Monday, 8 August 2011

Snazzys DT project #2 ............ and 2 of my special people.

Hi Everyone,

I hope you've all had a fab weekend with some time to do something nice.  We had our son Jamie and granddaughter Alexa for lunch yesterday which was definitely a happy few hours for us.  Also over the weekend I got to download some photos we took last Sunday when all our family had a day out at the zoo so I thought I'd share a couple with you.

This one is Jamie and Alexa

and this one is Izzy (Isabella) and her Daddy (our SIL Tony).  She just had to have a quick nap to restock the energy levels, lol!

Finally, I just wanted to remind you that it's my turn to post my first proper DT project over on the Snazzys DT Blog.  If you would like to have a look click on the picture of Snazzys in my sidebar.  Here's a little peek.


I hope your week is good to you.  I really appreciate your visit.

Lesley  Xx

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Beautiful Grasses

Hi Everyone,

All I am going to say about the current weather is PHEW!!!!!! lol!

Today I have a card to share with you that I made using the lovely  Home Sweet Home set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque.  This particular stamp is my personal favourite from the set simply because I love grasses but all the stamps in the set are lovely.

Although it looks a relatively simple card it did take a bit of math to work out the positioning of the embossed lines separating each image (and math has never been my strong point, lol).  I used three different colours of ink, mostly Distress Inks, to blend around the edges of each of my squares and a co-ordinating shade of either Versafine or Archival ink to stamp the images.  I rounded the corners if each square and matted them onto co-ordinating coloured card leaving a narrow border round each one.

 Before attaching the brown square to my base card I tied some wired paper cord round it and then attached the word Hello on a little tab with 3D foam pads.

 I used a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder set to cut and emboss the butterfly from perlescent card and just attached it by the body to the wings could be shaped and left free.

 I was really pleased with this particular card, possibly because I got the embossed squares right first time, lol!

Don't forget you can still give yourselves extra chances to win this gorgeous set of stamps by leaving comments on as many DT members blogs and the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog as possible.  Glenda will be drawing a random winner soon.

Have a lovely afternoon everyone.

Lesley  Xx