Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Alexandra palace by night

I just wanted to share this picture I took when I went to Alexandra palace one night. I think it looks a bit spooky...but never mind....I am feeling so bad Im being such a bad blogger so I thought I will share something!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Bloggers Unite:)

I was tagged today with this special award by the very talented Anna. It is a priviledge for me to be tagged by such a fantastic and brilliant card maker and designer!Well, I am going to tag 5 people who have some amazing work up on their blog and who have come and visit my blog and give me some encouraging praises.

So I would like to nominate:





Ladies, please display the pink blogger symbol on your blog and nominate five people each. I know how irritating tagging can be but I suppose it is way to view what other bloggers' are getting up to.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Very vintage

I have been asked to do a card which is vintage but not too vintage for my friend's friend!
I hope I have managed to meet up to her expectations:)
I have used See D's stamps set vintage to do the dress and Hero Arts stamps for the Sweet and Simple one...I have warned you that you will see this stamp on almost all of my cards as Im going a bit mad with it! And I have chalked the image using red and brown and the dress has been coloured in using watercolour pencils and a water brush.

Sweet and Simple

This stamp is from creative expressions. Well, what can I say? I have loved every minute while doing this project. Now, before anything else, I must say a big thank you to Sheila Oliver(manicstamper) as she is my source of inspiration for this one. She was featured in the craft stamper where I really liked the idea of stamping an image onto a patterned or coloured paper, then cut out part of the image so you could lay it onto another colour paper to show , for example, the skin tone.In this project, I have stamped the image onto beige card then onto basic grey paper which is a lovely rich red and black colour/design, then I have carefully cut out the part where the skin is meant to be on the basic grey section. I cut out the basic grey one and cut off the shoulder and top part of the woman. Finally I stick the basic grey one onto the beige image and this is the result. I am sorry if I have confused you but in case you are intrigued and want more information please feel free to email me on tassycrafty@gmail.com. I have used chalk to add a glimpse of red tone to the back ground. I have cut a rectangle piece of basic grey paper and stick it to the bottom of the card and finished off with a Hero Art stamp Sweet and Simple.Hope you like it!!!!

Yummy Cakes

I am not a very brilliant blogger as even though I really wish I could blog everyday, I can't. I will try and be very good this week....Anyway, I had my eyes on those lovely stampendous stamps - Sweet delights - for a while and finally managed to buy them from thestampman.co.uk. I think its a lovely and cute design.
I have stamped the image once , then a second time. I've coloured the image with water colour pencils and use a waterbrush to create a watercolour effect. I've cut out a few cakes on the second one and mounted them with sticky foam pad on the first one to create a 3D image.I've mounted them onto a lovely gingham paper from the spring stack (DCWV) and use a Hero Arts script messages to spell the word sweetness. Im loving these messages and don't be surprised if you see them on my cards at the moment:)

Friday, July 06, 2007

Daring Cardmakers - Friday's Challenge

The Dare goes:

definition... the main body of matter in a book or manuscript. the actual wording of anything written or printed, short passage of scripture, etc
We'd like you to somehow incorporate text into your cards this week - not just one word.. but a portion of TEXT... like a poem, or newspaper print, Caligraphy, Even rip up an old text book and use some of the paper from it, there are masses of possibilities here, so let your imaginations run riot and let us see you texting to your heart's content!

I haven't been able to take up any challenges lately and didnt make any cards either.I have been extremely with work and other stuffs.....I've had my first break today and couldn't help take up this challenge. I have enjoyed creating again....its so therapeutic!at least for me:)

Anyway here you go....

I have used basic grey designer paper with the writing, elegant border punch, maya road ribbon, and woodware clear magic stamps, Fashion Collection(from craft haven for half price!), and Adirondacks raibow ink to colour in the stamped images and the card.