Sunday, 20 April 2014

CD Sunday - Deco Drama

Good morning and a very Happy Easter to one and all.  Whilst you are reading this I am enjoying spending some time with my sister. I will be returning after my birthday which has come round to Easter again.  I was born at Easter time which is why I was named Carol.

We had some fantastic entries for  'Something old /Something New ' and I am hoping my choice of Deco Drama for this week will be just as popular.  I will have a small gift for the winner of my Top 3 and I look forward to having a difficult choice to make.
Here is my offering.  This was made as a thank you card to my friend in Northumberland with whom I recently spent a wonderful few days of holiday.

Deco Delights CD  - Kraftyhands 
I hope you will visit my fellow teamies to see which Deco beauties they have used.  Also I would like to say that it is good to have Christine back with us.
Take care.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Here are some more ATC's.  This time from the new La Pashe CD - Flippin' Families.  We usually give our little works of art a title and in most cases that is easy but I need some help with the first one - the Titanic moment.  So if you can think of something appropriate please offer your suggestion in the comments.  I would be grateful.

The last but one has been named Dad van Dyck - just to give you the idea.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Pretty Ladies in Parchment

At our 1st workshop of the year last month with Judith Maslen we again did two new patterns.
This is the one we did in the afternoon and is from her new set of 3 patterns called 'Crinolines' and this one is named 'Swingtime'.
The disciplines used were outlining with ink, colouring with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils using a spreading medium, some embossing and use of various Pergamano tools.

'Swingtime' - pattern by Judith Maslen
I have finished the work we did in the morning session but I have yet to mount it on a card.

What I would really like to show you is a card made using another of Judith's patterns from her series - Country Pub Signs.
This one is called 'The Pretty Maid' and I love it.  I shouldn't say this I know - but I am going to - I am really really pleased with how this one has turned out.  I did add a little of my own to the pattern.  I added the little daisies to the circle behind the maid  instead of tracing and embossing the ones that Judith had drawn. I also added the beads whilst stitching the parchment to the backing card.
I started this at our monthly workshop last Wednesday and just finished it last night.  Sitting propped up on the sofa with a hot water bottle warming my aching back.

'The Pretty Maid' - pattern by Judith Maslen
Please feel free to add your comments if you feel so inclined.  They are always avidly read and much appreciated.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

CD Sunday........Something beginning with 'D'

Good morning.  The weather is fine here down in the South and if I didn't have a bad back all would be well with the world.
We had some great entries in Jenny's sketch theme and I hope we can do as well for Caz's choice of Something beginning with 'D'.

As you will see from my card I was still in Alice in Wonderland's world, because for you I have a decoupaged Dormouse for my 'D'

MCS - 'A Very Important Date' CD.  
I have really enjoyed using these images from this great CD.  I have decoupaged the coffee and teapots, cups and the Dormouse.  I added some more butterflies from the embellishments on the Cd.  I just resized a few.  It needed something in the gap.  The Happy Birthday peel off was coloured with a peel off pen.  A really simple card - all from the Cd - but I like the effect.

If I don't make it to your entries until later in the week please forgive me.  It takes some effort to climb off the settee.
Have a good week.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

More Alice in Wonderland ATC's

I have finished them all now except for the Queen.  I don't like her very much  and I think she will spoil the set so she is now on the cutting room floor.

The Mad Hatter
The March Hare
The Seven of Spades
The Two of Hearts