Friday, 27 July 2012

Little Bird

Good morning everyone, I hope you're not too hot!  I am having trouble sleeping in the heat and I'm working nights tonight so I've got to develop a strategy for today to work out when to go back to bed! 
Here's another card I made recently:
Colours used are Marina Mist and Perfect Plum, which go so well together.  I've used the spotty dsp and the script side.  The brown is Early Espresso.
Here's a close up of the image
This stamp was free with a magazine.  I've stamped it onto watercolour paper and coloured it with Marina Mist and Perfect Plum pens, washed over with a little bit of water.  It's created a lovely effect.
A little white satin ribbon and a tag complete the card.  Great fun to make.
I'm so excited about the Olympics, as you probably know, I'm horse mad and can't wait to watch all the horsey stuff, but I think I'll be at work for a lot of it.
Have a great weekend everyone, I'm off to make my granddaughter's birthday card.
Jane xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

I'm Back!

Wow, it's been an incredibly busy couple of months since I was last on here.  I've completed my coursework (I'm the only one that's done it!) and can now concentrate on cardmaking again in my free time.  I can't tell you how much I've missed it, it shows how important a part of my life it's become.
I did have a fantastic time doing some card making with the residents at work yesterday.  I was awake all night thinking what to do and decided to keep it really simple, just basic stamping and punching with the Posy Punch, but they were fascinated by it.  I suppose if you've never seen anything like it before (bearing in mind most of the residents are well into their 80's) it is a bit stunning, isn't it?  They had great fun turning the handle of my Texture Boutique and couldn't believe how the embossed card came out.  They were thrilled with what they made, so I think it'll be a regular fixture in their calendar from now on.  It was joyous to see the looks on their faces when they proudly showed each other their creations.  It just goes to show that crafting is for anyone of any age, doesn't it?
I've had a little bit of time to do some card making myself, fortunately.  This is one of my very recent creations:
I love the way these colours work together, which are Cajun Craze and Peach Parfait.  It's my first go with this colour and I've fallen in love with it.  In fact, what's happened is, I've fallen in love with last year's In Colours when it's nearly too late!  You'll probably recognise the stamps I've used from the Elementary Elegance stamp set.  I'm so glad I bought this now, I can see myself using it for years. 
Well I'd better go and jump in the shower and get ready for work.  Before I go I'd just like to say how wonderful it's been keeping up with all of your amazing blogs while I've been off, it's really kept me going.  Keep up the good work, you're an inspiration (you know who you are!)
Back soon, I hope
Jane xx