Hero Arts blog before the deadline on Thursday. This first one is using some cute little bee stamps from the Picnic set which I was lucky enough to win from Heather. Thanks again Heather!! As you can see this really is CAS the flowers are coloured and stamped using my Distress Markers and I have just added some glitter to the bee's wings.
Here are two cards with different sentiments, I am going to make a set for a gift. Such a simple design using Distress Stains on my stamps.
This is the last week of my holiday, six weeks has flown by and I am really not looking forward to going back to work!!
Saturday, 25 August 2012
After spending time visiting some of my favorite blogs I think my mojo is on its way back, I have made a card for this months Hero Arts challenge using one of the sketches supplied. Its taken me all afternoon but at last I am feeling a bit more creative. The background is made by " kissing" the leaf and floral background and the friends definition stamp, then just added the memory box doily and HA butterfly plus the sentiment. Quite a simple card but hopefully I am now inspired!
Friday, 24 August 2012
I am still hunting for my mojo after my summer holiday in France. Instead I have been inspired to do some cooking, the French are the masters at making fabulous cakes and pastries,and every time I visited the Boulangerie for our morning croissants I was greeted with a mouthwatering display. Unfortunately I indulged far too much on holiday and now desperately need to diet!!! But before I do I wanted to have a go at making some fruit tarts myself, here they are not quite as good as the French ones but still very yummy.
I hope to make some cards over the weekend as I have a few birthdays coming up, its a long holiday weekend in the UK and as usual its going to rain so lets hope I can get inspired.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
I have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Nice, France. What a stunning place I loved everything about it, the beautiful weather, the fabulous food and the scenery. Here are a few of my photos.
Its back to reality now, still washing and ironing to do but I will hopefully have time to visit a few blogs and catch up on flickr soon. I also need to find my mojo I think I left it in the South of France.
Saturday, 4 August 2012
I was asked by a friend to make a card for his wife's 50th Birthday, I had a free hand in the design the only stipulation was that I used green. I wanted to make something soft and romantic so the Italian Poetry background seemed perfect with the Heart Flourish. Its based on this card that I made a while back and was really pleased with. The butterflies have been lightly water coloured with distress inks and then covered with glossy accents. I then added lots of pearls and then layered it up on a background made with the Leaf and Floral Background stamp. The sentiment has been computer generated.
I am going to add this card to the challenge at A Blog Named Hero, the theme is freestyle.
This will be my last post for a couple of week as we are off on our holidays, we are going back to Nice in the South of France again this year, we all had such a great time last year and there are still places that we need to visit there. Before I go I must thank all my visitors again for leaving such lovely comments, I really appreciate you finding time to stop by my blog.
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Although I wasn't lucky enough to get any tickets to the stadium events at the Olympics, the time trial road race took place only a few miles up the road from where I live. As its one of hubby's favourite sports we had to go and cheer them on..
Here are a few shots of the riders.
This is Bradley Wiggins, on his way to Olympic gold, he is fantastic and a British hero..
Here we are ready to cheer, luckily we found a back street where the crowd wasn't as big so we had a fabulous view.
This Olympics is so exciting that I have found little time to craft although I will have a card tomorrow that I have made for a friend