Friday 29 February 2008

Urban Perspective Mini-Book

This another of the fun mini-book samples I did for Linda to show at Crafteire this weekend.

The photos are for one of my college projects and are views of Dublin.

Wednesday 27 February 2008

Botanic Gardens Shoot

Sunday we had a macro shoot in the Botanic Gardens. There wasn't a whole lot of flowers there, and it was quite hard work! Mind I did get a few nice shots.

Saturday 23 February 2008

Summer Mini Book

Once again I was honoured that Linda Kelly (Kelly Paper Crafts) asked me to make up some mini book samples for her for to bring to Crafteire next weekend. This is one of her new style chipboard mini-books, and some of the fab chipboard alphas.

These books are so quick and so much fun, I highly recommend them you try them out ;-)

Tuesday 19 February 2008

Studio Shoot

Tonight we had our studio shoot - it was good fun. Ok, so I'm not David Bailey (yet) but I really enjoyed this, and would definitely like to play more with this type of photography.

The lovely model - Lolo, was extremely professional and great fun - which helped make it easier for us. This final one was a bit of a joke ;-)

Monday 18 February 2008

Spring Inchies

The lovely Joanne Wardle encouraged me to take part in her inchie swap - check it out on her blog.

I mentioned to her I'd like to take part but I'd never made an inchie before - she suggested I incorporate my photography into this challenge. I'm really pleased with the result - so I owe a big thanks to Joanne for both the incouragement and inspiration!

The background is stamped and embossed swirls with yellow embossing powder, rubbed over with green ink.

Sunday 17 February 2008

Street Photography

Todays brief for our course photo shoot was Street Photography. We were aiming to shoot in B&W with a wide lens to capture people on Grafton Street. (ála Cartier Bresson)

I can't find words to express how hard this brief was, but I stuck to it and got a few photos which were ok. It takes a certain kind of person to not be intimidated standing in front of strangers and taking their photo - and I'm just not that person.

Saying that I'm really glad I did this as it pushed me out of a speeding comfort zone ;-)

I have to pick 3 images to submit so I'd love your feedback......

Publish Post

Sunday Shots

I was out early this morning for a course shoot. But I snapped a few before meeting up with my class mates. These shots were taken in Stephens Green.

Friday 15 February 2008


I made this card for a secret valentine swap.

As it is a stamped image I am entering it in Wednesday Stamper.

Wednesday 13 February 2008

Final New Home Card

This is the final new home card of 3 I made recently.

This one needs a little explanation as it's for someone who is moving to a new home where they are keeping chickens ;-) Hence the agricultural theme, and I managed to incorporate some fun wood slices I got recently to continue the 'natural' theme - I borrowed the lovely lady stamp from Lainey and love how it turned out!

Monday 11 February 2008

Another New Home Card

This is the 2nd of 3 new home cards on my to do list.

The image, text and backgrounds are stamped, but my favourite bit is the key - it was a rather nasty shiny silver embellishment which I aged, distressed and crackled beyond all recognition - to a much more pleasing end ;-)

Saturday 9 February 2008

Love Wall Hanging

Seems like we are getting very close to February 14, so LOVE seems to be on everyones mind! I made this wall hanging for a challenge set by Carrie on CraftSupplies.

The criteria were:
For this lovely challenge I would like you to make a hanging - any size - for a loved one. It can be something that could hang on your desk, wall or from your computer with ribbon, wire/cord or beads etc.

1. The hanging must include a heart - but not made of paper.
2. It must also include a rubber stamped image/design or text.

The piece includes a number of metal hearts and stamped text "Wish Upon a Star" - the small text is WB Yeats poem, Had I the Heavens Embroider'd Cloths.

Thursday 7 February 2008

New Home Card

This is a card I made for a friend of mine who has just moved house.

While cropping with Carrie she suggested we both make a card using this house shape. As she used mount board for the base there is a very solid feel to the card which I really like.

Thanks for the inspiration Carrie ;-)

You can see Carries take on these over on her blog

Sunday 3 February 2008

Greystones B&W

This morning we had a shoot in Greystones. The objective was to capture some B&W images while experimenting with ISO and shutter speeds. The conditions were pretty poor and it was quite a struggle to get any shots without getting the camera and lens wet! All of the photos below were taken with ISO 400.

S 160

S 160

S 125

Saturday 2 February 2008

SW- Favourite Food

This is the Layout for my ScrapWest tutorial this week. This is one of my favourite dinners!

Check out ScrapWest for full instructions.