Monday, 24 March 2014

wedding card

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Oh my life what a palaver it is to get blogger to work!

I shall start at the beginning.. it was grumpy's 65th birthday on Saturday so I took him off to a lovely place we sometimes go to on the shores of Loch Lomand, we didn't do much as he is not too good at the moment but we had a ground floor apartment the door on the left and looks out at this fantastic view -- you can walk down to the waters edge ..

anyway oh yes so as I had a little time yesterday I thought it was time I visited blogland, leave a few comments and maybe find a card I haven't blogged but I couldn't get blogger to let me upload a photo and the only way I could get rid of it off the screen was to close down my lap top.  Now I had been having fun and games with it as I wanted to watch a bit of telly on it whilst he was watching the bloody football on the big tv  well it was his treat after all.. Thankfully I did manage to watch the totty that is Dartagnion on my tablet so all was not lost! but then this morning as we were getting ready to leave I dropped the bag with my laptop in  on the floor!  It seems to be ok though phew.
So as I was saying blogger wouldn't let me attach photos from my computer - I normally take them with my tablet these days then stick them in drop box but no joy its not having it so I thought will it work if I ask from the phone - not that my pictures are on the phone you understand ..but was I surprised when the files turned out to be the ones on my tablet !  Oh why didn't I know this before could've saved loads of time

So here is a card I made a bit back but haven't blogged.  

Just a digi image I had on my computer - no idea where its from, coloured with pro markers the wedding theme is cadbury's purple - I know this cos I did the invites and my daughter is maid of honour! I used the flower border and corner stamp from a Claritystamp set of little miniatures the round wedding day stamp is from either lily of the valley or little claire and a metal embelly from my stash .

Saturday, 1 March 2014

flower power

Good Morning all I can't believe we are at the beginning of the month and a new challenge for you to take part in - Flower Power.I still cannot get my head around the fact that we have been doing this blog for a year - where did that go then?

We had some great entries again last month and such a lot too- the standard is outstanding and some of you come up with the most amazing ideas.  So come on have a go there is £50 worth of vouchers for the winner who is picked at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning - and remember you gotta be in it to win it!

Any way here's my inspirational idea for this months theme.

Now I have to be honest here - I did these some time ago and I have lost the scrap of paper where I scribble down what I did  but I do know that I did the backgrounds on the gelli plate 
I think the one on the right started off as blue on the plate and then I took some off using crumpled paper, took a print, then repeated the process with some brown.  I cleaned off the plate and using a some blue, white and silver in random patches, added the stencil and pulled a print.

The one on the right was pulled with what was left on the plate from the first one and forms the base behind the tag of the first and the background for the second tag.  I got some of the tall thin flowers and the verse n the recent members sale and stamped over the top with coffee archival on the left and embossing with silver on the right.  I stamped the snow drop out again on paper and coloured with pencils, cut out and overlayed on the tag and on the right I coloured with pencils directly on to the tag