Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Gorjuss Obsession Continues...

Yet another one of my Gorjuss Girls stamps had to make an appearance on the blog:

This was for my sister's birthday so I wasn't too worried about using some of my favourite bits and bobs as I know she'll post it on the wall in her office with the others. Do you get what I mean? You just know some people don't really 'get' your homemade cards and the effort you put into them and they are soon in the recycling bin.

One thing I'm trying to do more of this year is to decorate the insides as well. This one is very pretty!

 And here are a few of the details from the front:

The flowers were originally white petaloo flowers that have been coloured in alcohol pens, and are layered on a Marianne die cut flourish. The frilly border is a martha stewart punch, and the ribbon is inspired by the Molly Blooms creator, Clare (I got the Christmas magazine/kit and loved her style!). All other bits and bobs and the usual Craftwork Cards goodies - 8x8" card, embossed kraft cardstock, sentiments and borders etc.  Trying to use up lots of the Craftwork cards bits and bobs I have bought over the years.  It's difficult but I'm trying to get over my stroke and keep my favourite papers habit :-)
The images were coloured with the trusty pro and flex markers:

 I just love the little foxes and owl.  Really appeals to my love of nature.  In fact I've been making friends with a fox that must be living alongside the canal.  When I've come out of an evening or early in the morning I've caught little Foxy-Loxy mooching around the gardens and he's spookily been looking me right in the eye for a moment before scampering off on his business. The first time it happened I had to pinch myself as I couldn't quite believe it. I love the special nature moments I encounter outside my canalside home.

Anyway, before I turn this blog into SpringWatch part 2, I've made a whole stream of cards (and other crafty projects) recently that haven't made it to the blog. As soon as I get them photographed I'll get them up here. And you never know, Foxy Loxy may stay still long enough for me to get a photo of him. Here's hoping!

Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave me.  I just wish I had more time to get around to visiting more blogs and commenting on them but things are a bit of a challenge at the moment. 

Bye for now!

Helen x


Stamping in Pink said...

Wow Helen - this is gorgeous and I'm not surprised you love these stamps! Gorgeous, gorgeous card and I know either one of your sisters would have loved it! I know what you mean about our creations being binned - breaks my heart but it's why I'm trying more CAS for some family members! Hope you are okay and well. See you soon Karen x

rachel said...

beautiful work Helen - really lovely xx

Carol Yates said...

Beautiful! Yes I know what you mean about people binning all the hard work.