Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Monday, 29 September 2008
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Saturday, 27 September 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Here are the first two of the CD's for the swap:
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Monday, 22 September 2008
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Friday, 19 September 2008
I've scheduled posts for every day I'm away so there will still be something to look at and I'll try to log on to the internet and add any news while I'm away.
Speak to you on the 1st Oct and please enjoy the scheduled posts while I'm gone
Thursday, 18 September 2008
What a great motto to live by!!
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
I've been asked to make a few personalised cards. I have been given names and details of what each person is interested in. Here's the first card I've made, this is for someone who loves marzipan and cakes. I wasn't sure how to portray marzipan on a card so I decided on a cake to decorate the front.
I've used paper from paper mania and a template for a cup cake which I was very kindly given a while ago.
Thanks for looking
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
As any regular readers of my blog know I love using black, white and red so I thought I'd make the last few fat pages in my favourite colours. The first has another embossed cuttlebug background but this time I highlighted the embossing using a silver ink pad. The second has some cat sequins in the corners, I've used these on some of the other pages but I have no idea where I got them from I just found them in the bottom of a drawer when I was looking through for some inspiration the other day! I've used die cut corners on the last page. I love this die it is a cut and emboss from Ellison/Sizzix and cuts both this and another corner both designs are quite art deco.
Well that's the end of the cat fat pages, back to cards and other stuff tomorrow.
Monday, 15 September 2008
I love the brown colours of the first page. I always like working with brown but find it quite a difficult colour to buy. Most brown papers are either too light or dark for my liking. I prefer a real Cadbury's chocolate kind of colour, just wish it were as tasty!!
I've used a cuttlebug embossing folder on the background of the second page. I love these embossing folders and I'd love to have them all although if finances allowed. My only wish is that they were just a bit bigger so you could use it as a background on a 5x7 inch card.
Hope you aren't getting too bored of fat book pages!
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Saturday, 13 September 2008
I'm off out now to do a bit of food shopping, hopefully the rain will stay away long enough. Hope you all have a good weekend whatever you're up to.
Friday, 12 September 2008
Thursday, 11 September 2008
I like the simplicity of the colours on this card. The image is stamped and heat embossed with white powder.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Monday, 8 September 2008
The cream backing paper is decorated with a design I made in photoshop, I still class myself as an absolute beginner in the program but I'm quite impressed with how this turned out. It's not that clear in the picture but it looks like a really old book page. I used a script brush and various textures to age the design.
This card is so different to anything I've ever done before and is not what I would call a traditional Xmas card but I really like it, just hope whoever receives it feels the same!!!
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Saturday, 6 September 2008
Friday, 5 September 2008
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
The poem on the front of the card reads:
What lies behind us
And what lies before us
Are tiny matters
What lies within us
Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
The verse on the front of the card reads:
Live your life each day
As you would climb a mountain
Climb slowly and steadily
Enjoying each passing moment;
And the view from the summit will serve as
A fitting climax for the journey.
A poem by Harold V Melchert.
Monday, 1 September 2008
The letters I have used are once again cut out using the Sizzix machine and are the 'Sproutsies' alphabet.
The stamp I bought was a cat so hopefully that will give me some inspiration to start the fronts of my fat book pages. I can't really be inspired or get excited by chopping boards but at least I got what I needed!
I know from blog hopping there are lots of people already making and showing their Christmas cards. I've signed up for a Halloween ATC swap and a Christmas Fat Page Swap which makes me feel that the year is definitely on the way out. I haven't started work on either of the swaps as I refused to think about them in August but I guess I'll get on with them now that September is here!
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy month ahead