Monday, 21 June 2010

For Mum

Don’t think of her as gone away -Her journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets and this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting from the sorrow and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing that we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness can really pass away.

And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost - And she was loved so much.

In memory of my much loved Mum, who passed away suddenly on 6th June 2010. x

Friday, 4 June 2010

Don't worry - beeeeeee happy!

Just a quick and quite plain birthday card from me today.

Made using a freebie digi from the fab Meljen's Designs, cut out with the nesties and layered onto black card. Coloured with Promarkers and a wee bit of glitter for the wings.

The ribbon had a plain white edging so coloured this with the same yellow (Sunflower) promarker!

Printed out the sentiment on the PC and used a DCWV tiny yellow gingham cardstock for the background.

Have entered this into the challenge this week at Stamp Something which is 'Digi'.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Another Card!

Had a few hours in the crafty space despite the glorious weather!
This card is just one for the stash - I might pop it into the 'Pink Box' or may use it myself as we have one or two men's birthdays looming at the Club!

The photo has a bit of an orangey tint to it - don't know why - the background is actually a dark red - but am sure you get the idea....

The image is a digi freebie called 'Light My Life' - I usually make a note of who offered the freebies so I can say thank you on here when I use one but am afraid I haven't kept where this one came from. I coloured it with Promarkers before layering onto dark red and blue cardstock. The striped paper was a present from Maureen and I again layered it onto blue cardstock before adding the 3 blue eyelets (supposed to look like portholes - LOL) and the plaited rope. The sentiment was printed out on the PC.
The card fits several challenges -
S2G - Create a card for a man using a masculine image
Crafts and Me - Distressed (no not me, the stripey paper! LOL)
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - One for the Boys
I Love Digi - For my Dad (and even though I don;t have a Dad if I did I'm sure I would send him a card like this!)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

I am Woman

I adore Da Vinci's drawings of women's heads. All of them seem to have a serene ethereal quality about them and I confess to having used them many times when I've been 'fiddling about' (which is what my OH calls what I like to call creativity!)

So this ATC - which is one I made earlier (LOL)- uses one of my favourite 'heads' - it also happens to be the same head that Jeanette over at So Artful has challenged us to use this week.

The ATC is a paper collage overstamped with a script stamp and fibres added and was made for no other purpose other than I wanted to!

Quick Card!

Have had this embossing folder for ages and wanted to use it to try it out so when I saw Stamptacular's Sunday Challenge this week was 'Life's a Beach' it gave me an excuse to spend a small amount of time making a card.

I used Coredinations 'whitewash' paper for the embossing, sanded it and then layered it onto bown and cream card. The stamp is this month's freebie from Craft Stamper magazine inked up with 'Vintage Sepia' Versamark ink and the embellishments and shells are all from my stash. The background paper is by Graphic 45.

I have the feeling that there's something missing from this card but am at a loss to know what! I am looking for a small pic of a seagull that I can use to sit atop the rope bound post! But at least I found some precious time to have a fiddle with paper even if I am not 100% happy with the result!