28 Mar 2012
Tags: collage, French Kissed Postcards, Oxford Impressions, swaps
Recently I shared a Journal I decorated using one of Trishia’s French Kissed Postcard scans that she made available as a freebie in the month of February and which I entered into her Kissed Again competition (read all the details on her FKP Blog). She has also been sharing some unloved digital scans, one of which was a vintage bathing belle. Well I couldn’t resist playing with this image and here is the postcard I created.I gathered little bits of this and that and to support the image I used stamps from Oxford Impressions’ By The Sea. This stamp set has a vintage bathing theme so they were perfect.Trishia is also hosting another competition called Love Me Two, so lots of fun over at the FKP Blog.
23 Mar 2012
Tags: cards, Oxford Impressions, Pink Party Saturday, Stampington & co
A short post to share with you today.
Last year when The Stampers’ Sampler announced their cupcake template challenge I had recently acquired Oxford Impressions’ Court of Versailles stamp set. It is rare for me to submit to their template challenges but I had to give this a shot because the stamps were so perfect for this template and so you can imagine I was over the moon to see my Marie cupcake published in the Feb/March issue.I only have this one photograph as I was pushed for time to post this in time for the deadline.
I believe there have been Gremlins at work with my Blog either with commenting or e-mail notification of new posts not being received. I am sorry but this appears to be beyond my control.
I am linking this to Pink Saturday. This week Beverly invites not only pink entries but Springtime colours:- blue, green, yellow, etc.
All of your visits and comments are much appreciated.
16 Mar 2012
Tags: altered art, B.I.A. notebooks, canvas, collage, French Kissed Postcards, mixed media, Oxford Impressions, Pink Party Saturday, swaps
Trishia at French Kissed Postcards is known for her generosity, making available a free scan every Monday but for the month of February she went a step further by giving a free image away daily. Then if that were not enough fun she set up two competitions one of which is “Kissed Again” (all details available at Trishia’s French Kissed Postcard’s Blog). Trishia asks that we create something with one of her scans (free or purchased). I was keen to join in with this but as tends to be the case, life gets in the way resulting in less time for creating so I decided to double up Kissed Again with a swap which was organised by Gerri. Gerri sent us a fun pack of crafty bits:- an image, old sheet music, little plastic flowers, a stamped butterfly, etc, etc. The idea of the swap, to make something using at least 4-5 items from the pack before the deadline of 20th March.
As I was pushed for time I was unable to set about creating anything elaborate so I settled on another Journal. This stunning image is from Trishia at FKP and I have listed the items I used from Gerri’s crafty pack.I am not particularly drawn to blue but I have to say that I do like blue when it is that Robin Egg blue, that is appealing, I also liked the name of this paint, Pompadour Blue!
From the pack I received from Gerri I used
. fabric type of paper (don’t know its source)
. lace (used as corner accent)
. German scrap
. sheer ribbon (used to tie around the spine of the notebook)
That lovely decorative stamp is from Oxford Impressions’ Court of Versailles plate.
The postcard back is from French Kissed Postcards.
Finally I am linking this to Beverly’s wonderful Pink Saturday. This week it is not only all about pink but also green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, so with my Journal having touches of pink and green I am linking it up.
Have a wonderful weekend.