Monday 23 May 2016

Card Class Update

 Recently I participated in a class called Clear and Sheer at Online Card Classes.  I don't know what possessed me to sign up as I have never been fond of using vellum and a lot of the samples included vellum.

I tried my hand at some of the techniques, while some I still need to do, with varying degrees of success .   I will talk you through them as we go....

This one I liked :)  This was basically watercolouring a card base and adding a small piece of vellum over the top.  I used a stamp by Tim Holtz andcoloured the images and background with shimmering H2Os.  The sentiment was embossed with Zing ebossing powder and is a hero arts sentiment.

 I enjoyed making this one too, although it is pretty much a direct copy of the sample.
I diecut everything on my silhouette portrait.

The cards below are tragic!!!!  But I will share anyway to show what a complete stuff up I made.
They are supposed to be ombre effect on vellum using spamp pads, while in actuallity they are just a freaking hot mess.   Jennifer McGuires looked great though ;)

Thursday 12 May 2016

Anything Goes wth Southern Girls - Thoughts on 40

This fortnight Team Lou are up over at Southern Girls Challenge and for this one it is a nice easy Anything Goes Challenge.

I have decided to share my "Thought's On 40" layout which I did as my kit swap at last months Otane Crafts Scrapbooking Swap.

The photos were taken on my 40th birthday which was a day I had been dreading for MONTHS.
Turned out it wasn't so bad.
I was building it up to be some horrible day but it was just the same as any other and I still feel the same as I did when I was 30, just with a bit more life experience and less tolerance for dickheads.
I also couldn't really give a fat rats arse what people think or say about me anymore.
I have friends, really good friends and they and my family know me and that is what matters and if other people think I am not good enough to talk to or want to talk about me, whatever.
I am happy with who I am, I love my family, I care about my friends and I have a great life :)
So there you have my thoughts on 40. LOL

I hope you will come over and join us at the challenge and play along