Sunday, 6 June 2010

ATC Swap - May 2010

Here is the ATC that I made for May's swap over on RWS forum - the theme was wording!

I coloured this cute little puppy that I got free with PaperCraft Essentials Magazine, he is just sooo cute! I used some of my NEW distress reinkers! Wild Honey and Barn Door, I used black soot to enhance his black nose and I put on some Anita's 3-D Clear Gloss, to give his nose a wet look!

Question for you - how do you store your re-inkers??? I am looking for a metal children's paint set, that I can pop out the paints and put a couple of drops of re-inkers in! I can't find one for love or money, all they seem to have are plastic ones!!!

The wording is from Dimensions craft, the swirls are cut from Cuttlebug folder Ornamental and red Bazzill cardstock.
I used a Prima flower with a Mark Richards crystal!
I then inked the edges with Vintage photo!
The paper I just don't know where that came from, have had it for ages, I am going to be a good girl and TRY to use up all my papers and stash before I buy new papers, IT'S SOOO HARD as so many new lines and pretty papers come out all the time!!!

All the above were bought at Running with Scissors with the exception of Anita's 3-D gloss which was bought in Boyes. The paper I haven't got a clue!

and here are the fantastic swaps I received back
Tracey, Chrissie, Nicki and Anita

Pippa, Anne, Janet and Clarky J

If you would like to join in please sign up here!
We will accept Postal entries, but you would have to include P+P for us to send the swaps back to you!!!!

Thunder and lightening ....

Did anyone see the thunderstorm last night??? or was I the only idiot up at 1:00 am in the morning!!!!

I decided to take some shots of my garden flowers this morning as they had rain drops on them!


The next 2 photos were taken with and without flash!

Without flash

I prefer this one!

With flash

I know I have said it before, but I love this shrub, it was here when we bought the house, so I don't know the name, any suggestions??? I love how the flowers look like crumpled paper!

This is our Japanese Maple tree, lol TREE the thing has grown about an inch in the last 3 years, it's supposed to grow about 4 - 6 feet, and when the leaves fall off of it, it looks like we have just stuck a stick in the ground!!! So I have renamed it 'Japanese MINIATURE Maple tree'!!!

Just love the row of raindrops!

What do you think???

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Martine's weekly giveaway!!!

Martine has fab candy to give away every week, make sure you pop over to her wonderful blog to enter and make sure you have a look around at her beautiful work!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Playing with a light set up and the sunset!

Beautiful sunset this evening, decided to get out some lights and have a play around ....

What do you think??? Remember, this is only my first time using any sort of lighting to take photos!

Wedding location

We are going to take photos of a wedding on the 12th June, so we went to scope out the church!

Aimee placed this flower that she found on the ground on a gravestone, it looked good so I snapped it!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Do you LOVE vintage ....

Polly from Artful Wings blog has taken over from Ruth on Our Vintage Affair blog!!! Polly is running a challenge every month with prizes. So if you want to meet some more Vintage lovers then pop on over to OUR VINTAGE AFFAIR

our vintage affair

This month you have to make a Tussy Mussy (ooh don't ask me where the name came from)
Here is the very pretty one that Polly has made

There are some lovely papers, brads and rub ons to be won!