Friday, 7 January 2011

Last Two Calendars

The top one was for my daughter's head teacher and uses more of the delectable Hanoverarian papers and the secon one was made using my new Black and Gold Forever Friends CD Rom. First time I've ever designed anything using a CD so I was quite pleased with it.


During the last few days of 2010 and the first few of 2011, I was busy making some desk calendars. Here's a few examples (I think I've got 2 more to show you). Two of them are Forever Friends decoupage, the top one (probably the most crafty one) uses K&Company Blue Poppy paper and embellishments and the other one is using the gorgeous V&A Hanoverian collection papers which I think are just divine. The calendars were given to the children's teachers as new year presents (they were supposed to have been done for Christmas but I hadn't even started them before the holidays) and one was for a dear friend of mine.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

First Card for 2011

My birthday is New Year's Eve and I have a friend who's birthday is New Year's Day. We were both born in the same year but are a year apart in age and only a day apart in birthdays! The image here is a stamp I bought for my birthday from the Glitterpot yesterday (thanks hubby) from Wild Rose Studio and coloured with Promarkers The message is from a set I bought in Florida. I used a Nestie from a new set I bought yesterday (Labels 15) which I edged with Promarker to make it stand out a bit more. The backing paper is Papermania (So Sweet I think but I've had it ages and there's no cover on the pad!). Some gems add the necessary new year sparkle!
I have entered this card in 2 challenges, both were anything goes

Male Birthday

At least I think I sent it to a man! I was after a clean and simple background so I just embossed some lines onto a plain white card blank. The image (LOTV) seemed to shout out simple so I stamped it onto watercolour paper and got my trusty watercolour pencils out. The colours were minimal and the finished image was mounted onto another piece of white card. A Craftwork Card oval finishes it.

Nephew Birthday cards

A couple of very simple birthday cards for my nephews, both in their 30's. The paper is MME fron a stack I bought in Florida and I used some gromlets that came with my Crop-o-dile in the QVC set. A birthday message from Craftwork Cards finishes them off. Very simple (and quick) but okay for men!

Happy New Year

Has it really been that long since I updated my Blog? It might seem that it means that I haven't been making anything but that's not the case, I just don't seem to have got around to either taking pictures or sharing them. I shall put that right now with a couple from last year that I've just found on my camera and my first one for 2011 - I have a friend who's birthday is the day after mine and a whole year later although we were actually born in the same year!