Sunday, 28 September 2008

Fun and Games!

No crafting -I've been playing mummy! Above, Ben playing rugby for Switzerland U18's v. Germany just after an elbow in the ear & just before the ambulance arrived! Below, Luke who's rehearsed panto all day & we just heard he's been cast in Britten's "Peter Grimes" at the Grand Theatre in Geneva! This is the 1st time I've posted the boys pics -I'm feeling very proud of them this weekend.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Kitschy Kitschy Koo!

Created by Hand left me cold -I didn't think I even had a dragonfly! Remembering these are challenges I finally found an unopened embossing template & an unopened tin of chalks! The result therefore is, unsurprisingly, unlike anything I've ever made before -and tres kitsch!

Thursday, 25 September 2008

I got the Blues

The snowflake clip on this card is a magnetic bookmark. This is my blue & white entry for My Time to Craft. I would also like to thank the MTTC team for the fabulous prize I won in their last challenge -thank you!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Two for One

Lots to Do was perfect for me this week as I've been trying to use up bits & pieces. This anniversary card's made entirely from Valentine leftovers. Even the base card is made from two half cards glued together -one white & one red!

Beryl did a sketch as Rainbow Lady's GD. I wanted something "different" & aimed for an Andy Warhol/pop art look. I think I succeeded in that, but don't like the card! I'll definitely use the sketch again tho for something less modern.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Treble to Tenor

I'm sure I wasn't supposed to be pondering the PTW sketch in church! This card was inspired by the Gounod anthem we sang. The BP is a copy of the music & the image, a treble clef stamped 8 times. It's for the birthday of a professional tenor.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Arty Girlz 1st Birthday

Congratulations to Arty Girlz on their 1st Birthday. This is a very simple birthday card that uses up lots of oddz and endz and is fun to make. Bright & breezy enough for a one year old! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

To Be or Not to Be...

for a boy that is the ? For the Lots to Do numbers challenge I hoped to make a male 18th card. Papers were an issue, but I cut a big pink peone off the blue one & the pink stripe's quite narrow. The bottom corner was bare & I only had shiny gems...

Sunday, 14 September 2008

SOS Emma

I've sent these cards to Emma. Please support her collection of cards for overseas troops to send to their families & friends this festive season. For more info check Emma's blog & send an e-mail to the address under her complete profile.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Les Feuilles Mortes

Les Feuilles Mortes is one of my favourite songs. This embossed Autumn Leaf card is for Rainbow Lady's challenge. The double aperture is backed with ivory gauze, the stamped image raised over the top window & in the bottom window I've put glass beads on wire in autumn shades.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

These Boots are Made for Walking

Here are two cards for the PTW Autumn Challenge.

I bought the hair slides last Autumn not quite knowing what to do with them.
But this was the opportunity & here are two cards with the present included.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008


I love recipe challenges. They make me root through boxes to find pieces that hang together & en route I find many bits & bobs I'd forgotten. So here are: 1 ribbon, 1 brad, 2 buttons, 1 stamped image & striped paper for the "Lots to Do" challenge. 

Bloomin' Bright!

This is actually a copy of a card I have posted before, but I am always intrigued by the effect of a different colour way on a design. I prefer this version. My Time to Craft asked for "Bright and Bold" this week. Isn't there a saying that goes something like "Be careful what you ask for -you might get it!"?!?!?

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Wet and Watery

I think I took the easy option for the Arty Girlz altered anything challenge. I have spent a very rainy afternoon therapeutically glueing on glass tiles in a wonderfully rhythmic pattern & watery colours on a plain photo frame. The picture is of us on our boat on Lake Geneva.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Queen of Hearts

I haven't started my Christmas cards yet -but here's a Valentine's card ready for next year! I may try the same with the King of Clubs in monochrome for a male card. This is my entry for Rainbow Lady's playing card challenge & is loosely based on the sketch used for the PTW card below.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Neapolitan Cupcake!

My mouth began watering as I made this pink & brown card for the Created by Hand challenge. Then I realised the strawberry, vanilla & chocolate backing paper was inducing thoughts of Neapolitan ice-cream! I thoroughly enjoyed following a sketch for the first time & am proud to say it's made almost entirely of recycled bits & bobs. The sketch is Katharina's for PTW.