Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer 1968

Good Morning,

Here is the layout I completed at the Merly Impressions crop this last Saturday. If the truth be known it was a layout I didn't start at the recent retreat.

The photo is of myself and big sister Beverley outside my Nana's bungalow (we lived just a few up from her in 65) We were always dressed liked twins for some reason!

The kit was made up using papers and collectables from the Kaisercraft "Miss Empire Collection" available from Chrissy at www.merlyimpressions.co.uk I have since added Summer of 1968 to right hand side of the bird cage. I have to say I loved making this layout it was so easy.
Here is a closer look at the frame we had to cut out.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Take a trip......

Hello again,
Over at www.myshericrafts.com design team member Charlotte asked us to come up with a project or card depicting a destination, mode of transport or reason to travel.
This time I decided to make a luggage tag for a friend who is taking a trip to Paris for her Birthday.

I started with a long tag shape cut from 300gsm black card stock 6x3 in size. I used a Rubbernecker stamp which I have had for a while and I stamped in Dusty Concord. I also used Justrite Paris stamps which my good friend gave me for my birthday last year. I lifted the tower off the page along with the Bon Voyage and two other small stamps. I also added a stick pin and 3 pearls.
The bow is made from ribbon I kept from a cake and I used all sorts of yarn for the tag tie.

Please pop over to see what everyone else has made for you to see and then join in with your own creation.

Thanks,  Sue

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nana Bishop

Just thought I'd share this page I have just finished on my Nana Bishop. She is sadly no longer with us but so wanted to do a page on her for my son as he was very young when she passed.

I gathered these photo's from my M&D on my last visit along with some of my other Nana which is still to be finished so I will share that soon.

The larger photo shows her with her first Husband Jim Singleton on a visit to London where they of course had to feed the pigeons, she would have made that coat as she was a fabulous tailoress. The smaller photo shows her with Frank Bishop her second husband apparently at Happy Valley in Llandudno, that is me on the deckchair next to her. The two other photo's show her in the 1980's and 1990's with her smiling face so happy to be independent.

Thanks for looking in today.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Just Rite Challenge 100


Well I have been lurking around this challenge site for quite some time and so thought it would be time to enter.
This time we have been asked to make a card with a doily on it. So here is my card.

I have chosen to make a 5x7 card. I took a piece of white card and stamped out the Fleur de Li's stamp all over from the Bon Voyage set by Just Rite stamps. Then I added two flourishes using a darker blue and worn lipstick.
I then took the doily by Woodwear and inked around using worn lipstick, I lay it down then over the centre I added the boarder stamp and some rick rack ribbon.
I used again the larger Fleur de Li's stamp which I cut out using the SB die and then I stamped the smaller frame which I hand cut.
I added a Thank You stamp which I used a SB die to cut out.
To finish it off I added 3 pearls and a printed sentiment banner.

This card is for my son's teacher/headmaster in a couple of weeks when he finishes school for good.

Thanks for looking in this time.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

whats the buzz

Hi again,
This week over on www.myshericrafts.com design team member Shelby asked us all to make a card or project using the colours white, yellow and black. Now I know I thought straight away of a buzzy bee but someone else got there first so on went the thinking cap.
I have had this paper by Basic Grey for quite some time and had no idea when it would get used up but here we go.

The card is my usual 6x6 but this time in black. I ran the paper though my GC using a Sue Wilson A4 embossing folder. I used black soot around the edges. Then I added a edgeability and some black ribbon.
The image is stamped 3 times to give her some lift (so as to speak) the hat being the 3rd layer. the scallop oval is out of black glitter card. I printed out the sentiment and finished off with 2 pearls.

Please pop over to see what everyone else has been up to.