Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sunday again...

Stop the world - I need to get off!!! Or at least can someone slow it down. I can't believe that there are only 3 weeks left until the schools break up for the holidays - where did this year go to?? I am meant to be working my socks off this weekend writing reports and end of year assessments but instead have been playing in my workshop again :)
First off I've made a card for both the Daring Cardmakers blog and also Di Hickman's sketch. The DCM dare was to use beads, but me being a simple kind of a girl hasn't got loads of fiddly stuff like beads and sequins so after a lot of thought and even more searching I tracked down a bag of little alphabet beads that I've had for donkeys years and used these to spell out the word for the sentiment on the card by threading them onto wire.
(Papers from The Digi Shoppe, button from FooFaLa, metal photograph corner by American Crafts)
Next up is a challenge from Melissa Francis' blog. The card has to incorporate
the colour red, a star, something food related and some bling (my bling is a diamond
used on the dot of the 'i' on the word birthday)
(Papers from the Digi Shoppe, plastic star by Heidi Swapp, cupcake stamp by Tilda at Panduro)
Yesterday I downloaded some fab new digital kits and paper packs so these got an outing next. I just love the colours of this circle paper so I printed it in two sizes and used the smaller size to punch a flower for the centre.


(Papers from the Digi Shoppe, chipboard letter a by Maya Road, alphabet stamps by PSX, button by Adrienne Looman, flower punch by EK Success)
(Papers from the Digi Shoppe, PSX alphabet stamps, button by Adrienne Looman)
Lastly are the jars that I made for It's A Creative World for today's post. They are to make thank you gifts and the info is all over there so why not pop over for a peep.



Well, I suppose I should go and make a start on that school work!

14 comments:

Di Hickman said...

Love all these projects! Great take on the sketch! Love the alpha beads! I like the altered jars too! TFS!

Kathy said...

OH WOW!!!!!!! what an impressive lot of stuff you've made and it's all fabulous.
I love the alpha beads for the DCM, they look so sweet - might have to go and dig mine out now you've reminded me about them - I think I have white ones like yours, and also some really pretty pastel coloured ones....

All the cards are lovely, ad the jars look great

joy said...

the cards are gorgeous, and i love the jars!!!!!!

The Crafts House said...

Great projects, really love the jars
sandra

Esther said...

So refreshing to see some beautiful work on your blog! So much so I hope you dont mind me adding you to my list of other bloggers. Lovingt hose jars, gonna hop over and have a look at the link now....

iralamija said...

you Make BEAUTIFUL WORK! TFS!!!

Have a nice day!

Bety :)

Marlou said...

These are all fantastic Andrea, I couldn't pick a favourite!!

Marlou x

manicstamper said...

Fabulous card for the challenge and as always your projects are a feast for the eyes.
I love those jars.

Cheryl said...

Everything is beautiful! I'm loving those alphabet beads, and the jars are fantastic.

mum on the run said...

Wow! You have been busy!

Great work, love them all :)

Gillian Hamilton said...

Andrea your dare card is gorgeous, but soooo too are all of these other SCRUMMY creations, oh i do love those bottles they look STUNNING!!!

Lythan said...

What a load of wonderful goodies! those jars are so cute!

Angelnorth said...

Great use of your 'bunking off' time! It's a shame work gets in the way of crafting, isn't it?

Love the little alphabet beads for the DCM card and those thank you jars are fab, I'm sure anyone receiving one of those would be over the moon!

Wife2TJ said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors. Those jars are absolutely beautiful as well.