Maud and Martha

Maud and Martha
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Friday, 10 June 2011

Last posting for a couple of weeks

I'm off to catch the ferry to France in about 4 hours time and our house there is without telephone or internet access. I get withdrawl symptons for a few days then I settle into it.
So it's a quick posting to show you the Thank You card I sent to Sue at to thank her for my fanastic PiF gift she sent me.
and a side view
Penny Black Stamp - Bee Happy - I just love this character
Doily - Kindly sent to me by Pops
LOTV - sentiment coloured with Sakura pens
Tonic punch butterfly - inked and glittered
First Editions - Hideaway papers ( my favourite at the moment )
Coredinations orange card - doodled with white Sakura pen

Alphabet challenge - E is for Easel
Penny Black 154 - Doodle bug, doodle it - faux stitching and flowers

Hope you keep well and I'll see you in 2 weeks
I always appreciate it if you leave me a comment, many thanks for coming to visit. 
Happy Crafting Teresa x

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

WOYWW 103 and Butterflies and Flowers PiF

Wasn't that fantastic last week at the Stamping Ground for the 2nd anniversary of WOYWW?  It certainly went smoothly here with Rebecca receiving my Pif gift and me receiving my wonderful present and matching card from Sue - I was really delighted with her wonderful hanging plaque which for this week is hanging off my drawers for you to see. So a BIG THANK YOU to Sue. I will find a more permanent home in my craft room and hang it properly but for now I'm just happy to have it infront of me.

Not a lot to see creatativity here today but I had a few goodies arrive - LOTV stamps, some under the sea stamps, 6 favourite water flowers  stamp set ( on offer at Joanna Sheen ) and a couple of others. I index the stamps using a technique I saw Kay Carly from The Stamp Man doing once. It's a bit time consuming but it does mean you know what's on each stamp and which is the right way up.
The beautifully wrapped gift I received and the gorgeous card.

Isn't it brilliant.
Now for a view of the gift I made. It's a Maze book which I had so much pleasure making I just had to keep on adding to, if I'd had longer I probably could have added more. 
Lots of photos to show but I need to show page by page.
Martha Stewart butterfly stamp - Inktense water colour pencils and  diamond sparkles

Sizzix cut letters, artylicious words, Aspects of design butterfly  with mica powder

Jayne Netley Mayhew rabbit stamp water coloured, Marianne swirly die, MS leaves sm butterfly,  punch and cut flowers glitered

Creative expressions botanical stamps, artylicious words, Small square brayered and purple distress ink

Sentiment from Craft Robo, nestie rectangles inked and stamped from CE botanical set

Aspects of Design Butterfly Beauties stamp water coloured and pearly doodles , Sizzix corner, bee and butterfly ( underneath ) printed and cut on Robo 

JNM stamp, artylicious words

MS Butterfly stamp set water coloured with Inktense pencils

Selection of tags and LOTV friendship sentiment which seemed appropriate

The End

Hope you all had a wonderful week and that all the PiF gifts arrived safely.
Thank you Julia for organising such a great event.

Happy Crafting
Teresa x

Monday, 6 June 2011

Icicle in summer

This is my dog Ice, she looked so lovely in the sunshine I just had to take a few photos of her.

Oh and a House Mouse for you too.
half a sheet of decoupage 
Cuttlebug embossed and inked square. Martha Stewart around the edge punch
Martha Stewart flower punch
Nitwits paper
Ribbons and button from stash

Just a quick posting as I still have 101 things to do tonight.
Hope you are all enjoyed the sunshine today too.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

A Special Thank You

I am always hartened by the kindness shown by people. Last week I commented that I liked some doilies that the lovely Pops at Pop's Place had used and out of the blue she offered to send me some. I made this thank you card for her.
I followed Papertake Weekly challenge sketch turning it on it's side.

Clarity stamp
Nestability Fleur de lis die coloured with glimmer mists
Cuttlebug tiny bubbles
First Impressions paper - Hideaway
Coredinations card
Versa Magic key lime to edge card

Papertake Weekly 56 sketch ( turned through 90')
sketch #56

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Unusual teenagers card

This is an unusual card for a 13 year old boy but he's not your normal teenage. His name is Drew and he's into acting in a big way having stared in several shows and just winning his first paying part. He's also a brilliant cartoonist. But the most unusual thing is his appreciation of my handmade cards ! 
His mum has 3 cat's but one particular one Pandora follows him and him alone,  even sharing his bed with him. The piece of newspaper is from an original 1881 copy of the times I picked up in a charity shop for £2. There were the words YOUTH and GRAND THEATRE staring at me so I highlighted them with glossy accents.
It almost seemed shameful to cut it up though but it's much thicker than modern papers which makes it great for making flowers with.

The two tickets were cut and printed using my Craft Robo which I am slowly starting to master.

Fussy and Fancy - man or boys
Lothian Crafts online - for a ( young ) man 

I always appreciate it if you leave me a comment, and I can then visit your blog too! Many thanks for coming to visit. Happy Crafting Teresa x

Friday, 3 June 2011

Flower Power

I'm not very happy with the photo of this card but I wanted to post something today. In RL I'm actually quite happy with it.

I have foxgloves self seeded around my garden, they look so elegant and eyecatching. On close inspection they are all varying shades of magenta to pale pink. No white ones this year although I have had them in the past.
This makes it sound like I have a lovely garden but the truth is it is a mess. We inherited lots of concrete, gravel and paving slabs and are still no nearer creating a beautiful garden that I dream of.. I suppose I should post a photo but I don't have one. May be I'll add one later.
I have this beautiful foxglove stamp so decided this would fit into a few challenges. The flowers are painted in H2O's with glamour dust in the centres for extra sparkle. The strip along the top is from a quilling flower cutout I had left over.
DCWV paper
Jayne Netley Mayhew - foxglove
LOTV - birthday sentiment
Martha Stewart - doily punch
Butterfly and ribbon from stash
Nestability saclloped rectangle die

A spoonful of sugar - flower power
Truly Scrumptious 58 - summer sparkle
Whoopsi Daisy - ribbon and lace
Oh La La Creations - birthdays
Simply Stamping 9 - floral frenzy
Sarah Hurley - summer

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

WOYWW 104 Today's the day

Happy Anniversay Julia.
At last the big awaited day at the Stamping Ground The 2nd Anniversary of What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday and yes, after many weeks of deliberation and many hours of making my PiF gift I am ready to post. Well almost, having only finished late last night I must still get it photographed.
 I go through spells of using pens or pencils but yesterday I was enjoying using my beautiful Inktense pencils - I just love the intensity of the colours you can get with them. I also came across the mica powders having forgotten them and have been adding them to stamped imaged. 
The small cigarette tin is one I picked up out of a bin last time I was in France! Hope no one saw me. LOL. Now I just have to decide what to put in it!

I have bought myself the little guillotine just small enough to have on my desk at all times. Up until now I have had an ancient roller one which I bought years ago in Lidl - it's had a hard life and squeaks so loud that it wakes hubby up as he's asleep just the other side of the door - my workspace is what the French would call a mezzine ( 12' x 12' landing ).
The other problem with my old cutter is it leaves one edge rough so I have to turn everything and cut twice to trim off the rough bit. Why do I keep it you ask? Well it's made of metal and has a great scale in mm right on the edge so no mistakes in measuring.  What's happening to Old Faithful? well it won't be going in the bin just yet as I still need it to cut larger items.

Have a great day everyone.
Happy crafting
Teresa x