Sunday 19 June 2011

Clipart Fairy card and a couple of pics.

Happy Father's day to all the dads and grandads out there. Although today's card is not a Fathers day card, it does have something to do with fathers, as it's a card for a new baby, and let's face it ladies, this is not something we can produce without a little help from the father LOL!

I made the stepper card up using a mix of kits, the backing paper came from the Faded Fabric Mannequin set, the dresser drawers, hanger and baby outfit are from the Baby Girl Drawers with Decoupage set, the teddy bear comes from the B is for baby girl set and the Pink Baby Princess graphic is here.(I find images without mouths a little freaky so I had to draw one in LOL!) A Marianne Creatables die was used for the mat the baby is printed on, and I inked around the edges with a pink ink pad, the drawer handles are card candy. The message panel on the back is cut with the largest labels seventeen nestie, I also drew around part of the nestie and then cut it out to make the fancy bottom to my dresser, and again inked around the edges, decoupaged part of the teddy and the baby and added a bit of glamour dust to finish off.

Yesterday as part of my hubbies Father's Day present I took him on a 'behind the scenes' tour of the Mersey tunnels. It was a really fascinating tour, we travelled up and down at least a million steps (well that's what it felt like LOL!) and got to see the huge fans that keep the tunnel ventilated, the enormous shafts that bring the fresh air in and lots of other interesting things. The building the shaft and fans are housed in was designed in the 1920's and built in the early 30's and is very art deco, There are deco carvings around the outside walls of the building, but the whole interior is decorated in deco style too, and some of the doors, windows and floors are fabulous examples of the deco period. It is amazing to see all these original deco details in what is basically a huge chimney.
While we were down at the Pier head Eric took some pics of the Liver Buildings - there are also quite a lot of new modern buildings going up around there and he captured this picture of the old buildings reflected in the glass of a new building. I think it is fabulous and thought I would share it with you.

and here it is before it was cropped, buses and all
What do you think?

And if you have managed to make it to the end of this rather long post, then here is a piccy of my grandson Will who stayed here last night and after seeing me colouring in Photoshop yet again, wanted to have a go himself. He picked it up really quickly and became a bit of a whizz on the 'step backward' button, whenever he lost concentration and went too far outside the lines. I thought it was a brilliant effort for a first attempt, and at only 5 years old I think I'll have some major competition in the future LOL!

Ooooh nearly forget, there are a couple of new freebies on the Clipart Fairy blog here and here

I will be entering my card in the following challenges.

Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Southern Girls - Anything goes
Hooked on Crafts - Anything goes


Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

What a gorgeous card - love the bear in the drawer - the pic is awesome.

Your grandson can come and give me a few lessons soon then lol!

Debbie xx

Nela said...

I love your card!
I´m follower number 100!
Hugs Nela

Tina said...

simply stunning...amazing


Mandy said...

Fabulous card...Love the pictures...And your grandson's card is wonderful...Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Crafts,hope to see you next time....
Mandy x

angelwhispers said...

Just loving the baby card its just stunning!!! Love Chanelle xx

Pamela said...

Your card is beautiful, so cute. Will's card is great too, bet his Dad loved it.

Rosietoes said...

The card is fabulous Colette. I love the way you have die cut the dresser. It is gorgeous.
That photo could win a prize - it's excellent.
And now I am totally ashamed - I couldn't colour in with PS to save my skin and there's Will already a whiz at it. Ah dear!

Edna x

Gayle Cook said...

Card FAB!!!

You never told us that Eric was such a wizz with the old camera....that photo is VERY cool!!

AND boy oh boy thinks it's NOT been Gran that's been colouring in Photoshop all along but YOU!!!! Mmmmm, 'fess up Granny Colette!!!?!?!??! Will this is F.A.BO.LUSH!!!

Karen said...

Oh Colette I love this card! The backing paper is so pretty! Everything about it is just gorgeous!!!
Well done Will - Fab Card!

juicie said...

well done will the card is brill dad will be made up you will have to give me lessons your colouring in is top narnas lol luv you nanny jan xxxx