Monday, 30 June 2008
After dropping the hedgehog off at the vets I went on to do a bit of shopping, thinking it would be quite quiet on a Monday morning, boy was I wrong, I think everyone in the area had decided to go to the same shop as me at the same time, it was packed and the queues were awful. On top of that they were servicing about half the fridges so there were no yogurts, dairy products or fresh fish available. Oh well I guess I'll just have to brave the shops another day this week.
Then I was home about an hour and a half later than I had hoped. At least the sun is shining and the sky is blue here at the moment. I need to go and post my blog candy off to Bubbles and I've got a card to make for a graduation and I must get it done today so I'm off to try and complete it. There just aren't enough hours in the day sometimes but I'll let you know how I get on.
Drum roll please!
The lucky winner is:
Congratulations. Please email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post all your goodies on to you.
Once again thank for taking part, look out for more candy when I reach 5000 visitors.
Sunday, 29 June 2008
- Alphabet rubber stamps
- Paper punch
- Gold transfer foil
- Self adhesive stones, (clear)
- Peel offs
I'll keep looking as well so there may very well be more in the packet when I send it!Good luck everyone who has entered, I'll draw the winner tomorrow morning so there's still time to leave me a comment on the post below if you want to enter.
Friday, 27 June 2008
I know it is only 1000 visitors which is not that many in the grand world of blogging but I am really pleased that people want to look at what I've been doing and keep coming back for further visits.
As a thank you, I'm got my first lot of blog candy to give away, nothing spectacular but I'll have a root around in all my crafty drawers and find a nice selecetion of bits and pieces for one lucky person. All you have to do is leave a comment on this message and I'll pick a winner out of the hat after the weekend. Please check back next week to see if you have won!!
I made a birthday card this morning for one of my mother's work colleagues. All I knew about her was what Mum said - which was she's a girly girl and likes pink! This is what I came up with. The first picture is of the outside of the card. I wanted to keep this simple and I think what I've done says everything!
The second picture is of the inside of the card. I took inspiration for this card from a picture of another card I found while searching through google. I am really pleased with the finished result and think I've managed to create a sophisticated girly card.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
I've been quite busy sorting out all my stock/stash over the past couple of evenings. I was surprised at just how much I have, I knew there was a lot but there were lots of things I don't even remember buying. I decided I wouldn't buy anything else until I'd used up lots. Well that was going well until I popped to the garden centre and thought I ought to have a look in the craft shop while I was there - well they had some bargains which were just too good to miss!! I bought some 12x12 paper and a couple of sets of alphabet stamps - will power, what will power!!!
I have made a few atc's today. One is for a competition so I won't post a picture of it here just yet. The other three I've made are a series of Oriental Fortune atc's. Each has a hand painted and stamped background and a little fortune, (like a fortune cookie).
I thoroughly enjoyed making them and it made me realise it's been a while since I made some atc's just for the sake of making them rather than entering an organised swap. Here's a photo of the finished atc's:
I put them up for swap on the CM&P Forum and they all went quite quickly, which is always nice!!
Saturday, 21 June 2008
I've been going through a bit of a crafting dry spell these past few weeks. I sit down at the desk and hope inspiration will hit, after about half an hour of sitting staring at all my stash I admit defeat and walk away for another day.
Don't know what's wrong with me. I'm hosting another mystery swap on the CM&P forum and received 2 entries this morning. They are fantastic and they have given me a bit of motivation, so I'm going to sit and try to make something today.
The weather is awful here so at least I won't be looking out the window wishing I was outside. I'll let you know how I get on and show you what I manage to make, if anything!
Monday, 9 June 2008
Here are the first 4 pages I have made, hope you like them:
Quick update on the past week - I've been enjoying some good weather at last and spent much of the weekend working in the garden, my aching limbs are wishing I hadn't spent quite so long weeding but it had to be done! I've also been busy making some fat book pages for a new swap on the CM&P Forum.
The craft sale I told you about went well. Each person could only take a very limited amount of stock and I took about 20 cards and 4 little maze books. All my stock sold in the first 30 minutes so I'm really happy, just wish I could have taken more but hopefully it will result in some future orders - fingers crossed.
Hope everyone has had a good weekend and the weather has been good for you also - perhaps summer is finally here - it'll probably snow tomorrow now I've said that!!!
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
- Cotton Wool
- Fake or dried flower
The swap closed at the end of May and even though there were not as many people taking part as in previous months I think it was a great success, the ATC's are all fantastic. I feel very privileged when I host a swap because I get to see all the amazing work up close. Here are my entries:
You can't really see it in the picture but the robin is my fingerprint!
Now all I have to do is think of 3 items to be used in the June swap - thinking cap on!!
Monday, 2 June 2008
I got back yesterday but have been feeling quite unwell so didn't manage to make it on here to say hi! Anyway I'm back and have a list as long as my arm of stuff I need to do and make. I'll catch up and post some photo's either later today or tomorrow.