Thursday, 27 August 2009
Got my September edition to Making Cards magazine and not only was this card featured in it (p54) but I've won £50 of Hobby craft vouchers: Doing my happy dance !!!
I don't usually send in cards but as this one was based on an idea in the June mag I emailed a pic and they asked for the card to be sent in so it being featured wasn't so much of a shock but the prize was a total surprise! Wonder when I'll get the vouchers? Another reason for visiting the UK soon... :) More happy dance...
J'ai envoyé cette carte au magazine 'Making Cards' et j'ai gagné £50! C'est dans la revue de Septembre. Trop contente :)
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Une carte pour la naissance de notre petit-fils: Une etiquette avec son premier photo dans une couche de bébé! J'ai tamponnée le papier sur la carte et fait la couche à la main.
Backing card stamped with SeeDs 'Cute & Cuddly' set, PaperMania mulberry paper used for the nappy, PM brad and wired cord shaped to resemble the nappy pin, inked edges and stamping using ColorBox 'Misty Meadow' chalk inks.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
The marriage: I do seem to get some strange card requests and I have to explain that, here in France guests do not take cards to a party: They are usually something to post, not to hand over as they are in the UK (which makes me wonder about other countries?). So, mother of the bride had the lovely idea to put a card on each table which the guests can write messages in and she will send one each month after the wedding so the couple will receive the good wishes over the next few months. She asked me if I could make them in the wedding colours of chocolate and cream, each a little different and with the animal each table is themed with: That's the strange part - Rhino, Elephant, Hippo, Tortoise and Giraffe! Never had those in mind for wedding stationery, and trying to colour nicely when 3 of them are just grey! LOL
I did one to get approval of colour, style and my French and she was delighted: Here's how they turned out...
Used Nestabilities Labels 3; Curved Rectangles and Classic circles, Cuttlebug Floral Borders and stamps from Lidl (yes really!) with water-colour pencils and added texture of ColorBox Queue fluid chalk on the tortoise and giraffe. Printed text from the computer.
Monday, 17 August 2009
J'ai utilisé pour faire ma carte un nouveau classeur cuttlebug ‘Fleur de Lis’ avec tampons de Royal Langnickel et encre Distress ‘Broken China’.