Saturday, 31 July 2010

A collage for Holly

On December 25th 2009 my niece Holly celebrated her 21st birthday. On Boxing Day the family gathered at my parents for the traditional meal of cold meat & chips & pickles ( it just isn't Christmas without it!). We all gave presents & cards to Holly ............. except me because in all the rush I had forgotten our birthday card!!!!!

Holly still teases me about it.

So I did the next best thing & created something from the card. I was lucky to get a lovely design for the background from a folder that I had at work. It was from a company called Five Dollar Shake who make the most exquisite greetings cards. I used the front cover of the folder & cut a wavy 'horizon' & stuck that to the pink back of the folder. I added some crystal flowers to the trees to give it a 3D effect. Then I cut out the figure of the young lady in the silver dress from the birthday card ............ the one that I forgot ......... & attached it to the 'scene' I had made. I love the background image of the little girl reaching up to post a letter - it reminds me of Ella!

The title 'Step Into our World' is really apt for Holly & her daughter :) ....... and a complete fluke!!

(There are some light reflections on the glass that makes the pink background look a bit untidy)

I loved doing this 'one-off' project & I am assured that Holly adores it too.
She still teases me about forgetting her birthday card though!!

I shouldn't have done that!

I started fiddling with my blog layout & now I've completely messed it up & I don't know how to start over!

Please bear with me & my gloomy looking blog.

I also need to stop blogger feeding to my facebook as I'm sure most of my fb friends aren't interested any of my creations !!!!!!!!


Saturday, 17 July 2010

Yes I'm still here ....

...... but rather embarrassed at how I've neglected my poor blog :(

But I'm not going to dwell on that subject ........ nor the fact that I have completely run away from Shimelles class ..... I got behind within the first couple of days & then I got scared!!

I know, I know ..... I can go to the class anytime & do it in my own time so maybe I will soon.

Sooooo back to the present. Clean slate & all that :)

I spotted this on my trawl through my fellow bloggers blogs (also neglected)

and thought I would have a go. I do get fed-up sometimes of paying out for embellishments. Maybe this tutorial will save me some money as well as providing pretty flowers! Click on the picture to be taken to the site.

See you soon xx