Sunday, 21 September 2008

What we've been doing in the garden this weekend

This weekend we have been hard at work in the garden re-vamping the pond area which had got very overgrown and untidy. I have posted several pics of the work as it progressed and it's amazing to think we did all of this in one day - I would add that besides me and hubby, we had help from my parents and a man with a digger! When it's completely finished there will be a lovely herbacious border, a gravel garden and two new seating areas. Big thanks to my mum who designed the plans for the work and bought me some lovely plants to start off with :)

There are of course loads more pics but I didn't was to bore you with them all, lol.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

I've been busy again!

First here are a couple of cards I made recently, the first was for my Uncle's birthday and is on cream card and DL sized. I used a lovely Judikins four-sided stamp called Kew Gardens which came from a friend on the Time for Crafting Forum. I stamped the images with Timber Brown Staz-on and then watercoloured the images. I used brown ribbon behind them and a small green ribbon bow in the corner. The sentiment is a rub-on.

This card wasn't made for anyone in particular, I was just experimenting with colour tinting textured card and layering rubber stamp images. I quite like the effect and it could be used for any number of occasions so this is one for my card storage box!

Because I now have so many ATC's I decided to make a storage box for them from an old cereal packet cut down and covered with pretty papers. All I had to do was make a lid for it!

Finally I just couldn't resist having another play with the stampbord and lumiere paints, this is a tiny piece just 1" square but I thought it would make a lovely hanging charm on a card or ATC.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

More Stampbord

I have done another couple of pieces of stampbord. For the orangy coloured one I used shades of yellow and orange inkpads, stamped a flower design on it with black versafine ink and then heat embossed the top with clear embossing powder. On the blue one I used a combination of blue inks and blue lumiere paint which I stamped with a thistle design in black versafine again but this time I glazed it with crystal lacquer. I think I will probably either use these as toppers on cards or for atc's.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008


I love stampbord, it's so great! Just got a pack of assorted shapes and had my first play and its great - I stamped a butterfly image onto 4 small 1" square pieces and then clear embossed them, now i have 4 pieces each with a piece of the butterfly on, a bit like a very simple puzzle really. I plan to use them on an atc (or maybe another altered puzzle piece) and will post it up on here when I have finished it.