Saturday, 26 February 2011

Whiff of Joy Challenge #98

This image is one of the new set from Whiff of Joy, illustrated by Elizabeth Bell. I am a big fan of their stamps and when the offer of these sets came out I just could not resist and I was not disappointed. The whole set is lovely and it will keep me busy for quite a while. I coloured the image with Promarkers of course; I am beginning to wonder what I coloured with before I discovered them!  The base paper I used for this card is from Crate Paper's Katlin collection kit. The check paper was a piece I found in my scrap box and I mounted it on Bazzil.

The decoupage that I did on this card does not show up as well as I had hoped but I have layered her apron, sleeve, basket and the flower in her hair. The swirl and butterfly's are cut with a 'Little Claire ' die, I have covered them in Glamour Dust but again it does not show up well in this photo. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the gems are from my stash.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Anniversary card

I made this card for a very nice couple from my church who are celebrating their first Wedding Anniversary. I did not want anything too young and I had been waiting for a change to use this stamp set from Papermania ever since I had bought it. It came in the latest Goodie Bag along with a pad of papers one of which I used as the background on this card, the matching ribbon and button also came from the bag. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the flowers are from Orchid Crafts. The Lilac patterned paper is from DCWV, the solid lilac is Bazzil and the yellow glitter card and gems are from my stash. The embossing powders I used are the wonderful WOW! powders.

Monday, 7 February 2011

My Retirement Project

I thought I would stray from my usual posts and show you my retirement project. When I was a child I had to stay with my Aunt while my Mother was in Hospital and while I was there I watched my cousin play with her huge dollhouse and envied her. I say watched because she would not allow me to touch it! Children can be mean to each other can't they. Ever since I was old enough my plan has been to build my own dolls house, I want to make as much as possible myself and to make it as true as I can to the period. So I bought the case for a Georgian house and now I can take my time getting it right.

I was born and raised in a Georgian Terraced house so I have a good insight into the type of house I am making but I am still doing a lot of research to make sure of the details. In the pictures the case is only held together with masking tape. I am going to put brick on the outside walls so I am not going to assemble the case permanently until that is done. I will post about the progress I make on my house occasionally but I don't expect that to be very often as I have a lot to learn.