Monday, 17 May 2010

My first....

I have been meaning to blog all weekend, but time has just run away with me! Whilst at work today I was thinking about what I should write as I have been trying out some new techniques so thought I would title the post My First..... Then when logging on I found some lovely blogging friends had given me my first blog award, I am so pleased, thanks Kerry and Lynne.

At my last scrapbooking class at the Craft Den, Lynne show us a great embossing technique using Blonde Moments Pearl Pigment Powders so I have been having a play. The painted papers have been though the Big Shot using the embossing dies and then sanded back to show the designs. They are all just waiting to be made into some lovely cards!


I did use one of the papers to make this thank you card. The letters are also made from an embossing die on colour core paper and sanded back again. I also had a go at painting with Distressing Inks on last month's free stamp from The Crafty Stamper magazine. The card is for one of my doggy friends who put us up for the night. I know she'll love the dog stamp.

Whilst we are on the subject of My First....this is my first attempt at an Easel Card. When I go to the Craft Den I see some lovely easel cards which inspired me to have a go! Again it is for another doggy friend so you will see the common theme here!

What more dogs......I couldnt finish without giving you an update on our foster dog Billy the Bullie, he is still with us. He has certainly made himself at home! A week ago we thought we had found the perfect home for him, a retire couple in North Yorkshie...I love North Yorkshire! Unfortunately they had a family emergency so it has all been put on hold, so he is still looking for his forever home.


Volcanic ash permitting, I wont be posting for a few weeks as Im off to Cyprus for my Sister's wedding, bye for now!

10 comments:

sue said...

great cards jo billy the bullie looks so cute enjoy yourself in cyprus x sue x

Poppet said...

Great cards, loving the distressed, embossed look. I hope you and your family have a great time in Cyprus.
:-)xx

angelwhispers said...

You have been busy Joe!! Love the background papers you have done with the blonde moments pigments and the easel card is just beautiful!! Hope you find a home soon for Billie but he looks so at home already!!! Have a super holiday love Chanelle xx

Julie said...

Beautiful cards, i love the easel card, that little Billie is adorable, such a cutie.
Have a great time on holiday, I hope the wedding goes well.
ju x

Lynne said...

Love the colours you have used for the background papers, and both your cards are beautiful. Billy looks really at home on the sofa. Have a great time in Cyprus and hope all goes well at the wedding. Lynne xx

sandra said...

Billie looks settled on the sofa. You have been very busy, you have done a great job of the backgrounds, Love them. The easel card is fab. They are much easier to make then they look. I love making them. you have inspired me to try having a go at the backgrounds with the blonde moments. Hope you get to Cyprus ok, I'll have my fingers crossed for you all. Love Sandra x

Kerry said...

Great cards Jo and the colouring with DI is beautiful. Cute doggy images too!

Have a good time in Cyprus.

Love Kerry x

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Gez said...

Just catching up with your blog. Love your cards they are gorgeous & will make lovely keepsakes. :) Billy is just sooooo gorgeous. Is he really a bullie? awe, he looks very much at home. Hope you had a nice time away.xx