20 May 2010

Mami Doodles Challenge #3

I am delighted to be able to enter Mami Doodles Challenge #3 but I hope I am in time for this challenge. :)

Card size 5"x7"

I layered a plain blue sheet of Pink Petticoat digi backing paper on a white pre-scored card stock purchased from Easons some time ago. Then across the middle I layered some pre-printed vellum. For the bottom I tore some card that I had in my "left-overs drawer" and layered it on. The image is from Papermania - Retail Therapy, I stamped it in black and coloured with Pro-markers. I layered that on Core'dinations whitewash which was cut with a Spellbinders Oval nestability die, I embossed it with my cuttlebug then sanded it down to bring out the core colour of the paper. I finished it off with some ribbon and three gems and then on top I put a sparkled butterfly.

Hope you like.

14 May 2010

A few Photos.

Here are a few photos I took a few weeks back. The evening was hazy but lovely and calm.
The first photo is just of a roof but I love the shape of the slates.
The second is of a lobster pot thrown in on top of a hedge.
The third a wave has just come in and washed over the stones.
The forth some lichen on a rock, love the colour combo in this photo.
The fifth is of a sea pond, I use this as my computer wall paper, there is a stone in there and it looks like a smiley face. :)

13 May 2010

A little about me.

Hi all,

Just so you can get to know me a little better, here are 5 points about me and my life.

  1. I was born in the latter half of the last century.

  2. I am Irish born and bred but have lived in England and Australia for a time.

  3. I now live in West Kerry, which I love, but do find a little isolating sometimes as it takes an hour driving to get anywhere.

  4. I am married for almost 15 years to a wonderful man.

  5. We have one son, adopted 4 yrs ago.

Along with card crafting I also like taking photographs, not great ones but some good ones. Over the next few posts I will let you see some of the photos and more of my cards.

Hope you like,

12 May 2010

Mami Doodles Challenge #2

Hi all,

Card size, A5.

The main image is a Mami Doodles digi image, very appropriate, don't you think. lol It is coloured with pro markers. I then "glossed" the Lady bird with glossy accents.

The backing papers are from Cosmo Cricket. The bow is make from recycled ribbon I received with a gift some time ago, just like most crafters, nothing goes to waste! The flower are two layered prima flowers with a gem in the centre.

This is my first time entering an challenge via my blog. For a long time I have put off entering challenges because I did not have a blog and I did not have a blog because I did not know if I could blog often enough to make it interesting. I think it is a bit like the ever famous question "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" lol

Hope you like,