Friday, April 24, 2009

Communion Cards

I'm go glad these are done. I had just finished a card for a girl and then was asked to make 3 more for her. I had hardly any Communion stuff left and really wanted to make each card different.
So, that's more Communion or Confirmation cards this year.

Paperplay Week 14

This weeks challenge from Paperplay was set by Elisa.
The rules: Use contrasting/opposite colours from a colour wheel.
Taking a picture was a nightmare because everything reflected in the CD on the front.
The blue paper is PM Rich blue, and the orange is DCWD Retro Prints.
The clothes were cut using a free template from Simply Cards & Papercraft.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Paperplay Week 13

I decided to give the Paperplay challenge a go.
The theme this week is "use 4".
The four seasons immediately came to mind so I've used 4 embossed panels of trees during the four seasons, plus 4 eyelets and a bit of kitchen string.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A digi challenge

Another digi challenge from Elaine at Celtic Crafters.
I scratched my head over this one for a while.
In the end I printed the image twice, cut the bath off one image and re-mounted it on 3D pads. I covered over the towel with a piece of felt that I trimmed with ribbon. For the shower curtain, I used some vellum and the whole lots is coloured with Promarkers (of course) and some stickles added to the bubbles.
I love these digi makes...a great way to grab back your mojo before it runs out the door!

LO's for Alison

Well, despite having a load of wedding invites to finish today...I totally diverted and made an LO for a challenge, then, if that wasn't bad enough...I did another.
both LO's are of my niece Alison (how lucky am I to have such a cutie subject!!)

I'm making a scrapbook for her and have about 13 LO's left to finish it.
In the meantime, I sent her a card making set and she has started already. So, Italy watch out...Miss Gussago is creating!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bella - kissing couple - wedding & another huge card

Another mammoth card with 4 faces..this one is for a lady who meets her friend twice a week for tea and a gossip, she loves bingo and drinks vodka, they both love shopping for bargains in the Euro Shop.The verse was added to the fifth page.
All the fronts are 3D and have a touch of stickles.

The engagement and wedding card need titles. Made for chairty so, they will both go towards the Irish Cancer society - just had to play with my new stamps!

thanks Elaine for the fab charm on the Bella card.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Covered numbers

I'm not used to inking,altering distressing etc., but recently had a go at covering chipboard at Jackies class, so when I had to make these orders I decided to use the idea. I drew the No.18 free hand onto card and then transferred it to thick card (packing in card stock order I got)It's then covered in paper and sanded/colored at the edges with a touch of stickles.
This card looks kiddish, but the 18 year old recipient is a mad keen fan of Boots from Dora the Explorer, so this is a downloaded image, coloured with Pro Markers!

The same technique here. Mini Mouse was cut out on a Cricut.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

2 unusual requests

Two unusual orders to do for this week....a commitment ceremony in London. The buyer said 2 tuxedos on the front would be fine...but no matter how I place them, it didn't look right to me!! She was delighted and paid more than I asked.

This card is for a "gay, champange Charlie - party boy" No pressure then!!
I had this Jolees Boutique champagne sticker for ages and wondered if I'd ever use it. The front of the card is done like a book and open to reveal "party boy" on the inside! Thank You to "Mother" Yvonne on Celtic Crafters for the image, mmmmwwaahh

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

In loving Memory

It's 7 years today since my darling Mam, Monica, passed away.
She hated memorials in the newspaper, but my Dad published one for a few years anyway.
But , Blog wasn't around I can do my own little memorial on the sly.
If I said all I wanted to say, I'd fill several blogs....I miss her as much today as I did 7 years ago. She was wonderful, artistic, loving and fun to be with. A great cook, sociable, totally family oriented and an inspiration.
"Love you - love you too"

Monday, April 6, 2009

April Class

Another fantastic Sunday - card-making and chatting at Jackie Mooney's April class

6 lovely projects completed and meringues consumed complimemnts of Lynda!
Thanks all for a great day; Here's what we were up to: