Monday, 27 February 2012

Postcard Challenge - All Caught Up

I'm up to date! I haven't been able to link up my postcards in time for the last few weeks so if you'd like to see those cards then here are China, France and Belgium.

So here are my postcards for Wales and Cuba...

Wales first...I found an artist called Amanda Hone, I liked the style of her art and she has handily done a canvas based on Portmeirion. We visited Portmeirion a few years ago and I knew as soon as Wales was announced that I wanted to use it as the inspiration for my postcard. I realised as I was doing the postcard though that it's very similar to my Brazil postcard!

And next we have Cuba - my friend visited Cuba last year so I borrowed one of her photos from Facebook :) I turned the photo to black and white then coloured the car with ProMarkers. Quite simple really.

If you've not come here as part of the Postcard Challenge then check out Darcy's blog to see what it's all about.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Circle Journal update

I've had a few days off this week and as I've had the house to myself I've been able to do a bit of crafting. I've been working on the next journal in our Circle Journal and it reminded me that I've not blogged the last few that I've done.

Here is Lea's (she's just started up her blog so go take a look here). Her favourite film is Dirty Dancing so you can see where I went!

And the tag...

And here is Janey's journal. Her favourite song is Wind Beneath My Wings as it means a lot to her.

And her tag...

I'm working on Lynn's at the moment and I'm really pleased with how it's going. I should get it finished this weekend and I'll actually be able to post it on to Catherine in time, most unlike me!

Belgium (yes, still behind!)

So here is my postcard for Belgium, based on the Atomium in Brussels (you can read about it here).

And the continuation of the story...

I kind of cheated a bit and mentioned the next country seeing as I'm behind and know which one is next!

Friday, 17 February 2012


A few more cards to share today - February seems to be a busy month for birthdays!

The first two are rediscovered stamps since my clear up/out, and the papers are Basic Grey - LOVE their papers!

I also love this flower ribbon, I think it's by Maya Road, I must find some more as it's nearly finished :(

And my last card uses Ingalilly - a new digi image by Kirsty Wiseman. You can find her here. Isn't she a cutie?

Monday, 13 February 2012

Slooooowly catching up - Postcard Challenge Week 5

I've finished my France postcard! Just as Week 7 was announced this morning... :) I'll get there!

It took me a while to decide what to do for this one, I really wanted to do something around the Moulin Rouge but couldn't settle on an image so went with this image lifted from an Art Nouveau Absinthe poster - I had to alter it slightly to fit, but hey, it's my postcard right?!

Belgium next, and I already know what I'm doing, amazingly!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Playing catch up...

So, I'm a tad behind in Darcy's postcard challenge...! I've had a tooth infection this week - it was really painful :( it's only really started to clear up in the last couple of days and I spent most of last week with a hot water bottle on my face every night! I've not really felt like doing any crafting...

Anyway, week four's country was China - as it was Chinese New Year and it's now the Year of the Dragon I decided to go with a dragon on my card. The symbol under him is the symbol for "Dragon" - I didn't really mean for it to be covered up so much by the dragon, oops, so I put another symbol in the corner. Apologies for the rubbish pics, my card curled up a bit.

Just France and Belgium to do now! (and my February calendar page...)

I have managed to make some cards too recently using some images I rediscovered when stamping some images for a friend.

I've had a good clear up/out of my craft room today, I now have a nice clear desk - how long until I'm working in a 12" square space again I wonder?!