Friday, 26 March 2010

My Time To Craft Challenge - Make it Manly

Good evening everyone.  Well I should have been doing the housework this afternoon, but what the heck that can wait cos I wanted to do a bit of crafting!  I need some men's cards to sell at work for the charity I am supporting and My Time to Craft Challenge so happens to be a manly theme this week, so perfect I thought - I'll enter this one!    The stamp is an old one that I found  in the cupboard but I like it a lot.  I stamped and embossed the image 3 times onto buff coloured card and then cut out and decoupaged it.  The colours haven't come out too well - the light wasn't great indoors this evening for taking piccies but the backgound papers were a digital download set (sorry but I can't remember where from) but they were all in a brown colour theme. I stamped and embossed the sentiment which I mounted onto brown card and fixed it through with 2 brads.  TTFN - Linda x

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Mother's Day and My Time to Craft Challenge

Good evening fellow bloggers!  What a great couple of days we have had with the weather (at least here in the Fens).  Lucky me had Monday and Tuesday off work (using up my holiday entitlement) so had some time for a bit of crafting!  This is one of the Mother's Day cards I  made which I am selling at work, and entering for this weeks 'My Time to Craft Challenge.  Back in 2001 just as we were about to move up here from Hertfordshire, leaving my 2 lovely sons behind as they thought life would be a bit too quiet for them in the sticks lol! my eldest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes which was an awful shock to us.  However he took it on the chin and I remember him saying that there were people much worse off than him which says it all really as he is a very caring person (I know I'm his mum and a bit bias).  We knew very little about Diabetes especially Type 1 which is controlled by insulin injections and he has coped very well on the whole but there have been occasions when he has had a hypo (low blood sugar) which can be quite frightening to see and we have to deal with it.  Anyway, I have occasionally sold my cards, mainly I have been asked for something specific - but I thought if I made a selection of everyday cards I could sell them at work and donate the profits to charity and I have chosen Diabetes UK as hopefully one day a cure will be found or a better way of controlling it at least.   So back to the card.  I used one of my favourite Tilda stamps which I coloured with Copics.  The circle was cut out with my Cricut and I stamped a swirl with Versa Mark and chalked over it.  The scallop circle I cut using my nesties.  The DP is Kate Knight (Dovecraft) which I've had for some time now. I punched the bottom border with a Martha Steward border punch and added ribbon and a bow. The sentiment is computer generated using Microsoft WordArt and I punched a flower 3 times and layered it up adding a pearl to the centre.  Again the scallop was cut with nesties.  Bye for now!