Saturday 27 March 2010

Q is for Quotation

I have had this "quotation" rubber stamp for absolutely ages, and never found a use for it until now. The challenge over at ABC challenge this time is Q is for Quotation, so it was the perfect opportunity to use it.
In my class last week we were making tent cards, and although you probably can't tell from this picture, this is the one I made with a view to putting it into this challenge.
I also experimented a bit with the image. I have had a mono laser printer for years, and not actually used it much for crafting, but I decided it might be just the job for digital stamps and colouring pages (which this image is). Worked quite well, although my ProMarkers didn't blend quite as well as usual on the laser paper I used. I must try it on ordinary paper next time.

Monday 22 March 2010

Birkenhead Park

Went to Birkenhead Park yesterday. I was born in Birkenhead, and have been there zillions of times, but never, until yesterday, been to the Park. It is brilliant. Not formal or highly planted like Grosvenor Park, Chester, but brilliant. It was, of course, the model for Central Park in New York.
It was very busy, fully kitted out teams of children playing football with all the parents cheering them on in one part of the Park, yet just the other side of the trees, it was quiet and peaceful around the lake, where there were people (of all ages) fishing, walking their dogs, or just wandering, like us.
I took about 70 pictures (some duff ones), and here are a few of them.

Friday 19 March 2010

Getting myself organised again.......

I have really got out of "sync" with all these blog challenges recently. I have been up to my eyes in Cross Stitch Conversions, and there are only so many hours in a day, etc.
However, I have made this card and I think it will fit the following challenges -
Anyone for Anya, which is Spring Fever
Papertake Weekly, which needs the colours Lemon and Lilac
I have used the digi stamp "Springtime Fairy" from the Greetings Farm, coloured with Lemon and Lilac ProMarkers, some daisy vellum for the inside of the tent card, and some Grand Adhesions daisies for the embellishments. I have had the ribbon for absolutely ages, and it just seemed to be the right colour to go with the daisies.

Friday 12 March 2010

February ATC swap - Love

Been very busy all week trying to get the ATCs scanned and uploaded to the Facebook group page. I have finally finished and got them all uploaded.
The theme was Love, and we have had some very varied interpretations!

Saturday 6 March 2010

Trying to get back into the swing of things................

I have been neglecting the blog challenges of late. Last week we went to the Trade Show at the NEC on the Tuesday, and it took the rest of the week to recover!! It was a VERY tiring day, but enjoyable. I also needed to use the rest of the week to catch up on the work I missed on the Tuesday.
This Tuesday, I came down with a COLD, or probably Man-Flu, except I am not a man!! With being diabetic, it really takes a hold on me, and I find it difficult to shake off. I am still feeling really rough, but am trying to get myself going again.
Well, enough of the self-pity, on to my challenges.
I have done this card for two challenges.
Passion for ProMarkers is a theme, which is Back to Nature.