Monday, June 30, 2014

For My Mum.

I painted this picture for My Mum the Day before she died.
It is drawn from
The Australian Birthday Book
Galah Paper
and is the Swift Parrot.
The bird for her Month of  October.
You never saw it but this is for you Mum

Thursday, June 26, 2014


My Butterfly Challenge has another week to run
and the current theme is Monochromatic.
I had a picture that I'd painted when I first started oil painting
but never really liked it so I decided to repaint over it
and make this wall Plaque instead. 
I painted over the original picture using
tester pots in two shades of  purple.
On the bottom third I added some drops of deep purple to the second colour
to make the darkest shade.
Whilst the canvas was still wet I laid some bubble wrap over the top and pressed down
to create a textured finish.
I used Penny Black's 'Delicate Wings 'die
to cut 4 base butterflies from white card
which I glued together  and then used the deep purple to paint over.
Attached to canvas using 3d sticky pad tape
Sentiment was created in word using 'Informal Roman' text
and colouring both the wording and background on the computer.
Printed onto paper and then glued onto a scrap of card and cut into the fish tail banner.
Pearls from my stash.
Hope this gives you some inspiration for joining in my challenge.
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #130  Use your snippets. (reused canvas. odds of white card).
Use Your Stuff #141 Texture.
Through the Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Rhedd and Rosie's #35 Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #266 Things with wings.
The Sister hood Of Crafters #  For the love of monochromatic.
Incy Wincy Designs # Things with wings.
Dream Valley #84 Monochrome.

Monday, June 23, 2014

New Home (Arriving).

Having made a New home card for our neighbours that left recently
I also made a Card for our new Neighbours
Laura and Tom.
Again unwittingly I have chosen a digi that looks just like their
new house.
Now that is spooky!
DP. is a digi paper by Raspberry Road 'Apple Cinnamon' collection.
Coloured using Promarkers to match the papers.
New Home sentiment is from a paper by Alison Butler.
Digi by Spyder's Web.
Pearls from stash.

Inside of card using more of the same  DP.
Wording created on computer and printed off.

Entering into the following challenges:
SuzyBee's Bloomin Challenge #34 Anything goes.
Scribble & Scrap #21 Anything goes.
One Stitch At A Time #218 Anything goes.
My Craft Creations # Anything goes.
Crafting From The Heart #24 Anything goes.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pick up a Penguin.

Still not up to blogging but again this was a post I had prepared earlier in the month for posting .
It's time again for another card over at the Christmas Card Club.
This time the theme has been set by Carol who is asking for
If we didn't have a penguin we were allowed to use an alternate
Christmas Bird.
I didn't have any penguin stamps or digi's but I did have an old recycled card
so I used that instead!
 I used a silver card blank and matted with DP.
by Dovercraft from their Back to Basics Christmas. Pack
Old recycled card had a row of 5 penguins but I decided to cut it down to 3.
Die cut using Spellbinders 'Majestic Elements '
Matted onto red card also by Dovercraft and Die cut using the same  set.
Greeting was salvaged from bottom of the card and matted onto the red.
Raised up with 3d strip to give dimension.

For Dad.

Thank you for all your kind comments regarding my Mum.
 Each and every one has been much appreciated.
Dad has now been told but how much he took in we don't know. He has not asked or talked about Mum since so hope that he has accepted it in one small part of his world. 
I wasn't going to post this as I still do not feel up to blogging  but the card was made ages ago and the post had been sitting in my scheduled list. 
This is the card I made for my Dad for Father's Day.
SU card stock used for the base
I used an old recycled card for the image which I think he will enjoy looking at.
The letters were cut from the leftover SU card stock using
Sizzix Alphabet die 656133.
Picture die cut using Spellbinders 'Romantic Rectangle'
and mounted on white card.
I used my mini Hougie board to emboss the raised  lines around the edges.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Time Stands Still.

ForMy Mum
28/10/1919 -07/06/2014
Going off line now.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Cotton Anniversary.

I recently made this  2nd Wedding Anniversary card.
I had fully intended making one of the new folding pop up cards
that are so popular right now but somehow it
morphed into a joy fold card!!

DP. are digis by Bearly Mine.
The plain cotton weave pattern is from their 'Steam Punk Fantasy ' collection.
Flower pattern  is from their 'Floral Fantasy collection.
Card shown in the closed position.

Fully opened.
 I wanted something to connect the two corners
showing the names and this pile of  crem cotton threads was on my desk.
A light bulb moment so I tied them together and glued across the diagonal join.
Cotton for 2nd Anniversary!!

Back of card for the personal greeting to be added.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart #
My Craft Creations #
Through the Craft Room Door #
Creative Moments #
4 Krafty Girlz #
Sister Act #
Scribble and Scrap #
Challenges 4 Everybody #
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper #
Sparkle and Sprinkle #

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

New Home (Leaving).

Our neighbours of 11 yrs recently moved out .
4 kids later and they ran out of space so have gone
to another property in the village with more room.
This is the card I made for them.
I didn't realise at the time I made the card  but the digi is actually 
 a fair likeness of their new home!
 DP. is by Alison Butler. Adhered to blank card and distressed round edges.
Coloured card stock by SU and given the same treatment.
Digi by Spyders Web.
I coloured in using Promarkers to match the papers.
Die cut using Spellbinders 'Majestic Elements'
Pearls from stash.
Stitching done by hand.

Inside of card using more of the DP.
Wording created on computer and printed off.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart #21 Anything goes.
My Craft Creations # Anything goes. 
Through the Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
4 Krafty Girlz # 19 Anything goes.
Sister Act # 59 Anything goes.
Scribble and Scrap # 19 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #127 Use your snippets(off cut of white card).
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper # Anything goes. 

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Blogging problems!

Finally managing to be linked up without the Internet dying on me every. 5mins. Though I still do not have my email working which links to blogger, can only see my reading list when  it feels like it and some of your blogs appearing  as a totally black screen but I am here!!  Will be around you all to comment ASAP. Till then hugs Mrs A.

Natvivity Scene.

It's time for another make over at the Christmas Card Club.
This time the theme has been set by Sue J. who is asking for
A Nativity Scene.
Now this nearly had me running for the hills
 until I remembered that I had a nativity scene by Woodware which had come
in a Craft Barn £15 goody box ages ago.
The original concept for this card was to make  a Joy Fold card
but it sort of got way laid and has a folder missing and a belly band instead!!
Don't ask me  I'm just the maker!!!
Card base is made from  SU Card Stock.
Red card came from Hobby Craft.
Stripey paper off cut from Dovercraft's Back to Basics Christmas pack.
Sentiment created in word and printed off to match the stamped wording.

Card with belly band removed.
This stamp set has several elements in it so I created a scene for each page.
Image is a modern design which I stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
I decided to leave  as is to give visual impact.

Inside of card.

Back of card.

Reverse of belly band with space for adding a personal greeting.

Entering into the following Challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #127. Use up your snippets (Stripey paper.)
My Craft Creations # Anything goes.
4 Krafty Girlz#19 Anything goes.
Sister Act #59 Anything goes.
Scribble and Scrap #19 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts  Extra# Anything goes.
Crimbo Crackers#65 No designer paper.
Christmas Stampin All Yr Long #13 Anything goes.
Completely Christmas#14 Anything goes.