Tuesday, 25 May 2010

It's A Man's World !!

This week it was my turn to choose a theme for our challenge at Tuesday Taggers and I decided that it should be about the men in our lives, as difficult as they can be, to buy presents or make cards for..... we love them really. It is my husband's birthday this week and father's day is coming up soon, so it seemed like a good time to think about the men in our lives, whoever they are, husbands, partners, fathers, sons, brothers or friends, anything goes as long as it's made with a man or boy in mind.

Here's mine.

To be honest I have revisited a card I have made before but altered it, this time it is an easel card, I just love these at the moment, and instead of using real watch parts as embellishments (which I did last time) I have used flower and circle punches to make my cogs and gears, faux brads etc. at least this means that all parts of the card are now made from sustainable and renewable resources....lol.


Bee xx

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Happy Birthday Tuesday Taggers !!!

Tuesdsay Taggers is one year old. It is amazing how quickly that year has flown and it has been a pretty fantastic year too, so many people joining in with our weekly challenges, so much fun and creativity, and friendship too. This week we want everyone to get a present and a slice of our cake, you will have to pop over to Tuesday Taggers to find out how. In the meantime here is my Tag.
Our colour theme for this week is chocolate and cream (yummy) and I chose to create this chocolate cup cake tag, almost looks good enough to eat......lol.....but no calories.
I hope you will join us at Tuesday Taggers this week and over the next year, have fun everyone.
Bee xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

Been a Bad Blogger !!

Hi Folks,

I'm sorry I haven't been on here lately, I've had a really hectic couple of weeks, and I couldn't show you the card I made for this weeks Tuesday Taggers challenge until after my daughter's birthday.

The challenge was to do something outside of my comfort zone, and I very rarely do cute, flowery and make cards !!! the main exception to my card making phobia being close family birthday's and other similar events....lol.....here is my card.
It was Emily's 15th birthday and like every other teenage girl, she is such a mixture of contradictions at the moment, she is not in herself a "cute" type, but she has a grey pony called Larry who she adores and has just aquired a little Jack Russell puppy (8 weeks old, and very cute) called Yuki after one of the characters on Casualty......so these images just had to be used, I stamped them with versafine and then water coloured them using distress inks, the flowers and brads were from my stash and the fence constructed using stirers from a famous swedish store...lol... the just for you sentiment is by stampin'up. Emily was really pleased with her card, especially as I had painted the puppy and pony to resemble her own pets.
Oh.... and by the way, can you guess what an animal mad 15 year old girl requested for her birthday present?...............
Yep... you got it..... An electric base guitar and amplifier.......lol......... now I need ear plugs.
Bye for now Bee xx

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Recycle It this week at Tuesday Taggers.

Hi Everyone,

This week at Tuesday Taggers the challenge is to recycle it.
What a good opportunity to use some of those things you have stashed away because they might come in useful, I am a terrible hoarder and find it really hard to throw anything away, however I am equally bad at getting around to using all those things that I have kept because they "have potential" but that is exactly is what I have done this week, apart from inks and paints and two brads, everything else has been recycled.

The tin has been in my stash for at least 31/2 years ! is originally was plain silver and contained an assortment of scrummy biscuits, in the two drawers. The main background paper is probably the same age as the tin and is actually a paperbag that was too good to throw out. The "lace" has been made from old book pages and an EK Success border punch, dimension has been added with corrugated cardboard and the drawer handles are two old fashioned brass curtain rings and a pair of brads. I have coloured the background paper and borders with Frayed Burlap and Broken China distress inks, and a bit of copper spritz ink, the edges of the tin and drawers have been painted with expresso acrylic dabber and rubbed with a gold wax when dry, I have used the expresso paint, copper spritz ink and rubbing wax on the corrugated card to highlight the texture. Finally I adhered a piece of fun foam to the base to make it nonslip.

A huge thankyou to my Tuesday Taggers teamie Ildiko for giving me the push I needed to get this project made.

Bee xx

Monday, 3 May 2010

Running with Scissors ATC swap.

Hi Folks just a quick note to say hello and to show you the set of 8 ATC's I made for this month's swap at Running With Scissors, my local papercraft shop. The theme was spring, and I needed to make 8 ATC's in total, one for me to keep and one each for the other participants, I haven't taken part in a swap where I was expected to produce a number of similar ATC's before, and I'm not very good at what I call "conveyor belt crafting", I really like to make each thing I do individual, so this was a bit of a challenge for me, until I found the papermania V & A 6 x 6 paper pack and my Bird on a branch paper punch arrived from Stampin' Up then it was plain sailing, the ATC's are all the same but different, using exactly the same elements, colours, papers words etc, but in different combinations on each ATC.
When put together the set looks a bit like a patchwork quilt, which is very fitting as it was the collection of Quilts at the V&A Museum which inspired the papermania paper collection.
Bee xx