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Archive for August, 2010

When I design cards for PaperCraft Inspirations I have to use products that are currently available, so I’m getting in new stash all the time, but I can never bear to throw anything away, even scraps of beautiful papers, so my stash is growing and growing. I was sorting out my scraps the other day and decided I would make a real effort to use some of them up, so I started thinking about Christmas cards that would use the scraps. These two are a start, and  I’ve used lots of different papers for the little bird decorations, made with a leaf punch and a little judicious trimming of the stalk to make a beak. I was quite pleased with them , they look fun, especially the ones with the gem eyes.  They are quite quick to make, and  I punched out loads of them.  I find it’s quite relaxing and relatively quick to make a batch of cards to one design if I’ve prepared everthing  in bulk first. The great thing about something using scraps like this is that each card  can be slightly individual but it’s still much quicker than making lots of different card designs. I expect when I come to mass produce these the tree will get simplified to a simple triangle, which will still work well. But I couldn’t resist making a proper job of the trial runs!

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I am in the centre here dressed as a fairy with Dame Edna glasses. Along with my friends from Beaufort Townswomen’s Guild I’ve recently made a Christmas charity CD, and a comedy video to go with it. Today I’ve seen the first cut of the video, and it’s turning out really well, So look out for it in November when we release the single, It’s A New World Now It’s Christmas, which we’re going to be selling in aid of The Children’s Hospice South West. Who knows, we might just make it to the top of the charts, although as long as we raise some money we’ll be very pleased.  It’s been great fun , especially making the video, although as the Bossy Fairy keeping the others in order – or trying to – I seem to have missed out on all the chocolates, fairy cakes, and wine. But I did bring Santa home with me!

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The topiary at Iford ManorTime I started using this blog more. So to start, here’s a painting I did recently. It’s the garden at Iford manor, a really wonderful Italianate garden just a few miles from Bath. I went there with some members of the Combe Down Art group, and we had the most glorious weather, and the gardens to ourselves. It was a lovely day, and I felt very inspired.

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