Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
It is a kit I bought from Hazel Blomkamp who is an extremely talented embroidery/beading teacher and we all are lucky to have her in Pietermaritzburg. It is worked in both embroidery and beading and stitched onto a suede type fabric. I have chosen different colours to the kit as shown below, as I am a 'burgundy' girl and have been working on this project this last week. Making great progress and hoping, before too long to finish the stitching/beading and making it up.
Friday, March 25, 2011
- Distress Inks - Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain
- Spellbindes dies - Lacey Circles, Circle Nestability and Fancy Tags
- Marianne Dies - Butterfly LR0115 Flourish from LR0112
- Distress Stickles - Rock Candy
- DP - from Stash
- Seam binding - Eggshell, stained with above Inks
- Lace from stash also stained with above Inks
- Charm, Pearl pin, pearls & shaggy trim from stash.
- Tag stamp, unknown
~~I absolutely love this card~~
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
As always, have to make two cards!
This image was cut out using the Labels Ten nestie and the Fancy Tags, which I cut in half and added to each side of the label. A pearl coloured with Copics as placed onto the label flourish.
Mounted onto a soft green ( not grey as it appears in this photo) that had been swiped with Distress ink Walnut Stain and the same Verve sentiment, but mounted onto a label that had been trimmed to an oval, completed this card.
So much better in real life.
Photos and lighting is another issue in my life! Perhaps I will address the problem some time this year (?).....
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This is one of the sets. I cut all the pieces out and reassembled as per instructions, using silicone glue to raise the levels.
A closeup of the main Image.
I then coloured the sky and grass, using Distress inks and the blending tool. I mounted it onto a piece of dp I bought from Paola (she makes up packs, which is so great as I don't have access to an assortment of smaller pieces suitable for card making.) I also used some gorgeous lace I bought from her to frame the oval. The sentiment is part of the page kit. I painted it with a gloss that is used in traditional decoupage. It does not show up too clearly in the photo's.
I thought of entering it into the Flowersoft Challenge on SCS, but need to work out the process!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
In my previous post, I mentioned Wendy, who lives in Nashville in the States. In the parcel with the card I showcased, I included a Sharks jersey for Max. Now tell me, is he not the cutest, most handsome fella you have seen in a long while?
My friend Maureen makes these jersey, under licence, for the Sharks franchise. She makes all sizes and supplies outlets locally in Kwa-Zulu Natal. I cannot think of a nicer gift for pooch lovers. If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact me via email and I will give you contact details for Maureen, who will direct you to her outlets.
Now, I need to gaze a little longer at this handsome young pooch!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
The kindness given, without expected reciprocation, by crafters is amazing!
I enquired through a crafting friend, Sheilagh, details of some products she had used on a RAK card she sent me, and she told me that it was via a friend in the USA, as the company who supplied the goods will not deal with South Africa. Sheilagh then suggested I contact Wendy to find out if she would help me. Well, Wendy went out of her way to get my order, not without complication from a very unfriendly company, and it arrived in the post, safe and sound.
We have continued to communicate and I enjoy her newsy emails. Having lived in Durban, she relates to all my updates and her new country of residence is a none ending source of interest to me. To hear about the snow blizzards whilst I am ready the email, with sweat running down my brow, sweltering in the February weather in Pietermaritzburg, is incomprehensible!
I made this card for Wendy to thank her for her kindness. It is a digital image called Grace, from Funkykits in the UK. So totally adorable, I could not resist her. I coloured her with my FC Polychromos pencils and blended it with the Lyra blending pencil. Cut her out using the Marianne Die LR0117, which you can now buy from Paola, mounted this onto some matching paper from a pad I had been hoarding from Sizzex - always so nice to find co-ordinating paper in one place! I used a Spellbinders Fancy tag and stamped the sentiment - I think a WOJ that Paola sent me awhile ago. Added some roses from Paola and some Seam Binding from Ameila that I had coloured using my Copic markers and the blending marker. Came together rather nicely. You can see I am working on being able to put together a girly cute card, but it does not come easy to me!
Thank you so much Wendy, for your kindness! I do so appreciate it.