Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Anyway today is my FIL's birthday so I can't really get away with not doing a card. I opted for the easy option of the word 'Dad' and a beer. A winning combination in my book when it comes to Dad cards (unless the dad is teetotal of course).
Here is the finished item (poor light strikes again):
Basic Grey 'Infuse' papers
recyled coffee cup liner
Chipboard letters cut using the Cuttlebug red tag sale alpha
Quickutz beer mug die
Screw head brads from Crafts By Carolyn
Inking and stitching
Also just a quick thank you to everyone who has left comments on my blog, I love reading them. It's also nice to know that people appreciate my attempts at crafting and rambling.
Got to go and make tea, I've promised Mr Crafty Blogger a chicken pie (his favourite). Oh what a domestic goddess I am :)
Monday, 24 November 2008
I also found some time (in between faffing on Photoshop and going to the gym) to join in with today's HerSpace:MySpace:HisSpace prompt which is 'Scottish'. I resisted the temptation to pop off to Spar and but some Tunnocks tea cakes, and raided my bottle cap collection instead. So here's my take on 'Scottish' courtesy of the Calendonia Brewery.
(I'm saving the bottlecaps to make one of these fab Crimbo decs)
Sunday, 23 November 2008
I decided to combine my felt robin idea with this week's DCM Dare, set by Vanessa:
Good morning everyone, my name is Vanessa, aka Ellepiggo, I've been cardmaking for several years now and I'm delighted to be part of the Daring Cardmakers team. This is my first time at setting the dare and as we're on "firsts" I thought about the first thing that springs to my mind every morning - Coffee!! LOL!
Yes, I'm a bit of a cappuccino/latte macchiato girl, so I want to see lots of cards inspired by coffee!! Coffee colours, cup shaped cards, card inspired by a coffee jar label, using coffee beans on your card, coffee shop logos on your cards etc etc.....
I also realised I hadn't blogged my felt tree card toppers which I made ages ago, so here they are. Although they still have to find their way on to cards!
Sorry about the poor photos again today - the light was really against me, even in the middle of the day.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
I can vouch for the fact that this really is a fantastic 'space' to while away a few hours.
I've also found another shot from the weekend which fits the 'Italian' prompt thanks to the 'Italian Inspiration' scooter:
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
At least I can say I used it the same day it arrived and I made this:
I'm not totally sure about the card, but I had to do a birthday card v.quickly.
It also ties in nicely with this weeks dare over on Daring Card Makers, which is good.
Ingredients: papers are basic grey (pheobe???), boss kut bird and nestabilities die, raffia, inking and pen stitching - v.simple really.
On Monday I got a lovely surprise. I am a regular reader of the Paper and String Blog as it's full of felt lovelyness. Last week, Sarah who runs the blog was offering her monthly freebie, and as part of the draw you had to link to a crafty project on your website or blog. I wasn't really sure that card making counted, but I linked to my felt birthday card. Anyway on Monday I popped over to Paper and String and found my card featured on day one of their handmade gift inspiration week I was really chuffed to say the least. You should check out the blog, it's great and this week there are some fab ideas on there.
Sunday, 16 November 2008
(And this was the best shot out of 4. They were so bad, they were even beyond help in photoshop)
Never mind, the six year old birthday boy thought the card was great.
Another card which I hadn't blogged is this engagement one. I did it ages ago but had to wait to pass it on to the happy couple before I blogged.
Again it's got felt on it (cut with cuttlebug dies), the paper is K&CO Amy Butler, and the stamp is Papermania.
Apart from discovering what stunning card photos I have taken recently, this weekend hasn't been at all bad. Yesterday the weather was quite nice so I decided to get some sea air in my lungs and head off to Morecambe for the day.
I had a fantastic day wandering along the front, drinking coffee in Brucianni's cafe, mooching round the shops, and of course taking photos. My visit also coincided with a scooter rally which was good. (I have to say I blended in quite well as I was wearing my parka, although I did arrive by train.)
Amongst the shops I had a mooch round was this fantastic place:
I treated myself to 'Join Me' by Danny Wallace, and found this for Mr Crafty Blogger:
(which I started reading on the train home :)
To work up an appetite for a toastie and a lovely milky coffee (or Latte as they call em now) in Brucianni's, I decided to have a wander up to the site of the old Pleasure Beach/Frontierland theme park. I spent many happy days there as a kid so I wanted to see what is now left of it. The answer is not much, other than the track for the log flume. However the frontage is still there and a managed to get this shot, which was accesorised by a few participants from the scooter rally.
Of course a visit to Morecambe would not be complete without a visit to its number one tourist attraction the (now derelict) Jug of Tea Cafe, which as you can see is now living on borrowed time. It is however immortalised with its own Flickr group.
And finally, a trip to Morecambe would not be complete without potted shrimps so guess what I'm having for my tea.
OH is not convinced, but that just means more for me.
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
(sorry about the poor pics - light is a real issue at the moment)
Papers: K&CO and Basic Grey
Finally, I'm famous! I posted one of my felt cards on the CraftsByCarolyn forum. Carolyn the site owner contacted me to ask if she could add them to one the pages of her main site http://www.craftsbycarolyn.co.uk/, which demonstrates how to use die cut shapes. Needless to say I was very chuffed and my cards are now here!