Thursday, 30 September 2010

Life is Good

This is another LO I did at the Cardinal Colours retreat with SJ.
The papers are Echo Park - Life is Good - Floral Dress, Seeing Spots and Grandma's Quilt plus Alpha stickers.
We created some flowers and cut others from the floral paper.
A template created the shape with a strip added of another pattern.

I added some faux stitching with a white and black gel pen.

This was one of the flowers we learned to make, I did mine with a scalloped edge punch.

The pearls were in the kit along with the buttons.

A also punched some leaves and added them for dimension.

And a punched butterfly.

I used the title "No more photos!" because on this particular day, Jess kept avoiding the camera and his expression seemed to say just that!
One of his favourite things was to come in and sit on the stairs looking through the bannisters until we began to tickle him. He used to bang his head against the posts and through the gaps to get more attention.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Another Wedding Card

My colleague from work asked me to make a wedding card for her.

I used the Cuttlebug Swirl folder to emboss the centre panel and mounted it onto silver mirri card.

The wedding rings were matted and layered with a some burgundy paper.
I added a message from CWC on a punched oval from SU.
I added 2 red heart pins the the message too.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

All about me!

Another class I did at Cardinal Colours retreat was this one by the lovely Laura called All About Me.

Papers by Sassafrass, Indie Girl range Mellow & Eclectric Elegance with Cardstock stickers, letter and paper Whimsies from the same range.

This LO was one where you use everything you have to create a "fully loaded" page. Again something I'm not used to doing - very much less is more for me usually!
However, I have to admit that I really enjoyed it and also added some thread and bling!

My photo was landscape not portrait for this LO so I turned the design 90 degrees and added an extra piece of the lined paper for my journalling.

I also added some silver headed pins as above.

I think the buttons are Jenny Bowlin.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

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Friday, 24 September 2010

Truly Madly Deeply...

Whilst at Cardinal Colours retreat I managed to fit in a few classes.
I really enjoyed these as they are not the way I usually scrap so I was able to diversify and learn new ways.

The following page was by S-J and used MME Lost & Found paper.
My photograph was portrait not landscape so I had to adapt the LO to accommodate it while still allowing the concept to show.
I put the bunting along the top edge instead of the bottom and added a tear and stitching detail.

The butterfly rub-on was a dream to apply, usually they take a lot of effort but this one just "fell" on.

Up close detail of my addition plus some hidden jewels - thanks Anita for sharing some gems...

More to follow as I complete them.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Presenting the Raffle Prizes...

Lynn took these photo's of the raffle - please excuse me if I dont know your name but leave me a comment and I'll update the post.

Liz collecting her towels - and the back of my head!





Wendy & Karen

Julie & Tara

Linda fighting Zoe for her prize - we all liked that tote bag lol!
Well done Linda.




And.....Anita's "Sprout" prize.....

Here is Angie..

And Jill presenting the Grand Prize of a Cricut to Linda - gosh I hope I got that correct!!!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

More from Eastbourne

Here are some more photo's taken at the retreat.
The pier taken from the veranda the the Chatsworth Hotel.

Lynn on the phone :)

I had to have my photo taken with the stag, although I'm going to scrap it as Dear oh Deer!

And here is Zoe's special dinner which started the Sprout wars - a long story but it kept us amused!

I thought I was seeing things when I woke up and saw the following view.
There is a cross out to sea and I could not see a ship base or anything below it.
A devine visitation? Unfortunately not, Anita says it's a!

A close-up below.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Cuttlebug Butterflies & Other make and takes.

Jill asked us all to make a name badge with a seaside theme, here is mine.
I found a sheet of Mignon Clift 12x12 paper in my stash so chopped it up and came up with this.

Anita demonstrated bag charms, origami christmas trees and these beautiful earrings made from brads.

Lynn demonstrated the Cricut using the Sweet Treats cartidge and made some lovely gift boxes.
Pop over to her blog here to see some examples.

I demonstrated the Cuttlebug with the butterfly cut and emboss set and the following are some other examples I made.

This one had 3 layers on the butterfly, the top one being acetate.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Cardinal Colours Retreat.

We have just returned from Cardinal Colours seaside retreat.
Jill deserves a gold medal for organising such a fantastic event!

Below is a lovely view of the sea showing how beautiful the weather was.

After dinner we had an evening constitutional along the prom and around the pier.
I took the following photo from the pier.

And a view of the hotel from the prom.

A fantastic venue, quite period in style with fantastic Jack Vettriano prints all over.

Hey, hang on a minute, it wasn't a stag do!!

If you were there, leave a comment to say Hi :)
More to follow....

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Birthday Book

Denise asked me to make a birthday book for her boss to give his partner.
This is the result.
I used papers from a CWC pad, this is the cover, the ribbon fastens it.

First inside spread.
I added some fabric daisies and a sizzix film strip.
MS butterflies and a birthday message.

I added some jewels in blue and lilac to the centres.

Back page..

2nd inside spread.
I added some retro daisies to one side and a daisy with pins and a button to the other.

I added a tag inside for the personal greeting.