Sunday, August 22, 2010

My first scrapbook page...........

Well the truth is that I am turning 50 soon and given that it is a half century (She's a smart one I hear you all saying) and given that I would like to let everyone have a laugh at my expense I thought it might be time to take up scraobooking.

I have never thought I would take up scrapbooking but the new DSP that looks like newspaper was too much to resist. Each of the pieces were torn and glued down, then I used a stipple brush to create the highlight around the torn edge. I also used my Big Shot alphabet and the leaves and of course my all time favourite vintage vogue.

The photo is one half of a photo taken of Savannah and I a year ago by the incredibly talented James Price (he is the photographer behind the Sexy Backs for Autism calender campaign).

James like many of us with special children who have aspergers was shocked to find that there was no funding for his son Tyler when he started school so he developed the idea of people putting their backs into autism and getting a photo taken. The calender is amazing and not tacky at all and as for James, the photos he took of Savannah and I are just amazing.

We both had such fun that day with James, his lovely wife Shana and their 3 children. It was certainly a day to remember. When I look at this page I will always think of James and his family and smile.
Here is an up close shot of the flowers and leaves. (I finally worked out how to get it clear with my camera).

Till the next time I blog, happy crafting everyone and remember you are never too old to try something new. (I think I have found a new passion!)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Vintage vogue embossing cards

As a demo we are lucky enough to get to preorder a month before a mini or a main catalogue is launched, and given that I love the Vintage Vogue stamp set I could not resist buying the embossing folder for my Big Shot.
A quick play on Sunday night saw me making these 2 very simple cards. All you need is a few daubers and some ink pads and of course the embossing folder.
Many people ask me do I really need a Big Shot? Well no a cuttlebug is fine but if you want the Mercedes of embossing and die cutting machines then yes buy a Big Shot. It cuts and embosses 50 different types of product (cork, shrinky dinks, vellum, cardstock, DSP just to name a few).
Don't get me wrong a cuttlebug is a great little machne but with the Big Shot my poor tired brain doesn't have to think A,B,B plate or is it A,B and C as there is a tab system on the adaptor plate that comes with your Big Shot that tells you what you need.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A card for my parents

My parents love butterflies. Why? because they have 3 little papillon dogs (pronounced pappy yon) and it means butterfly in french.
I decided to make a joint card to be sent to them as Mum is in hospital and is moving into hospice this week with Dad.
The outside of the card

Happy crafting everyone
Kind regards

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cards for my in laws

My mother in law and father in law have their birthdays 11 days apart so yesterday I made cards for both of them. Grandad is really clever around the house so I used the Totally Tools set, Kraft cardstock some Windsor Knot DSP for his card.

Now Nana was a florist for years and I thought of pansies for her in of course my favourite colour of elegant eggplant. I also added leaves I cut with my Big Shot (I do hope she doesn't mind too much that they don't look like pansy leaves). I do hope they both like their cards.
Happy crafting