Sunday, 20 May 2012

Well just about at the end of another weekend.  What a beautiful day it has been today, not before time mind you!  We managed to get some of the garden tidied up although it doesn't look as if much has been completed despite the hours Hary and I have put in.  Let's hope we get a few sunny days now and we can continue where we left off.

It is my friends birthday later on in the week and for once I am not rushing at the last minute to get a card made.  I was suppose to be in my den this evening creating my circle journal pages for the swap this coming Saturday but this was easier option!  

My friend likes gardening, birds and nature so I am sure she will like the combination of these stamps.

Have a good week. 

Liz x

Sunday, 13 May 2012

I went to theThe Papertrie in Aberdeen and asked my friend Siobhan to chum me, we also had a little stop off at Letham Crafts on the way back down  the road, I was testing out the new Limited Edition "Spring" Tim Holtz inks this morning as well as some canvas photopaper I had bought from Aldi's.  My intention was only to dab the colours to see what they looked like before putting them away but after a few dabs I decided to carry on and made a background with the "solid" dabs as opposed to blending them in.  The colours are fab they are ""Peacock Feathers", "Shaded Lilac" and Squeezed Lemonade".  I then decided to carry on and make a card with the background.  I decided just to use the distress inks for all the stamping and inked up the flowers on the Penny Black "Brush Tulips"  with the Squeezed Lemonade, edged with the Shaded Lilac. I used the "Peacock Feathers" for the stems and wording. 

The weekend is just about over, it is still blowing a gale, pouring with rain and cold.  Yesterday was so lovely, typical British weather!! We were shown how to use the Promarkers yesterday by Debbi Glennie who was demonstrating and doing a workshop at The Papertrie ( so I might sit and have a practice tonight whilst I am watching the telly and having a little glass of wine!!  Have a great week.  Liz x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

A card for Gerry

"Last minute Liz" should be my new name!!  It was Gerry's birthday yesterday - when did I make the card?  Those of you who are in the circle journal group will probably have guessed right, yes, yesterday morning!!!  It is becoming too much of a bad habit leaving my creations to the last minute and I must stop it.  Anyway, as Gerry was in the merchant navy I wanted to use water/boats in my theme and as I had bought this Yacht stamp from Stampin Up and hadn't yet used it, it was a wonderful opportunity to try it out.    Betty (mother) & Gerry are like parents to us and are a very special couple and I wanted to show them just how much they mean to us.  Gerry was absolutely delighted with it and seemingly kept picking it up to look at it! 

Well that is just about the end of another weekend and I had better get back to the pile of ironing I am supposed to be tackling whilst watching Dancing on Ice. Should anyone from the Circle Journal Group read this, no I haven't even started my next two pages yet, still a fortnight to go before we exchange!  The question is, will it be a last minute creation again?  We will just have to wait and see!!

Have a great week.   Liz x

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Stamp Man 3rd yr Annual Awards- Best Favourite Crafting Project for 2011

The Stamp Man are running their Annual Awards again this year and are giving you the opportunity to present your favourite Crafting Project for 2011. I went to a wonderful workshop at Stampaholics in Perth last year where we were shown how to alter a square mirror.  I decided to try my own take on that project using a square wooden frame from the Poundshop and the stamps in my craft room.   Lo & Behold most of the stamps I have used are sets I have purchased over several years "for rainy day projects" and I have combined the various stamps from these sets within this picture. I then restamped the birds/insects seperately and glued on top of the stamped image on the picture to lift and give a 3d effect.  I have finished these off with glossy accents to add dimension and protect the finer areas I have cut out.

Although you cannot see the full effect of the dimensions it is really very effective when looking at the real project.