Sunday, 15 November 2009

Tilda with Hearts

I have used this fantastic sketch from Friday Sketchers,

and here is the card that I made! I have made it for my niece's 7th birthday! I have used my new Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with hearts and some Bo Bunny papers!

A lot of the ladies going to Tracey's classes and crops join in with this challenge so I have jumped on the band wagon and will join in too!

What I have used!

Stamp - Tilda with Hearts
Cardstock - Stucco
Papers - Bo-bunny
Ribbons - Brown and Pink rick rack
Flowers - Prima
Pearls - Mark Richard's self adhesive
Inks - Tim Holtz - Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen,
Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap and Dusty Concord

All bought at Running with Scissors!


Guitar Mini Book!

I have made the following guitar Mini Book for Georgia (our Niece) who is turning 7 next week! She adores Hannah Montana, so I thought I would make a mini book to keep all her favourite photos of her Hannah memories in (maybe mum would help with this)! I had some photos of Georgia when she came for a sleepover with Aimee and I took them to see the Hannah Montana movie the next day, and the rest I have "borrowed" from Ruth's blog. I drew two guitar shapes onto some chipboard for the cover of the book and covered it with some Bazzill cardstock, I have had the purple coloured sheets of papers for forever, they are too gaudy for a 12 x 12 layout, but cut up like this with photos and embellishments they look okay! All the pages are cut from Bazzill cardstock. Some of the flowers I have made myself and added some generous helpings of stickles! All the photos have gotten edited in photo shop with added digital frames as I thought layering them up with actual cardstock would make the pages too bulky! The journaling is printed onto white Bazzill cardstock and cut out! I added some eyelets to keep the top of the guitar from ripping (hopefully). I have left the blank pages fairly simple, as I had no more photos to add in! I made the name chain, by added lots of beads and charms. I also added a bright pink ribbon to represent a guitar strap! I think that is about it, any questions contact me and I will only be too happy to help you! I was sooo sick of drawing and cutting out guitar shapes, but will be doing it again in a few weeks due to Aimee asking me to make one for her, oh why, oh why do I leave myself open .....

Click on the photos to get a larger image ....

and yes I know I have spelt movie wrong in the next photo, it is now corrected!

Some close ups of some of the details, on this page I stickled all the veins of the leaves and flowers to add a little more to the page!

My hand made flower, stickled to death!

Of the chain hanging from the top of the guitar!


Tracey's Class!

I had a fantastic day at Running With Scissors on Saturday, I managed to stay the whole day for Tracey's class and the crop! The class was such a laugh and the papers we were using were divine, beautiful Bo Bunny! When I saw the papers immediately two photos came to my mind! Tracey printed her photos black and white, I went for sepia! You can see Tracey's pages on her personal blog here!

These photos are so special to me, first of all these are the last photos taken of my Nan before she died (RIP Nan) and these are the only photos of Nan holding Aimee, and I have mentioned before there was a special bond between Aimee and Nan!

"Quote from an earlier blog post, relates to the second page "Love"

This is my Nan and Aimee! Aimee is just over a month old!!! Wasn't she a pudgy little thing!!! The sad part about this photo is that we lost my Nan in the May of the next year!!! Anyone who really knows me, knows that I absolutely adored my Nan, would do anything for her, even though she always gave me a hard time, but that was the banter between the two of us, and no one else really understood it!!!! Their was also a special bond between Aimee and Nan! On the last day that we saw Nan, she was in bed and I put Aimee down beside her (Aimee was 8 mths old by then) and Aimee just snuggled up to Nan and kept smiling at her!! It was beautiful to see and for once in my life I didn't have a camera with me!!!! The freaky thing is Aimee will often start crying and I will ask her what is wrong and she will say "I miss my Nana Peggy (this was Chloe's name for my Nan). This totally freaks me out as I will question her, as she has grandparents in Ireland, America and England, but no it is my Nan she is speaking about!!!! How is that as Aimee was tiny when she last saw her!!!! I have that necklace that my Nan is wearing, it was given to me by my Aunt, Nan had it on when she passed away and I shall be passing it down to Aimee when she is old enough!!!! Well I had better stop as I am welling up as it is!!!!

As for the crop, ahem ... I stamped a few images, and then got too caught up on a project that a little girl called Chantalle was making with her dad for school, I must say for someone, especially a little girl, who has never done crafting before she was amazing and her book is going to be stunning!!! Tracey you have to remember to take photos of it when she finishes it! Again thanks to Tracey for putting up with me and to Nicky for leaving "borrow" some of her stamps, lol!!!! I will drop mine down next Saturday and you are more than welcome to stamp up some images!