Friday, 31 August 2007

Fabrics/Hunny Bunny LO

This is not a new LO, I did it for the recycled challenge on Mod Scraps several months ago, but never put it on my blog. I don't buy fabrics very often, but would like to suggest using curtain samples from interior/curtain shops that come in books.
I picked up a few books from a local curtian shop, when they were discontinued.
Here I used a curtain sample as my main background, and also cut out the fabric flowers, and attached the fabric backing to some of the chipboard shapes.

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Balance challenge

Sasha loves the sea, he treats it like a live creature, smiling to it and laughing at the sea's tricks. To him the sea plays with him personally. We have that mental image of Sasha thinking there's someone in there who rolls the waves for him.

The text on the tag reads "You're so in tune with nature, in perfect harmony with the waves and the sun, enthralled by the physical properties of nature, in intimate relationship with the elements, so much in love with the balance of sea, sun, sand".
I created this LO for the Balance Challenge on One Little Word.
Stamps used: Technique Tuesday & Rubbadubbadoo
Papers: BG Motifica & Scrapperdashery/Sand in my shoes.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Oh Mummy, blue...

This has been created for the Blue challenge on the Wednesday Stamper.

I bought this photo card at an Oxford antique market last week, and love the melancholic look of the lady.
I seem to be making cards on the run lately, as with Sasha around it is difficult for me to stay at the table for five minutes uninterrupted. So, I blame poor innocent Sasha on any faults you find. lol

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

One two buckle my shoe

This week's challenge on TMTA is Metal.
I did this Shoe ATC as a reference to the BATA shoe museum in Toronto, which I visited at Easter time and loved.
The buckle on my shoe is a part of a belt that I bought in a charity shop, it is a chain of buckles. The BG was embossed to resemble the brocade.

Thursday, 23 August 2007

blinking ballet

I was searching for Prokofiev's piece "Montagues and Capulets" and came across this video. It is absolutely fantastic and brought tears to my eyes. Love it!

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Wed Stamper/Stitch your dreams

A real quickie, as I have a million of things to do today, but with another birthday approaching, I wanted to incorporate some stitching (embroidery stamp).

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

yet another birthday card

I love this photo. Just looking at the girl's waist, I wanna scream, it is sooooooo tiny.
I added some red sparkling embossing powder to the BG patterned paper, and I like the effect, it looks like a brocade.

Monday, 13 August 2007

My very own Seaside Forrest Gump... Run, Sasha, run...

As if he needs any encouragement, lol.
Here is my ATC for the TMTA Numbers challenge with Sasha running along the beach. One two three seconds... and he is gone... my very own Forrest Gump.
I made this LO with some of the latest photos from our trip to Viareggio. The text on the tag says: "Sasha runs along the beach like a seaside Forrest Gump - free, strong, enjoying the run with every pore of his skin - not looking back to see whether anyone follows - he doesn't care. All he cares for at the time is Sea Sun sand - and there's no stopping him".
As some of you know well, Sasha shares with Forrest Gump not only his love of running... so it's a bitter sweet reference. They are both kind, loving and have a heart of gold among other qualities.
Stamps used:
Rubbadubbadoo Beach Block/Sasha by the sea (for the ATC)
Technique Tuesday/A Gift from the Sea (for both LO and ATC)
See D's alphabet stamps for the LO

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Back to school

Image removed by the owner of the blog.
I had those cute little pencil buttons for a while, and thought they would work well with this Karen Foster paper and PaperArtsy stamp. This is a RAK card.

Sleepless in Woodstock

As I had a bad night today, plus Sasha got up at 6am (why does it always happen on Sundays?! a purely rhetoric question, as there is no answer, except God knows), I thought I'd make a card with a sleeping child as a way of wishful thinking. Hope we both sleep tonight like the little guy on the PaperArtsy stamp.

Monday, 6 August 2007

A life of a mermaid

We are just back from Italy, where I spent days playing in the swimming pool. Can you see my mermaid's tail doing ripples on the water surface? lol I am laughing at myself, as I am a terrible swimmer, I can probably win the contest for the most slow swimmer, also I have to use a floating aid, and Sasha does much better than me, bless him.

Card for Anjie

This is a birthday card for Anjie that I made in July before we left for Italy.