Thursday, 29 October 2015
My card blank is a large square by Joanna Sheen. I got my Brushos out again, as you can see. It's only the second time I've used them but I was quite happy with the outcome. The tree stamp is from Bee Crafty and I stamped it in Memento ink before cutting with a Spellbinders circle nestie and edging with Distress Ink. I used a Bee Crafty Inkable stencil of a large leaf and sprayed around the leaf image in Brushos greens and browns. I found the quote on the internet and after printing I edged that in Distress Ink and added a Recollections rhinestone to the corner. Job done!
My eyes are definitely better than they were but I still cannot cope with using the computer very long, watching television or reading. I suppose I'll have to get used to living with it. Thanks for calling by.
I'm going to attempt to link to some challenges so here goes:
Cuttlebug Mania: Trees
Shopping our Stash: Go Paperless
Through the Craft Room Door: - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Boots: Autumn and Halloween
Crafty Cardmakers: Autumn Colours
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Autumn
Thursday, 1 October 2015
This is my card for the challenge over at Moving long with the Times, why not come along and join us?
The large scalloped card is by Craft UK. I used my Brushos that I bought at Ally Pally for the background, just because I was dying to have a go with them. The Poppy fairy stamp is by Joanna Sheen and I coloured her with my Promarkers and a Sakura diamond gelly roll pen for the wings. After cutting with a large Spellbinders oval die the edge was coloured with Barn Door Distress Ink. The sentiment is also an Ally Pally buy, from Bee Crafty and cut with a scalloped oval die.
I'm still not able to enter challenges as my eyes don't allow me to be on the computer for more than a few minutes at a time. I have to have a break during this post. Thank you for visiting and hope to see you all again soon.
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Moving Along With the Times challenge. The theme is Feature an animal - the cuter the better.
One of my sons breeds Staffordshire Bull Terriers and a few days ago he sent me photos of the latest litter of pups. I chose the photo of the brindle one to print and make my card. The card blank is by Craft UK. I backed it on to brown card and set it as the focal point on the mat of First Edition Hideaway green paper which was also matted on to the brown Papermill card. The only additions were the name of the breed and some little gold paw prints and one little gold heart. These were all taken from a creative craft sticker sheet by Sawley Fine Arts Ltd.
A simple card but with a very cute image for anyone who loves staffies as much as we do.
Please come and visit again. I hope to be back here soon.
Thursday, 2 July 2015
The theme this week, over at Moving Along with the Times, is 'Baby, Baby'. Please come along and join us. It is Wendy's turn to host this week and she is also taking over the challenge blog from Hazel (Didos). All the best for the future, Hazel and the same goes to Wendy.
My card blank is by Joanna Sheen and all the blue card is by Papermill. The blue lace is by Papermania and the blue pearls by Queen and Co. I embossed a panel of pale blue card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and matted it on to dark blue card before setting it over the dark blue lace. It's raised, as is the lower mat, and it looks very effective. It's taken me quite a few days to get this card finished because my eyes haven't been too good, again, but I'm pleased with the result. It'll be going to my friends as their daughter gave birth to identical twin boys just over a week ago.
Thursday, 18 June 2015
This week it was the turn of Lena to choose the theme for the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. She chose Song Lyrics and the one I chose was 'Be Happy' by Bob Marley.
I used a Joanna Sheen card blank and made a background mat of black card and My Mind's Eye paper. I coloured the image with my Promarkers, with gold Sakura pen for the ends of the stick, and cut it with Spellbinders grand oval nestie. I'm not sure who drew the digi or where my sentiment came from as I've had that stamped for a while. Anyway, the sentiment was matted on to green paper and black card and had a small flower gem added to one corner. The flower centre was made by Nataliya and the outer petals were sent to me by Laurie and they went together quite well. I added some leaves that I had already in my 'leaves box'. I'm having to use as much as I can that I had prepared months, if not years, ago due to this eye problem.
I'm not able to join in with any challenges just yet as I still can't spend too much time on the computer. Thank you all for bearing with me.
Thursday, 4 June 2015
It's almost the sixth birthday of Moving Along with the Times so we'd like to see lots of Happy Birthday cards.
This isn't a very good photograph as the sky was overcast and the white board behind the card looks blue. The birthday card itself is actually lilac though. lol
I've used a Joanna Sheen card blank and the pale lilac pearlescent card is by Payper Box. I matted the lilac card on to purple Mirri card and wrapped a length of lilac lace ribbon round the bottom. The purple frame in the middle is my new Portugese die by Sue Wilson. I coloured the pansy image with my Promarkers and cut it out, leaving a small white border round the edge. I offset it to the left of the frame and then added a Happy Birthday scroll that I've had for years. Three Mei Flower lilac gems were added to each of the top corners.
I'm sorry to say that after my first lot of injections my eyes aren't as good as I'd hoped. They are definitely better than they were but I'm still not able to read or watch TV. Every day they are open for most of the morning but then for the rest of the day that's it! :(
If I need to do shopping or visit my sister in her Care Home then I have to go in the morning so that I can see to drive. At least the improvement is lasting long enough for me to get to the Care Home and back. I have another two months to wait before my next set of injections and I'm wishing my life away by counting down the days.
The MAWTT cards are the only cards I'm making because I just can't keep my eyes open long enough to craft for any decent length of time. It also takes me ages to add the relevant post to my blog because I keep making mistakes and then have to go back. I'm a touch typist too so that doesn't bode well. lol
Thursday, 21 May 2015
This week Claire set the theme of Spring into Summer for the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. There's a colour chart on the blog to show you the colours you can use so please check it out. I've had lots of bother with Mr Blogger over the last few days so I don't want to tempt fate by moving off this post, lol
My card is using two shades of yellow card from Papermill. I stamped a Joanna Sheen poppy image in black on to white paper before adding Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed round the edges. I mounted that on to the yellow card and added three pieces of Card Candi to the top right corner. I made a simple sentiment saying 'Enjoy' mounted it on to yellow card and set it at an angle at the base of the poppy. I hope to enjoy summer and I do hope you all enjoy it too. It's been a long time coming! lol
My eyes are much better than they were - they stay open for some parts of each day. I'm hoping that my next appointment, with a higher dose, will settle them even more. Thanks for all your kind comments they are much appreciated.