Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Sorry about the curly paper but I heat embossed and painted the paper so its had a real bad day but should be OK when I put it in a Scrapbook.
I stamped the Autumn leaves swirls with a versamark pad then used clear embossing powder then painted it white. Of course the paint dries really quickly but using a bit of a sponge and a tiny bit of water burnished the swirls so they stand out. I used a Rubber Stampede stamp for the feathers and Hero Arts works (thanks Jan for the stamp) The title was cut with my cricut and I found it in a list of Beatle songs. So UKS challenge for this week done.
And look what flew in from the US, there's some great colours of ribbon just right for Christmas and I love alphabets, and most importantly Mickey's font. Thanks DD.
Also I love my OH I now own a green bug (cuttlebug) and some embossing folders but I've worked out how to use the Fiskars templates, those awful things you were suppose to rub over with an embossing tool then they brought out a tool to make thing easier yeah right. So glad I didn't chuck them out.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I've finished the little wedding book for my SIL and OH will be taking it with him on Friday to drop it off. So just a few of the pages, I didn't add stripes of paper just my dinky flowers and titles and a bit of ribbon. Sorry about some of the pics just realised the some of the pages reflected against each other.
I seemed to have run out of steam craft wise, although I have this week challenge on my desk, the feathers and silver I have sorted that out and I know what the title shall be just need to find some paper that pleases me.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Couldn't belive it on UKS, the Green Buttons have a challenge to do a LO about yourself that is silly/fun and what did I do on Friday started this LO not sure if it need anything more. Did wonder if I should doodle stitching round the egde but sometimes you do something then wish you didn't so I think I might leave well alone. I've used K & Co papers not sure what they're called.
Well the house stinks of BBQ and not one drop of rain isn't that great and OH finally managed to use his chimera (spelling).
Plan to finish the little mini book today and sort out a card for a card swap on Mod Scraps, then there's the challenge on UKS that includes "wings and feathers!"
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I've managed the challenge this week, a link to Pooh, use something beginning with a B and using scraps (BG Phoebe) didn't manage the honey colour. Not really sure its all worked does look over cute. Using pics of myself for my next LO just waiting for covered chipboard to dry. And I've sorted out what I want to do tomorrow at the crop, pics are printed, pp chosen and words picked.
You will be glad to hear I don't smell anymore, christened the bath last night, had to be careful no filling it to the top till its nearly overflowing cos the tiles are not all up yet. OH is pleased he has a sink with a cupboard underneath to hide all my multibuys, men they just don't understand the concept of saving money if my favourite shampoo is on BOGOF it doesn't matter that I have a dozen already I'm saving money in the long run!!!!!!!!
Friday, August 24, 2007
As you can see my little Magician's Bear is now standing on his own two feet and I only have the hat to finish, but the worse is yet to come. The backstitching outline, it has to be done. If you think he's cute now watch him come alive when the outlines have been done. Have decided I shall make him into a cushion, but I shall make it in patchwork so will have to find the right material to make it.
All the prizes are in, the fab frame is from Scrappy Do's, my Design Collective has been renewed for another month and a super little scrappbooking handbag, with cute paper and bits from Snapdragon.
Well the weathermen are saying we're in for a good weekend (they've been saying all week that things will get better!!!!!!!!!!) But if you round my way on Sunday there's a crop at Mychett community centre starts at 10 finishes at 4 and theres no stash shopping. I'm on a stash diet really spent a lot last month and I so want a cuttlebug. Used Sis for embossing its so fantastic might just get some embossing thingys and take supplies over to Sis.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
There's a monthly card challenge on UKS for polka dots, it was like a light bulb go off. I brought this Hobby Art dress at the Art of the Craft demo day. Jennie had shrunk them on shrink plastic. I stamped it out three times in brilliance pearlesent poppy, cut out and layered the skirt only. The little hanger was quickutz.
The last two are the Penny Black girlies that I brought from Newbury, using my watercolour pencils that I brought WHS many moons ago.
I have received all my prizes from UKS summer cyber crop so when the sun does actually make an appearance I take a pic. Its been dark, dank and dismal now since the Wedding on Saturday can this summer get any worse.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The last two, winabella and Imeldabella, still using freebie papers and another bubblebella.
I've been given the look by my OH I think it something to do with my craftroom overflowing into the dining room (which use to be taken over by DS). I've been using the plummer as the reason for no housework and has he's only here this week I'm making the most of it. Then DS hinted about his curtains, I promised to take up, do you think if I used the excuse all my pins are covered in pva will work mmmmm no I didn't think so.
So tidying up the craftroom is the order of the day, I'll do the UKS weekly challenge, then its curtains (well maybe)
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
So who wasn't going to get on the bandwagon for bellas, that would be me. I thought you could only get them from the US an call me chicken but I've never brought from across the pond. Was looking at the cardmaking on UKS and discovered that they are in fact in this country although they can't be brought online or shown on shop websites.
Was that problem, nope I pm Kitty from First Class Crafts and asked which ones she had and then went on stampin bella to have a look and brought the ones I liked.
So that would be retailfellabella, cruisabella don't you just love the car and bubblebella. I have brought a couple more but don't want to upset blogger, I've been blogging loads of pics lately. Bubblebella and retailfella bella I used freebie mag papers and Cruisabella making memories paper. Sis Cuttlebug has arrived but I'm not going over there till Thursday.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
So not much crafting today and I only managed to finish one of the LO from Wednesday, the other one is a double and I'm hoping to use it for photos from today.
The LO uses one piece of patterned paper which I've used scenic route and bazzill.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
There's a card challenge on UKS using Doodlebug stash, handy that cos I've brought some just to make cards with, the pinwheel shape is a craftwork template.
The weekly challenge on UKS is to use Allied colours, b/w or sepia photo, something metal and hidden journalling.
All present and correct on the Grandma LO, the hidden journalling is one of the tags along side the photo.
I've lost a photocopy of something really important I believe it to be in a safe place, I've found other misplaced stuff ( I knew they were in a safe place) but not what I'm looking for.
Well I'm all ready to go to Middx should be fun but we decided only to take tools and buy stuff up there well I still want my brads to go and maybe my eyelets, then there's my ribbons and I might need a template or two and what if I want to do some stamping. Can I cope with leaving all my lovely stash behind guess I'll have too.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I was bored of easy cards but when you are on the roll you've just got to go with the flow. The Scribbled trees are DeNami Design but it belongs to Sis so not sure when or where she brought although Stamp Addicts are the supplier in this country. The blue trees are last years Francoise Read's clear stamps, simply stamped in brilliance ink, matted on pearlescent blue paper which is available at craft creations.
The penquins are clear stamps, sorry don't know the company but Sis brought them this year at Newbury. (I personally thought they were expensive till I realised that I paid a similar price for some circle stamps!) I forgot to take my watercolour pencils so had to borrow Sis's why is it somebody else stuff never works like yours, anyway got the hang of her pencils, some stickles and brads layered on red card and PP is I think DCWV from last year but I could be wrong.
I think I'm going to have to start a Francoise Read Fan club because the little car is her's too. Not sure when maybe a couple of years ago cute though. Made very similar as the Penquins.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Life got in the way yesterday and I only managed this class yesterday but I've two kits that I sorted the photos for, and if I can sort out Sis pc should be able to load them tomorrow.
OH is working with BIL so Sis has decided we should make christmas cards this weekend. So I found all my xmas paper, stamps, card ink, embossing powders and anything with a tree, snowflake or anything that glitters. Its all packed and ready to go.
So tomorrow hopefully you shall be seeing some Christmas Cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!