Saturday, May 24, 2008

Missing in Action?

Hello there – remember me? Sorry I have been somewhat missing in action. I have been searching for my mojo – it seems to have gone walk about!

In less than 3 weeks two friends of mine will be married. I made their wedding invites as their wedding present and this week I have been making the menu covers and the orders of service. So I made these, and then quite a few more like them. What is the collective noun for butterflies?
I quite like the idea of a flutter of butterflies’ but Wikipedia offers some alternatives – a rabble, a swarm, a flight, a rainbow or a kaleidoscope. I think these would be a rabble since the pieces of paper were not that well behaved!

While I enjoyed making these I did not get a creative buzz from them, so I set myself a challenge. One Stamp, one basic layout, two 6x6 pieces of patterned paper that you don’t love yet and white cards bases to make four cards that are as different as possible.

Here is what I came up with.

Thanks for looking

Monday, May 5, 2008

What a Weekend

We have just had a three day weekend here in the UK and I have really appreciated the extra day. Unusually the weather had been glorious as well.

The weekend has been very busy - lots of time with friends and lots to do at home. I still managed to find some time to create so some things for you to look at. Some have gone to their intended recipients, some have not. I don’t think any of the other people I have been making for read this blog – least I hope not or the surprise will be ruined!

So first is a Bella … I adore this Basic Grey paper and this image.

Recently, inspired by Monica’s lovely creations I subscribed to the GoGoGreetings Kit. My first one arrived this week and the papers are lush. I do have to admit however that I struggled to know where to start with it. Inspiration struck however after a walk among the bluebells!
Once I got started I really enjoyed myself. Here are what I have come up with so far

Have a great week. Thank for stopping by

Friday, May 2, 2008

And Now For Something Completely Different

I just love Monty Python … but I digress even by my standards!

Earlier this week I met the lovely Shelia from Cobalt Lillya new jewellery design company – look at the lovely ring she made me. I love it and as soon as her web site is up and running I will give you a link …

Anyway it inspired me to share with you some of my creations

The big one was made a while ago – I just loved this big bead when I saw it and somehow it just jumped into my shopping basket! The other two were made last night – while watching how not to work in the card business courtesy of the Apprentice. The Apprentice has to be one of my favourite programmes at the moment along with the follow up programme on BBC2 with Adrian Childs.

I am looking forward to the long weekend – fingers crossed for some great weather and for some good crafting time. I hope to catch up with lots of friends and I have quite a few cards to make for the next couple of weeks. I had better get busy!

Thanks for stopping by