Friday, 16 September 2011

My Liz Taylor Hair.

It never worked out in the end :(

Beaux Bows

 Oh God! You have to see this shop!

It's located in the Georges Street Arcade, Dublin. Located here.
I think the shop isn't open that long, but it sells a very wide range of 1940's and 1950's inspired clothes. It is extreemly femine, but in a classy elegant way. I love the attention to detail in the furnishing and display. The girl in the shop was lovely too and let me take a few snaps to sho you.

I can see myself going there next pay day!!
please check it out.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Liz Taylor Hair.

 I'm giving serious consideration to trying to styling my hair in an Elizabeth Taylor sort of fashion. My hair is currently shoulder length and fuzzy, so it need a bit of attention.
I know a girl who has amazing 1950's style and dose fab stuff with her hair, I really want to get a similar look. I'm going to try a bit of pin curling and I'll see how it goes.

found this on youtube, so it may help.

Friday, 9 September 2011

More Recent Work.

Baby Boy Card.

This card was made for my new little cousin Sean. I tried to do something a bit different from pictures of cribs and prams. I love working with buttons, so here is something with them.

I used light blue from the Core'dinations 6" x 6" (15.2cm) card stock, ink the edges using light blue ink and stick a smaller piece of  yellow and blue floral pattered paper from Papermania Summer Bloom 12x12 .
Print on a small square of cream paper your sentiment. I used these. Back this with a slightly larger inked blue card and attach using Prit pads. Cut another rectangle in cream, back with the inked  blue card and fix a strip of blue ribbon along the centre. Then use alternative blue and yellow buttons and attach.

Mammy's Birthday Card,

My mum celebrated her birthday quite recently and this is what I did for her. (she loves flowers!)

I used a cream square based card, covered it with script style paper from K&Co Conservatory 6x6 pk. I then sanded it with a file and inked it with dark brown ink. I then cut a smaller square from Websters pages Spring Market 6x6 pk. I inked this again and stuck it down. I cut a strip from the Prima Paper Madeline Pk , which I inked again and covered with a blue strip of the K & Co card, which I used a rub on sentiment on.

To make the flowers on the side I punched different sized flowers in the script style paper with small Xcut Flower punch . Each of these were inked with blueish ink and aranged on top of one another. I bent each of the petals on the top ones slightly to give a 3d effect, and used a bigger punch for one. I put a pearl sticker in the centre. 

My recent work.

There seems to be high demand recently in my family for card. I've a few birthdays and my cousin has just had a little boy, so I've had to spend a bit of time making cards. It took me a bit of time to get settled into my new house and it was hard to get inspiration, so I wasn't hugely happy with my work. But some of it is nice, so here it is.

1. Mam And Dad's Anniversary Card.

This card is made on Anita's Square base card. I covered this with a slightly smaller base card in a turquoise colour from Co-ordinations card stock.  Using pattered paper from Prima Flowers Madeline 6x6 pad fit it on top of the turquoise card to create a frame and then glue thick strip of the turquoise card in the centre horizontally.
For the centre panel I used a square of the turquoise card, topped with maroon card which has been embossed using a polka-dot embossing press . I used Me To You Alphabet Silver Stickers on white card for the sentiment, these are handy because they are small and easy to manage. I then attached flowers from Papermania red hot capsule collection. and also small roses I bought in a haberdashery shop.

2. Green and Lace Thank You Card.

Very simple card to make, using cream base card, which I got in Tesco. Make a smaller square of Core'dinations 6" x 6" (15.2cm) cardstock in redish pink. On this put a smaller square of dark green paper, which has been embossed with a dry folder in a floral patteren. This paper can be bought anywhere, as I used an old scrap book.
Place a strip of antic lace across the green and pink square and secure using thin double sided tape. I got quite a good selection in Hickeys fabric and dress making store on Henry Street, Dublin.
 Cut a smaller rectangle of cream card and, using small floweral stamps , lightly print a few flowers in green in. Allow to dry and rub on "Thank You" with Doodlebug’s rub ons.  Stick this to a larger peice of pink card and attach this to larger square. Job Done!

I'll add more later...