Sunday, 15 April 2012

Last day of the hols!!

I managed to get to play with my new stamps to create a lovely picture of the old mill and poppy fields

I did the picture and then set about making a card with it. 

Here is the Picture

I had a few ideas about what to do with the picture but finally decided to do an easel card. The outside was taken care of with one layer of a reddy brown colour that complimented the poppies and the browns in the picture.
The inside of the card posed more of a challenge! I could not find any suitable paper to use so I made my own using the stamps of the poppies. I also found a little stopper which is a chipboard  picture which was in a freebie of the Edwardian Lady designs but the poppy I thought matched the design perfectly!
The picture and the inside paper look as though they have been brayered but in fact I used a blusher brush to do it and distress inks!

It was fiddly to colour the poppies but so therapeutic! I was glad of having the fine nibs for my promarkers!

Here is the final card.
Please feel free to leave me any comments about the card and thank you for taking the time to look!
Have a lovely crafty time

Jane xx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Giant Cupcakes

I wanted to make Amy a birthday cake and I saw a giant cup cake Mould being sold on Create and Craft. Colin being Colin said he wanted to buy one and off he went to find one to buy on Ebay....promptly bought it and so it was ready for her birthday!!!

I made Amanda one for her 50th birthday it's just a plain sponge with vanilla cream but coloured bright pink. 

Colin then wanted one making as a coffee cake...and of course I had to have green on there somewhere! I found the most vivid lime green icing in Spreadborough's where I get all my cake supplies from and  here it is!...

After that one came Amy's birthday cake....chocolate of course and multicoloured.

Hope you enjoy the cake Amy...I am sure your friends will especially Hannah!!!

Please say hello if you pop in to read about my Giant Cupcakes and let me know which one you would like!!!

Jane xx

Monday, 2 April 2012

Goodbye Brendan

Our Head of Maths left on Friday after working at School for 15 years. I know he will be missed by his staff but mainly the students who have lost an excellent teacher.

I wish him well ini his next venture whatever that may turn out to be.

Here is the card I made for him using some of the things I got in Harrogate.

I was quite pleased with it and found the flitterglu and gilding flakes lovely to use!

Please let me know what you think of it.

Have a lovely crafty day everyone
Jane xx

Clarity Challenge Card for this month

Here is the card I made for the challenge this month. It had to be yellow and white and use a clarity stamp!

I don't know if it got there in time as the challenge ended early for good reasons I may add. But at lease it will go to a good cause when it does get there!

I used some of the stamps I bought in Harrogate.

Please let me know what you think of it.

Off to post some more now!

Jane xx