Monday, January 28, 2008
Heaven must be a happier place to be now that they have a new angel amongst them. I feel so sorry for his family and his lovely daughter, who sadly will never get to know her daddy now. It must be a real shock for his friends and loved ones to have lost someone so dear to them, so young and in his prime. What a tragic loss to the film industry too as he made so many lovely films and shone in everything he did. Can't wait to see the darker side of him in Batman when it's released. Not sure if it will be one of my favourites though, I like him as a 'goodie'.
Sweet dreams Heath xxx
Sorry, can't remember who makes the background paper but it was appropriate as it had friends sayings all over it and it's bright and bold without being 'too much'.
Added the gold elasticated ribbon which I salvaged from an old christmas card. Coloured the balloons and present to match the background paper and he's done!
Instead of sending one Valentine this year, why not send 8 or 4, or 10, or how ever many you want...
I made this using the large labels I purchase at Ally Pally last year and added a medium ring to hole them all together. Covered each side of the label with pretty papers and fabrics and added various 'scrapbooking' things by Jolee's and various stamped images and stickers.
Since every shop in the world seems to have added Easter Eggs to their stock I thought I would start making a few Easter cards, as I'm bored already of making Valentines card (although I have made a few which I will add soon).
I cut out a section from the front of the cardstock and added the organza fabric behind it. I then cut out a section of the same size from a piece of thin white card which I added inside to cover up the raw edges of the fabric.
I then added the Whipper Snapper (Spring 2008) Easter Ribbit stamped image, which I coloured with watercolour pencils. I think he's quite cute actually... what do you think?
Sarn, I know you're not a big fan of Bella's but I've put in a couple of general samples for you to play with. I think you might like them, but if not pass them on to Sharon or Julie. I've added an image of the Whipper Snapper cow I thought Julie might like too.
Monday, January 21, 2008
The children are bathed and have done their homework, despite having had a day off work, my other half has crashed out on the sofa (nothing new there then!) so tonight I'm dedicating all of what's left to crafting. Watch this space!!!
Come back soon xxxx
Another Valentine... Penny Black stamp (again) and a couple of added embellishments. Tried to keep it quite simple. The bead attachment I purchased from Alexander Palace in April last year. only just found a use for them, although I have also recently added on to my mobile phone. He he he!
Monday, January 14, 2008
I know I said Valentines Day was 'Bah, St Valentine's' but I've caught the bug now, well the card making 'love' bug anyway. I do love my Penny Blacks, especially the ones with hearts and flowers etc.
I love this background paper too but unfortunately I can't remember where I purchased it from or who makes it and there's no label or printing on the back.
He makes me smile. Hope he's added a little cupid's bow to your day too.
Here's a picture of my inspiration jar, although I'm sure if I was making a new one now I could decorate it better. I might add a few more bits to it or re-do it soon as it's looking a bit grubby now where I keep reaching for it, for...inspiration ha ha ha!
I hope this gives you some good ideas.
Happy crafting! Fae xxx
- Grab a large jar or tin. I used an empty SLIMFAST tin as it came with a lid and was large enough and perfect for the contents I had in mind.
- Decorate the jar with pretty papers, ribbons, buttons, add a few embellishments like flowers or jemstones, or stamp plain paper and colour in yourself.
- Decorate the lid to match or discard the lid if you prefer.
- Make some pretty cards or papers and write different things on them, for example; make a card with the last stamp you bought...make a card using your favourite Penny Black stamp...make a card using a stamp you haven't used for ages...make a card using watercolours...make a card using embossing powders etc. The list is endless.
When you're next stuck for an idea...pull out one of your decorated cards, read what you've written and make a card following that.
To the other Fae who contact me, apologies for not getting back to you, I was really ill at the time you got in touch and neglected to write back to you. I think it's really cool to meet another Fae with the same spelling. I know other, or know people who know other Fay and Faye's and even a Fai but never a FAE!!! Please get back in touch again!
See you all real soon with my new cards. I'm going to be a busy girl tonight so there may even be some more as soon as tomorrow.
Take care all. Fae xx
This PB stamp is so cute and I've decoupaged the hearts, cutting out the missing centre piece to give it a bit of dimension. Simple but cute enough I suppose. Someone will appreciate it, I'm sure (will probably be my daddy this year!)
LOVE YOU DADDY and who need's Valentines Day anyway to tell someone you love them!!!
Anyway, he seemed to like it and I kept it simple. But I do think it's a little 'dark', as I used black leather card with black papers and ribbons.
The PB stamp actually has hearts on the bow tie but wasn't appropriate so I coloured the entire tie in black too. See, too much black!!!
It doesn't happen very often, but they love each other really, even though they pretend they don't.
I can't imagine my life being so full without them, I love them to bits. They both test my patience to the absolute limit but then give so much love back in return to make up for it.
Love you babies, love Mummy x
Saturday, January 12, 2008
So sorry to hear that Caz's dad passed away, my thoughts are with you and your family Caz.
Anyway, I WILL be updating my blog on a regular basis from now on and hope you all will visit from time to time, have a fabulous 2008 and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
Love, as always, Fae xxxx