Thursday, 29 December 2011

Even more photo blocks :)

I'm loving doing the photo blocks and love that they evoke memories for those that buy them...I had a couple of commisions for Christmas one was from a Nanna who wanted 2 sets, 1 each for her daughters of their 2 boys....

The top set was for 1 of her daughters and SILs of their 2 boys and the other was for her other lovely daughter and SIL of their 2 boys.
I incorporated the parents in there too on a couple of photos.

I was able to put the name of each boy on one of their relevant photos.

I then did a set for a young girl to give to her best friend *Holly* whom she had shared many great times with Brownies .... Fancy dress parties ... nativity plays etc

I think they make a great present for a best friend :)

Monday, 26 December 2011

Photo Blocks

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all you wish for yourselves for the new year :)

I'm still creating with blocks and this new set are photos of my daughter and her boyfriend with one side faced with the letters      L O V E ....

I knew I wanted to have the letters filled with their photo images but wasn't sure how to get the effect. 
I was told the only way of doing it was with Photoshop so my husband installed it on my Laptop.
Easier said than done I had never used Photoshop and its not something you just know how to do ....I looked at tutorials on Youtube and even a friend from a forum I use sent me instructions, as her husband uses it everyday for his work....even so it still looked like I needed to learn the basics first so I gave up on that idea until I was messing around with Microsoft word for some other blocks when lo and behold it did exactly what I wanted ....I was so chuffed.

I am really pleased with them and so were my daughter and her boyfriend and I am now doing, unbeknown to her, another set with her and her girlfriends on with the wording  F R I E N D S done in a slightly different way so watch this space to see if they turn out :)

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christmas swap

Over on the Shabby chic forum I entered the Christmas swap, which entailed swapping ONE present plus any amount of chocolates, we ladies lurve our chocolate :)

My swap partner was Blossom and I received mine on Wednesday which was a cute cookie frame with a  sweet little cross stitch plus a gorgeous bag of sweets, that I have yet to find where she bought them, as the whole family agreed they were just gorgeous.

Aren't they just so sweet.

I sent to Blossom some of my blocks which it turned out she was very happy with.....

I still really love doing these and have so many new ideas for the new year.

Am now off to try and find the surface of my kitchen table as that is where I do all my creating, I just wasn't aware it is where your supposed to this a new idea?????

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Christmas blocks and a set for the Orkney Isles

I was commisioned by a dear friend for a set of blocks depicting 'CHRISTMAS' for her daughter, so with 9 letters there were 45 other images to sort ...thats the fun part lol

Sometimes the difficulty is choosing which images to discard after I have chosen too many or not having enough images depending on the word being depicted.

The next commision was from a lady who lived in a remote old cottage on the Orkney Isles surrounded by farmland and lovely beaches.  She wanted to put the blocks on a dresser her husband was making for her and she wanted the word 'COOK' .....

I emailed the above photos and thankfully she loved them as did her husband, as it is always a worry if you've done a good job or not ...but so far so good :) 

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Christmas Decs and more Blocks

I can't remember if I mentioned it before or not but I bought some blank mdf/wooden Christmas tree decs, which I wanted to paint ...well I have made a start but then somehow the decoupaged blocks took over and are still at the fore front of my making at the moment but I thought I would show you how far I have come with the tree decs, though I can't sell any yet as I haven't really had the time to paint any :(

These are only painted on the front side as I'm not too sure what to do about the other side, mainly of the Santa head, Snowman and Teddy which I am thinking of either painting in a plain colour and writing some Christmassy words or painting as a back view hmmm decisions 

I think these will be more for next Christmas rather than this one, lol as I still have lots of blanks to decorate as in Stars..Snowflakes..Heatrs..Cats..Stockings..Birds..Apples.. Trees etc etc

I've decorated 2 more sets of Blocks, this time with childrens names on, Amelia is one set and Cody her brother is the second and they were such fun to do.

Now I'm off to watch Piers Morgan interviewing James Corden
Byeeeeee :)

Friday, 14 October 2011

Don't you just love 'em

These were delivered today, my latest win on Ebay and I just love them and at just £3.70 they make me smile even more lol... Mr & Mrs Claus

....aren't they just adorable...this is the Ebay photo a little blurry but I think you can get the gist of them,  They are 15" tall, made out of wood/fabric with springy moving parts and I want to hang them all year that sad?

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Blocks Blocks and even more Blocks

Earlier in the summer I decorated some blocks for the Ist time for a swap I was involved in....

From this 1st attempt I had a few orders one being from the oh so talented Lalabibaby who wanted me to decorate some for her craft table with her business name I went one step further and copied loads of her photos from Facebook Blog etc and covered the remaining 45 sides, whereby creating a mini portfolio of her beautiful work...

I then had a couple more orders one from a lady who likes reds and the other from someone who wanted pinks....

Reds first....

Now for pinks..

I now have orders for a christening present....
I did think of perhaps personalising them and I suppose I could add photographs too if wanted...think the skys the limit with these little blocks. lol..£2 per block + p&p
I really enjoy doing them too which always helps haha!!