Thursday, 14 May 2009

So what do you do with a digital layout?

Elisa asked this on her blog last week -
I don't do much digi scrapping but I use my computer a lot for cardmaking, particularly for sentiments and to add names to cards. If I had an A3 printer I might do more digital - but I have used A4 digi pages as a base for some pictures for my wall. I like to print off a background paper add the journalling then print it out, I then add a seperately printed photograph and embellish with traditional paper embellishments.
So here's one I did of DD1 - the quote was taken from a digi freebie by Summer Driggs a couple of years ago - I didn't have the file but I had kept the quote, I just used Word and different sized fonts and layered it over a digital paper file. Once I had printed it off I added the photo and a few blue rhinestones from Hickey's.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Quick Wedding Card

Other half is heading off to London at 5am for his pal's wedding. I have cried off - hauling a baby and a toddler onto an early morning Ryanair flight tomorrow and then back on Sunday morning is not my idea of fun. Especially as the itinerary consisted of arrive, pub, eat, pub, sleep - wedding, pub, probably not sleep,home.
Just as well I wasn't going ; as my errant carpenter needs his tail chasing - he is now at the end of week three of what was to be a week job and he vanished for 7 days over the bank holiday. I am sick of the mess and everywhere needs painting again and the furniture guy is meant to be coming tomorrow and there isn't room to manouvere a flat pack let alone the whole fully assembled furniture I have ordered.
So I've just been making a last minute card for the happy couple & I'm off to bed. The patterned paper is Making Memories with pen stitches around the edge
Stamped the Love stamp directly onto the card and then stamped another onto scrap card - cut out the pieces and applied them over the original letters. I offset them slightly and used foam pads for bit of height. I coloured the letters with felt pen scribbled onto plastic then applied to the image with a wet brush. I stamped a wooden square tile with a small whatever that is called flower and inked the edges, layered with Cardstock stickers from Daisy D's added some ivory ribbon, pale blue gems an odd button and a resin butterfly that fell off a fairy ornament.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Three years in the making

This little bear has taken me over 3 years to finish! I started him long before I had my first dd, I had cast, fired and painted his base coat and antiqued him - then in one of my many "organising" fits he ended up wrapped in newspaper and abandoned in the shed. So I am now in the process of "reorganising" (laugh in disbelief) and I was rehoming some ceramic pieces when I found him. As it happens dd broke her ceramic bear just this month, so I dusted him off and painted in his features. I think he has quite a cheeky look, just like my little madam. I'll have to put him out of reach of little fingers but this is Aoife's new bear, and we are going to call him Marco.