Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crafting for fun!

 My mind is free of crafty stuff, my list is virtually done, and I can think freely and do what makes me happy! Oh happy days, this does not happen often and really helps my sanity as the other part of my life, the one where I am the "mom" is so full this week of things to do. We have 3 hospital appoitments, 2 parent teacher meetings, Library, Keyboard, Swimming, GP Visit for the teenager, Access for lea and all this along with the normal stuff that mom's do every day! Well at least I can't complain about being bored.

Looking now at the photos I am posting I really should have titled ths blog post "Variations on a theme!" as I think I have gone pink / ruffle mad!  Truely I have something more edgy and "Not me!" to post but the lighting has been so bad most days it's hard to get a good photo of it that makes the colours look right. 

On Sunday night my friend Jacqueiline (Hi hon!) asked if I had a wedding card, I did have one but it was not a special card, just a very normal everyday wedding card.  So I sat down and made her this card using a Pink Paislee collection of papers.  They are about a year old but I have been hording the pink gingham paper and found 2 sheets in an online shop and it killed me to cut into them - but I was brave and I did it! LOL.  Apologies now for strange lighting on these photos - It was late at night, I was tired, and both cards were out the door as soon as they were made so could not wait till daylight!

More ruffles and sewing - you can see I did'nt have to look far into my office to find these tools as they have been in use since the last crop.  On Saturday night (I am such a party animal!) I spent 5 hours cleaning and clearing out my office.  It looked fab for about 24 hours till I made this card - now it looks just like it always has!  Should have taken a photo!

With my little one being so ill over the last 2 weeks (she fine now! but on way to see specialists on Friday YAH!!) I was just wiped out every evening so did'nt get a chance to make my DH's niece Shaunagh a "Special" card.  So I sat down the other night and made this one.  I loved it, loved the style and the papers right up till I had to put the title on the heart bunting - and then I just could not the get alpha size and style to work for me.  So in the end I spent longer on this and ended up colouring them with pro-markers to get a deep dusky pink.

The butterfly is a Spellbinders Die - and it's a lovely 2 part die.

Right - have to practice very hard to be able to be in two places at the same time - any ideas how you can actually do that?!  2 project that need to be photographed, but lighting and dull  skies not working today! 


Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous, love the ruffles

Sandra said...

oh my ... how GORGEOUS :)

Glen said...

Beauutiful cards Michelle. So pretty. I love the heart banner. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Jules said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards, love them :D

Claireliz said...

Oh my, they are completely stunning, really beautiful.