Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Ledger meets ink . . .

 My first bit of ink on the ledger, I'm liking the effect but not sure where to go with it, so moved on to another page, perfect for Sunday when I was in a major grump (I blame it on the hormones), so I just got inky, started off very dark and as my mood lifted it got a bit lighter, not too much mind . . LOL
 Here is my friends 40th card, Im a bit ashamed off it as I think I could have done better, but time was an issue, she loved it so thats what matters
 and then Rusty moved house so I made her a stampotique style card, which she also loved, phew!!!
This weekend is my ES 18th, so think I shall end up a bit behind on my October 365 calendar page, but am hoping he has a fab day, see you all soon.

PS anyone who doesn't think I'm old enough, can be my best friend forever, LOL.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The A-Z of me

A. Age:  48
B. Bed size: King
C. Chore that you hate: Picking up after my messy kids.
D. Dogs: Not for me, though I love my SIL dog Nelson and he loves me.
E. Essential start to your day: A lie in.
F. Favorite colour: teal/silver/lime green/purple
G. Gold or Silver: Silver.
H. Height: 5’2″
I. Instruments you can play : I played the cello in Junior school, before it got broken . . oops
J. Job title: Personal Banker.
K. Kids: Two too many, as I'm fond of saying.  Taylor, 18 on October 2 and training to be a hairdresser, very handy and Evan 13 "Mischief maker in training."
L. Live: Maidstone, Kent.
M. Mother’s name: Margaret.
N. Nicknames: My name doesn't shorten too anything nice, in my twenties "She bonks em," don't know what they meant
O. Overnight hospital stays: Both babies and staying with them in hospital.
P. Pet peeves: Just plain rudeness and people who think they are better than me, we are all equal.
Q. Quote from a movie:  FREEDOM (braveheart)
R. Right or left handed: Right with left tendencies.
S. Siblings: One sister and two brothers.
U. Underwear:   Not a good look.
V. Vegetable you hate: Gotta be brussels and tomatoes.
W. What makes you run late: Snooze button or my husband just having to pop to the loo.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Teeth,pelvis.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Hot chicken and bacon salad.
Z. Zoo animal:  Penguins, elephants and giraffes.

Copied this from Dyan's blog why dont you have a go, link it back to me so I can have a nosey.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

A collection of cards . .

. . .  or could we call it a cacophony, no that's a noise, though I do like my cards to stand out from the crowd of shop bought cards on the mantlepiece . . .  any ideas anyone . . .

So from the title you would be right that I have some cards to show you, first up is my mums birthday card, I loved this stamps and had to buy it and as it is my mum, I  made an extra  big effort with it and stamped it on some cotton cut it out and coloured with distress stains and marker pens.  My artistic gene comes from my mum, I remember getting a beautiful babydolls cot when I was young, which mum had made out of a fruit crate for me, wish I still had it, perhaps it's in mum and dads loft, mum is still creative and at her local fete designed the cake stall for her ladies group, with hand made pennants, and uniform along the lines of the Ace of Cakes, and great big cards of the King Queen and Jack all hand made . .

next is one of my best friends, who has two kids and fosters three brothers under 7, hence the saying . .

and last but not least my firstborn niece was 21 yesterday, I must have only been 3 when she was born LOL, and she is studying fashion journalism at Southampton Solent, so I tried to reflect this in her card

today Ive got a 40th to make, hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

General Ledger 1957

I've had my eye on this book for some time now and I finally got to bring it home.  It's a bank General Ledger, dating back to 1957, it is such a great size, 8 inches wide by 18 inches tall, with numbered pages and writing on virtually every page (nothing personal), and the heading are just beautifully lettered.  I'm going to use it as a journal, but am going to make sure the original shows through in places as it would be a crime not to.

Having got it home though I have loads of cards that need doing before I can play, my niece is 21 next week, my BFF is 40 the week after and the week after that my ES is 18. . . .OMG, and I havent done anything for any of them yet.
So here are some pictures of my new love . . . 

Can't wait to get painty with it, have a great weekend everyone, I'm off to make a 21st card.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge

The challenge this time is a bookmark, using Stampotique stamps, I've never attempted a bookmark before , I loved the DT's projects, especially the little corner ones, decided not to attempt that yet, just a straight one would be enough, me thinks, so here is my entry, one shot shows the tassels and the other shows it with the tassels off to one side, amongst all the stamps I used to create it.

Hope you like it...x