Monday, 10 November 2008
Other than that no news really, Molly's got bronchilitis but is fine, still smiles and coos. She's *nearly* rolling over now and likes to make a dive for it if you put her on the couch sat up so have to watch careful.
Ethan is full of snots yet again, Dr said most toddlers will be full of snots from now till february! He's saying one word still - Car. His eyes nearly popped out his head before when a car transporter went by lol bless!
Thats about it really, busy packing and whatnot!
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
I've also been frequenting Do Crafts lately to swap ATC's. I'm into them at the mo as its all I have time for! I look for a challenge, good ATCers particularly stampers to give me something to aim for, they do some fabulous work!
One such person is Tish (Kent) who swapped her gorgeous 6 sided ladies and gentlemen with me and asked for like for like, here was my response!
Monday, 13 October 2008
This one is a Moon Dreams Femme on 6 tiles of 1"x1" stampbord and coloured with alcohol inks and glazed with dimensional magic.
This one is also from the youthful nostalgia plate and is stamped and embossed with moonglow copper obsidan on scraps of paper that have been inked and have layers of gesso on. Its a gatefold gothic arch so has an inside too!
This is the inside, again layered and swiped with gesso and the gold swirls are embossed
I've also made several encustic wax ATC's and other ones which are in my do crafts gallery here http://www.docrafts.co.uk/community/profile/profile.aspx?buddy=216454
Saturday, 4 October 2008
Here's some I made recently, you can see the glow on the top card. The bottom 2 are image wallets so they open up and have pockets inside for sending some stamped images.
I painted tilda with moonshadow ink too so the brown changes colour, its great stuff to work with!
Thursday, 25 September 2008
On to Ethan, oh god love him. He is a little mother hen and helps me with all the housework. He puts his own nappies in the nappy bin, puts his mat back, put the milk in the fridge and closes the door for you, loads and unloads the washer and drier, puts the tablets in the machine, opens the drawer for the conditioner and closes it again, how good is he! Today I let him walk round Asda for the first time ever. He's always been strapped into the pram or trolley as he runs off but I thought I'd give him a chance. A woman was stacking some sandwiches and she had a load in a basket on the floor, one had fallen out. Ethan ran over, picked it up and put it back in the basket for her, how cute is that! I think the majority of his tantrums are down to lack of communication, he's not talking yet. He can say Car and phone and has a go at other words, wont be long now. I dont get many decent pics of him at the mo, he wont keep still long enough!
First up is a Magnolia (surprise surprise!) Its on white card and I put it through the cuttlebug with the divine swirls folder on the bottom half then added a strip of patterned ribbon. The stamp was painted with versamagic chalk for a really subtle effect and the crowns were painted with 18ct gold krylon, the bride has got 3 translucent crystals and the groom has got 3 tiny black gems on the buttons. The 2nd card was done quite similar but you can see the shading on the dress more in that pic. I also used some flowersoft on the bunch of flowers for more dimension.
Friday, 5 September 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Anyways here's mine. First one is So Heavenly Tilda which was coloured using distress inks. Its on silver holographic paper and has 3 jewel brads.
Friday, 15 August 2008
I coloured using various inks and added highlights with sakura stardust clear pen and scratched out some more highlights and stars. I edged the image with palette hybrid ink in beaux arts blue, black stazon and gold krylon. I then separated the pieces and glazed with dimensional magic then mounted onto black card leaving a small gap. I also added some sticky gems to the bottom to finish :)
Friday, 8 August 2008
And this is Jamie's birthday card made with DCWV rock star stack, magnolia edwin with balloon painted with distress inks and outlined with a grey copi cmarker which sheilakins kindly sent me! The stars and number 5 are chipboard
Thursday, 31 July 2008
Also need to go the village and pick up my photo printer ink for Molly's thank you cards, they're ready but just need photos to put on them!
Anyhow, this is one I made for Michelle's birthday who is a chums 4 mums co-ordinator from Crewe. She has rescued horses so I thought she might like it :) Background is moonglow shadow ink (the purple one!) Bronte the horse was painted in distress inks.
This is one I made for my nan's birthday. Its my usual shadow inks and starburst stains only this time I stamped Tilda onto paper matching the background, cut out the top and trousers and glued them on.
This one a bit out of focus sorry, was a rush job! DD came home with this grey piece of card with some ribbon and wooden flowers superglued on and asked if I could do anything with it as it was their english teacher retiring. The kids had written happy retirment..... ummm not good for an english teacher lol! She then told me she needed it for the morning! Was up till 2am working on it for her but did it!
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
And here's Big Bruv taking his job seriously! He's quite taken with her, tries to put her dummy back in and passes me nappies. We have a little routine where I try to spend some one on one with both and then at 5pm we all sit on the couch and watch goldenballs, its quite sweet! Eefie isn't jealous of Molly, he's jealous of me and sometimes he throws a bit of a wobbler if he's not getting his fair share but he's really quite settled and accepting of her which is also nice :)
I gotta show you this card by Sheilakins. She used copic markers to colour it in and coloured the gems and ribbon to match. I recognised the crafter as soon as I saw it, very distinct style has Sheilakins and her work is always top notch
And I managed to make one too! This is for a Noobie swap on our yahoo group. One of the noobies let us down so I step in and replace it so her partner isn't let down. Its a nice and quick one, I stamped on a background of alcohol inks and gold krylon pen, mounted it on white and then another layer of alcohol ink then onto white card. Stamped a HOTP swirl at the bottom in versamagic and added some sticky gems - voila!
Friday, 11 July 2008
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
We also took the kids out for a walk down the trans pennine. Ethan wanted to climb in and out of the new pram, he helped me push Molly Moo and had a good run round.
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
Thursday, 19 June 2008
This is a birthday card I made for Rachael from my UKS team, I was experimentin' and like how it turned out. The background for the stamp I did by running the vintage photo inkpad round the edge, wetting it with a brush and gradually pushing the colour inwards. I like all the colours on it, moonglow shadow and ranger distress inks.
This is Arlyns birthday card - Shhhhh it isnt until Sunday ;) Its my favourite Tilda with flowers in her hair I coloured with distress inks only added lots more water for a more pastel effect. Then I've stamped round the edge with tapestry stamps and added dots of glitter and some real flowers in the corner.
This is Jack L's birthday card. This time its painted with versamagic (chalk) ink. Tapestry stamps again and the background is made with moonglow starburst stains. I liked how Tilda turned out on this one using chalk ink :)
Hope you like :)