Wednesday, 27 February 2013

CD Sunday Challenge - Hugs and Wishes

My topper is from Christine Haworth's Meadow Bears CD and I think this little bear certainly needs a hug. The light is so poor for taking photos so apologies for the quality of the pic, it was the best of them!
Jen x

Friday, 22 February 2013

Artful Readers Club - The Last Telegram

My book this month was The Last telegram by Liz Trenow. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, finding the characters totally engrossing. The story is set in the second world war and centres around a family who manufacture silk. It is a love story told at the end of the heroine's life. I admire the spirit of the women in the story, Gwen and Lily herself. These were ordinary people doing their best in the time of war, making parachutes and knowing "if you get it wrong you have dead pilots". The relationships are so credible. I was inspired to make a box for keepsakes as it is the unearthing of such a box in a cupboard by Emily that has Lily reliving her story. I don't want to spoil the story by revealing the story in case anyone wants to read it!

I used a wooden box that had once contained a pen set and painted it with purple acrylic paint
 I then, in sections, painted over it with watered down PVA glue followed by white acrylic paint. I used a heat gun to dry it and watched the crackle appear.
 I then stamped the outline of a design  using a two daisy stamps from Sheena Douglas. I painted my leaves and daisies using Sheena's paint fusion techniques and added ca few sprigs of lavender.
 Finally I lined the inside of the box using a love letter written in the 1800's by a soldier, this is available as a download from Chocolate Baroque.and added a few old letters and a photo.
So enjoyed doing this  I plan to keep a few special mementos of my own in it.
Jen x

Friday, 15 February 2013

CD Sunday - On Your Bike

My papers, image and embellishments are all from MCS Limited Edition CD "Everyday Men's" section. It is a 5 by 7 card for all those young trail bikers out there.
Jen x

Crafty Ann's Challenge #83 - Love Actually

I used one of Ann's lovely papers from Imperial Purple kit and a metallic frame to create this 12 by 12 scrapbook page of John and me.
Do join us at Crafty Ann's challenge blog and show us your interpretation of "Love Actually"

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

CD Sunday - Showtime

For the fun challenge on CD Sunday this week I have made an A5 card. I made this in CA2 using the CD "Cabaret" from Daisy Trail.
Jen x

Friday, 1 February 2013

Crafty Ann's Challenge #82 - Tie a Yellow Ribbon

I have made a square card using Crafty Ann's pre-coloured roses and her Sweet Sage digikit. Something to remind us that Spring will eventually replace the snow. I hope you are all keeping warm and if you are confined indoors do join us in Ann's latest challenge. Details here.
Jen x