Saturday, 20 August 2011

JFF - Black, White and Silver

This is my entry for this weeks Just for Fun
which is Black , White and Silver.

I used some gorgeous black A4 card which has the most beautiful silver
flourishes on it, however the silver is like mirror card and its picking up colours
as its been photographed.

I used an old favourite of mine a rubber stamped quote,
matted it on black cardstock and then silver foil
and then on a bigger piece of black.

Added some black and white spotted ribbon and a birthday wishes
quote and i ripped the bottom of the black card as i
like that finish.
And thats it a very simple card, but im loving all this black and white at the moment.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment its much appriciated .

Saturday, 13 August 2011

A Little Less Conversation

If you have visited my blog regularly you will know that my Birthday
Aug 16th is also the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley
who died on my 17th birthday back in 1977.
I was a fan back then and have continued to be so since then.
Since I started scrapbooking every year for my birthday ive made
a page to mark our shared date.
This is my page for this year.
I used some images from an art magazine and some rubber stamped images of my own to create my layout.

American Pop Art maestro Peter Mars has released a stunning portfolio
of four limited addition prints to mark what would have been the 75th birthday (Jan 8th)
of the King of Rock n Roll.

These were created in collaboration with Elvis Presley Enterprises, the aptly
named 'Elvis 75' collection has an equally fitting issue of just 75 hand signed prints each filled with phrases from Presleys 'A Little Less Conversation' song.

The prints exude Mars hallmark punchy Pop Art style mixed with a compelling Warhol
undertone and epitomise his endless facination with Elvis. He is a huge fan of his music.

His work caught the eye of Pricilla Presley and Elvis Presley Enterprises and he
was granted unparalleled access to a vast collection of Elvis photographs known and loved by the public as well as many from the private archives, having access to over 60,000 images of Elvis from Gracelands.

On Tuesday I will as usual , be sat at my tv from 5 am and I will still be there at 5am on wednesday morning. A full 24 hours of watching Elvis films and concerts, the champagne is chilling already. Its been a bit of a ritual for years now and I cant think of a better way to spend my birthday.

Thanks for stopping by my blog as always its much appriciated.

Friday, 12 August 2011

JFF - Black and White

This is my entry for this weeks Just for Fun
which is Black and White.

I bought these fab stamps from Cutting Edge Crafts
and Ive been dying to try them.

I started by stamping this beautiful gate onto some acetate
my only complaint about this is that you only get one side
of the gate in the stamp set, you do however get the fence panels so you can
extend the fence , but i think it would have been better to have the opposite
gate too.
Next I stamped some roses, a quote and a tattoo stlye
heart and scroll onto some white card.

I used some silicone to attach the acetate to the white card 
Added it to a black mount , added some white corners
and a Happy Birthday topper.
Im pleased with the finished result .
I think it has a bit of a Gothic feel to it, Im sure these stamps will be well used

Thanks for stopping by my blog , I hope you have a lovely weekend,
its back to work for me tomorrow after 3 weeks off...........sigh.......

(the quote is from a set of Tim Holtz stamps)

Friday, 5 August 2011

JFF - White on White

This is my entry for this weeks
Just for fun , which is White on White

I feel like I cant get out of wedding mode.

Ive made a card and added a white embossed
paisley panel which I made with my cuttlebug.
Along the edge of it I added some white lace and some white
ribbon. I cut my topper and embossed it with a
Bride and Groom and added a teeny diamond over
their hands to symbolise a wedding ring.
Then finished it off with a few drops of liquid pearls around about.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, I will hopefully be scrapbooking as Im still on holiday from work this weekend. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment as always its much appriciated

Thursday, 4 August 2011

August Blog Candy at The Scrapbook Garden

Dont miss out this month
Pop over to the Scrapbook Garden and check out this great blog candy giveaway
Whats even better , if you visit everyday , you get and entry into the draw everyday. What could be anymore simple than that? Go know you want to.......Good Luck

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Wedding Guest Book

This is the Wedding Guest Book I made for my Sons recent
Wedding. Most of you who visit my blog regular
will know I dont like sewing, in fact it makes me
very short tempered and cross. I only ever sew if I really have too.

However my future Daughter - in - law asked if id make a guest
book for their Wedding and I didnt want to refuse........
So it was time to face my demons .

So with the very kind help of Karen from Scrapz
who very kindly kept me going in the right direction
with her excellent instructions and inspiration
I just about managed to get a book done that I hope fitted
the bill.

After covering my bind it all cover with wadding
I added some satin, lace and ribbon.
I buckle from Scrapz

The first few pages had headers to start off the book
in some kind of order

After that Guest pages all individually stamped
by hand with champagne glasses

dark purple lace that i was saving for a special occassion
which matched perfectly to the colour of the bridesmaid dresses.
I added some liquid pearls into the holes on the lace
and added a huge satin bow to the front cover
with some charms from Scrapz attached to it

Im hoping to get all caught up on my crafting as im on 2 weeks holiday now
and I hope to be joining in the challenge this week at JFF

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you are having a lovely week

This is brilliant , i love it !