Monday, 29 November 2010

Lili of the Valley - Challenge 75 - Bevs sketch

The talented Bev Rochester has provided the sketch for the Lili of the Valley challenge. Lovely simple sketch that helped me create this card. One of the inspectors I work with is retiring at the beginning of December, so I used Bevs sketch to create his card. I've used Lazy Afternoon stamp, I love this stamp and it is so suitable for male cards. The papers are Basic Grey Wisteria and I've used one of the new circular stamps. These stamps are brilliant. There is a stamp for every occasion.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #77

At long last I've made a card and not a christmas card for a change. My friends daughter will be celebrating her 19th birthday soon. I've had this Kenny K image for a while and I bought it especially for her birthday. Arlanas sketch gave me the inspiration to get creating. The digi image is called Star and I've used Basic Grey Wisteria papers and one of my new Lili of the Valley circular sentiment stamps. I've used Glamour Dust to give the top of her boots a bit of bling, but unfortunately you can't really tell in the photo.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

The 'Singing Ringing Tree'

Today we travelled to Burnley, Lancashire on a beautiful chilly day to go and see the 'Singing Ringing Tree'. High above the town stands a panopticon - a unique musical sculpture in the form of a tree bending against the wind. As the wind blows it produces a low and mellow hum through the pipes. It was amazing to see (so unusual), and even tho' there wasn't much wind, just our luck, you could still hear the noise, quite haunting really. The site says the folklore and mythology surrounding the 'Singing Ringing Tree' involves handsome princes, beautiful princesses and wicked dwarves. I remember a tv programme when I was a child called the 'Singing Ringing Tree' and used to love it even tho' it was slightly scary. Anyway we had a lovely day out.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #74

Arlanas sketch this week gave me the inspiration (again), to make a birthday card. I've been itching to use this image as I think the 2 little girls are just so cute. I've been saving it for my Aunties birthday, and her birthday is next Friday so at long last lol.
I have used Papermania Rose Garden papers, the image is a Mo Manning digital image called two tu-tus. I have used Polar White flower soft on their tu tus, and glamour dust on their wings (no sure tho' whether you can see it or not), and the flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I'm not sure tho' whether the flower is just a little bit too big for the card.