This freebie image fromBroken Box Stockmade me smile and I hoped it wouldn't be too long before I got round to using it.
When I got an order for a 40th Birthday card I thought it would fit perfectly. The image comes with a sentiment that say's TGIF (Thank God I'm Fabulous!) but I opted to make my own sentiment to fit in with the age.
Easel cards seem very popular with the ladies at the bowls club and I confess to enjoying making them!
Once again I used a flower made by Maureen and the purple pearly topped hat pin was a present from Maureen too (I think she's been having another clear out!!!LOL).
The starry paper and the striped paper were both matted onto purple DCWV cardstock and stitched together. I coloured the image with promarkers and added some liquid pearls for the bracelets. The flourishes were coloured with 'Orchid' and a bit of glitter rubbed over it for some bling. Lilac organza ribbon from my stash.
(Anyone any tips (apart from using pinking scissors) to stop organza fraying please?)
I made a white box to protect the card and just added some of the paper and an organza bow to the box top to tie it all together.
I love being in my crafty space! It's a place where I can make cards, paint, alter stuff and lose myself!!
If I manage to sell anything I've made the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Campaign.
I am a football fanatic and am a mad Liverpool FC supporter.
I've been tracing my family tree for the last 7 years (with one ancestry line traced back to 1605!) and this is another addiction.
I divide my time up doing all the things I like to do - crafting, genealogy, and playing bowls! I am lucky enough to have formed several friendships through my crafting and love being in blogland!
Honoured to be selected for this award- great talented artists here and to be picked amongst them once was amazing - four times is awesome!!!
But I don't do blog awards - thank you for thinking of me. x
THE CRAFTERS COMMANDMENTS
1. I will not stuff craft supplies in every corner of my house. 2. I will not keep 9 projects going at one time 3. I will not pick more buttons, lace or fabric when I have a ton at home 4. I will not let my crafting area look like a condemmed area 5. I will not attend craft shows just to get more ideas 6. I will not relegate the kitchen table to crafts 7. I will not stock up on more craft supplies just because they are on sale. 8. I will not go off on a tangent when anyone mentions import 9. I will not let my crafting distract me from fixing dinner. 10. I will not stay up all night crafting. 11. I will not save dryer lint, empty cereal boxes detergent scoops etc. 12. I will not buy every craft magazine I see. 13. I will not make promises I cannot keep ........ See you at a craft show.
All artwork, photos and text on this blog are copyright Viv Tomlinson. I hope I can inspire people the way others have inspired me but please do not attempt to copy or reproduce my work. I consent for my work for any challenges/swaps etc I enter to be copied and posted on the relevant site, but please do not put any of my images elsewhere.