Monday, 29 December 2008
Sunday, 28 December 2008
I used on of the images for a quick card for a friend who needed a card to give, I used the coloured images and the sentiment that come with the bundle. I printed one image and the sentiments and the words Happy Birthday directly onto the card, then I printed the image out again 3 times so I could decoupage it. I was pleased with the result for such a quick card to make.
Saturday, 27 December 2008
My mum had an idea for our friend for christmas that we would take her out shopping and for lunch in the New Year, as she loves going out with us. I wanted her to still have something to open so decieded to do an exploding box.
The box was cut on the craft robo using a template that Etui22 designed (thank you) from UKscrappers and I used Dottie and George images to decorated the inside flaps.
After making this, one of my friends saw it and I made another one for her grandad to hold some money, the differnce being that I also made a little box to go in the centre to hold the money. I forgot to take a photo of the box closed, so you only have the insided to look at.
I did ask Santa for a Brain but as you can see I did not get one!!
Well....Its nearly upon us, Christmas 2008! What a year it has been, the good,the bad and the Ugly!!!My challenge this week is going for the end of our festive juices.RED,GREEN AND GOLD....Of course it doesn't have to be festive, it can be any card or thing you like, as long as you use a downloads from Charmed Cards and Crafts, if your new to the site, click on the blinkies,you'll be in for a treat!!!! Loads to choose from! Also I'd like you to use as much RED,GREEN & GOLD as you can.There are some fantastic sample cards from the design team, as usual and Claire and Michelle have shone again!!!.Remember to go and checkout each designers blog to find out all the info on their card and don't forget to leave a comment so we can go and look at yours.Michelle
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Sunday, 30 November 2008
The challenge this week was set by Karen : My Monday Mojo card this week involved pictures of the recipient plus one of the Animal Magic downloads, Henry Hare, I decided to use the idea for today's challenge.
I would like to see a download, or downloads, interacting in some way with a picture of either the recipient or "something else". So it doesn't have to be a picture of a person but it must be a real photograph, and not just clipart etc. You could of course just do a layout and that would cover the requirements; it's up to you.
This may very well take you out of your comfort zone, but have a go and I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you come up with.
I decided to use Scruff (again). When I first met my husband one thing he had to understand was that there would always be dogs in our life's. Stig is our current dog and has been with us for about 5 years. His a lurcher with no brains but lots of love. I decided to use the quote 'Love me Love my Dog' and do a picture to go in a frame, the colour of the picture was not quite right, but I am quite pleased with the overall effect. Thanks for the challenge Karen.
Saturday, 29 November 2008
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I have done this one just in time this week! Again though you will notice its for a birthday I missed, I really do need more weekend left at the end of the week! Any how back to the card, the was a really quick card, I have been given the blue flower paper by a neighbour some time again, and I thought it would work quite well with Hippie George. I used the pre-coloured one for speed (I love these when time is short) put him into word so I could add a speech bubble, then cut him out with my craft knife and mounted him with 3d foam. Then to add a little sparkle I used gem love hearts and put a few in the centres of the flowers and used the gem dots to make his necklace sparkle.
Sunday, 9 November 2008
I decided to go with bright colours, I used the image of George at work and coloured it using paint on the computer. I then added a Speech bubble in word so the George had a voice. I printed it onto speckled card and cut it out. It is then mounted onto the bright Yellow card with silicon glue. This in turn is then mounted onto the bright blue card with brads and an insert added. The card is for my friends birthday who hates the thought of getting nearer to 30, he will be 26 tomorrow, but I could not miss the opportunity to wind him up. Hope you like it, thanks for the challenge Juliet.
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Black, white and a splash of .........COLOUR!!!
I want your creations this week to include one or more of the Charmed Download images and to be only 3 main colours. Black, white and one colour of your choice. You can use as many tones of grey and of your chosen colour and you can obviously use a skintone and haircolour ( I am feeling generous! LOL )but that's it.
After coming up with the idea I wondered if it could work, Dottie and George images are usually so bright and cheery.....but looking at the images again there are many out there that would work.....not forgetting the cats and of course the stunning NEW Animal Magic Collection.
It’s time for the monthly give away!!!!!!!!!“Everybody who enters this week’s challenge (following all the rules) before Sunday 9th NOVEMBER will get this lovely freebie Fairy Dottie image. You can only get it through joining the challenge so once it’s over it goes back into the vaults! (terms still apply). All you have to do is play along as usual, mention the freebie on your blog and link to us, leave us a comment then email Louise so she can reply with your image, Non blogging customers can email their photograph to Louise.”
I want to see SPOTS. It doesn't have to be Dottie, you can of course use any of the downloads. BUT I don't just want to see a circle or two.
I deceided to so a card for my brother in laws birthday. I chose some paper that I had laying around, not sure on the make, and matted this onto white card. I used George Graduation image, and then in word made the word matts. The one at the bottom of the card says : A wise man once said,"Don't count your years,make your years count." Then the inside verse says: ...or was it "beers?"Either way, that's prettygood advice. Happy Birthday. On the inside I did a smaller Geogre Graduation image. Finally I finished it all with some dotty Gems. Sorry its a bit late for the challenge, but life has been a challenge this week!! Thanks for the challenge Ruth, I really enjoyed it.
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Saturday, 18 October 2008
A is for Acetate with a hint of pink!!It can be a whole acetate card,an aperture of acetate,an embelishment as long as Acetate is there some where & as October is Breast Cancer awareness month I'd like to see some pink!!!.And the use of one or more images from the downloads on Charmed Cards and Crafts,i.e Dottie,George,Cats etc.
For this I used a cream card as the background, then mounted acetate using eyelets, threaded some 'its a girl' ribbon through on either side. Then finished with the Dottie image and congratulations. Another great Challenge.
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Hi After a couple of trying weeks I am back and firstly I thought I would share how we said good bye to my Dad. It would seem strange to say that a funeral could be a happy occasion but, although we had tears my dads good bye was filled with laughter. I think he had the last laugh as he had very bad dress sense and one of his wishes was that at his funeral there should be no black, so as dad always wore Hawaiian shirts or pink shirts, we thought this should be the dress code. In one of our local shops they could not understand the rush on pink shirts and ties, until someone explained it was for a funeral!
My dad was known as Homie as he worked in a power station so on his flowers we had an little Homie as the centre piece. The power station even had 2 min's of silence and the flags a half mast for my dad. (the last time they did that was when the Queen Mother died) He always thought he was 'King' of the power station. When we arrived at the crematorium I could not believe how many people turned up to say good bye there was over 200 people and all had honoured my dads wishes and wore bad shirts and shorts, even the vicar wore his brightest outfit.
In the service there was tears and laughter, and although my sister are very forward and talking to everyone, I am not so my bit for dad was to do the service sheets. On these I used a water mark of a Scuba Diver as dad was a trustee for the Scuba Trust (a disabled Diving Organisation).
My Kids said goodbye by sending balloons up to heaven one was a motorbike, as dad rode a vintage one, and the other was a me to you bear, carrying a hug.
The last lines of the poem I put on the service sheet summed up my dad and how he would want us to be:' You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your back, or you can do what he would want: Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.'
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Friday, 5 September 2008
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Monday, 25 August 2008
Another Lurcher done as a 'Relax' on your birthday card. This was an image I had that I printed out a few times and then decoupaged it. The papers came from the Paper Company.
Sunday, 24 August 2008
This card was made for the Sunday Challenge from Dottie's world. I used the craft robo to cut the words down the side of the card, then I embossed the letters with glittered red embossing powder. The Image was printed onto card then cut out using tag template on craft robo, I slightly enlarged to template to cut the mat, then cut out the joined hearts again on the robo. I used some heart ribbon in the tag and finished with a glittered heart. I like the card but I am not very happy with how the embossing on the letters turned out, but I suppose that's how we learn
My dogs name is Stig, the kids named him Stig after the Book 'Stig of the dump' But our Stig was known as 'Stig that was Dumped!' as he was abandoned when he was 5 months old. He is now 6years old and is also known as long legs no brain!