Tuesday 31 August 2010

Are you a winner??.........I am!!

Always, always always running late lately. Perhaps I should just miss out September and catch up. Seriously, I just popped on to announce the winner of the August giveaway which is my dear crafting buddy Nayski. Even more tat from me to put on her shelf, good job she has more space now!!!(I'm laughing cos I just sent her something for her birthday, will upload that later).

Also, after a few days absence from the pc came back to find that my entry to the Stamp Man challenge was chosen as a winner and I now have a £10 voucher to spend. Thanks so much to the DT for choosing my entry, I am most flattered gven the quality of the entries. Now, what do you suppose I shall choose??

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Challenge Entries .....

Hey ho not much happenning here at the moment, it's all a bit boring. I seem to be very busy but not really doing anything that is making me feel very satisfied. Would help if the sun could decide to shine BEFORE 5.30 in the evening lol. Just when it's missed my garden completely. Also decorating, which seems to necessitate complete disorder throughout the house even when nothings happenning - had a huge dressing table in my craft room all last week much to my annoyance but what can you do?It also seems to require a lot of SHOPPING, really not my favourite pastime. Kind of bearable if DD comes with me but then it costs me twice as much lol.

Anyhow, suddenly realised I had been very organised and done two Stamp Man challenges and then forgotten to upload them. The first is ATCs for the August swap - the theme is time. They are more than a little grungy, but look a bit better in real life, honest!!
Here is an easel card I had made in adavance for the Monthly challenge (although after a quick check on the blog this stamp seems to be very popular so not a very original choice!!)
Also made a 'New Baby' card for a colleague at work - it's a big A4 card so we can all sign it, template for the little bib was in my stash, think I downloaded it from someone's blog, sorry don't know whose!!
Finally, card for my daughter who is 19 in a few days time..... now where did THAT year go?

Monday 9 August 2010

August Giveaway time...

wow, didn't July go quickly?! I have chosen a summery theme this month as I have been noticing that there don't seem to be as many butterflies this year, so I thought I would do some of my own.

Used a lot of tissue paper and paint to get some lovely texture on the cover of this altered slide mailer and used a brand new stamp I got from Viv to make the butterfly on the front - I doubled it up, stamping on to vellum to make the top set of wings.
Inside I used half of some pretty little butterfly stickers I have - thought they sort of looked like one of those old fashioned display cabinets stuck in the niches of the mailer. They are a little shiny, I did wonder if it would be better to have made my own butterflies but hey ho it's done now. I just love the sumptious reds and oranges, which incidentally are the colour theme for the current UK Art Raffle so I think I may make something similar for that.

The giveaway will stay open until 8.00 pm on Sunday 29th August and all you have to do to be included in the draw is leave a comment on this post before then. Feel free to link from your blogs, international players welcome. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday 8 August 2010


of challenge entries to post. Trying to be organised this month (no chance) as last month I was constantly chasing my tail. First, at Tuesday Taggers the theme is 'Black'. Harder than it sounds. As I am in mega card production mode I chose to make a card. First I stamped and clear embossed onto the plain black card using a Clarity swirl stamp - always an elegant look to a plain piece of card. Then I stamped a little Geisha from a Debbi Moore set and mounted her on a panel. Added a rather dodgy japanesee knot I found in my 'oriental box' that I remember making from a tutorial by Ange.

Secondly an entry for the current Stamp Man Challenge which is 'Take Two Colours'. Just some colour blending using purple and turquoise and stamping with a variety of stamps, mainly Tim Holtz ones I think. Technically I suppose there are grey and black in there as well but think it squeaks in.Not totally sure that is an appropriate sentiment for a card but there you go!!

That's all for today, have decorating to do but hopefully will find time to put the finishing touches to the giveaway ready to be uploaded tomorrow. Hope you will come back and play.

Monday 2 August 2010

We have a winner for July....

Sorry I'm a bit late with the draw, slobbed in front of the box yesterday evening and didn't make it to the pc. I'm pleased to say the 'winner' is a wonderful artist, Cathy from across the pond. Which is rather spooky as I was talking about Cathy to my husband today, vis a vis the fact she lives in Alaska and some great photos she posted of a place called glacier gardens. If you haven't seen Cathy's work then do pop over to her blog and have a look - she is a very talented lady!!

I haven't even got a photo of my holiday to post as they are still in the camera and I'm feeling very lazy. Bad blogger!! Thanks everyone for taking part, there should be a new giveaway at the weekend, though I'm not quite sure yet what it will be....... See ya soon!!

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