Monday, 25 October 2010

I am still alive...

But crafting is impossible right now, so my blog hasn't been updated for many months.
But I have a perfect excuse - my baby Eddie who is turning 3 months today. Between him and Sasha who also needs all my love and attention, I just don't have a spare minute to touch my beautiful papers and stamps.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

She sells seashells...

For some reason this seashell stamp from Anita's reminded me of some exotic headdress, and that's exactly what I did with it. It is a (very distant) homage to Mersad Berber whom I admire immensely (I guess I need to win a lottery to be able to afford one of his works,lol). I am sure Monsieur Berber wouldn't recognise it as a homage, but then he spends days on each work, and I had about 20 minutes, what with Sasha demanding to change his DVDs and me getting more and more uncomfortable sitting at the table, that's the best I could do.
It is a birthday card for a friend who is an inspiration in every sense of this word.
Don't know if it counts as a girlie card for the Stampotique challenge, but when I was a kid, I always drew ladies in medieval dresses.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Stitch in time/Caardvarks Lace challenge

This is a birthday card for a lovely forum friend, who is talented in anything she puts her mind to: papercrafts, knitting, sewing.
Stamps: Sugar Nellie (main image) and Tim Holtz (background stamp). I stitched the thread on the stamped image plus lace, and attached all the tiny buttons.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Thumbelina/Spring Has Sprung at Stampotique

Too dark today to take a better picture, perhaps tomorrow will be brighter and sunnier. Here's my lil Thumbelina sleeping in her cradle among tulips.
The tulips as well as all the papers, flowers and ribbons are from Papermania range.
(I don't have any Stampotique stamps) The little snuggly girl is my own drawing.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Plant Kindness/Simon Says Girlie Challenge

I wanted to thank a friend for a fab gift I got in the mail last week, which left me all warm and fuzzy and emotional.
For the flower girl I used the free stamp that came with the previous issue of Craft Stamper, imo the most beautiful stamp they produced (unlike the little horror that comes with the current issue, tut tut, it's so poorly drawn, even my 8-year-old niece can do much better) as well as one of Prima flowers. Petals are TT stamps.

Monday, 8 March 2010

La cage aux folles/Caardvarks Photo Inspiration challenge

Caardvarks is running another Photo inspiration challenge, with cages and birds.
So here is my birdie in a golden cage. The main stamped image is by Kodomo.
The big button on the side is a fab bargain from the charity shop, I found these three huge buttons for 25p altogether, and they are perfect for stamping or altering.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Stop adding your junk links to my card, you know who I mean

This is a birthday card for a forum friend. Almost all the papers are taken from the big book of wallpaper samples that I picked up from the outside of the home interior design shop, a great freebie album with luxurious papers. Then there the ribbon with patterned leaves, which I think came from a box of Belgian chocolates. A tiny egg is printed on a curtain sample, another freebie from the interior design shop. And the twigs are the remains of some boxed Prima flowers. Gosh and golly, I should really pat myself on the head for being a recycling pro, lol.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Autism Mothers - The Final Cut

Standing together, we will win.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Blue Willow/Photo Inspiration Challenge

Basic Grey Challenges blog is running a Photo Inspiration challenge. As the photo reminded me of dainty porcelain sets and 5 o'clock tea, I thought my new Kodomo Blue Willow stamps would fit perfectly. Papers used: Basic Grey and Papermania, plus the old samples of wallpaper (I love its crackle effect, it makes my Blue Willow porcelain look more antique). Buttons are also Basic Grey, with Blue Willow designs stamped on them to look like porcelain plates. Plus I've added the remains of the antique ribbon.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Carol's birthday card

Now that the card has finally arrived to Carol, I might blog it. I used yet another vintage image.

Dance with me (birthday card for Deb)

I found this lovely vintage photo on ebay and just had to buy it. Stamp used is Tim Holtz frame. A few sparkles are added, golden mesh ribbon and lace to the skirts, plus an earring turned into a charm, and hey presto, a birthday card is done. :)

Friday, 8 January 2010