Monday, 30 April 2012

Topiary Lady

I saw this image, and couldn't resist .. It's not of great quality, but I thought it would look okay on a sort-of vintage card (not that I'm all that good at vintage) ..

And I also made it into a ScrapPage - for a Challenge .. 

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Tending the Sick

Aunt Rhoda (29) left England, all alone, in 1919, heading for America ..

During WWII, she had met a wounded soldier, who she had nursed back to health, & in so doing, had fallen in love ..

A few days after finally getting to California, via Ellis Island, Rhoda married her sweetheart ..

When she left England, she was a nurse and a masseur, and after further studying, & lots of hard work, she rose to the giddy heights of Chief of Physiotherapy at a Los Angelas Hospital ..

She had two children, a girl & a boy, and was known by the nickname of "Duchess" ..

She never saw England again ..

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Sending Teddy Hugs

I needed a card to cheer up a friend who is having a hard time at the moment ..

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Grandpa & Grandson have some fun together ..

A cousin of mine gets to have some fun with his grandson ..

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Birthday Dormouse

I needed a card for a friend, and this image was one I knew she'd love ..

Monday, 23 April 2012

Someone needed some Successful Thoughts

... so I made this card for him ..

I hope it worked .. :O)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Two Scrapbook Pages

Here are two scrapbook pages that I created for a Forum Challenge ..

The "orange" one, was for a Challenge entitled, Scraplift; whereby you lifted a scrap-page made by someone else, and replicated it to your own design ..

And the "blue" one, was for a Challenge; whereby you were given 5 colours to work from ..

These were the colours ..

And here is my Scrap-Page .. The picture was taken in Bar Harbor, during a trip there, in 2009 ..

Saturday, 21 April 2012

New Home Card

Two neighbours were on the move, so I made them this card for them ..

The Row of houses were printed out again, and decoupaged ..

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Time I Started Posting Again

Over the past months, my mojo has been almost absent .. My passions in life have taken a battering, sinking me into the abyss of depression .. I've tried to keep-up; I've made Tags for peoples' birthdays & anniversaries, & even managed some cards for a few .. Christmas I mainly relied on cards from my stack, in fact, I didn't make one new one ..

However, of late, I have begun to delight in making memories; making Scrapbook pages .. I've even made some Kits of my own too .. Making them, had started to turn on a creative switch, somewhere in my recesses, only to lose it again when I fell victim to the dreadful coughing epidemic which seems to have affected such a lot of people ..

Now, three weeks on from that episode in my life, I have turned my thoughts to Scrapbooking once again ..

I entered, and won, two of allCrafts March Challenges, (not that I intended to be so greedy, and I must admit, I do feel a modicum of guilt doing so) ..

Anyway, here is the Card - for the Challenge Labelled "Gems" ..

And here is another entry, which didn't win ..

I'll post some of my Scrapbook pages in the next few days ..