Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Birthday Facts for the year I was Born......

No I am not a sad person who has taken time to look on the internet for these facts, they were on a card I received

            Famous people who were also born in 1951
           Kevin Whately  Selena Scott   Robin Williams Phil Collins Richard Thomas
         In 1951 The Shopping
         Petrol                                     3s 4d gallon
                                                      (3.5p litre)
        1lb sirloin steak                       2s 6d ( 12.5p)
        Large white loaf                      6d (2.5p)
       Three bedroom
        semi-detached house              £1,450
        Cinema ticket                         1s 6d ( 7.5p)
        Pint of beer                            1s 3d ( 6.25p)
        1lb Nescafe                           9s 0d (45p)
     Average weekly wage for full time workers:
          Men: £8.6.0d (£8.30)
          Women £4 9s 10d (£4.49) 
                   Keeping you entertained in 1951
           The Archers and The Goon Show
           Top Songs Hello Young Lovers
                            Getting to know you
           Oscar Winners An American in Paris
              Humphrey Bogart and Vivien Leigh
           First publication of The Caine Mutiny
           The Day of the Triffids The Dam Busters
            and The Cruel Sea.
            Dennis the Menace arrived
        The Headlines in 1951
         New arrivals Zebra Crossings, Ford Consul
             GCE O and A levels
             Burgess and Maclean defected to the Soviet Union
             Old age pensions were changed to 60 yrs ( woman)
             and 65 yrs (men)
      There are more but do not want to bore you all to much
 And of course it was also a special year because it was the year I was born LOL
 Has this bought memories back to you let me know.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Thank you for your good wishes

I am feeling much better now thank you all, It must have been a 24hr bug as felt fine the next day. I may not be about much tomorrow to leapblog as it is my Birthday and hubby is taking me out for lunch and if weather is better than today we may go for a ride out  to Wroxham.
Hope you all have a good weekend Love Chris xx

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Rose Photo Card entered into Crafty Purple Frog Challenge

Good evening everybody this card has taken me all day as sniffling and snuffling and achey. But I fianlly managed to get it finished. Thought I would have ago at a double twisted easel with straight easel in the middle and came up with this. The rose on either end is my own photo.

Cardstock was cut down to 28cm by 20cm
folded in half long ways
measurements for easels are 10cm - 8cm - 10cm
Backing paper came from
MCS Vol 3 Violet
Centre beaded roses are from Joanna Sheen
I have entered this into Crafty Purple Frog Challenge

Thank you for looking and I do appreciate all your comments

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Foxglove card.....

This was for a challenge on another craft site some time ago

The played with the photo in PSP to put a border round it
then created the backing papers again in PSP.
Sorry PSP is Paint Shop Pro
Thank you for looking I do appreciate it very much

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Frame Picture Card

I made one similar to these a few weeks ago for my neighbour as a thank you and she asked if I would make her another for a friend of hers so here it is

the frame and flowers on edge came from
My Craft Studio Klever Konstruction
Flowers/leaves in centre were cut out from sheet and heated
Thank you for looking and leaving comments I do appreciate them

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Label Card.......

Hi Everybody I hope you are enjoying your day. I was watching Ali on C & C last week and  they displayed a card which used self adhesive labels. Well I had to have a go
The image was stamped onto the labels then transferred onto the yellow cardstock using a ruler,
then matted onto Dark blue pearlised card.
Items used:-
Pilkington Lane Stamps for the main image
Kanban Stamps for the trees
Thank you for leaving comments I do appreciate them very much

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Quilled Flower

This was for another challenge on Docrafts where we had to make a card using a flower that we had to make and colours Green and Blue thank you Skated for this one , so I decided to do a quilled flower as not done one of these for years and found that I really enjoyed doing this again, so watch out I may do more!!!!!!

The backing paper, frame and sentiment came from ...
yes you guessed it
My Craft  Studio CD

CAS Card this time

I have seen so many of these on DC I thought I would have a go

I stamped the image twice once on the card
then onto small piece of card and backed onto pale blue
and added card candy.
Not sure whether I should have left the 2nd stamp off

Daffodil card

 I made this card using my own photograph for a challenge on DoCrafts.

The frame and backing paper came from
My Craft Studio CD.
I then added the buttons and the ribbon to top corner and printed.
I then printed an extra frame and decoupaged this.