Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Hi everyone. Hope everyone is having a good day....What have I been up to? Well all-sort's! Went to the NEC and came back with colds We have been decorating for the past three weeks. The front room and hall stairs and landing were in a dreadful state. still it will be worth it. Because of the decorating crafting has had to be put on a back burner something I'm not happy with so close to Christmas as I still have masses to do. This however I have managed to complete at last. It came as a pale white wood Tree Shape by Artimo. I gave it three coats of Walnut Ronseal wood varnish. When I then discovered the doors no longer fitted the holes and spent the next three days sanding them down to fit! The squares are just 2 inch squares set to cut on my Cricut using Good Ol'e GEORGE cartridge which is set on my Gypsy if anyone wants to know......this machine really comes into it's own for this type of thing just set it to cut walk away put a load of washing on and by the time I come back it's done.t and The door knobs are a RANGER product and are three different colours! but I did'nt notice this till I opened them at home!!! They are also a bit to short.( This is what I was gluing when I stuck my three fingers together)......There is more that a bit of skin attached to this advent tree! There are numbers on the advent tree but they are not to clear the shapes are a mix of bits I have made and stickers that I wanted to use but not on a card ....most of the Flowers and trees are from the Cricut carts the Wreath and Rudolph are both Kwik Kut's die's.
Have fun and a wonderful day. x
Posted by Bernie Simmons at 5:50 pm
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Talk about getting something down in the eleventh hour! All day I have been trying to take a Photo of this and each time I took the camera out something happened either the phone went or the dog's started barking or my youngest lad wanted help with something or perish the thought wanted to help me! So anyway without further ado this is my entry for the crafty bloggers challenge.......this is after all these years the first challenge I have ever entered GLUP! Hope it passes muster .xx
Just to say the stamp is house mouse coloured in with my faithful pro-markers. The cardstock is a piece of Pink HUNKYDORY cut in half. The merry Christmas was a pink one that was left over from last year and sorry I dont know who it's by........ I used a piece of green Bazill to mat the topper with and then added a piece of mirri card and then cut the branch with the same green card with a Martha Stewart punch.
Posted by Bernie Simmons at 10:58 pm
Friday, 11 November 2011
Hi Everyone sorry it has been a While since I have blogged but in my defence , We went to the N.E,C last week and came back ill .....This is a card that I have made for an elderly Uncle bless him he will be 87 on Tuesday So Happy Birthday Uncle Harold xxxx Love you loads.
The Stamp is from the Barbara Grey Clarity Stamp Collection. Its a set of Three stamp's the frame with the oak leaves, the Owl, and the poem.
I stamped out the frame of oak leaves twice to make a squarish! frame then coloured and cut around it then matted it with textured gold card and put it to one side, I then stamped out the frame again just once Coloured it with promarkers and cut as close to the leaves as were possible so as to make a decoupage piece. Put that to one side also.
Stamp colour and cut out the owl..
Stamp Poem in Metallic copper and heat emboss. matt with Gold textured card and a gold ribbon at the back.
The card is a wood grain card that is always in my stash, it is a cream colour that seemed to go well with the Autumn colours of the oak leaves . Again taking the Oak leaved frame I inked HALF of the stamp and used it as a corner stamp. then wiped the stamp clean and inked the opposite side for the other corner.....Again coloured in with promakers. With all the colouring done it just leaves the assembling to do so .....Put the owl just behind where the second lot of leaves are to go and stick him down with squares or decoupage glue .....then add the cut out frame over the top of him so as to cover his tallonsnow he should look as though he is standing IN the bushes.......add the sentiment with the ribbon attched and there finished I hope you like this one as much as I enjoyed making it xx
Posted by Bernie Simmons at 5:09 pm