Thursday, 21 November 2013

School Musical

My Minds Eye have the most stunning sketches.  I LOVE this one!  I have tried to do it a bit different from the sketch this week but I plan to use it again.  I love how you can mix and match the papers from MME.  All the papers and embellishments are MME. The photos are of my son at his school musical.  He goes to a Special School and all the kids were involved.  It really was wonderful to see those kids having so much fun!  Andrew was so happy to be on the stage with his friends. 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Need a Cuppa? Card.

I think I am starting to get an addiction to the Simon Says Monday challenge.  I don't have time to do five items but I am enjoying getting my card collection going.  Now I have cards ready when I need them instead of scrambling to make one.   The challenge this week is 'It's a mystery'.  So for my 'mystery' item I have used the tin foil found in the top of a new Milo tin.  I wish I could just buy this stuff in bulk instead of waiting for the Milo to be used up so I can buy another tin.  Thankfully my kids go through Milo like its going out of fashion.  In fact Andrew loves Milo so much we are getting a four word sentance out of him!!!  He says "I want Milo please".  Actually it sounds more like "I want Lo pese" but a sentance is a sentance!  Anyway I put a tea set through the cuttlebug using the tin foil, then I embossed the teapot and dabbed brown and red paint on it till I was happy.  I tried to bend the teapot and cup enough to give it dimension and used foam squares to build it up.  Hopefully that is mysterious enough :)

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Smile card

This is what patchwork is all about to me. The tiny pieces stitched together with love. I have done this one for the Simon Says patchwork challenge too.  I have run the embosser over it to make it look like it has the stitching all over like quilts do.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Hello friend card

I don't often do cards but I really want to get into them.  Simon Say's Stamp have this competition going where you have to do patchwork.  I want to do so many ideas but simply don't have the time.  But this is what came to mind when I read their blog.  I have never entered one of their competitions before but I ADORE some of their stamps especially the ones with matching dies. I think that is a brilliant idea and when I have saved up I plan on a mini shopping spree.  But for now I couldn't resist having a go at this card.  It is very simple I know but I have to start somewhere.  I'm a scrapbooker normally. ;)