Sunday, 20 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee project

I spent this morning helping to put the finishing touches to and stick everything down on the latest project at the local care home.  I had made the letters, got the die-cut crowns from eBay and decorated a couple of the letters myself as they hadn't been done by the residents.  Otherwise, it's all their own work - it looks good on the front of the reception desk and attracts the attention of everyone coming in.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Long time, no blog.

Today I was crafting with some of the residents of a local care home.  It was certainly a new experience and a great deal of fun.  I had asked them to make an 8"x8" tile depicting spring.  They had lots of fun with some diecuts, self-adhesive glitter foam and some enlarged spring-themed digistamps to colour in.  I noticed that one lady was using all the proper shading techniques using only the cheapest sort of felt pens, and the result was absolutely lovely.  She had done her RSA certificate and bad arthritis in her hands now prevented her from continuing her art, examples of which were hanging in her room.   I would like to see what she could do with Promarkers.

It's been over a month since the last blog (work and no April birthdays). There have only been a couple of cardmaking opportunities and here are the results of one: the crafty afternoon at my friend Geraldine's.  After a quick stop-off at Craft Genie to stock up on essentials (churlish not to), we set to practise using her Cuttlebug to create our version of a wonderful Sue Wilson all-white design (blog name "In love with all white").  I had taken along my Moroccan Spellbinders, Whitewash Co'redinations and sander kit.


Thanks to my brilliant (!) photography they look rather different, but that's due to the flash being too close on the lower one.  You can see the detail of the diecuts better if you click on the photo. I would appreciate your comments!

Must start thinking of May birthdays!