Thursday, 18 October 2012

A commission

Good morning everybody from a dark and wet Northern Ireland.  This card is a commission.  I was asked for something  "special" - so there was no pressure there!!  On the few occasions that I have made up this card it has always been very well received.  I do try not to make it exactly the same every time and this is today's version.  My good friend Jeannie (who has every die known to man) gave me a loan of  the die for the pages and so the rest  made up very quickly.  As I knew the lady very well  who ordered the card and also the recipient I decorated the box a little more than normal.

The card is made of centura pearl as always but because the light is so poor this morning it does not really show up.   I have to say that I do read all of your comments and appreciate every one of them.  By the way if I have missed commenting on any of your blogs recently it is nothing to do with your cards it is because my husband is not well again - he had another stroke and I have been running back and forth to the hospital.  He is home now so I should  be able to keep up with you all.

Thank you for taking a look.


Thursday, 11 October 2012

In a previous life.

Good evening everybody and I certainly hope that the weather was better where you are.  Today it rained non stop and was so dark that I had the light on all day.

Before I started to make cards I used to do cross stitch and there is only one piece that I ever bothered to put into a frame and hang up.  This picture of the Taj Mahal hangs in my craft room.  I'm afraid the photograph is very poor as it was difficult to  do as the light was so bad today and I kept getting my reflection in the glass.  I visited the Taj Mahal in 1979 and it left a very lasting impression on me and I am very fond of this picture.  Thank you for taking a look.


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Card stand

Good morning everybody.  Thank you all so much for your very kind comments on yesterday's card.  Some of you have enquired about the little stand that I use.  It is a die from Joy craft.  There are 3 different designs.  My cards are all 6 inches x 6 inches and it holds them with no problem.  It will also hold an A5 landscape but not portrait.  I cut these stands out of Centura Pearl which is 300 gsm - but if your card is heavy then you would need to cut 2 and glue them together.  For these little cards that I am doing  I do not need to cut 2.   I have also made the little stand out of  gold mirror card and it is really lovely.

Mouse update:  No further sounds - so maybe I won't have to move house after all.


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

A quick make

Good afternoon everybody.  First of all I want to say Welcome to my new followers and Thank You for adding your name to my blog.  I started too play around with some new dies that I had received and was happlily playing when I heard the unmistakeable sound of a mouse.  Hence the fact that the card was made quickly.  I have since installed three " pest stops" and there has been no more noise - so far.

I have taken the photo from a side view as otherwise the gold mirror card looked grey and it is also difficult to photograph without getting your own reflection.  Thank you for having a look.