Monday, June 30, 2008

Belated Birthday + Candy Opp.

I made some time today to sit in my craft room and make a card. I haven't really felt like it until today but hopefully this will be the start of many more to come. I also made a Stampin' Up order with my friend which I hope will be here by the weekend and give me something else new to play with too.

This was my first play with my High Hopes stamps. I felt sure the first one I would ink would be the gorilla but as soon as I got this fella I knew I had to play with him. I saw a card on another blog and was sold on this guy straight away. I just love High Hopes stamps right now. They are just so darn cute.

Cardstock is Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Orchid Opulence. I used my SU watercolor pencils and aqua painter. The bag of nuts I cut out and used a dimensional. The scallop at the bottom was done using the slit punch. Finished with 2 black brads. The sentiment inside the card says "I can't believe I forgot".


Found some awesome blog candy on I have been watching this blog for a little while now and she is very talented. Go check it out. Blog Candy is only going on till Friday so hurry.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Father's Day Cards

Here they are as promised. I made these before I went away and I am so very glad I was able to give my Dad his on Father's Day. He is a big fan of my cards. Masculine cards are not my strong point and I do struggle with coming up with ideas that suit guys rather than gals or kids but these turned out really nice I think. I made 2 each of 3 different designs.

The cardstock is Real Rust and Black. The DP was from Bo Bunny Press. The image was stamped onto cream cardstock.
I used a Tiger Face stamp that I bought recently from TAC. The sentiment stamps were from Archiver's.
The image was watercolored using real rust ink and an aqua painter. I used a blue gel pen for the eyes to make them stand out.
The sentiment was versamarked then embossed using a copper embossing powder. The cards were all finished using antique copper brads.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

MIA - explained

Hello there,

You might have noticed that I have been missing for a few weeks. I got a phone call from Wales on June 3rd to say my Dad had had a heart attack. It was quite a major one and he was not expected to make it. I got on the next flight and have been over there for the last 3 weeks. My Dad is a fighter and thanks to some big prayers from family and friends is still with us and getting better every day. I am so very grateful to still have him in my life. I lost a couple of family members just before and while I was there and attended 2 funerals in 2 weeks. My Dad's sister lost her husband and My dad's Brother lost his wife. My heart is still heavy from these events as they were all very sudden. Needless to say my blogs have been neglected because I was unable and unwilling to update them. I left in such a rush I did not get to show you the Father's day cards I made. I will do that soon and hope you will bare with me as I slowly get back in the crafting saddle after having been away.