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Wednesday 13 February 2008

Paul's Valentine

This is the card I made for my likkle love using Di Hickman's 1st February sketch. I saw this sketch whilst I was on holiday and just knew straight away what I wanted to do with it.

I used some Rob & Bob paper that I bought ages ago for the main background and stamped 'kisses' around each box using some clear HOTP stamps that I had in a QVC TSV. 1st time I have used these and the impression came out really clearly using a Versafine inkpad. I do like this inkpad and am very tempted to buy some in different colours.

The heart is a Sizzlits die cut and the scalloped circles were cut using my new Nestabilities set. This is the first time I have used them and although I had a bit of trouble getting the sandwich right in the Big Shot eventually I was able to get some really nice crisp cuts and the results are perfect. I added some dots to the outside for definition and mounted on 3d foam.

The card is a lot bigger than I would have made usually as the background block dictated the size (it's about 13" x 8") but it's come out just as I pictured it so I am really happy.

Valentines Card

I had been commissioned by one of my work colleague to make a Valentines card for his girlfriend.

He wanted me to encorporate 2 photos and wanted it to be pink and fluffy.

The backing paper is a bag from the Ann Summers shop, I thought it would be really cool to use as the words are 'love' related.

The 'heart' is a feather boa glued on with a glue gun. I got covered in pink feathers. The chipcoard letters are from QVC TSV - this has been my most used craft kit ever I think !

In the Night Garden Commission

This is one of the projects I was making before I went on holiday that I hadn't had time to blog.

One of my colleagues Sobia asked me to make a card for her nieces 2nd birthday. I made a card for her last year and couldn't believe a year had gone already !

Anyway she is mad about a BBC programme called In The Night Garden and she asked me if there was anything I could do to encorporate this. I hadn't heard of the programme so doing a bit of research found out a load of information and pictures. Sobia had supplied me a photo of Aminah and I came up with the idea of inserting her face into a colouring in picture from the website of one of the characters 'Upsy Daisy'.

I coloured in the sections using PiantShop Pro and decoupaged the image to provide some dimension. My hubby helped me to position the photo (I'm only a learner at these things so his help is invaluable !)

The backing paper is DCWV Peeking Posies and I used Papermania peel offs and rubons for the text.

Monday 11 February 2008

I'm Back !

I'm back from my holiday and it's been really sunny so the post holiday blues haven't hit yet.

Paul has really missed me and I had a bouquet of flowers waiting for me on the table which was a lovely surprise. He has been really loving and attentive and said I've had months worth of kisses this weekend.

I'm getting down the pile of washing and got loads of photos to download from my holiday. I'm busy with projects at the moment so once the pressing ones have been completed I will be able to relax a bit more.

I'm working nights this week which I have never done before. The place I work is totally different at night and I've wanted to see what happens for a very long time. Also, if Paul's snoring problem persists it may be along term alternative to me not getting any sleep. Since I have comer back Paul's snoring is still very loud and persistent, but at least I don't want to kill him anymore so the holiday has done me some good in that respect!

Wednesday 6 February 2008

Greetings from sunny Tenerife

What a lovely place and so warm and sunny. On holiday on my own and missing Paul terribly but getting plenty of rest, loads of sleep without a snoring husband and a sun tan to boot.

However, I can´t wait to get back as I am missing hubby sooooo much. For the 1st time ever I want to go home from a foreign holiday !