Sunday, 18 February 2018

CD Sunday - Up, Up and Away - chosen by me

Good Morning. The challenge for the next two weeks has been chosen by moi.  A wonderful opportunity to make a card for the fellas which is what I did.  The husband of a dear friend of mine had his birthday at the beginning of this  month so this was made with him in mind.

This all came from a CD by Joanna Sheen - Victorian Ladies & Gentlemen Disc 1.  I loved the image,. The man reminded me of one of the Marx Brothers.  When I posted this to our Admin site the girls were making comments about how fast he would have to pedal to keep the balloon up etc.  My son looked at the card and said it wouldn't matter how fast he pedaled the balloon wasn't big enough to hold him up anyway. Typical man!.
Anyway the large wheel is decoupaged and attached with a brad and does actually go round.

I enjoyed making this one and in fact might make it again for another gentleman of my acquaintance.

Please don't forget that you can now enter our challenges via Facebook - here and that we will be announcing our Top 3's in a separate posting a week after the challenge has finished - so my Top 3 will be announced on 11th March.

I look forward to visiting your Blogs and if you have enjoyed your visit here I would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A special ATC

I belong to a few Facebook groups. I only have an account so that I can join in these particular craft and parchment groups. I don't do Facebook chat as such.
One of the parchment groups I belong to has added a new sister group for 'other crafts'. This is so that those who do other crafts as well as parchment can show off their makes.
One of our members - Jo-Ann - posted a picture of a painting she had done. This is how she described it
"The colours and wonky houses reminds me of the small towns in the Magdelene islands.(furthest eastern point of province of Quebec)"

This is the acrylic painting she had done 

It fascinated me and still does and I asked Jo-Ann if I could use it to make an ATC and she kindly agreed and here is my version. A decoupaged ATC (3 layers)  - printed on matt photo paper with the addition of punched daisies.

I have called in 'Wonky Houses' and Jo-Ann says she likes it.

I hope you like it. I love it and it will stay in my ATC makes to keep.


Friday, 9 February 2018

Back to the Jigsaws etc

Followers of my Blog will know that I love doing Jigsaws when I can't craft properly. The arthritis is still ever present so I retrieved the puzzle I had started before Christmas from under the sofa and got started again.
It is a Colin Thompson one - of course - and here is the picture from the box.
It is called 'The Red Box' and like all Colin's puzzles - difficult.

'Parching' - if there is such  word - is proving very difficult and painful at the moment so as well as doing jigsaws I am doing more stamping, decoupage,  general card making - using my CD's of course - and some digital card making.  I belong to a group of crafters that exchange birthday cards throughout the year and for next month I have to make 4 and in April 6. So I am creating them digitally with either Serif, Docraft or MCS and then printing them out.  Not what I usually do but at least I am still crafting.
Here is one I have made using Serif and Daisy Trail.

I am finding it quite challenging working with Serif.  I think it is a whole different world and I am only just dipping in one toe but enjoying  the challenge.
Good news is that the hospital rang and brought my appt forward so not too long now until hopefully I will receive some treatment so I can get back to 'proper' parchment work.
Hugs and happy crafting.
Carol xx

Sunday, 4 February 2018

CD Sunday - 'Vintage Love' - chosen by Jocelyn

An appropriate theme for a February Challenge.
I don't have someone to whom I can send a Valentine. I might have done to Harrison Ford a few years ago.  For anyone who doesn't know who he is here is a little reminder for you ....and for me!!

Stop dreaming Carol and back to business. 
So I decided to make some ATC's for this  'Vintage Love' theme and I turned to the ATC Assistant CD by Joanna Sheen.  These CD's (a pair) are a veritable treasure trove for ATC makers.
Here are the ATCs:

I used the CD for the photos and the backgrounds and embellished using peel off borders, corners and gems.  They seem to have a Vintage air about them.

Now back to Harrison.....

Have fun and I will see you on your Blogs and on Facebook - here.
Carol xx