Friday, 28 March 2008

Catching up on birthdays

One more off my birthday cards' list, two more to finish. I used yesterday's ATC, just painted two snowdrops in the corner. Snow, snowdrops, spring...

Purple/Wed Stamper

It surely brought memories of my childhood, when I was colouring in the pictures with watercolours. :)

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Spirit of Spring/TMTA Textures

While walking in our garden, I found this small piece of birch bark hanging off the tree, so I gently peeled it off, and decided to make an ATC with it. I stamped the border with The Stampsmith stamp. The main image - the Romanov family in the early spring, digging in the snow, is also from The Stampsmith plate (From Russia with love).

Friday, 21 March 2008

A bunch of birthday cards

This week I had to make several birthday cards. The top one is for my forum friend Joanne, and it is a homage to Joanne. I hope she found it amusing. I used an Inka stamp.
The one in the middle is for my dearest friend David, who's in his 80s, and is like a father to me. He's been very poorly recently, but he's a fighter, and is my hero.
The last card is for a forum friend Paula, another talented crafter.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Relax/Wed Stamper In the Garden

I am taking part in a sketch challenge/swap, and thought that MM reading in the garden fits well into this week's Wednesday Stamper.
Stamp used: Stampsmith.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Birthday book page

I've been invited to take part in a birthday book project. I had to make a page, anything I like, but within a colour palette. Lilac and blue are the colours I seem to work a lot with recently. I used a BG patterned paper for my main background, and painted it over with powder blue and lilac acrylics. The main image is by Stampsmith.
Stars are BG chipboard, painted with silver acrylic. There's a bit of an empty space on the side for binding.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

What you do for the sake of friendship

My dearest friend Anne is 81. The other day, over lunch at Fleece, celebrating my birthday, she asked me to make a birthday card for her friend. "Maybe flowers... And a Happy birthday message" So far so good. "And could you add her name Joy on the card?" OK. "And her age - 82" (No! I'm tearing my hair mentally, lol) So here it is, as been requested. Adding name and 82 made me wince. But what won't you do for the sake of friendship. :)

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Easter card

Easter celebrations always bring to my mind Faberge eggs, and for my card I used Stampsmith stamp (From Russia with love plate), golden mesh ribbon, carved glass leaves and Tulip paint.

Wish upon a star

Stars is this week's Wednesday Stamper theme.
And Caardvarks micro challenge is Say No to Patterned paper, which is almost a sacrilege to me, as patterned paper and I are the best friends. :)
So, I decided to combine the two challenges.
The main image is by Stampsmith. Swirl - PM. Alphabet - Clearly Defined.