Thursday, 28 June 2012

A lovely day with a friend

Had a lovely day yesterday with my friend Sandy Poppins.  Sandra and Andy have just moved into their new vicarage and I went to see her yesterday.  This is the new home card I made for them

Background coloured with the new summer DI pads, the houses I drew onto an old house lease dated 1817, then sprayed with the new DI re-inkers, bit of doodling etc.

This is the gift I took, an Ikea mirror, altered with Ver-day, if you look closely you can see some leaves, I took a Dylusions stencil and put texture paste through it, when I'd given it the Ver-day treatment, I used metal rub-ons to highlight the leaves.  Added 3 of the buttons I'd altered and edged the mirror in Stewart Gill Byzantia turquoise ink.

It's really muggy here, very dark, just wish the thunderstorm would come soon because the dog is driving me mad, he hates thunder and can sense it's on it's way and he's wandering up and down.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Playing with Ver-day

Yesterday  a friend of mine, Moira came for a playday.  She has got Ver-day in stock and we wanted to have a play.

Here are some samples (warning, photo overload)

This was a gift from Clare which I've given the treatment to, isn't it fab.

Plastic buttons

Old pen nibs and a chrome watch winder

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A small brass bike charm

A small wooden box, which still needs some additions

We had a brilliant day, and I'm hooked on this stuff, I also altered some old lace, but decided there were enough photos on this blog, lol.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Another birthday card

It was my brother-in-laws birthday this week and my husband likes very plain stuff, not lots going on etc, so I had to make a quite simple card or else I was in trouble...

Anyway my BIL loved it, so that's all that matters.

Have a good weekend

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Journal Page

Did a couple of journal pages over the weekend.  I'd had some devastating news, which made me feel very down and the best way to cope is to journal.

I used some of the techniques learnt with the fabulous Dina Wakley.  The background had been done around 2 years ago so didn't really have much to do to it.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Tweetie birds and flowers

It was our monthly Ladies Who Lunch Play Day last week and the project was organised by Christine (who is now sunning herself on a Greek Island - not that I'm in any way envious you understand), which was to make these gorgeous birds inspired by an article in Cloth Paper Scissors by Ann Ellis.

I loved making these and am going to make some more.  I decided to make some flowers from canvas

I sprayed the canvas with Dylusion ink sprays and added some buttons and used Viva pearl pens to put on some pearls in different colours.  I padded the flowers before sewing them together.  Think I'll make some out of fabric next.

Here are the birds and some of the flowers together.

Monday, 4 June 2012

June Calendar

Here's my June page for the calendar challenge organised by the fabulous Kate.

It didn't turn out a bit like I wanted to and certainly hasn't photographed well, but hey ho, never mind.

Here's May completed

Hope you are all enjoying the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, my daughter's got tickets for the picnic and concert at Buck House, hope it keeps fine for everyone.