Friday, December 31, 2010

Fabric Album 3 pages done

It is New Years Eve, and I cannot believe that my last posting was December 17th, prior to Christmas, ages and ages ago!
So I thought I'd better start showing what I have been doing all this time.
For a long time I have wanted to make one of those vintage tattered fabric albums or book. Only one way....get on with it.
This one is not yet complete, I have only finished 3 pages of 6. It is going to be a friendship book for someone I have known for many many years. She and her family visited in 2010 and I did not realise just how much I missed her company, I have'nt seen her since moving to France in 2004.

The idea is to make a page for each letter of her name, 5 pages plus the cover.
Today I am going to show you the first page.

T is for Turquoise, Time and Treasure

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

'Simple' Birthday card

Do you remember I made a 70th card for my French neighbour? I also made a Baptism card/keepsake box for his daughters baby. Well I was asked by the 'daughters' Mother if I would make a birthday card for her daughter this month. 'But more simple than the others' she said. I understood that French perfectly. 

It's my interpretation of simple that is the difficulty!  Simple does not seem to be in my vocabulary, this is about as simple as I could make it. It only took me an afternoon, which was fast for me, and in my eyes simple!

I have tried a couple of times to take it round her house, but her daughter has been there every time, so have been unable to show it to her. Just as well her birthday is not until the 20th ;o)

As usual the one and only stamp I used on the front is not stright, despite my best attempts. The main birds in the flowers were taken from a pre-cut glittery decoupage sheet. I made the flowers myself, they took the longest and are in holo, glitter and mirri papers to match the colours. 

Above: I found a rather pretty vintage button, irridesent dark fuchia/purple


Sunday, December 5, 2010

New baby Card

Here it is then, the card from hell lol. I just could not get it together with this card, so much so that I get more pleasure knowing it is finished than any whilst making it. It rankled me so much, I do not even want to describe how I made it, I do not want to remember, the aggravation it caused me. Me and babies just do not mix.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Vintage numbers & Zodiac 2

The last week I have been really struggling with a new baby card for Bobs neice. Whether its because I am not a baby person or not I do not know, in any case I am so pleased it's done and out of the way, it has been such hard work. Perhaps I just do not enjoy making 'cute' cards, because I cannot do them. I will photograph it tomorrow, see what you think.
Here's some more Zodiac sign images until then:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vintage numbers 5 & Zodiac

Thats all the Alphabet and numbers done. I have 1 set of Zodiac images that you can have, after that I am afraid I have nothing else to share with you..

Vintage Alphabet & numbers 4

Yippee! Bob came back from the UK yesterday, and I have unpacked all the things I bought from eBay UK, mostly crafting items. Christmas has come early!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vintage Alphabet & numbers 2

The wine themed card I finished yesterday came together so easily. Today I started a new baby card for Bobs niece who at 32 has just had her first baby. Can I get inspired?  Nope, it is just not happening. I really wanted to crack on with it too. So after struggling for what seems like hours, I have given up and will try again tomorrow.