Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Not many replies yet to my original post about me hosting one of these swaps, so will wait a bit until I get some more players. I'm thinking I like the idea of the coptic binding, but then I also like the idea my friend Dawny Thomas came up with, where everyone binds their own and then they get the 'look' they are after. Hmmm some more food for thought.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Check this fabo "Good Luck in your New Home" card that I received from Belinda Schneider today! I just love love love love love the colours Belinda uses together. Belinda also makes a lot of her own stamps - which I'm just in awe of - and then she makes these fabulous backgrounds using them. I love the shape of the card, not something I've done before, but now am inspired to do.
Also in the package from Belinda was this gothic arch page. Ok I'm definitely inspired to do a whole book of these now. Anybody want to do a swap?? I'll host, not sure how I'll bind it yet, but leave me a comment if you're interested in doing a swap. Nice thick one would be good. Due date will be yonks and yonks away, but if you're inspired as much as I am by this, drop me a line....
But wait there's more!! How lucky am I to also get 3 ATC's!! Check these beauties out! Again with absolutely yummy scrummy Belinda backgrounds!
Did I say more!! Yes there is more..... Belinda has sent me some yummy gifts also. Check out the vintage napkin these goodies were lovingly wrapped up in. I've not seen anything like that here (Belinda is from Luxemborg), so I can't wait to have a play with it. What about the rusted heart and snow flake! I know exactly what I'm going to do with those....Ok it might take me a little while to get there, but I do have plans for them (in my mind anyway).
Thanks so much Belinda, I'm just in awe!! Not only of your work, but also of how sharing/caring you are.... Big hugs Natxx
Monday, February 26, 2007
Made this card last night for a friend who is having a birthday. Maybe she will read this post, maybe not, before she get's the card. Once again horrid photo of it, but it's too lumpy/bumpy to scan and well I need to either invest in a better camera or learn how to use the one I have better. Anyway hopefully this lady wont guess it's for her and it'll be a nice surprise. Happy Birthday my friend for tomorrow!! Ahhh now there you go, I've given it away. So it'll be a little belated..... big hugs Natxx
Friday, February 23, 2007
Yay had a play with some new stamps I got the other day. OK, so this goes against one of my NY resolutions, but I have to say I have wanted this grumpy prince (the larger version) stamp for sooooooooooo very long. Gotta love those Stampers Anon stamps, especially the Tim Holtz range. Ok can you tell I'm a fan of his!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
|You Are Best Described By...|
Landscape With Butterflies
By Salvador Dali
|You Are 55% Left Brained, 45% Right Brained|
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I do love these challenges on WS. This weeks theme is butterflies and here is a canvas I made last night for this theme. I do love these challenges, as it makes me dig deep into my stash of stamps and see what I can come up with. I have used a script stamp on this canvas, however it is faded and in the background of the canvas. Hope that that's ok. The rest are assorted collage elements.
I can't seem to get away from using the colour Aqua at the moment. This time I thought I'd combine it with orange instead of the copper colour combo, I've been doing so much of lately.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Anyway I digress, here is my latest Fat Book Page for the ABC group - theme is Wings. Thanks to Belinda Schneider for sending me the white wings recently, I love them. I have been itching to use them, but hadn't (until now) found the 'right' image to go with them.
As usual my scanning is dodgy......things/colours/lumps are always better in the flesh.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
A little bit of vintage from me this week for the Wednesday Stamper Challenge which is footwear. I haven't done vintage in a LONGGGGGGGG time, so thought I would re-visit it. This card I will be sending to my neice for her bday as she loves vintage.
Have used Paperbag Studio stamp, Collections Ephemera, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and also my dymo to make the word steps. Thanks Kelsey for sharing with me your technique of running cardstock through the Dymo machine, instead of tape.
Have a great week everyone!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
And to top it off, she is also one of the nicest, most loveliest people I've ever met.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Here is my latest page for the ABC group. 8 pages to go... the theme here is Retro. Thanks Kelsey for picking this theme (NOT).... Ok so it's not a style I normally work in. I love and admire what people do with it (especially Kelsey who does such fabulous Retro work), but I just found this so difficult. Not my best work ladies, sorry, but anyway hopefully you still like it. Well you gotta love the quote anyway!
And this one is from France Chevalier. Well France also uses colours/paints in such a beautiful way, that I would one day love to be able to do. Another KL mould, which I just have to HAVE!!
The ATC here, is from Sally Garrett, who is a super star. She is going through such a rough trot at home, with 2 people in her family, suffering from Cancer and she is a working mum of 3. And yet, she found time to do this ATC for me. Big hugs to you Sall and thinking of you and your family...
And this one is just awesome. From Kelsey O'Mullhane who has used some foil tape, some dry emossing, black paint and some clipart, to get this sensational ATC.
And this one is from the very talented Kylie Mell, who does vintage so well. Thanks Ky!
Another sensational ATC... this one is from Lorri Lennox
This one is from Dawn Thomas or as I call her Dawny P (short for Prawn).
This beauty is from Debbi Baker who is an extremely talented and well known artist who lives in a rural town of WA called Kalgoorlie.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
In my bid to use/aquaint myself with stamps and ephemera I haven't used/seen in a while, I thought I'd challenge myself by just grabbing whatever out of the cupboard and trying to make something (worthwhile) to look at.
So here's what I came up with. All quite different I think.
The flower ATC, you might say is even slightly "cute". Not my usual style, but had fun anyway.