Saturday 31 March 2007

This week's Scrapwest Challenge was 'Inspired By....' My piece was inpsired by Beryl Taylor's Book - Mixed Media Exploratons. I love this book and flick through it regularly for inspiration.

Sunday 25 March 2007

Gel Transfer on Wood Chip

This is a card using the gel transfer method onto a wood chip. I find it easier doing the transfers onto wood as I cant rub the wood away (which I do with the paper)


I bought a new book last week 'Contemporary Bead and Wire Jewellery'. There are some lovely ideas in it, instructions are not too clear but you can get enough from the pictures. This necklace was similar in style to one in the book. I think I need to buy some more beads though after seeing some of the lovely designs in the book.

3x3 Book with metal foil

This is the lovely 3x3 book which I made at the class yesterday, it still has to be finished but I like the style of it. I have used metal foil on the corners and for the letters. (need a bit more practice!)

Mixed Media Class

I went to a class yesterday at The Card Crew in Belfast. Marion Coupe from Magpie Crafts in Coleraine took the class and it was a great day. I met some lovely girls - all very talented - and I enjoyed my day. This was my attempt at the mixed media canvas. We also had time to make a lovely little book with some more metal foiling.

Friday 23 March 2007

Scrapwest Challenge - Playtime

This week's challenge was 'Playtime' which sounds easy. I had so many different ideas of what I could do.......... and none of them are what I produced on paper, as always.

Thursday 22 March 2007

Birthday Card for Brayergirl's blog

Brayergirl (UK Stampers) is celebrating her 1st birthday blog. I made this happy birthday card which has a lovely friendship quote on it.

Those who find a faithful friend, find a treasure.

Sunday 18 March 2007

My Mother's Day Card from My Daughter

My daughter spent quite some time last night doing 'something'. After a loud crash and several questions this is what she produced. I'm delighted with her. She is 12 and does not like card making but tried to making something she thought I would like. Well, I love it. THere is an alcohol inked background, a domino with alcohol inks, edged in gold and stamped, the ribbon is fed through a slit in the side of the card and they are all my favourite colours which dont show up too well in the photo. I think she is brilliant.

Saturday 17 March 2007

Scrapwest Challenge - Mother

This week's Scrapwest challenge was 'Mother' with a St Patrick's day emblem or motif. This is my contribution whis is a collage of stamping and vintage images on a background dyed with tea.

Friday 16 March 2007

Male Birthday Card

I still struggle making male birthday cards. I made this earlier for a male friend's birthday, he likes card making so he will be interested in the detail of the card. I stamped into bleach for the script backgrounds.

Thursday 15 March 2007

Talk Crafts Image Challenge

This month on Talk Crafts we had this lovely lady to alter - I have given my efforts the title of 'A Woman of Substance'

Talk Crafts Image Challenge

Each month on the Talk Crafts Forum a new image is released for members to alter. Last month was Reggie - he was very cute and this is what I did to the poor boy. Let me introduce Reggie and Fido (who is my dog Ben)

A cute baby boy card for a friend.

Friendship Card

Another card order, the verse is from a vintage friendship sheet I got at the Scrapstore.

Pattern of Friendship

I had a few card orders to make this week. I got my delivery of the BG Stella Ruby papers and they are lush. This is my first attempt at cutting them up.

Scrapwest Swap Map

This is my Scrapwest challenge for last week. We were given a sketch and also a swap from another team member and I received some lovely papers from Annamarie at the Scrapstore. Thanks Annamarie. I dont normally use blue colours but I do like these.

Tuesday 6 March 2007

Friday 2 March 2007

Before The Kiss

This is my submission for this weeks Scrapwest Challenge. Each week the team of designers are given a theme to work to, this week is 'You're Beautiful'