Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Manicccccccccccccccccc!

I am just sooooo manic at the moment! I'm making personalised notebooks for DD and her friends, they all want pink lol! All have to be done by Tuesday so I'm sure I'll do it! Doesnt help my wrist is KILLING ME!!! I fell down the stairs a week last sunday and its been sore since then, irony is I live in a bungalow so stairs are few and far between lol!
Also on our group Crafty Cardmaking I challenged Benita to the Ugly Moo challenge! This is a stamp I've had for years and years and I saw it on ebay a while back, the seller calling it the most hideous cow stamp in the world or something along those lines. Benita took pity being the kind hearted Saffer girl she is and bought her for the grand sum of 1p! I challenged Benita her cow versus mine and half the forum have joined in all making this poor cow a pretty girl lol!
Here's mine, she's sat on a wooden swing which does actually move :D Benita is having her for her birthday hehe!
Anyways off to put the kids to bed, Ethan is falling asleep with Evil Ted!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Just Magnolia challenge 1

Phew made it just in time!


Here's my entry for the very first just magnolia blog. http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/





Friday, 17 April 2009

Truly Scrumptious challenge 5



Another great sketch this fortnight, I'm a bit quicker off the mark this time lol!
I turned this one round as I was using the Gorjuss Girl stamp :) Papers are again from my QVC set and I coloured with H2O's and distress inks. Thanks for looking :)


Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge 8


Thought I'd give this a whirl as Tiets has made a fab sketch to have a crack at.

I used my new QVC papers, god knows who they are by but I luuuurve them :D They're edged with brilliance coffee bean which is becomming a favourite lately too. Stamp is one of the Gorjuss Girls by Sugar Nellie :) Flowers I made with the papers from the set and Gorjuss is painted with H2O's coz I'm too poor for copics with 2 babies lol!



Sunday, 12 April 2009

Easter Bonnets!

Well the kids went on an Easter egg hunt and we'd been asked for them to wear bonnets with a prize for the bestest! Me being me got stuck straight into making them, havent made one before so was a learning curve.



Here's Ethan's design....


I used starburst stains and cut out a grass shape, made bunny shapes (ovals and ears) and covered them in pva before sticking on cotton wool and taking off the excess. They're secured with brads so they move. The daffodils are all handmade and I used sticky letters to spell Hoppy Easter and covered them in scrapito foil. I made the eggs out of brown card then drew choc squares with watercolour pencil and blended them and added the purple paper over the top.



Molly's I went more for the Showgirl look! The birds have attacked the pampas grass in the garden and snapped all the stalks so waste not want not I pulled some off gave it a wash and dyed it pink! The greenery is from one of the trees outside and it has various mulberry flowers and beads on.




I was quite amazed that both kids wore them no problem without flinging them off every 2 minutes! Anyway, Ethan's bonnet won it :D He proudly accepted a prize of an easter egg hunt pack with chocolate bunnies and marshmellows in. He was in chocolate heaven on the way home!

Truly Scrumptious challenge #4

Flower Power! Thought I'd give my new Gorjuss girls a whirl, I liked the sketch this time, kinda reminded me of Easter. Papers are from I set I just acquired from QVC, I love the lovely earthy tones of the set so expect to see a few more popping up in that type of colour.