Sunday, 29 March 2009
Saturday, 28 March 2009
I popped over to see them this morning with the card and they were both thrilled to bits with it. There is a small(ish) family party for them tonight - about 45 guests - and I am so looking forward to them being the centre of attention. They are wonderful parents and they deserve a fantastic night. They did not want any gifts and asked for donations instead to the local hospice but I could not let the occasion go by without something so I have obtained a Golden Wedding edition of their Marriage Certificate. It's on vellum, hand finished with the Registry Office seal and in a frame. It came gift boxed too. Not quite sure yet how I am going to sneak it into the party without them seeing as it certainly won't fit in my handbag!!
Friday, 27 March 2009
My huge thanks to Helen for the instructions - it's easy once you know how. Stamp is Penny Black "Country Lady", the papers are odd ones from the stash, as are the gems and the pink ribbon bow.
My next effort uses the Penny Black "Sentiments" stamp, which I think is fabulous for male or female cards. Papers are a mixture from Basic Grey collections, the ribbon is Papermania and the pink flower is WHSmith. Unsure about the origins of the yellow flower centre but it could be Pebbles Inc.So that's me done. Mojo is exhausted and so I am. Going to a luxurious curl up on the sofa with my book ("This Thing Of Darkness" by Harry Thompson) and a cuddle with Vincent (the cat!).
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Other colouring media are available!
After drooling over the results that others achieve using Copics I invested in some. Sadly, for me, it was not a wise investment as I really struggled to get to grips with them and could not get that lovely clean finish. Mine have now been rehomed where I know they are being loved and cherished.
However, determined that I was not going to be beaten by a marker pen, I bought a basic set of ProMarkers and, after a couple of attempts, I think I have managed to produce something acceptable. Oh I know it is not the high standard that my dear mate Alex achieves but it's not too bad for a beginner is it?
I've always used watercolour paints until now and I will probably continue to use them for a lot of my Penny Black images, but something about these pens and Tilda really seems to work. I just need to expand my palette of colours a little more.
Now, where did I leave my piggybank......?