Saturday 12 March 2011

Just Magnolia and Hanglar & Stanglar Challenge

Hello and Happy Saturday to you all. What a gorgeous day it is! I think today is the first day this year I've left the house without a scarf, coat and gloves on! lol.
I think it's a week of 'firsts' as I'm also entering my first card making challenge of the year - The Just Magnolia and Hanglar & Stanglar Challenge. This week there's a great, easy sketch to follow and here is my take on it...

I'm still working on the photography so excuse the dull pictures. My job has been just as dull this last week so I've been doing some reading up on photography and how to take better pics, what lighting and equipment to use. If you're like me and want to improve, there are some tips on how to create your own inexpensive light tent/studio set up. .on this website...

Let me know how you get on!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks for visiting today.

Monday 28 February 2011

Wedding Magnolias


Been a long while since I last posted a card, but I have one, finally to show. I bought this Magnolia stamp at the Hobbycraft Show at the NEC back in November and this is the first chance I've had to use it! My friend is getting married in May so I've used it to on her wedding card. Sorry for such a rubbish picture. I wish I had been born with photography skills. I somehow feel that the card is lacking something but I don't want to ruin it by overdoing the embellies or by sticking a sentiment on the front somewhere. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to comment.

The house is coming on nicely now (bloody should be after a year of renovating!). Finally got carpets down; just need a working bathroom and kitchen and we'll be in! So excited but still so much to do.

Jacque's Candy ending tonight!

Tuesday 15 February 2011

BBC One Show Tues 15th 7pm..few seconds of fame!

If anyone fancies a giggle you can see me on the One Show which went out this evening at 7pm but is still available to view on xx ;o)

Monday 1 November 2010

Happy 1st of the month to you all!
Thought I'd kick it off by sharing a little Magnolia creation with you.

This little cutie was given to me in an image swap; the papers are all by Magnolia and the flowers made from different sized Prima flowers topped off with crafters floss tied in a bow with a jewel to finish off.

Looking forward to visiting the Magnolia stand and replenishing my stash on Thursday at the NEC! :o)

Thanks for paying my little blog a visit. x

Saturday 11 September 2010

Sweet Angel and some Housey Pics

Hello all. Thanks for your lovely comments on my last creation; I really appreciate them :o)
Been working on the house today. I got quite dusty and dirty but didn't actually acheive much tbh.
Watched X Factor this evening; it does make me laugh - more the judges than the contestants tonight!
Right, onto the card. The card I'd like to share with you all today is one that I worked on last Sunday using an image received in an image swap last month (not sure which stamp range it's from?).  Lots of detail and distressing done. The papers are all Magnolia but I stamped the tag shape with some elzybell word stamps using antique linen distress ink. I made the two pink paper flowers by punching out two different sized flowers onto Magnolia papers which I scrunched and sprayed with Tattered Angels Gold Mist.  
I'm a bit annoyed that the image looks quite pale. If anyone has any photography tips to share (other than using the macro option on the camera) please do! lol. Otherwise quite happy with the card on the whole. I'll probably give this to Adam's mum for her birthday.

Now for some housey pics. The first set of pics are of my bathroom. It's not finished yet but you can at least the transformation...

Now, this is part of my lounge,mainly the fireplace that was covered by some, nasty, saloon type doors but we removed them and rebuilt part of the wall and rendered it once damp proofed.
Hope you like!

Monday 30 August 2010

*A Brief Encounter*

Thanks for visiting today.Been away from the blogging world for 5 months - not that I've not wanted to be but simply had too much going on in my life to be blogging like I was, prior to buying our shell of a house in February. It is finally starting to take shape now (needs to be after 8 months!). I will share some photos soon if you're curious.
In the meantime, having sought inspiration from some of your amazing blogs (so much talent out there) I'd like to share with you a little creation I managed to find time to put together last week. Mum's b'day isn't til October but seized the chance to make her card when I could, lol.
Quite a lot of recycling going on here in as much as the beads were taken from a gift bag and the card blank was made from Kraft card which is recycled. I thought the brown colour picked out this 'Gorjuss' girl's hair colour well. The flower and papers are Magnolia and have been distressed with scissors and inked up with 'Tattered Rose' ink by Tim Holtz. The charm was from ebay - I simply used a spacer to attach it to the chain of beads.

Time to disappear again..though not for long this time me hopes.