This is the ramblings and supposed cardmaking efforts of a woman who is TOTALLY OFF HER TROLLEY and shall henceforth be known as BARMYBIRD...... AMEN!!
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Hi Agnes from the craftspace.blogspot, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment, I looked on your blog and don't know anything about any awards but thanks for liking my card and I'll be keeping an eye open at your blog too :0)
I bought these papermache letters and decopatched them for my granddaughter Nina... ooh did I mention I became a nanny last November? she's gorguss and me and my wonderful hubby are loving having a granddaughter, we swore blind we wouldn't!!
A card for my friend Teresa who was 60 a couple of weeks ago! my mojo has been absent without leave for a long time now so had to fall back on things i've done before in case I mucked it up, I think it went down alright anyway!
Tilly made this card for Sharon, the lady from Glitter Perfect who saved her bacon when she (Tilly) eat my brand new embossing mat!! Tilly was in severe danger of being shipped back to Wisbech from whence she came, but luckily Sharon sent me a new one and the dog is no longer in the dog house!!
Made this for a friend who's birthday I always forget! she's so nice about it and always send me and my lovely hubby a card every year without fail so I made this and sent it, sadly I was 2 months early but better early than never or something!!
This is a little card I did for a new baby, Mummy LOVES squirrels so this was my offering, after many hours searching for a stamp, digi stamp or something squirrely, I remembered I had the woodland folk cd and hey presto it was done! thats the trouble with having toooooo much stash, I forgot what I had! never mind, Mummy and Daddy were pleased with it anyway!!
A card for Martin obviously: I put more layers on this one and was quite pleased as I did it all in SCAL from a picture, it looked better in real life, I even thought to put some acetate in the windows too, but the Martin 60 today topper was a complete lash up! didn't put Happy Birthday as he recently lost him Mum in a tragic road accident so thought maybe best wishes was more appropriate!!
This a picture of the 'album' I've just finished for my friends daughter who is 18 tomorrow, it was a very adventurous project and took a while to do but, I'm very pleased with the finished article and so was Suzi, have to wait and see what her daughter thinks!! it stood about 2' tall but I wanted to do something musical as like most young people now music is a very big part of their lives, and this is what popped into my mind when I was trying to think of what to make.... I made the album round obviously and wasn't as pleased with it as I could have been as I couldnt really embellish/bling it up very much due to the size being restricted, it turned into 3 albums which I'll post pics of next!!
Soooooo, finally the pics are all on, well most of them and heres how it worked, Danny is a computer fiend so I made the box to look like a laptop, the 'skin' is his fav car and as you can see from the next pics I put the picture of a 'screen' in the lid and a keyboard covering the album, I was very pleased with how this one turned out and am very glad it came together as I wanted it to, a rare occurence for me, and the recipients liked it too.... Yippeeeeeee
here are some more pics of the album for Danny, they're all higgledy piggledy cos I've lost track of whats where with all the mucking about you have to do to rotate the pics.... sorry if I've repeated them and there should be a couple more to put on just to show you what I did with the 'box'
well, I FINALLY found out that you can't rotate your pictures in Blogger...Der, how stupid is that!! so managed to find someone who knows a way round it so hopefully these pics will come in correctly, or as I want them anyway! obviously these are more pics of the album I wanted to show you and now I have to find the rest of them and rotate them too, back soon :0)
I have more pages to add to this post (these are the last pages) but have to get to the post office asap.... so please look again later if you have time and want to see the whole project!! Hope you can see how this works, I've made a big concertina card with pockets and then added a couple of large tags for photo's, this slides inside the pocket of the page in the book so its in the book but can be taken out, did it this way instead of fixing it into the book for a change!!
bear in mind this post should have been after the one below, IYKWIM this is just a quick pic of the box which I forgot to cut down to the right size so its huge! and book finished with the ribbons, which I nearly forgot AGAIN!! ok, no more pictures!
Yes I know! ANOTHER name book I hear you cry, but the people like em so I do em! I like doing them cos I know what I'm doing for once so that gives me the option to change how I make them and personalise them, well thats my theory anyway!! so I won't bore you with pictures of all the pages, the lady who requested it loved it so thats good enough for me!!
seen this before?? yes you have, I had to make this card really quick cos I didnt realise it was Hayleys birthday the following day, I had big plans for this card and it all went pear shaped due to the setting fire to the kitchen escapade... oops! so had to make something that was ok but not too complicated, I liked the pink one I did of this so thought I'd do it in blue, didnt pick the best background as it doesnt show the colour i've put on the drawing but its better in real life....
Hi, my name is Sandie, but I'm better known as Barmybird for reasons that will become apparant if you get to know me!! I'm married to THE most wonderful man who puts up with me buying stash like its going out of fashion, loves everything I make (now that IS love) and just makes me so very happy, Thank you Lewis xxxxx
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