mary at Green Paper, using the three images provided.


I made a set of five mountboard tags covered in patterned paper from Hot Off The Press. The remaining four are ready for the next few challenges.


I added some scraps of patterned paper designed by Brenda Walton from her Maison range.



06 April 2011

Vintage Text

A couple of Moos made for the current challenge theme on Make a Moo or Two.


If you enjoy creating in small scale (Moos are just 2.8cm by 7cm) pop over to the challenge site to join in & see what others have made.


Hope to see you there

05 April 2011

Important to Me

The prompt this month for the GPP Street Team Crusade
is to think about the people who are important in our lives.


This crusade follows on from the previous one,
so I have continued to work in the same board book from Eco Green Crafts.


To tie the three projects together, I used the same Dover butterfly
& two of the images Michelle provided last month.



There are five tags, with personal details on the reverse of each one.



The ribbon was tied in a simple knot through one of the tags
& stitched on the remaining four.


The patterned papers & tags are from my own Bordeaux collection.



03 April 2011

Sweet Magnolia

A card for Mothers Day using a decoupage sheet from La Pashe.


The layers were cut out & edged with black ink, then shaped & adhered using Pinflair Glue Gel to give added dimension.


The backing is patterned paper from K & Company, with the edges sanded.


To see more cards in this series please click here

02 April 2011

Oriental Poppy

A birthday card using a decoupage sheet from La Pashe.


The layers were cut out & edged with black ink, then shaped & adhered using Pinflair Glue Gel to give added dimension.


I used a sheet of patterned paper from K & Company as backing, with the edges sanded.


To see more cards in this series please click here