Thursday, 26 June 2014
I used Funky Hands Word Books CD which gave me the letter pages for a book type card and all that needed to be done was cut the page out and trim to size.
I then used my cropodile to punch the holes and finish off each hole with a metal protector.
I decorated each of the 3 pages with a mixture of die cut images from a Hunky Dory sheet and 2 lots of mini DIY embellishments. I was tempted to make more of a feature of the letters by printing another of each and decoupaging them but decided against this in the end.
The card was finished by choosing a mixture of green ribbons and wool and tying the book pages together. I then made a flower from 2 different shades and sizes of brown petals and a pearl in the middle.
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Anyway, the last couple of days have been cooler, so I took a break from my reading and went through some CDs looking for inspiration. I then found the template for a pram on an AnnaMarieDesigns CD. I printed it off and cut out the pram from an A5 size cream card. I then cut the template into different sections and covered the base with a patterned paper and the hood with blue card.
I then used some of the cream card to punch out a lace border and stuck this across the middle. I then tackled the wheels. I decided to cut the inner and the outer from black card, then use a silver pen to draw on the spokes. The centres are silver card candi.
I found some flower ribbon to decorate the hood. I think the flowers are too big really and wish I had smaller flowers. I used faux blue pearls for the centres. I made a small blue ribbon for further decoration.
The pram handle was made from black card. The final touch was the verse which has been mounted onto blue card and outlined with blue glitter, and the small teddy.
A card fit for Harry? I think so!
My account has just got too unwieldy. I have always felt that if people are wanting to follow me then the least I should do is follow them back. I now have a great many Russians who follow me and also I have started to get a lot of Middle Eastern followers. I don't understand their tweets and I'm sure the majority don't understand mine!!
There are probably less than 200 people that I interact with, and it frustrates me that the only way I can see what they write is to hashtag or search for them by user name. I think it would be better for me to have a few days break and then start a new account that will be strictly poets and storytellers.
If anybody wants me, I will still be on my other account, @Ali_Edmunds , although I don't write much there, and just tend to post what amuses, interests or enchants me.
I will be back!!
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Here are the words to the poem I wrote earlier this morning and made an audioboo of.
In my head, in my dreams, there is so much I want to do. Somehow, I've made my comfortable home a safe prison for myself. And at the moment I can't/won't break free.
But please don't think I'm unhappy. I'm not!!
There's a part of me
that wants to be free
To have the courage
to not be discouraged
from opening the door
and releasing the core
of worry and doubt
And finding out
what it's like to sing
There are ocean to swim
and mountains to climb
now I have the time
Instead I sit at home
spending time alone
with dozens of books
which give me a look
at all that I'm missing
And I dream as I'm knitting
of opening the door
and walking before
I change my mind