Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Gorjuss Angels

I think that this is my favourite image from the new set of Gorjuss girls from Sugar Nellie (though it is a hard choice)

This is one of my first efforts in using her but I'm sure I will do more. In this instance I made a thinking of you card but the image could be used in a sympathy card I think or even a confirmation card.

I 've tried to keep it simple as less is more with the image so it is coloured with promarkers. the background is embossed vellum and the sentiment is printed onto Safmat. Its the first time I have used Safmat but will definately not be the last as its so nice to be able to make a sentiment in exactly the size and font I want. Finally the card is edged in silver though this doesn't show up in the photograph.

Oh yes photographs, thats something else I need to improve! Took my an age even to figure out how the crop.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Finally it' s Friday

How come it always takes Friday so long to arrive? but oh what a lovely feeling when it finally does. Today was made even better by the arrival of a package from Funky kits. My set#2 Gorjuss Girls have finally arrived. I have managed to get them cut up tonight and hopefully will have some fun stamping and colouring to my hearts content over the weekend.

Last night I had to make a card for a friend at work who has a birthday next week but was finishing up today for a weeks hols. I had intended making a personalised card as it is her 50th but, as if on queue, my mojo hopped out the window. Settled on a Sugar Nellie Daisy card that I already had in my "almost finished" Pile. Added some ribbon and a charm. and she seemed pleased with it

Daisy is still one of my favourite Sugar Nellie Stamps so can't resist including another.

Monday, 20 April 2009

here goes nothing

Despite following others blogs for over a year, up until now I didn't feel brave enough to start one of my one so what changed? Well another birthday came and went and all those things on my to do list are still staring back at me. I may never lose the weight, Ride an elephant in Thailand or publish a best selling novel but I can tick on thing off. I started a blog.

And on this blog I will be mainly satifying my obsession with all things inky! Card making, which started as just another craft I dabbled in has slowly but surely taken over.My house is slowly drowning in a sea of paper, ink and rubber A scenarion I'm sure other paperholics will be familiar with

I guess if I'm going to claim to be a card maker I will need some evidence of my crimes so my intention is to post pictures of my efforts. I beleive the polite term for my "style"is eclectic (translated that means I just make what I feel like at the time) I'm particularly keen on rubberstamping (really loving sugar nellie stamps at the mo) though do sometimes decoupage

So if you stumble across me when blog hopping stop and say hello cos I feel like the new girl at school