Saturday 29 September 2012

Photography and Make-up

{My love of Photography}

Some of you may know that I am a trained Make-up Artist and have a love of photography. I am currently not doing much with my make-up or photography, but really want to get back into it.
I've been rather quiet over the last couple of weeks because everything that could go wrong, seems to be; the car is still in the garage, been having to visit someone in hospital every evening and so on, I shant bore you with the details, but put it this way... it has been a busy, tiring couple of weeks.
I decided that I would offer some make-up and photography sessions, I was overwhelmed with the response. Mostly people wanting make-up for either dinner or nights out.
Above are some photos of a lovely lady and her two children, this was my first photoshoot and make-up session last Saturday. I had a session of Make-up with the mother and photos of the children.
I would like to thank everyone that let me do their make-up and take photos, I really enjoyed it and hope to do more in the future.
All photos were given to them on a disk in black and white, sepia and the originals, to do with them what they wish. These were just a few of the photos taken that day.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Tower Cottage and a Card for a Cause.

 {Weekend Away Photos and Diary with a Card for a cause}

- After work, packed and set off for Yorkshire
- Sat and rocked in some the new comfy chairs, with a hot chocolate, 'In with the Flynns' and 'Mrs Browns Boys' Catch up with Ed's Mum.

- Snuggles and Kisses in Bed with Beanie the dog.
- Breakfast with Ed and his Mum
- A spot of shopping in Doncaster
- 2-3 hour journey to Warkworth settle into 'Tower Cottage' on Castle Street
- Drove to find a grocery store, stocked up on food and drink for the week away
- Snuggles on the Sofa with Ed and the 4th series of 'The Big Bang Theory'

- Breakfast, head off for a walk along the beach, which turned out more to be an adventure. 4 hours later. Knackered and bus back to cottage.
- Cosy Night in, fell asleep on the sofa. Dinner and bed.

- Headed into the town of Alnwick
- Headed off home, 6 hour drive.
Was good to be home, we had a great time, but felt we had used our time best we could on the Saturday, on our 'Adventure' laughter, frustration, getting lost, finding hope again hehe. The Weather started turning nasty so decided both that we would head home.

Photos: Picture 1: Tower Cottage, 1 Castle Street. Picture 2: View from outside our bedroom window and lounge. Picture 3: Beautiful Chandelier in the lounge. Picture 4: River near by the cottage. Picture 5: Walk along the beach. Picture 6: Birds on the telephone wires, I thought looked nice :) All photos taken by Dannii


When I saw that Saturated Canary's Challenge blog was supporting such a great cause, I had to create something!
For every entry into the challenge (up to 500), Saturated Canary will donate $1 to Susan G Kolmen for the Cure in Jen's honor.
This is my first white on white effect card so don't be too harsh on me ;) But as I love colour I wanted to add something that would stand out and be rather striking against the white. So I decided on Snow White as she is bright and so fun to colour. I also found some pom poms in my stash I thought I would never use.

Backing Paper - White Card Embossed with Universal Embossing Folder - Venus and a dotty folder.
Digi - Snow White by Saturated Canary
Promarkers: Cool Grey 1, Black, Dusky Pink, Royal Blue, Yellow, Buttercup, Poppy, Coca and Pine
Text - Happy Birthday from Tickets stampset by Kanban
Dies - Sizzix Ovals, Scallop and Marianne Design, English Rose.
Embellishments - Mini Pom Poms

I would like to enter this project into the following Challenges:
Saturated Canary Challenge: Dotty 30/08/12 - 12/09/12
Natalie and Amy: Anything Goes 30/08/12 - 1/10/12
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Sweet Treats 11/09/12 - 18/09/12 
(Apples and Digi Stamp used.)

Saturday 1 September 2012

Brown, Blue LOTV Fairy

I am so pleased to be a Design Team member of Spark Your Creativity, along with some other lovely ladies...
Corrinne (The Boss :)
Sept 2012 - Dec 2012
Dannii (Me)

{Use what you have, more recycling}

For my first DT Card for Anything Goes, I have used:
1x 6x6 Card and Envelope

Backing Papers and Card - 1x Inside of Sports Drink Multipack (Recycling) for the Brown Cardboard
2x 6x6 Paris & Co, Designer Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye
Stamp - 1x Lili of the Valley, Dandelion Clock Stamp
Promarkers: Oatmeal, Cool Aqua, Tea Green, Sandstone and Caramel
Text - 3x Heart Rub-ons from Doodlebug Design Inc. All mixed up
Dies - Spellbinders, Nestibilities - Standard Circle and Classic Scalloped Circles and Sizzix Flourish die
Embellishments - 15x Loose Silver Gems, 5x Flowers and Glitter Glue.

I would like to enter this into the following 10 Challenges:
ATC's and Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes 24/08/12 - 07/09/12
Broken Box Stock - Brown Bag'n (Recycled brown box) 24/08/12 - 09/09/12
Avadares – Make It Sparkle (Gems and Glitter used) 31/08/12 - 27/09/12
Crafty Catz - 3 embellishments (Gems, Flowers and Flourishes), 2 papers, 1 image 31/08/12 - 6/09/12
Daring Cardmakers – Focus on Flowers (Dandelion in main image, flower embellishments and flower shaped outline) 31/08/12 - 7/09/12
Inspire Me Fridays – Anything Goes 30/08/12 - 6/09/12
Polka Doodles – Flowers 31/08/12 - 09/09/12
QKR Stampede – Anything Goes 31/08/12 - 6/09/12
Totally Papercrafts – Sketch 31/08/12 - 6/09/12
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes 28/08/19 - 2/08/12