Friday, 31 August 2007
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
On to the midweek challenge of dots and stripes, I decided not to be lazy and made a new card, although a wee bitty further down my blog, you might find a card that fits the bill rather well… But I had been wanting to play with the colour combination I used for a while, and then today, with my copy of Scrapbook Inspirations, I received this lovely striped ribbon that matched the colour scheme perfectly. So off I went, and here’s today’s effort.
I’m quite pleased with the result, and it’s going to go into my lovely, decorated bargain birthday card store (grin).
Unfortunately, crafting will have to be put on the back burner for the next week, as my parents have just arrived from Germany for a week's fun and frolics with their grandchildren and two visits to the Edinburgh Festival. My dad is a real music lover, and ever since I moved here, he has been talking about visiting during the festival. It's only taken him 14 years...
Eldest and middle daughter went back to school yesterday and are taking it quite well, and youngest daughter will start nursery next Monday. Yay, more crafting time!!! Or housework time? Hmmhh, I wonder which one will win out...
Until next time, then, and thanks for visiting!
Friday, 17 August 2007
Well, this one is my first attempt at a challenge from the Daring Cardmakers Blog. This week, we were challenged to use frills on our cards, anything from lace, ribbon to paper frills. I made a flower from sheer ribbon, with a bead in the middle, another one with loops of ribbon and I added a length of lace to the message panel. Hope this qualifies. Paper and cardstock are DCWV, ribbon, lace, button and bead are of unknown origin. I inked all round the card and patterned paper panel to tie the whole design together.
I also made this card, just to have some more cards to hand for card emergencies, and it nearly ended in disaster. There is a greeting neatly hidden under the butterfly panel - I experimented and it went disastrously wrong. Well, it's hidden now, the greeting is on the other side, and I think it's actually quite a nice little card.
And then I decorated this neat little expandable file which I bought at ASDA for the bargain price of £1.47! It holds A5 size paper and has 12 compartments, so I thought it would be a great wee place to store birthday cards for the whole year (if I'm ever going to be organized enough to make cards ahead of time and not last minute...)
Finally, I've also started a kind of mini-album following Ali Edwards' project "Daily Something". The idea is to establish a daily creative routine and tell one of the many stories we experience every day. So it's not like a diary, really, you just pick one thing and document it in whichever way you fancy. That appealed to me: I do want to craft more regularly, and small, manageable project seem a good idea. I grabbed an A5 ring binder, decorated the front and started working. It's become a nearly daily thing - some kids' stuff put a halt to it middle of this week. But I'll pick it up again, and I'll show some photos once I've managed to take some good ones.
Well, that's it for today, and I will try to be a better blogger and crafter from now on!