Wednesday 24 February 2010

That week went fast.....

but not a lot has happenned. Still working a lot, still carless, still on the verge of a teenager induced nervous breakdown...... but found time to make a retirement card for a friend (which I forgot to photograph) but which was very like this Mother's Day card. I have wanted to try out this 'easel card' format for a while and I really like it. I used a 'Blanc de niege' (or something) rose stamp that I picked up for a song on ebay. I have a few of these stamps now, great quality and soooo reasonable.

I stamped the rose initially in black and them several times in pink and then decoupaged it although that is not immediately obvious from the photo. I think mum will appreciate this one (Not that she ever doesn't appreciate them of course).

Also squeaked in an entry for the UK Art Raffle. The theme was valentine but with no red or pink, and I made this little heart shaped tag book with some luvvy duvvy words on it. I covered the chipboard shapes with book pages, gessoed, inked, stamped and the used some clear sentiment stickers. Because I don't like the 'hard edge' of the sticker I covered the whole thing in a selection of embossing powders (clear, cosmic shimmer marine sea lustre and holographic) and stamped into it in places. You do need to be a little bit careful with the heat gun or you could lose your stickers...... Edged all round with my Krylon - it never fails to add a bit of class and voila! Once again, although I had dithered for weeks, once I had an idea I was surprised how quickly it all came together and am quite pleased with the result. And it got there already which was a minor miracle in itself.

Well I am working the rest of this week and have a busy weekend planned with my sister (50th birthday) but not working much next week so hopefully I'll have some time to play AT LAST ... just as my new Tim Holtz book arrives I hope!! mmmm but will I get it in time for a get messy project for Tuesday Taggers? Let's hope so!!

Wednesday 17 February 2010

No Time, Make Time, About Time........

Hey ho, not much time for anything much lately and nothing much to blog about. Work and kids driving me crazy. Having worked a 10 hour day I am sitting here waiting for one of them to come home, he left this afternoon while I was at work and no sign of him or answer to my text messages and it is getting near to 11.30 pm. No, I'm not having a nervous breakdown really...................just sitting here trying to distract myself on my blog.......

I could do with some crafty therapy but it just ain't happenning at the moment.

However, in a quick flurry of inspiration late last night I made a tag entry for this week's Tuesday Taggers so thought I would post while I'm hanging about. Sleepless. The theme is Time.

I seem to be stuck in a bit of a card making zone at the mo, so here are a few of my recent offerings. A rather belated 'New Home' card for a friend.

A birthday card,

A couple of feeble attempts at brayering backgrounds (another technique to work on I think!!)

and finally my take (oh all right, a complete lift) on a project on this month's Craft Stamper using the free stamp.


See ya soon.

Monday 15 February 2010


Well that crazy magic carpet ride is over - I didn't make it all the way and I still have plenty of places to visit even without the chance of a prize!!

My winners are as follows:

First Prize, altered coaster book - WANDA aka Crafty Mule

Second Prize, slide pendant - ELLEN

Third Prize, altered tag - SANDRA

I have contacted you all and hope to get your info back by Weds. If I don't hear I will re-draw on Thursday evening.

Congratulations ladies, and thank you to everyone who took part.

Don't forget I run a monthly giveaway, usually uploaded around the 6th of the month and everyone is welcome to join in.


Cindy xx

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