Friday 23 July 2010

I am officially a Great Aunt..........

although I maintain I have always been great!! My nephew and his wife had a little girl last week, Eveline May, and I have made this card to welcome her to the family (and the world).
Not one to waste an opportunity, I am entering it into a couple of challenges.

I think it is definitely cute, and it is a digi stamp called Cuddle Cloud Baby from Meljen Designs, and you can get it here. I did one in blue for my friend who had a little boy (Jacob), but that went before I could get a picture.
I used the letters from "It's in the Words" CD, and I have coloured the main image with ProMarkers (of course). I added some glitter on parts of the image and around the name. Trouble is, now I don't want to send it - can't bear to part with it!! I will send it though, because she is worth it!! Don't you think she is gorgeous??

Sunday 11 July 2010

I've got Inky Fingers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vix (Vixykins) will be proud of me, I have got my fingers inky, or at least I did yesterday. The challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers has been (for the last fortnight) "Inky Fingers", and I have been itching to get this one done. However, as usual, life got in the way and I was down to doing it yesterday in the shop. I decided to just get the e-mails (and Facebook) out of the way before I started, and I was just finishing doing this when my son walked into the shop. So, instead of making my card, I spent a lovely day talking to him and my husband! When he left, I had roughly 1 hour in which to do my card, and all the other things I needed to do.
I decided to just make a selection of inky backgrounds and bring them home with me to make the card here. I bought (a couple of weeks ago) some Starburst Stains, which I haven't tried yet (for this Vix would NOT be proud of me!), and would have like to have used them on this card. But I didn't think I had time to add the water and let them do what they had to do, so instead I used some Cosmic Shimmer Mists that I had received on Thursday (they come ready mixed). I also used some Inky Dinks which I got at Port Sunlight, and again, hadn't used. I made 4 different pieces of card, all very different.
The image is a Sweet Pea stamp, which has been stamped, scanned and enlarged, coloured with ProMarkers (of course), with a few accents with Sakura pens. I have used two different inky backgrounds, although you can't see much of one, just a bit peeping out from behind the image. I secured the image to the mat using something new (to me), a Crafler (a craft stapler), and some gorgeous butterfly staples. I got these in the shop on Thursday and couldn't wait to try them out!
As well as Crafty Cardmakers, I am entering this into - Flutter By Wednesday - Anything Goes

Wednesday 7 July 2010

I've been playing again........

This time with my new "toy" Serif Digital Scrapbook Artist 2.
This is my Mum when she was 17 and when she was 82.
Not bad for a first attempt!

Sunday 4 July 2010

Do you like Whiff of Joy Stamps? (I do)

Then head over to Katharina's blog, as she is giving away a stamp a day!!