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?????