About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and if you are very unlucky I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Sunday, 31 May 2015

ONe stitch at a time flowers


Image used:

Country Girl by Barb Jenson

                    

Products used:

Promarkers

Distress inks

Floral embossing folder

Floral spellbinders nestability die

Westlife song lyrics for quote

White cardstock

White copier paper

 

I have a connection with art journaling that helps me realx, it comes from my heart and soul.  When I saw the theme was flowers for this fortnights One Stitch at a time challenge I knew I wanted to do something that went a little beyond spring flowers or even summer flowers.  For me flowers symbolise having survived the winter and now we have not only an abundance of colour but an array of vivid green crunchy delicious vegetables to eat, plucked fresh from the newly warmed soil but the first rays of a crystal bright spring sun.  So I’ve used “country girl” by Barb Jenson, she’s coloured with promarkers.  I’ve made my green {for those crunchy green vegetables} background floral embossed and added a bright pink/purple flower as one of the first blooms in spring.  The quote is from a Westlife song, but they may have “covered” in which case I apologise I don’t know the original singer.

 

 
I will try and enter this in the following challenges:
 
 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Historic

Being a bit of a history fan I really love the historic theme over at Ikes world challenges.

For this challenge I chose to look at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and I'm going to share some historic facts about the tower with you:


  • It was built as a freestanding bell tower for the cathedral in Pisa.
  • On the side where the tower is lower because of the lean it stands at 187.27 feet. On the high side of the tower it stands at 186 feet.
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa took 344 years to build, beginning in August 1173.
  • Inside the tower there are seven bells. Each bell represents one note of the musical major scale.
  • During World War II, the Allies heard that Germans were using the Leaning Tower of Pisa as an observation post. Once the Allies saw how beautiful the tower was they refrained from destroying it.
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a circular shape and has eight floors. The 7 bells are located on the eighth floor
For this project I made an easel card as I feel it lends itself to the leaning aspect of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  I coloured the Pisa image in putty promarker and added some simple liquid pearl dots because I like them.  I hope the backing paper suggests sky but it's a little iffy.

The base of the easel card is a bit ambiguous but I hope the link is understandable when explained.  The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built as a bell tower and as explained in the facts above has seven bells, I've used a music embossing folder for the base of the card and added seven buttons to represent the seven bells as well as the Italian Tricolour flag.  




Monday, 18 May 2015

Perseverance

It's a "perseverance" theme over at Path of Positivity Challenges and here is my take on it.

I've used the cuckoo clock from Ikes Art as the main image.

The cuckoo clock is coloured with promarkers, the leaves are stamped using various shades of distress ink and hand cut.  The base of the card is coloured using distress inks.  I've used a few liquid pearls to add some dimension.  The card the cuckoo is stuck on is coloured using alcohol inks.  The sentiment is matted on green mirri card and I made the saying up, it reads:

It is the journey that you take through the seasons that shapes who you are and what you become. The number of seasons you experience does not matter.


Sunday, 17 May 2015

One Stitch at a time ~ Appreciation

Good Morning, it's appreciation week over at One Stitch at a time, and here is my inspiration.

Image used:

Peacock Profile by Ali Peeps Art

Products used:
Promarkers
Patients Strong insert
Vellum
Gold mirri card
Floral embossing folder
Yellow Ribbon
Spiced Marmalade and seedless preserves distress stain {for the background of the card}
Liquid Pearls
Britania “thank you” die
Pruple gems
White cardstock


This is a really simple card in a friend’s favourite colour.  The image was chosen because it makes me think of her, beautiful as a peacock.  I’ve printed and coloured the image using promarkers.  The background is embossed and matted and layered.  I’ve used a yellow organza style ribbon down the side and some liquid pearls for some opulence.  





I am entering this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Naughty and Nice

Hey everyone, 

This fortnight is naughty and nice at Ikes world challenges.  I've chosen as ever to go a little mad and using a 3d card template from Cut and Craft I made a bbq and pig spit/roaster.  I have to confess I didn't follow the template exactly as I couldn't put a roof over my pig in-case it caught fire.  I love the templates at Cut and Craft, they are always detailed and easy to follow however this time I chose not to put it on a card but leave it as a free standing image.  I've coloured and cut the whole thing using promarkers.  The zombie pig is double sided so when the wire that runs through him is turned it works like a real spit and he flips over and looks the same on the other side...gosh this is making me want pork baps now and crackling of course.


On the bbq itself I have popped a zombie fish and a prawn, for a yummy snack whilst awaiting the pig to cook.


I do hope you play along with this challenge, don't forget there's a freebie to help you play along.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Scrapbook album for Bubbles

Sorry folks this ones very picture heavy but I have finished an album for a friend of our adventures to date.