Thursday, 31 May 2007
The second is for the swap on Carolyn's, 'haute couture':
In both cases I used alcohol inks (good to get them out again and have a play). As ever, better irl than on scans.
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
The first four scans are the front panels and the next four are the back panels.
I'm back again! I've just finished challenge 3 'Oh Baby' LO:
The next challenge I've tackled is No. 10: 'Two contrasting four words' - create a SB LO that is made up of 2 strong contrasting colours that you perhaps would not normally use ........ AND it must include at least 4 Words!
So I chose purple and red as my theme colours. The photo is John and me at Paul and Mandy's wedding reception.
The next one is for challenge 6: a LO from a sketch - it had to include journalling.
This is what it says: 'Mother and daughter sharing a huge ice cream dessert. I'll leave you to guess who ate the most! It was certainly delicious and between us we managed to clear the lot - well, it would have been wasteful not to, wouldn't it!'
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Since Friday I've done no crafting until late this afternoon and evening. I managed to get out to church Sunday morning, but apart from that have been indoors and feeling rotten. In rare moments like this morning I begin to think the back pain is more reasonable and then it quickly returns with a vengeance and with a headache too.
A friend rang up today to ask if I had a golden wedding card in stock (I didn't - probably could have adapted one, but decided to do one from scratch). It so happens that the person she's giving it to has asked me to make a card for her sister's birthday, so it has made me get on with that this evening as well.
The only thing I'm remotely happy about is the roses on the heart on the anniversary card. As for the birthday card, the person receiving it is a keen gardener, so I thought wheelbarrow, watering can, etc but the card is far too busy (although my excuse is that older people tend to like more rather than less on a card).
All I can say really is 'oh dear' - not my best efforts.
This one is in fact far brighter and lighter than this - the left hand is a silver holographic butterfly background and the right hand is a pearlised white card (I know, you would never guess!) - perhaps I'll get a chance in the morning to get a proper picture before my friend comes to pick it up.
I'm just hoping that tomorrow morning I'll feel like doing some crafting for fun - I'm really wanting to join in the challenges on Just Bex, but apart from a couple of cards on Friday evening, I haven't done anything else. Perhaps I'll bounce back a bit tomorrow.
Friday, 25 May 2007
I did a LO this morning depicting Josey - I've been wanting to do something with some photos of her for a long time and this was the spur I needed. Although it was our wedding anniversary today, John had to go to the chemist to pick up prescriptions and so I had just under an hour to do this challenge - I managed it. We were asked to produce a LO that had at least four photos and some journalling or labelling on the photos. The LO also had to have stripes.
This evening a series of challenges have started on Just Bex and here are two cards for challenge 5: no reason at all:
I hope these fit the bill - the brief was to be bright and cheerful.
Thursday, 24 May 2007