Friday, 19 February 2010

Birthday fan / shell

Found some lovely deco style images recently and remembered I had these fan/shell shaped card blanks, so covered one in some pale green paper I had embossed, then the elements on the green are raised on pads.  Voila!   I think the card is the perfect shape for the designs.

Monday, 8 February 2010


I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to Huntington's, (an hereditary disorder of the central nervous system) and it looks as though I will lose a cousin to the disease as well.
Fortunately it appears my sister and I do not have the disease, but there are many families whose lives are blighted by this little understood and most cruel disease. It not only alienates them from their families, but it robs a person of their identity, their motor faculties and, as the disease progresses, their memory, ability to swallow or to speak. Ultimately it robs a person of their life memories; they no longer know who their loved ones are and they become trapped in a dysfunctional body with no ability to communicate. I cannot think of anything more cruel. Please offer your support by finding out more about the disease at and viewing the short film at the NHS video library

Thank you x

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Bah Humbug #2

OK, so there have actually been four Bah! Humbug! challenges thus far, but as I was away this is just my 2nd card. for Christmas 2010.    The theme this week is baubles, and for my (very quick) card I have recycled a gorgeous deco lady image and layered her onto silver mirri card, then a red card blank which had been given a quick scoot through a divine swirls embossing folder.   
It's never too early to start making next Christmas a bit easier, so why not join in this fun weekly challenge.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Back to the beading board

It's been simply ages since I made any jewelery, but I took some of my bead stash away with me when I went to Scotland recently and here are a couple of the items I made. 

First I deconstructed an existing necklace, to make a new necklace, bracelet and two pairs of earrings (a blue pair are not shown in the photo - can't remember why). I added chain at the top as I don't like the feel of big beads sitting at the back of my neck, and it gave me plenty of beads to play with.   

Next is a lariat necklace and earrings I made. These are such pretty beads and I love the rose image on the larger beads.  I probably should not have photographed them on a yellow background as they are a lovely delicate pink colour with clear rocailles. 

Had also made another bracelet, pendant and earrings but I gave them away without thinking to photograph them beforehand.  Anyway, it is enough for me that my enthusiasm for creating jewelery had a little spark - hope to make more soon  :-)