Sunday, 20 April 2008

Cards

Well, I promised I'd be back to upload some pics, and here they are.

It's my niece's 21st birthday this week, and she's having a massive party. The theme for the party is Fairy Tales, and she's going as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Naturally, I just HAD to make her a card reflecting this - though it is really hard to "do Disney" and not end up with a kid's card.

Luckily I found this lovely picture on the web, and with the addition of the backing paper in a stylish gunmetal colour, I think I've suceeded in creating a grown up card for her....



Other cards today include these two for the April Challenge on Aunty's Forum. Now I've found my mojo, there will be a lot more, though I'm not going to blog them all!

The idea for this challenge was to follow a sketch to create your cards.



Relief all round

You may have noticed that I haven't blogged much lately. Aside from the fact that DH has been up in London and I've been making hay while the sun shines, a close friend of mine has been in hospital. They're out now, but it was an unnerving experience all round. Suffice it to say that I'm gradually coming back to earth, and I'm sure when I hit it properly, it's going to hurt, but such is life.

Luckily enough I'm one of those people that tends to bounce rather than break.

A HUGE thank you to my friends who have been most supportive during this tough time. Hopefully, normal service will resume presently, though I've a feeling this may well be the calm before the storm!

I have been doing some crafting - not a lot, cos my mind hasn't really been on it, but some nonetheless. I'll be back later today to upload some more pics....

TTFN!

Friday, 11 April 2008

What kind of flower am I?

Saw this on CraftyC's blog and had to try it....


I am a
Canna


What Flower
Are You?




Apparently "You stand up for what you believe in, even if it gets in the way of what other people think. You are proud of yourself and your accomplishments and you enjoy letting people know that."

Sounds about right!

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Snow and other stuff.

Well, it's now April. My word, hasn't time flown by????

So what's new in the land of Mort?

Well, another month has come and gone on Aunty's forum. I'm going to be really dull and boring here and say that anyone who wants to see what I created for the March Challenge will just have to go onto the forum, look in the Members Gallery under Team Zone, Fi's Fab Five, and see what I put in. Apart from this one...gotta put this one here...



Why this one in particular? It's one of my favourite works of art (next to The Accolade, by Edmund Blair Leighton), and is called "Meeting on the Turret Stairs". It's by Frederick William Burton, and I just love it. DH hates it. I love it. Wonder who is going to win the battle to get a large version and hang it somewhere in the house. Not least cos it's the only one my brother and SIL DON'T already have... Anyway, back to the point. The March challenge was all about the 7 Deadly Sins, and I put this card in as "Lust".

Other news - we've had snow! Fabulous, particularly this far south! This was the sight that greeted me this morning.



So I then got arty, really testing the camera for zoom and close up...LOL





and then we walked the dogs....




As far as pictures go, I think they came out well!

What else? Well, I haven't really been up to much. DH is still up in London doing his course - only 3 weeks left now! Time definitely HAS flown.

I've not done as much as I'd like to have, been lazy really, but I suppose I ought to finish this post off with another something I've made lately. So here are two birthday cards I made a wee while ago but forgot to blog. The recipients have had them by now, so it's safe to stick them on here (and I don't think I already have. If I have, pardon me for repeating myself!)



The coloured panels are made with shrinkable paper and luna lights inks. Just squidge the inks on, heat the paper with a heat gun and watch it curl and shrink, the inks drying as you go. The paper is the sort that AmEx and other companies used to make envelopes that are untearable. Once done, the panels are fixed to cards with sticky foam pads, and then brass charms of butterflies (or similar) are fixed onto the panels. A few toning brads and Bob's your uncle....
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