Sunday 4 September 2011

Music - back to the classroom

I made this card following the on line class I did with Glenda.
Rubber Stamping - Back to Basics. The class focused on stamping and inks. I learned such a lot and found it very inspirational. I must say the videos and print outs are are so informative and I can to recommend new and more experienced crafters.
The background on my card is made from Versamagic Chalk Inks. I stamped the clefs onto navy card and the chalk ink stands out beautifully. The blue and green is direct to paper and the ink blends so well. I stamped the ripped sheet music with Memento London Fog and tore the edge and coloured. The instument has beeen stamped over the music using Versamagic Night sky. I love these stamps as they can be used for male or female cards.
The Design Team are posting some beautiful cards using the newly released stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

Hop around the DT for lots of ideas


Friday 2 September 2011

6 weeks gone in a flash

In brief here's a whistle stop running of my hols.
Housework and decorating the needy areas of the house, late spring clean ie curtains down, sofa hoovered and rubbed, under the beds and much more.
I made 100 plus wedding invites for a friend at work. She didn't want anything with fuss. The brief was no ribbon, gems or bling. So here's what I came up with and she loves them.

I was so relieved when I delivered them and she was so pleased. I love this stamp from Chocolate Baroque, Butterfly Flourish Swirls, it's deeply etched so none of the excess black ink transfered.

Hubby and I had a couple of days away together in Scotland. For his birthday he wanted an SLR camera and it arrived in time to take it away with us. He went into David Bailey mode and thoroughly enjoyed himself taking some beautiful photos. Mine aren't of the same quality.

Amy waited patiently from her Uni to see how she'd done in her second year. She was very happy with her results and we are very pleased with what has been a very difficult year for her.

Jack had arranged his driving test for the hols and in true Jack style he passed with flying colours. He didn't have a single fault.
I went with him to collect his
A level results, I thought I was going to be ill while he opened them. Since Jack started school he always set himslf a target of being at the top. He opened the envelope and started to smile, I knew he needed an A and 2 B's to get in to Durham. The smile got bigger and I said 'Well then'. 3 A s. I found it so difficult not to embarrass him by jumping for joy.

We had a wonderful week away in Keswick and the weather was very kind to us. Hubby took alot of photos, over 1500. I sat for a couple of hours one night while her took photos of the sunset. I'll try and post a couple.

In my spare time I've been working on samples for the Design Team at Chocolate Baroque. I'll post a few of them over the weekend.

The newest stamps released by CB are Music Fanfare and The Art of Chess. They are on a multibuy offer at the moment. These are beautiful stamps and will be used in so many ways. Love them.
Pop over to the DT blog as the girls have started posting their samples. Definately worth a look at.

Take care