Wednesday, 30 April 2008
I have also been trying to fit a few bits of crafting in and will show you what I have been up to as soon as my camera battery is charged and I can take some photo's.
Hope everyone is well and the weather is better than it is here - it has not stopped raining all day and the road is flooded a little way down from me. Let's hope we see some more sun soon.
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Sorry for not posting for the last few days. I have been so busy and my crafting has taken a back seat. I decided on Friday I was going to have a major tidy. I have a large shed in the back garden which I have used for storage for a few years. It is fully insulated and has electricity etc so I thought it was a great space going to waste. My idea was to create a workshop in there and have a lot more space for making things etc. This obviously meant sorting out the accumulated clutter. What I thought would take a day turned into 3 days and I'm still not there. I have sorted out so much stuff to go and have made good use of my local freecycle site.
I had a break from tidying yesterday morning to go to my local car boot sale, I thought I'd go and see what bargains I could find. It took me 2 and a half hours to walk around and I bought 1 thing - not a great success. I got home, looked in the mirror and saw that I was extremely sunburnt as well. I know I should have put sun cream on but it didn't look that sunny when I went out. So it goes without saying I am in pain today and even though I keep thinking about going and finishing the tidying in the shed I can't seem to find the enthusiasm. It may be a while before I have a fully functioning craft workshop!
I'll let you know how it goes and if I ever make the move into the garden shed!!!
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Along with a couple of cards the postman also brought a beatiful fat book page from Potter, (Lindsay), this morning. This is for the Fairy Fat Book Page swap which is currently taking place on the CM&P Forum. Thought I'd share it with everyone, I think the fairy is very cute and I love the soft feathers Lindsay has used on the back.
Hope everyone is having a good day.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
And the inside:
There is an ATC competition taking place on the Card Making and Papercraft Forum at the moment. The theme is black and white. I love black and white but normally always add a splash of colour somewhere for example an image of a lady in black and white but with red lips etc. I spent ages thinking about the ATC and found some inspiration when I was going through my stamp drawer. I found a set of stamps which included a pocket watch and decided I would use the theme 'time'.
Here is what I finally came up with:
What do you think? I know I'm up against some fantastic artists so I'm not holding my breath and doubt I'll win. Anyway I believe it's all about the taking part and creating something you are happy with rather than the winning.
I'm going to be very busy today, I've got some orders to complete, an ATC to make for a competition on the CM&P Forum and a get well card to make for a member of the forum who accidentally slipped and broke her arm. Plus lots of other things that will no doubt crop up during the day.
Oh well, better get started, I'll hopefully get back and show you what I manage to achieve a little later.
Monday, 21 April 2008
So now I have to tell you 7 things about myself:
1. I love anything crafty - an easy one for starters and no shock there!!
2. I have done a parachute jump for charity
3. I have never been abroad apart from a trip to Calais via the tunnel to buy cheap alcohol
4. I hate football
5. I collect old/antique sewing machines
6. I am a sweet-a-holic, any sweets will do but especially jelly tots
7. I love cooking
I found the most difficult part of this swap was finding animals which begin with certain letters, x was a real problem and in the end I used the latin name for the swordfish, (xiphias gladius). Not sure of that's cheating or not!!!
Anyway here are the photos of my finished ATC's.
Angelfish, butterfly, cat, dragonfly, emu, frog, goldfish:
Hummingbird, iguana, jellyfish, kangaroo, ladybird, monkey:
Nessie, owl, penguin, queen bee, rabbit, sheep:
Tortoise, unicorn, vulture, woodpecker, xiphias gladius, yak and zebra:
Hope you like them, let me know what you think.
Friday, 18 April 2008
Sorry I didn't manage to post at all while I was away, the wifi connection was down the whole time and I couldn't get on the internet at all - lots of withdrawal symptoms and loads of emails to go through now.
Anyway I'm glad to be back and able to post again. I managed to finish all the invitations I needed to make and make quite a few cards while I was away. I'll share them with you later when I've got through all the emails and taken photos to upload.
Hope everyone is well.
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
And the second:
Both cards have a piece of delicate lace behind the coloured ribbon but it not showing that well in the photos.
I am going to go away for a break tomorrow for about 10 days so I won't be around much but I am taking my computer so I may be able to post a few times.
Hope everyone has a good start to April and I'll be back soon.
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
So thank you so much Kerry, please visit her fantastic blog at www.angelwings2.blogspot.com
The first is the Arte Y Pico Award:
The Arte Y Pico Award is given to those who share their art and creativity and make a contribution to the blogging world. There are 5 rules attached to this award:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs which you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting materials and also contribution to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link of the blogger who gave him/her the award.
4. Award winner and the one who has given the award have to show the link to the Arte Y Pico blog.
5. To show these rules.
As I am new to the blogging world I haven't really had that much time to look at many other blogs, there are a few I really love and return to again and again and for this reason I have chosen to pass on this award to the following people:
Isa - Your cards are amazing, I love visiting your blog and looking at what you have been up to and especially the stamps you have been using. www.isabelslittlecorner.blogspot.com
Anice - I love reading about how your business is progressing and what new products you are introducing an your cards are fab too. www.funkyhand.blogspot.com
Karen - Your creations are fantastic, there is always something to look at and take inspiration from on your blog. www.kazmac.blogspot.com
LazyKay - I know you have already recieved this award but I'd also like to give it to you, your blog is great and I love looking at your new creations. www.freewebs.com/bean-sidhe/blog.htm
Kerry - right back at you - I visit your blog frequently and I love your style and everything yoy make, you have inspired me with your creations and for that I thank you. www.angelwings2.blogspot.com
Thank you again to Kerry.