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Monday, 18 April 2011


Just a quick summery card I made for a friends birthday using a Create and Craft kit I got a while ago. I really like the colours and butterflys are just so right now as the weather is getting better. Long may the good weather last!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Playing with Alcohol Inks

I was looking through some cards I have made a while ago and came across these two. They brought back such great memories! I made them at a class at Art from the Heart run by Dyan Reavely on Alcohol Inks just over 2 years ago and it was such fun! It was the day after Tim Holtz had been demostrating in her studio and the first time I had ever met him or seen him work in the flesh and I was mesmerised. To then follow such a high was going to be tough but Dyan managed it without even breaking a sweat! I loved the class and fell in love with my alcohol inks, and to this day they are one of my favourite mediums to work with. I love the effects they can create and the variety of surfaces they can be used on. These are some of my favourite cards that I have ever made and when I look at them they remind me of such a wonderful couple of days of crafting and exploring what is possible when we try! Thanks Dyan!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Thursday was Gavin and mine 5th wedding anniversary! We had a lovely day, sushi for lunch and an afternoon at the cinema watching "The Kings' Speech", which was fab and treated ourselves to a lovely station clock for the kitchen! Thoroughly enjoyed myself! I can't believe that we have been married for 5 years! Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday we were organising the whole shebang and here we are 5 years on with a 4 year old daughter, house extension almost completed and a whole lot more grey hairs, wrinkles and great memories! LOL!
This is the card I made for my hubby, those amongst you that are eagle eyed will notice that it is the same image that I used for the birthday card I made my father-in-law. It is a Darkroom Door stamp and I just love it! I think it lends itself prefectly to mens cards, yet has an aged vintage type feel in it's detail and design. I used it on an alcohol ink background, layered onto copper mirri card and Graphicus 45 paper, then embellished with Ideology cogs and hinge clip, Distress Stickles and "Lost and Found" salvage stickers, for the date. Actually it was quite spooky as this sticker had the actual day we got married on it! So it was meant to be, fate or what?