Sunday 22 April 2012

MDUC - Anything but a card - alter something

Good morning everyone, today is our new challenge over at MDUC which is anything but a card - alter something. Our very own Karen is our sponsor this week.

I decided to paint up some bare photo frames that I picked up from Ikea the other week. I thought that a set of these would look nice in Elizabeth's room. I also thought that these could be good to sell at a market.

I will be doing a third one of these but I just simply ran out of time. We are currently renovating and our house is shambles, plus my son has had chicken pox this week.

Anyhow I best be off now, typing this in advance and just been told have to head off down to Bunnings.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time

Tuesday 17 April 2012

A wedding Card

On Sunday I was a matron of honor in a wedding for our good friends Adrian & Andrea. My husband was also the best man so it was nice that we got to dress up and act all fancy together! The weather was absolutely beautiful and of course the bride looked very pretty. Anyhow last week I sat down and made their card. I actually made their invitations at the beginning of the year and held back some of the lace and ribbon I used. I then used the main colours of their invitations/wedding theme and coloured the gorgeous Mo Manning image.

I actually mucked up with colouring this image as I added to much grey in the shading (as picked up the wrong copic) taking away from the white but decided rather than start again to experiment. I ended up getting out my old stampin up watercolour crayons and going over the image in white crayon using my aqua painter. It actually worked, bringing out some nice highlights, although not sure how effective it would be if I had lots of colour work.

School has gone back this week but my little man has the chicken pox. I am now stuck at home again (not so good when you have a million and one things to do) so hopefully I will get some crafting down over the next few days. I feel like everything has been so crazy here lately and that my crafting is what has been sacrificed.

Anyhow I best be going, time to make some lunch I am told!

Thanks for stopping by today, until next time

Thursday 12 April 2012

Its been a while

I know it has been a few weeks since my last post but life has been CRAZY! We have started our renovations which have been sending the house into turmoil and we have also been celebrating my sons 8th Birthday. We started with a birthday party for him at home on the 1st day of school holidays with 17 kids and then we continued the fun on Easter Friday (his birthday) at home again with family for another party. All partied out! In between we have been having bucks and hens nights for our friends and getting ready for their wedding this Sunday.

Anyhow I thought I would get a chance to show you this card earlier this week or even last week but i have barely been able to get to the computer! This is the card I made for Robbie's birthday. He loves sitting in his room strumming his guitar so when I saw this stamp I thought it was perfect. It is the first La-La Land Crafts stamp I have ever brought and have to say I enjoyed the big space to colour.

It is very hard to find to make boys card, well for me so it was a struggle Have to say I am pretty happy with the end result not too old not too babyish.

So there you have it. I have got a few other cards that I made recently which I will share soon.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time