Sunday, 18 March 2012

More poppies

Hi folks!  My feet are killing me.  I have been to The Ideal Home Show today with my sister in law Maggie.  We were lucky enough to have free tickets.  I didn't spend too much but got a couple of nice things.  Now my feet need to be up on the foot stool.
This card was another for Jenny over at Hobby Art.  I used the poppy set again and coloured the stamped flowers using PearlEx. I put holes around the scalloped green circle, which was coloured using the green PearlEx too.  I made the card cardy using left over stamped bits.  The red panel was Cuttlebugged and red ribbon added.
We went to see the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie yesterday, which we loved.  Then we had a curry in Jimmy Spice's in Epsom.  When we got out - we delighted to find we had a parking ticket for overstaying!!  £50 if we pay within the week.  Marvellous.  Until next time.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Poppy Power

What a super day we are experiencing in Surrey today.  I have been dog walking with only a T-shirt on.  Bare Arms!! Fancy that! Here comes the summer.
This card was made for Jenny over at  Hobby Art.  This is from the Poppy set which is a real joy to work with. I know the seed heads are not red but call it artistic license. Each flower was coloured in using a Promarker and then embossed with clear embossing powder to make them shine.
Where did the weekend go?
Friday saw me at the Houses of Parliament for a memorial service for a lovely girlfriend of mine who died aged 52. I was privileged to read a poem at the service.  Thankfully, it was at the beginning of the service, so I didn't get too nervous.  It was great to see my old friends and colleagues and it felt like yesterday that I used to go there to work every day.
Saturday we went to a pub in South Wimbledon to support a local band.  We always have a good night and the ladies dance.  Then Sunday we drove to Boreham Wood to have lunch with good friends.  So, a busy but good weekend.  So far today, I have walked four dogs in Limpsfield Chart and it'll be back to work later.  Have to make a card for my nephew though first.  I'm trying to think if I have anything suitable for a 30 year old. Best go check.  That's all for now.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Baby pink

Hello.  What a wet and dreary day we have in Surrey.  I know we need the rain but being a dog walker, it's not a lot of fun wiping all the mud off dirty paws.
A friend of mine has become a grandmother for the first time and I have made the family a cute baby card. The central panel is using a Lili of the Valley topper and the other cut and embossed panels are a Marianne Creatable, that I bought at Farnborough a couple of weeks ago.
They really emboss nice and crisply.  I have put the tiniest bit of glitter on the baby dress. The baby is called Scarlett Rose - isn't that a gorgeous name?
I am now the proud owner of an iPhone 4S.  Still getting to grips with it but it takes up so much time.  I have bought a book to read on it - a Joanna Trollope novel - so I don't have to carry a heavy book around with me all the time.  And I have a few games as 'Apps' - Wooords, Boggle and Freecell.  Loving it.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Watercoloured flowers

Good evening all.  This card was started off at one of Kim's classes recently.  I stamped the image in white.  Can't remember whose stamp this is but perhaps Kim will let us know.  It will be either Hobby Art or Woodware.  It was coloured in using Kaleidacolour inks, using the watercolour method.  I made the little card candy with the left over stamped image after it had been 'Nestie'd'.  Some lace and a Cuttlebug folder complete the card along with the pearls. Oh i forgot to mention the twiddley bit.  That's a Marianne Creatable I think!
I was at Kim's class in Purley on Saturday.  We did resist emboss.  I have done this many times before but we always have different ideas and Kim's samples are so stunning - you are inspired all over again.  She was in fine form, you'll be glad to hear and if you saw Barbara Grey on the TV today - you'll have seen and heard mention Kim's name many times over.  Well done Kim.
I on the other hand, have been out to lunch in Farnborough, where it was snowing. We called in at friends in Molesey and met up with Bow Wow the little Yorkshire Terrier I rehomed.  What a joy he is.  I have not crafted all week at home, so cannot wait to get going.  Having bought stuff at the Farnborough show last week and a few bits at Davina's yesterday - I have some catching up to do. First of all tomorrow, I'm thinking of going into Kingston and upgrading my phone to an iPhone.  Watch this space. Good night!