Sunday, 29 August 2010

Because I felt like it.

Where did the Summer go!

I can't believe there is only 1 week of the school holiday left and all the things I wanted to get done will have to stay on the list until next time.
I did make sure I had time to do some crafting and this card is for a friend who loves her garden.
I used a set of free flower stamps to make the main image and coloured it with Promarkers.
The main background paper is Basic Grey and I think the orange one is Papermania. Everything else is from my stash.
I am entering the following challenges:

Pocket Full of Posies - Winged Things

I also spent the past week making a variety of felt objects. I started making things out of needle felt last year but really wanted to have a go at wet felting but was a bit worried about the mess! However I found a really good website with some excellent videos and decided to give it a try.

I have to say if you need to deal with any frustration or pent up emotion then wet felting and especially Nuno felting are just the thing. There is something very satisfying about slamming a piece of wet felt into a sink over and over again and having an imaginary conversation with whoever has annoyed you. And you actually end up with something beautiful when you have finished. How good is that!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

I'm Ba-ack!

Well here I am at last. A few very busy months and a passion for Zentangling have left very little time for card making but now that the summer holidays are here and my beautiful daughter Rachael is away in Edinburgh taking part in a Fringe show I have got some crafting time on my hands.
The card I have made is for my other beautiful daughter Emma's 22nd birthday next week. She doesn't read my blog so I should be safe posting it early! She lives in Manchester but is hoping to come home for a few days, which is lucky as I wasn't sure how I was going to be able squash the card into an evelope to post!
To make the card I combined three challenges. The first over at Simon Says, Sing It Baby fits very well for Emma as she loves to sing and I had already chosen this image for her card. The song going round my head as I made it? ' Happy Birthday To You' but the Stevie Wonder version of course. I combined it with Fab and Funky's Spotty, Dotty and Stretchy Stripes and Creative Inspirations Recipe, 5 Flowers, 3 Papers and 1 Ribbon.
I don't know the name of the image as it was given to me by my sister Jenni but the papers are all Basic Grey.