Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
We're in Blaxhall; "SUFFOLK", Lyn is shouting over my right shoulder, cos I keep getting the county wrong.
The garden where we are staying has two Buddliea's and they are covered with butterflies. I feel there's a layout coming here and I can hear Martha Stewart yelling "use my butterfly punch", so I will. I can't get over how many butterflies there are in the garden. If I said there are 100 I would not be lying. They are stunning.
We are trying to find out all their names and are looking through next door's Butterfly books. We've found a Harry, a Tom and two Georges, a Miriam, a Fred and a Mabel.
Sprinkles of Love x
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
This was quite simple but effective; a blue K, a claret 50 and accented with Happy birthday stamped on all four sides using the Sugar and Spice Scribble Sentiments stamps. Men don't do glamour dust......................well some might......................but this one doesn't, so I used a Sakura Clear Star pen and went over the four Happy Birthday's with it, just to give it a shimmer.
Happy Birthday Keith
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Anyway this is her birthday card. I couldn't do ribbons and bows, so this is my rock chick type card. Again something for nothing, made out of scraps.
I used a baby wipe dabbed in gold ink and rubbed it over the white card and the edges of both the pink card stock and spotty paper. I found a packet of BBP "Just the Edge" strips, that I had picked up at my fave Craft Shop Sugar and Spice and chose the scroll strip from the pack. Snipped off the length needed and wiped this also with the gold ink.
I love a torn edge for effect and this time ripped into the centre of the pink card in 3 area's . I stamped a sentiment from the Sugar and Spice Sentiments clear stamps on a piece of white card that had been rubbed over with gold ink the cut it out using a scollop edge circular punch, the cut a straight line above and below the sentiment to make it an oval shape. Then I mounted it on a piece of gathered white netting.
So there you have it, I can't use the word "pretty" cos its not in Charlie's (christened Charlotte) vocabulary, but a nice little Rock Chick type card.
Sprinkles of Love
Auntie Fairy x
Friday, 3 July 2009
A little example of something for nothing. We all have the little pigment ink pads which work as water colours. So away you go. Scribble cartoon type flowers on a piece of white card stock with a fine permanent marker and colour wash. Don't try to be "perfic". The more child like the better. And don't worry about the colour going over the lines, again this adds to it.
Cut out a few flowers and use as embellishments. Frame your picture with a lacy border.
Look at children's story books for inspiration.
Go on ......................have a go.
Sprinkles of love