Saturday 29 December 2007

Big News

Well I have some big news I've been waiting to share with you, and as we got to tell all the various family people over the Christmas holidays I can finally tell the world ;-)

Joe and I are engaged to be married in December 2008. I got the most gorgeous ring, it's a 1930's antique platinum ring, and I love it.

Friday 21 December 2007

Happy Christmas

Can you believe it's that time of year again already?

I want to share a very special Christmas card I made with you this week. Its for my Gran and is a collage using gel transfer techniques, stamping, inking, aging and lots of embossing.

As this piece came together I found myself thinking how the little girl looks quite like my Gran as a child. She too had dark, slightly curly hair. So the piece came together with her in mind, and I chose the brads which anchor the ribbon as her initials - "MB" - Maureen Bruton.

There is a little door at the back tied with ribbon, and the message inside reads "I hope all your Christmas Wishes come true".



Happy Christmas to All My Friends!!!

Monday 17 December 2007

Birthday Cards

Here's a few more birthday cards I finished last week.

SW - My World

The theme for ScrapWest last week was 'My World' - although I struggled a little to come up with the idea, I was pretty happy with the final result.

Wednesday 12 December 2007

Dad's Birthday Card

It's my Dads birthday on Monday so here is the card I'll be sending in the post tomorrow.

Monday 10 December 2007

Christmas Cards

Here's a few different christmas cards I've made up...

It's been ages since I played with my alcohol inks and I was trying to figure out something new to try with them. While thinking about what I could try I thought how Utee should take alcohol inks well. So here's my christmas tree effort using alcohol inks. I'd love to hear what you think.

This next card is based on my SW LO last week. I really liked the cosy image that I took last christmas and wanted to make it into a card.

Finally this is a really simple cut out christmas tree, on a patterned paper background. I wasn't sure, but find I like the non traditional colours for this image.

Saturday 8 December 2007


I made this birthday card for a very special friend of mine recently. I was so pleased with the result I wanted to share it with you.

SW - Winter White

The ScrapWest theme this week was Winter White. I seem to have an alcohol theme running through my LOs as all I could think of this week again involved wine!

I also used the A4 format again, which is nice for a change. The idea was to reflect a christmas wreath on a traditional style front door.

Worried that I would start getting a reputation over the alcohol ;-) I also came up with 3 cards on the same theme.

Monday 3 December 2007

All Inked Up

I started messing with some alcohol inks and some of Carrie's amazing stamps a couple of months ago, and finally got around to finishing off a couple of cards over the weekend!

The main image of the girl is stamped with dark Purple Staz On, onto Stamp Board, and highlighted with a selection of green and yellow pigment inks. The background paper is patterned paper, overstamped with a daisy pattern in chalk inks (I love these inks).

The "NOEL" card is again Stamp Board coloured with a selection of alcohol inks, edged with gold metallic pen. The letters are stamped with Staz On, and floated on Basic Grey paper, and an old gold embossed cardstock.

Happy Birthday to Me ;-)

34 today ;-)

Fairly quiet as birthdays go, but as I'm recovering from a rotten flu I really didn't feel like celebrating much. Saying that I got some lovely cards and pressies through the post from friends and family, and also at work.

After work Joe cooked a yummy dinner and followed it with chocolate birthday cake. I took a photo of the cake with the amazing new lens I got as a present ;-)

So not a bad day really - thanks to everyone who thought of me and made it a special day!

Saturday 1 December 2007

SW - Mellow Yellow

Jackie set the theme this week, and after a lot of image searching I decided on this one.

There is journalling tucked behind the photo which reads:

During our holiday to France in 2004 we spent a wonderful week in Pauligne with Carmel & Miriam. During this time we got to tour the visitor centre at Sieur d'Arques the main cave in Limoux. At the end of the tour we had the opportunity to taste some of the fabulous local wines, including the Blanquette, the Cremant and the Toques et Clochers.

"Toques et Clocher"- started in 1990. The Sieur d'Arques villages each donate two barrels of chardonnay, these are then auctioned off on the weekend of Palm Sunday to audience of restaurateurs and wine negotiators from all over France and the world who are assembled to taste and buy last year’s vintage. The proceeds from these 82 barrels is then used to restore the bells and bell tower in one of the villages- 2002 Pauligne, 2003 Campagne-sur-Aude. The label "Toques et Clocher" can be found on many of the local wines from the cave and for the whites particularly is a mark of excellence.