Sunday, 24 October 2010

Grease Lightning!

Mhairi Newton-John
It was my friend's 40th birthday, she is a big fan of Grease, so I morphed her into Olivia Newton-John as a birthday treat!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Happy Birthday Kaz

I thought I'd show you the card I made for my friend Kaz of Slightly Wonky Crafts.  She is on the DT for Stampotique and loves these bizarre characters.  In fact, this is one she stamped for me.  I made a journalling type background straight onto the card and made the sentiment tag on the computer.  Here is the confession....
I recycled the flower from the birthday card I received from Kathy lol!  Well it is gorgeous and I'm sure Kathy won't mind.

Friday, 15 October 2010



Nature Study

These two layouts are created from the 'Noteworthy' Kit from DSD by Athena, it has lots of lovely papers and journalling type elements.  It's available from Digital Design Den here.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Minimalist and Arty Farty

This minimalist layout was part of a Techniques and Trends challenge for Inspiration Lane.  The photograph is from my holiday in Tuscany in 2009. 

Paper & flower- IL - Cafe Vienna, green string, Golden Sun - Like in Fairy Tale, Il - So Inpsired, Frame - IL mini madness 29.

 This one is for a quote challenge and features my 'paper & paint' art journal.

Kits: IL So Inspired, Maya de Groot -Cut Oots Alpha, Bellisae Designs - Painted Summer, Binty's Everyday, L Bozeman - Marguerita Time, Golden Sun - Enchanted Land, Font - LD Pigsty.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Your Hand on my Shoulder

Art Journal 10.10.10 - Your Hand on my Shoulder
Here is my first Art Journal page, you saw the background I had done last week.  Well, one of the things I learned from Dyan Reaveley's demo was that you could do your very personal journalling and then cover it up!  I had a difficult week at work last week and I was able to journal what I felt. The hand on my shoulder is my Dad's, he faced a lot of challenges in his work and I visualised his hand on my shoulder, a supportive gesture to get me through.  Hey, quite deep for a first page, don't you think?  Not promising that it's going to be like that every week, but I have prepared my background for next week, so watch out!

Cut out Letters and girl's head are by Maya de Groot. Arrows are Joyful Heart Designs - Alter Me,  Torso with hand on shoulder sourced on Google images.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Art Journal

 Remember the paints I bought at Ally Pally?
These ones from Dyan Reavely

I had fun playing with them in an old notebook I had at work.  It was full up of notes from meetings and conferences from 2006 and taking up space on my desk.  Watching Dyan at Ally Pally was really inspirational, I could see how bold I needed to be with the paint and the ink sprays.  Using my fingers, an old credit card and some bottle tops, I slapped and plastered away to my heart's content.  Now I just have to get down to some cutting and sticking and see how brave I can be with the journalling - eek!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Happy Birthday Daring Card Makers

Some of you may know that I have been without access to most of my paper stash for a couple of months now while I am waiting for a new craft area to be created.  But I couldn't let this occasion pass.

"October is our anniversary month - yes the DCM is FOUR years old this month - we're very proud of that achievement and we hope that you've all enjoyed and been inspired by our challenges and the projects we've shown here. We're looking forward to Year 5 already!"

Well "our" very own birthstone is the 10th birthstone dare of the year and it's:
Opal – The October Birthstone
Apologies for the rather naff card.  I can't get at my cardstock but managed to dig out my box of paper and card scraps, in fact the opalescent pink paper was one of the first that I bought for card making.  The 'flower' came from a birthday present I got last year (yes, I kept it) and the lace was picked off a birthday card I got his year (nothing like a bit of recycling), I sprayed the background with glimmer mists and ink sprays and the little sticky pearls were on my pin board which is hanging in the bedroom at the moment.
So Happy Birthday to DCM, may you go from strength to strength and continue to inspire us to make beautiful cards for many years to come. 

Saturday, 2 October 2010

A little scrap Magic

You've already seen the photos, but here is a digi layout I have done with them using 'Remember the Magic' from DSD by Athena.  The kit has a Disney theme but I thought the bright colours, ticket and camera embellies were just right for this layout.