Monday, 28 September 2009

Origami Picture Frame

Origami fascinates me... I confess it here! so when I saw somebody make a picture frame from a single sheet of paper, they got blown over in my haste to 'have a go'! Welllllllll some things you just gotta do, right?!  Anyways, I had in mind a wedding piccy to do for a neighbour as a little gift on their gazzillionth wedding anniversary, bless! Hope you like...... I used Kuretake paper - plain in ivory/cream.... I just adore the texture of this paper, and it stamps so well! used Stazon in Dove Gray, and Swirly stamps from The Artistic Stamper to decorate the paper, a few flower brads and some divine mole coloured chiffon complete the look....... it's a real simple design.... and you can make it smaller out of 6" square paper too! [smaller than this works too if you can cope with the folding!!] and folding the bottom bits, creates a stand for it to 'free-stand' which is real dandy!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

'Potential'..... just means - 'you 'ain't done it yet'!

I have a little bank of sayings...... things i've found, sentiments i've been given, and I thought this one really fitted MLA's lovely stamp... the little girl was concentrating so hard on the balloon..... I thought she was lovely... her 'Potential' is enormous!  Another one of the new set from The Artistic Stamper these really are so cute, and great for decoupage!

This was really a great challenge for me, not being a dedicated 'decoupager' - lots of tiddly cutting out! - but as I have had to spend the day with my foot elevated [far too much shopping at the BSSBS yesterday!] it was a great bit of relaxation, however, I did colour her face with colour pencils and sansodor... 'potential' was a challenge, but great fun to do!

Lovely papers - unashamedly from a pack I bought in the USA; the balloon was coloured with Sakura pens, and glossed with glossy accents.  Edge punch is one of the new Martha Stewart punches.... can't wait to get my hands on the corner punch for this one!

'Under the Weather' with Mable Lucie Attwell

Brand new stamps - oh so cute! The Artistic Stamper has excelled again!! Mabel Lucie Attwell was a picture on my bedroom wall - oh so many years ago, as a child.... I adored her....... I've created a couple of the images....... Ok so the colours may not be 'traditional', but heck a little poetic license is good for the soul! Really hope you like them!

I've embossed her raincoat and the unbrella... and given a coat of gloss, to replicate the rain.... she is just so adorable....... I think this one is my fave so far!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Fundraiser for MacMillan Nurses at Broxmead Paddock

Had a great time with a bunch of folks on Sunday afternoon - friend of mine who has been thro' some trials ... does a great job of fundraising for Cancer charities..... she asked me to take some cards along to the fundraising afternoon tea... she and hubby run a fabby guest house in Bolney [that's in West Sussex, just a brief 12 miles or so from the sea at Brighton] so if you're in the area!! ....   

Hope you like them!

I had such fun creating all the cards.....
mind you, I had to burn the midnight oil a bit!
I do rather like Prima flowers at the mo.....
and with all the lovely new designs that they just brought out!!!
how can a girl choose?

Enjoy!  and thanks sooooo much for all your comments, very much appreciated!

Monday, 14 September 2009

Season's Greetings!

In September..... aw c'mon, I mean - like purleeeeese!  But hi-de-hi folks, the jollifications of the yuletide season are but a brief blink of an eye & 14 weeks away!  So..... I thought, just for fun, I would play with my Sakura Gel Pens and these rather gorgeeeeeeous Chrissy Stamps, from The Artistic Stamper.  Hope you like them!