Thursday 17 May 2012

Stitched ATC

This is a bit of a trial run (the second one actually because the first one had to be ditched) before I make the rest of the ATCs for the monthly swap on the Bubbly Funk forum, which for May is 'sewing'.

I was spurred on to make this tonight by the Annabelle challenge: say it with ... stitching.

The stamp is a Dawn Bibby design by Personal Impressions, inked with memento and then coloured with copics V000, BV00 and G21 before stitching with some embroidery threads.

I distressed the edges with dusty concord DI.

This is also for:

Creative Mondays (always crafting) 8: stitching
Cutie stampers 127: stitching
Sweet stamps 65: my favourite colour (purple/lilac)
For fun: I smell flowers
Creative craft: distressing
PaperPlay 20: destruction - distressing

Now I just need to make four more for the swap ... but not tonight!

Suzie's 365 photos catch up

I'm behind with Suzie's 365 photos, so it's time for a catch up.

On Friday for day 132 the prompt was unforgettable - it made me think of many occasions - most of them very happy, like special birthdays and mum and dad's diamond wedding anniversary, but also some sad occasions that are unforgettable. It so happens that on Friday we went to a funeral of one of the helpers from John's blind bowling club - a lady who had bravely battled with cancer.

Before others came in, I managed to take a quick photo of the front of the church:

For day 133 Suzie asked us to show a self portrait. Like many others, I hate having my photo taken, but here's one I took a few minutes ago (caught me today with my specs instead of my contact lenses - and why is it that my hair looks much darker here than it really is?):

Day 134: portrait of a woman - my mum (shame about the reflection on the glasses) - unfortunately, the picture isn't very clear because it is a small section taken from a much bigger, more detailed, photo:

Day 135 called for a 'faceless portrait' - those things you see that make you go'OH! that is so ...' - this is so John - his laptop and headphones with microphone - because he is visually impaired he uses a speech input program to communicate with his laptop:

For day 136 Suzie asked us to show a portrait of a stranger. I went into London yesterday and met up with a friend and had time to stand around on Charing Cross Station on the way back to wait for a train, so I looked around and took a quick photo - I wasn't that close to him, the photo is zoomed:

For day 137 a candid photo taken recently when our grandchildren came over:

I didn't realise how many days I had got behind, but here I am up to date with today's prompt for day 138: group:

Floral card

I had a request to make a floral card suitable for an older person, so I've used Anna Griffin supplies from the engraved botanica kit I recently purchased. It was a very quick and easy card to make because the supplies did all the work, but I'm not complaining! It's A5 size to accommodate the large rose and butterfly decoupaged items.

This was inspired by the photo for Scrap-cards 28 (the pink roses):

And pink for Divas by design 35: we are tickled pink, also pink and green for Totally Gorjuss 131.

This is also for:

Sentimental Sundays 102: birthday theme with embellishments that start with B - borders, butterfly, blooms
The paper shelter 64: birthday cards with sentiment
Crafty catz 132: happy birthday
Joanna Sheen: happy birthday
Whoopsi Daisy: spring colours
Crafter's companion 24: here comes summer
Amusing challenges: flowers
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 19: flowers
Critter 115: flowers
Tammy scraping corner 10: show me your flowers
Die cuttin' divas 65: flowers
The sisterhood of crafters: May flowers
Crafty ribbons 19: flowers
It's all about the vintage and beauty 19: summery flowers
Cardmakin mamas: May flowers
Hooked on craft 10: flowers
Fairytale 40: things with wings
Catch the bug: things with wings
Craft your days away 45: all creatures great and small
Crafty bloggers network 21: decoupage
L E J designs 3: lots of layers (the roses, butterfly and sentiment are decoupaged with lots of layers)
Bunny Zoe 24: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
CES 85: anything goes
Truly scrumptious 80: anything goes
Whimsy 39: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 35: anything goes
Just keep on creating 2: anything goes
Make it Monday 89
Inspire me Fridays 58
52 card pickup 19