Saturday 1 November 2008

Joanna Sheen challeng 26 October: all that glitters

The theme on JS's forum this week is 'all that glitters'.

This is a Christmas card using supplies from the DCWV winter collection:

It really does look more glittery irl than it does here.

LO with my bridesmaid photo

Lisa left a comment to say that the bridesmaid picture was crying out to be scrapped. I did this a while ago (think I've shown it before):

but perhaps I could do much better than this now. I still don't have confidence with scrapping and have to admit that I haven't done much for a while now - perhaps it's about time I did.

Lots to do: 32 nature

A piece of blue card was run through the cuttlebug embossing folder and then inked with brown, mustard and red - the saying was computer generated. This is for the challenge on Lots to do: Nature. The flower was a cream one that I inked.

JB Friday night challenge 24 October

The Friday night challenge on 24 October on JB was 'fun with felt'.

I don't know how I've got the cheek to show these really, because they are only ready-made felt toppers from Poundland mounted on some magazine freebie papers.

I will be adding a sentiment, but am waiting to see whether I want to put 'grandson' or whatever or a name (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

So here are my two very elaborate cards!

My excuse is that I'm trying to use up bits and pieces that have been in my Christmas stash for far too long (and I'm not sure why they were ever there in the first place).

Ink on my fingers: Sunday Stamper 32

I made a totally blue card for the challenge on Ink on my fingers: Mr Sky Blue.

I used a couple of paisley stamps from Tanda randomly, using Stazon ultramarine on the blue base card and also stamped a panel and mounted on silver mirror card, which is raised up with foam (but you can't tell that from the photo). The sentiment is also raised to give the card a bit more dimension.

So there's no patterned paper in sight (which makes a nice change).

HS:MS:HS SPS with a twist

On HS:MS:HS today: 'This Saturday I’d like to try and make our SPS shots just a little bit more interesting - so who's going to play? What I would like you to do is post a favourite childhood photo of yourself, but one that has a little story behind it. Not looking for an essay, just a few lines about the memories that the photo brings. Can you do that?'

This is me as a bridesmaid in November 1954 (I was seven). Mum decided that I should have my hair cut and home permed especially for the occasion, but she was never much good at doing hair, particularly anything to do with perming! - hence the fuzzy look (after lots of brushing).

There were six bridesmaids altogether - three adult and three children.

My dress was white with a silvery pattern on it. I remember thinking that the gloves were so posh and the horseshoe of anenome flowers was beautiful (doesn't show in the old black and white photo).