Monday, 30 August 2010

Feathers and lace

This is way out of my comfort zone. My SOTH Darlene sent me this sheet of images and I do love them but have not done a lot with things like this. Anyhow this is my effort, fancied using feathers and lace so they are included, the background is stamped, it is a lovely lace stamp I have had for ages but don't often use, don't know why as it is lovely and have stamped the edging down the side, anyhow hope some of you like it

Friday, 27 August 2010

Spirit of the bear

Very quick post as I should be in bed. Got this stamp sent to me off Darlene who is my SOTH on KC and just had to have a play with it, isn't it brilliant. Love Animal stamps. Anyhow was watching a documentary on animals the other night and they showed a bear like this and they are called spirit bears because of there colour as they look ghostly. They reckon there is only about 300 left in the world isn't that sad. Hope you like my effort, I think it is a fab stamp

Monday, 23 August 2010

Woohoo my deco is finished

Above is the front cover, I printed off some of the first chapter of the book then coloured it with distress ink, Victorian velvet then added My bellies and the mad hatter

Here is the back cover which I printed off some of the chapter that was never in the book, as I think the publisher did not like it, again coloured with distress Victorian Velvet and added my images. I have quite a few Alice stamps and loose track of where I bought them, I do know the rabbit is a non Sequitor and the horse is Stamp attack. Below is the book put together and for once I was pleased with what I have done. Hope you like it too

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Fruit fruit and more fruit

This is one of our plum trees and if you look close you can see brambles peeking through. They are Victorian plums and Delicious, the only thing is they all ripen faster than you can eat them, so there is always waste even though we give bucket fulls away
This is our small cooking apple tree, which has loads on this year, my sister will eat loads of these as she loves sour things

Pear tree, which has quite a lot on this year, the skins are not nice on these put if you peel them they are lovely, below is a close up of some plums. I know this is not stamping but just wanted to share

Victoria Plum tree

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Black and one colour

This is a swap for one of the yahoo groups I am on, black and one other colour. The stamps are from Elusive images and the border punch is a Martha Stewart. I can upload it now as I know she has received it

Monday, 16 August 2010

Scrap cards

This is a card I have made from off cuts I had left after cutting dies shapes out, too much to waste and they make nice easel cards, backing papers are Crafty Individuals. The Dragon fly stamp is a Viva las Vagas and the fan is a simple expressions stamp and the border is a Martha Stewart punch

This one below is a even smaller off cut, background is a shimmer mist, flower stamp is a Paper Artsy and the words are Hampton arts. Love these words, All things grow with Love, which they do, just wish more folks realise this. The butterfly is a sticker, I know lots of people don't like stickers, must admit there are a lot I don't like but I do like these butterflies

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Alice book swap

Mel is running a book swap again and the theme is Alice in Wonderland. You have to make 8 pages 4"x4" and she makes the book for you and when you get it you have 8 pages of different peoples work. On the background I printed the last chapter of the book which never went too print as I think the publisher did not like it so the writer did not include it, such a shame. Anyhow I printed it over a background then cut it up to use as thought it would be interesting to see some of the lines behind the work. Love this stamp of the white rabbit, there are quite a few companies do it, think this one is from Once upon a stamp. The other stamp I bought from Scrapz and I think it might be Lost coast designs, but knowing me could be wrong, have looked for it on there sight and can't find it now. What is new for me, anyhow stamped in black Versafine and embossed with clear EP, then coloured with pro markers

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Little fairy and Mermaid

These 3 ATC's I made for a swap I was doing on one of my groups, I love ATC's but you are restricted with what embellishments you can use, as they can't be too bulky. The stamps are from Sweat pea again, could not resist those big eyes

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

B and C for fat book

Well B is for birds, what else did you expect, he he. Love this stamp it is a Penny black. Not always a fan of there stamps but that is just me, if we all had the same taste life would be boring. I do however love this stamp. I coloured with Pro markers
C is for conversation, aha, you thought I was going to say Children didn't you. Stamp is from Paperbag studios, have just got these could not resist and of coarse coloured with Pro markers, must admit I like to emboss my images I think it makes them stand out. Anyhow hope whoever gets them likes them

More from the Tall ships

Here are the kids with some of the crew, they did look smart, very polite and very handsome

These two were weird, not sure what they were supposed to be, they were on stilts and had snakes on them and were hissing all the time
This is the carving on the front of the boat that belonged to those that posed with the kids, it looked gorgeous in real life

and here is one from a distance, you could not take them all together as they were spread out and you could not get a close up as you can't get the full ship in, but hope you have enjoyed my effort of showing you a little. I have never see so many people in Hartlepool

Monday, 9 August 2010

Tall ships

Here are the 2 trollymogs standing in front of the small tall ships, lovely and sunny, of coarse it did not last. We ended up getting drenched as it heaved down later
This one was coming into the Marina with the band playing as they sailed by, very entertaining

and such a happy atmosphere, everyone waving and clapping

Just thought a few of you might be interested in seeing a couple of pictures of the tall ships at Harlepool. Must admit it was not easy taking photo's as there were so many people

Hope you have enjoyed the photo's even though I am not brill at taking them

Friday, 6 August 2010

A for Asian

Well I have finally got my fat book pages started, well one anyway. A for Asia, I have used an Acey Duecy stamp and coloured with pro markers. Round the edges have used distress inks and stamped with a couple of background stamps, the writing one is non Sequiter and the other ia AAA, hope it meets the approvel of list Mom. Well the spell checker has just gone mad picking up half words, so if there are any spelling mistakes you will have to forgive me

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

August KC challenge

Well this month it is scraps and eyelets, must admit I am not very good with eyelets but have tried. The background is a piece of shimmer mist I had left, the stamp is the Stamp man's and of the punch,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, yes is one of Martha Stewart's

Monday, 2 August 2010

Fairies everywhere

These are my ATC's for July KC swap, can you guess the theme is fairies, the 2 on the left are sweat pea stamps, the middle 2 are from Craft lounge and the other one is a Lavinia stamp. The ones that are coloured I used Promarkers, hope you like them