Thursday, November 01, 2012

A beginning and an end ......

Hi everyone.  My mojo must be returning these days, as I have found some inspiration from somewhere.

Firstly my friend became a Grandma .... Her daughter gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl ......
And then another friend has buried her Dad.  Two very different aspects of life, but a certainty for us all.

I made two baby cards.  One for the proud parents, and one for the proud Grandparents. Very similar so that Mother and Daughter could not argue about who had the nicest card.  Anyway congrats to both sets of proud parents.

The papers for these are by First Edition.  The gorgeous shapes have been cut using Nesties and the "Baby" sentiment was cut on the Cricut.  The die cuts are of course Forever Friends.  I have finished off with ribbon, lace and card candi from stash.

Sadly a friend had to bury her Dad recently and this was the simple card I made.  The agapanthus was stamped using Versamark and then heat embossed.  Simply then matted onto black and white card from stock, before adding a black ribbon bow at the bottom.

Crafty hugs for now.

Monday, October 29, 2012

There are big ships ................

Hey to all my fellow bloggers out there.  I hope that you are having a great halloween week.  My family and I are looking forward to dressing up on Wednesday and going trick or treating.  The kids are really excited and I should imagine the dentist will be some time soon after .....................

Life has been really hectic and the kids have been really busy which has meant that crafting has sort of taken a back seat recently.  

I have however made some cards for friends and family and heres one of the recent ones.  It was used for a friendship swap over on DC.  The card is also for the latest challenge on my other blog ........  The Cutie Pie Challenge.  This fortnight we have a distressing challenge ............. no, not to make each other cry, lol, but to distress our artwork.  So here's my interpretation. 

I have of course used the fantastic Tim Holtz distress inks to distress the background of the card, and the flowers and tickets.  I have used embossing powders in white and gold to emboss the images which are from craft creations.  The ship and sentiment are on white card, with white embossing powder, stamped with versa mark, and the gold onto craft card and then heat embossed.  The edges of the card were distressed.  The sentiment from the same set reads

"There are big ships and small ships, but the best ship of all is friendship"

How true that is, so to all my friends both personal and in blogland, thank you for the wonderful gift of friendship.

Craftyhugs to everyone