Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lack of thought

Was all ready to make cards. Just after sitting in front of a blank card with no ideas coming to mind. Pulled out everything in my stash. Just no ideas. I hate when that happens...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

5 weeks till Santa time

Between the rain (terrible flooding's) and wind (enough to blow some roof tiles off my house) i've been buckling down and making little Christmas cards and tags. I would take pictures and show you but my webcam has to much noise and doesn't really show anything with detail (i've a camera on my Christmas list!)
So when my mam asked me to make her a birthday card for a bingo buddy (oh lol) I jumped at the chance, While making this card I realised I cannot tie a bow to save my life, yes I can tie my shoes !! but making it look pretty, I cannot do.
Also, i need a Big Shot in my life, i'm fed up trying to cut perfect circles and ovals and failing miserably, even with my glasses on i can't seem to see that what looks close up to be an oval is actually a rectangle when I stand up and look at it (head desk)

So heres the B-day card. I'm still a major lover of layering. I got some pretty green brads from papermania recently MAJOR LOVE! Go lovely with my Papermania buttons and flowers, also green. Happy days!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fa La La La

So, i've been drafted by the mammy darling to make the many many cards we need for the terribly big Irish family we have. I hummed and hawed over what layout to use and how i could churn out loads without it being terribly time consuming. Unfotunately, my first couple where to time consuming and I would not get 20+ cards out of all my current supplies. So, while in Eason's today i bought some outmeal and nutmeg cardstock and i just ran with it. Timed myself making this card, 10 mins which is great for me as i've often sat over a card for over two hours. I like what i done, its interesting to look at without being overly abundunt in brads and glitter. So here's the first one.

TFL. 19 TO GO!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh why...

Do I keep torturing myself by watching YouTube video's of things I cannot have. All those Two Peas in a Bucket papers and punches, all of the Stampin' Up collections and stamps, Michaels, Big Lots, Tuesdays Morning hauls. I'm gonna have to either rob a bank or move continents.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Baby Baby

I made this card for a good friends baby that is due very soon. Likely this week! Can't wait, its her first and its a little girl she will be naming Amanda. I've made many attempts at this one card, first I considered soft colours with all different LO's but I finally settled on this particular LO because it does exactly what it says on the tin. Its a card for her baby girl. Plus I tried to get as much pink into it without going overboard :D

Again, I'm so sorry this is taking with my web cam. My camera is completely on the blink lead or no camera lead. Its not even saving/reading the pictures I'm taking. I think I know what St. Nick might be bringing me for Christmas!

Here's the top of the card, the bottom and the whole card (which you might have to peer close up at your screen to see, sorry!)


Now, onto making Christmas cards. Where to start...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Watercolour Pencils

Here's my first go with them (I really need to find my camera lead!)

So, they arrived yesterday morning. I'm in love and as someone said in the CAS forum's it is relaxing and you could spend hours using them. I love them. But alas, at the moment I don't have watercolour paper and its difficult blending as such, but still so much fun. Its great seeing an image come to life.

So anyways, they arrived yesterday and it wasn't until 6 in the evening that I got to play with them :( but they are fantastic. I might graduate to promarkers in awhile as I am dying to give them a shot too.

But I must stay away from the tempting delights of the CAS shop for at least a month. Oh someone, please take away my 3v card! Please . . .?!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Please Mr. Postman

My second package arrived today (watercolour pencils + other goodies!) and it was the same delivery man as yesterday. I think i might have an addiction alright because when i opened the door to him he was like "here's your package, another one *smiles*"

Heh XD.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oh my...

My Crop-A-dile arrived this morning. I have been utterly riveted (lol) by it, took me a few tries to get it working (Ooh, you have to punch a hole first, do'h) but i've been punching holes all morning. Ordered more stuff this morning, yes after my new box of goodies arrived, its got that bad. Weighed up whether to get Promarkers or watercolour pencils. Decided on watercolour penciles as I was a mad fanatic about watercolour paints as a kid and have a lot of experience with them. Got my blender markers too, even some paintbrushes so i'm all ready to go.
Plus i've got a baby girl of a close friend on the way in the next week or two. I feel a card coming on!

Lorraine <3

Sunday, November 1, 2009

And so it begins...

I've recently fallen head over heals with card making. So, i'm starting this blog to kind of give me the kick in the a**e that I need. I wanna see how I progress and have swore to myself I will update as soon as I put my craft scissors down.

I recently joined http://cardznscrapz.com/store/ and have fallen in love with the whole shops selection. I want to buy EVERYTHING. And i'm sure the lovely girls there will support my habit :D

So. About two weeks ago I made my first purchases from the store, I forget some of the essentials, like glue for instance, but I did buy a lovely Papermania set 'touch of pink'. I wanted to make a birthday card for a dear aunt of mine. Of course, i also forget to buy any birthday supplies >> (I need to write a list of essentials and order them soon)

These are my first two attempts at making some cards.

As you can see I will give nobody a running for their money! But that's what I love about this, mistakes sometimes make a card, and nothing is more personal than a card someone put time and effort into. I hope to be making alot more soon. As soon as Tuesday and my new Crop-A-Dile arrive!!!!

Thanks for reading.

Lorraine <3