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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

TIO #16 Strictly for the Birds

Here is my entry for the TIO #16 challenge - strictly for the birds. I used several sets of stamps again this week (when don't I??!!) Two are by Kodomo, cranes and bamboo lake. I also used some clear stamps of bamboo and leaves. I used my brayer again, for the colouring in... I used the happy birthday Big n' Juicy, printing vertically with it and using it flat on the brayer. The tie is a bit of raffia. I think it works.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

TIO #15 - Nature's Beauty

Finally made it to the TIO #15 challenge, Nature's Beauty. I have had such an odd week, but am so grateful to friends, bloggers, Creating Rainbow forum members, and especially my lovely Fred, for getting through it quite well. This horrid period finishes Wednesday 12th, which would have been my wedding anniversary...

Thanks especially to the lovely Beth, who has been VERY poorly herself, and has managed to keep up with you all and her challenge. XXX to you, Beth, the Queen of Cups!!

I have used a sheet from Elusive Images and words from Butterfly Kisses. I love conkers and toadstools, so that's what I chose. They were masked and then brayered with gumdrop. I coloured with distress inks and Inktense pencils.
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A Wedding Card for Nicky

This is the card I made for Nicky and Baz, my grandson's godmother, for their marriage that I attended with Fred on Saturday. Her colour scheme was white, cream and red... that's why I wore my red lace suit!!! But Fred loves me in red (well, in anything really!! tee hee) so he was pleased. This is the front, decorated with hearts from an Elusive Images sheet, and butterlies, ditto... The cardstock is cream, but the scanner can not manage as much height as there is on this card!!

This is the centre, and it folds out. Two hearts and butterlies have become one, here in the middle of the piece!!

This is the back of the card. I used a red envelope and decoated it with a heart and butterfly, and put some money in the pocket!!! Well, they already have a home together, so they don't need a toaster!! I do hope she liked it, when she finally got to look at it... it was very striking!!
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Monday, 10 August 2009

The Very Happy Couple!!

The very happy couple... After a difficult week, Fred and I attended the marriage of my grandsons' godmother, on Saturday. It was a wonderful day and the weather was glorious!! After all the horrid stuff we have had, and the miserable few weeks of death anniversaries and such, it was great to feel so happy again. Here you can see myself (don't think you have ever seen me before, some of you!!!) and my wonderful Fred, outside the church. The photo was taken by my daughter's partner, and I have to thank him for such a great likeness of us both...
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