I had time to do another quick card today, in between renovations and mess... We've been living without kitchen benches and sink for last week and a half, so its been a nightmare. The old camping stove in the centre of a table just doesnt cut it. Eating out however, does. Except for the excess kilo's!!!!!!!!! Pizza, chinese, noodle bar, subway............. They are putting on the granite tops and putting my sink in tomorrow, so hopefully, we'll be back to normal real soon. Then I might be able to spend more time in my vey neglected craft room. Why does my ribbon look so wobbly? Mmmmm, cant work it out, but I think the photo is a LITTLE better this time. Bye for now.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Hi Everyone. Happy Halloween Day. Last card for halloween this year. I've just packed all my stuff away after making this, so its goodbye halloween goodies for another year. I used the Split Negative Technique (I think its called). Anyone would think that I didnt have guests coming from England in a few days. I should be cleaning the house, weeding the gardens, cooking, organising activities.... you know, all that stuff you do when you have visitors that you havnt seen in 5 years!!! Instead I've been in my craft room for about 2 hours this morning. Oops, gotta go. Gotta do the school fete and I'm now running really late. Queen of unorganised, me. See you all soon.
Posted by Lorraine Mcneil at 12:43 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well, I'm back, but its just for a quickie. I suddenly remembered today that I hadnt updated for about 2 weeks!!!! So I ran off to my craft room, which I also havnt been in for about 2 weeks, and made a quick card. I thought I'd just fit in another halloween card before its over. Gee, its nearly here, and I havnt even really thought about it. The spooky house in the background is by Alota Rubber Stamps (which I just love). Hope you all have a good one.
Posted by Lorraine Mcneil at 8:19 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2009
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I think you need to put your shades on to view this ones Ladies!!! I have to say I'm really terrible at matching colours. What I think looks ok, other people think is terrible. Maybe I'm colour blind and dont know it. Ha ha. When I used to go to cardmaking classes at our local store, the teacher would tell us all to pick papers that we thought would look nice on the project we were doing. I'd pick, she'd say "mmmmmmmmmmmm", then I'd hear her go around the rest of the group saying "beautiful, lovely, perfect"..... Seriously though, picking beautiful colours that go together is just so hard for me. I think this card falls into the mmmmmmmmmmmm category. Still, i had fun making it. Thats what matters, hey? It also looks like its on a slant but its actually my photograpic skills. Nil, I'm afraid. Not much I can tell you about this one. I made the tree with the stampin up punch, cut once in green and once in red, then punched with a circle punch to look like apples. Coloured tilda with copics. Hand cut the house and used the Martha Stewart fence punch. Thats it for now. Have a great day.
Posted by Lorraine Mcneil at 8:02 AM
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I'm sorry I've been soooooo slack with my blog in the last few days. Things have been crazy around here with all the renovations and work and animals and kids........... Ok, I made this quickly today, in between stuff. Coloured Tilda with my copics, and the bee is all sparkly with wire antenae. Did I spell that correctly? Mmmmm, maybe not. See you soon.
Posted by Lorraine Mcneil at 4:54 PM
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Gee this one was so hard to photograph. I still didnt get it right!!! Well, my friend (Deb) and I had a wonderful playday and made these gorgeous boxes. When you take the lid off it explodes with sparkling butterflys and Tilda sat in the middle. Very fun to make and simply stunning once it is opened. Deb actually found the recipe for the boxes months ago and we just decided to adapt them to "Magnolia Boxes". Ha ha. Go and take a look at Debs AMAZING creation here http://www.james-ee.blogspot.com/
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Hi everyone. I did this heart box for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. My very talented girlfriend Deb, helped me print this lovely heart box on her cricut machine as I only have the baby cricut and wanted it to be bigger. I stamped the muffin twice, once on white cardstock and again on patterned paper for the top, put some bling on for the chocolate chips, coloured Tilda with copics, and now I'm going to fill this with choccys for someone special. Hope you like it.
Posted by Lorraine Mcneil at 11:00 PM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Well, I've only had time for 1 posting in the last few days. My house is full of builders, plaster, and dust!!! I coloured Tilda with copics, did a bit of background building and cut the wagon from my cricut machine. You probably cant see the glitter on the sun, but I glitzed it up a bit with atyou spica pens.
Bye for now.
Posted by Lorraine Mcneil at 8:53 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wow, 2 posts today. I have the builders in renovating my house at the moment, and half of me loves it as I get to dissappear to my craft room every now and then for a quick play, hence the 2 cards I made today. Ok, this is one of the new cuttlebug folders that I bought the other day, and just had to have a play today. Very quick for when your in a rush. I just embossed it, stamped the bird in the middle, coloured with copics of course, popped a couple of the flowers up on 3d foam, glittered them a little, punched the tree and used a fiskars punch for the border. The wording is done by rub ones. 10 minute card!!! Have a lovely weekend.
Posted by Lorraine Mcneil at 12:57 AM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Posted by Lorraine Mcneil at 10:51 AM
Hi bloggers. I made this card for a calendar swap with magnolia-licious. I brayerd the background with kaleidoscope ink, did a little masking with the trees and houses etc and coloured Farmer Tilda with copics. It was fun and fast to do. My best friend Deb inspired me to do an Australiana scene. Go to her site here: http://www.james-ee.blogspot.com/ You will simply love her work, She is the cleverest person I know and very inspiring.
Posted by Lorraine Mcneil at 9:57 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I stamped the image with momento black ink and coloured with various copic pens. I paper pieced the sofa and found some cushions that I thought would look good behind her. I downloaded the lamp off the internet, and it all came together.
My very first blog post, so please dont expect too much. My lovely friend, Deb, helped me to start this today, so I am truly new to this. I did the background first, then paper pieced the tree, added a bit of glitter to the heart. Coloured the whole thing with copic markers and sat tilda on the seat with 3dimensional tabs. Finished it off with sprinkling flower soft underneath the seat and tree.