Saturday, 31 December 2011
Friday, 30 December 2011
I’ve mixed and matched them in a couple of cards, I wasn’t sure if it would work, but it has. A bit of mat and layering on silver and a bit of faux stitching …… it’s sporrans away!
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Monday, 26 December 2011
I photograph everything I make from all angles and then post the best. Until about three months ago I used a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W310 which was very simple to use but unfortunately died on me in September and though Sony offered to repair it for me under guarantee, the cost was an awful lot more than I had actually paid for the camera, plus I had to pay up front for the repair and then invoice Sony, which I just couldn’t afford at the time, it all seemed a lot of trouble, for a camera that was already “dated”, so I decided to bring out my old faithful Olympus FE-120 out of mothballs until Santa bought me something new. (of that, more later) …… it may be old, but it has taken some cracking pictures since it has been out of retirement!
My big problem is taking good photos during the dark winter nights and dull days in a craft room where the lighting isn’t wonderful, all my photos seem to take on a yellow tinge! I would like a really good (photography) lamp/light, but at the moment I don’t have a clue what I am talking about or what I would need, so that’s on the back burner until I have done some more research.
The pictures of me are a just bit of festive fun … I wanted something to break up all the text and thought it would give you a good laugh to see how this mad woman looks when working on her ‘puter!
Sunday, 25 December 2011
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
…. well yesterday I popped into town to get mine …. (Primark £7)
I think double sided paper is perfect for this idea. I’ve mat and layered the verse on silver and the patterned side of the paper.
And then just added a bit of faux stitching.
I couldn’t decide whether to embellish the front of the card, and in the end decided not, the pattern was enough, less is more!
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Is it the most beautiful Christmas hyacinths arrangement in the World?
As most of you know my brother Stephen is very profoundly handicapped and looked after by my 78 year old mum. He goes to a Day Centre and at special times like Christmas he brings something home for my mum that he has made. Now we know that his only contribution was probably holding a bulb for a second or two before throwing it, but he sat at the table and watched while the staff put it together with/for him and of all the presents in the world ….. this is the best and most wonderful of them all!
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Remember the alphabet blocks I got for 50p at the village carnival in the summer? Well I have finally used some of them.
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
...... and I thought I was the Queen of the Flat Backed Gem but Marc has positively usurped me!