Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Tropical Wedding

Just finished the wedding card for my husband's son & DIL-to-be. They get married in Mauritius on Friday: Good luck and much love to you both. We'll be over to the UK for the reception mid-Nov which is an excuse for stocking up on stash for me.

The scene and text were cut with the craft robo: The framed scene using a template by Linda (aka Gentleflower) on UK scrappers. Thanks again Linda!

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Tag !

I've been tagged. My first thought was what kind of blogging madness is this but then realised it is a nice way of making connections and finding out more about people and also I get to show this smiley award: Thanks Louise!

I now have to answer 5 questions:
1: If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Embellishments! I can print or design papers but I like hording the bright and shiny embellishments.

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose?
Had bad experiences with rub-ons and think stamps are much more versatile so it has to be those.

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?
Definitely cards but always thinking I should be doing layouts too; but that's how I am at the moment. Although if awesome was guaranteed ...

4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home?
A store, then buying all the stash would be business expenses and home might be a little tidier !

5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style?
Using ribbons more at the moment, not sure why. Trying to stop hoarding embellishments and use them more. Generally quite a modern look I think.

Now, really hard bit is I am supposed to tag 5 more people but as all the Funky Fairy team have been tagged I will have to think a bit longer on that ...

Thursday, 25 October 2007

More Funky Fairy

Downloaded all Sharron's great designs and then didn't know where to start. Even looking for one file, I found another I hadn't seen before: There's so much in each folder. I will do my best to say which kit these are from: First is a mini-album made from the Baby Girl Collection with a decoupaged front:
A waterfall card from the Colourful Daze collection with papermania brads; just pull the ribbon!
From the Colourful Xmas Daze, a snowflake paper printed straight on to a Craft Tonic card with topper and printed acetate wrap for extra shine.
Bouquet of Colourful Daze flowers and paper 'stems' with florists cellophane and Birthday kit text as a tag. Some flowers decoupaged and/or crystal glazed.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Amongst many, many Christmas cards...

I have taken a bit of time out to do other things. Here are a few:
Just for the sheer fun of it I made up the fab boxed wedding cake from the craft robo template UK scrapper Jenniebean created and chose to decorate it with white and gold.Needed a Clarinetist for this Jazz-loving 40th birthday card and found one on the Town sketches bandstand dingbat which I used to create my own paper and topper for this card.

Finally, more Funky Fairy: Made an accordian card to play with the lovely Classic Xmas kit toppers and papers and used the same kit to cut a little box with poinsetta on the robo and finished with a tag.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

I'm a Funky Fairy !

Well, a member of the Funky Fairy Papercrafts Creative Design Team. Thanks Sharron. And well done to fellow team mates Tracy, Andrea, Louise, Joanne and Natalie.
Here are a few pics of things I have designed using Funky Fairy's great downloads.
Mini-book and card using Princess Chloe papers and tags with Papermania card and ribbons from my stash. Pen and tool pots which now brighten my desk using 'Colourful daze' with Anita's sticky ribbon & craft planet glitter glue. Card and sweeties tin using 'Colourful Xmas Daze' and more glitter glue.

Friday, 5 October 2007

Expo & Demo

Just taken part in my first French meeting without anyone to tell me what was going on and translate for me. I must be improving! It was a village meeting to start organising our part towards this year's Telethon appeal (similar to UK's Children in Need). Bit nerve-racking when part way through I had to interrupt to make my suggestion...An exposition, with demonstration, of different card-making techniques and cards on sale with part-takings going to the appeal. I showed a selection of examples and they loved them! With that agreed, I'll have to get busy now! It's two afternoons the first week in December. And with all the Christmas cards to do: Glutton for punishment.

And how in our history of language did we muddle the words so that in French exhibition is to expose yourself while exposition is to exhibit something? Finding it very hard not to embarass myself!