Friday, 7 January 2011
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
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
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.
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!
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!