Wednesday 27 July 2011

I Made some Art!!

Well a card and a few ATCs. And a couple of things I can't show you yet. I started the ATCs about 10 days ago.... story of my life really as I am sure you are very, very bored of hearing. Anyhow these are all for trade if anyone is interested.

Just had one of those days when everyone b******* off and left me alone and I suddenly thought - right, I'm going in that craft room and I'm not coming out until I've finished something. Well I did come out for the odd cuppa but basically that's how I've spent my Tuesday. And then two hours messing about on this decrepit old pc trying to upload and post here there and everywhere (My graphics programme has now decided it won't open any more - whatever next?).

Here's the card - this was a 'commission' for a friend. She asked me two months ago and the ceremony is next week and I made it today. Police cadet/trainee/passing out whatever in case that isn't obvious. Nothing like leaving things till the last minute is there?

Have a great day!!

Wednesday 20 July 2011

WOYWW - kid's stuff!!

It's that occasional Wednesday when I am home so I have actually been in my craft room today prepping the samples for my some of my summer children's activities (err,... isn't this your day off? thought work was done at work... well think again). Anyhow it needed to be done and now I'm feeling a lot less anxious.

When I popped over to Julia's blog just now she said her desk looked a little grown up - well I had to laugh, mine is covered in craft for 4 - 8 yr olds. So you can see the toilet roll holder clown and elephant (he needs a feather on his head though to make him a circus elephant I think), the lion 'puppet', and at last the carousel which I have been really nervous about but which came together fine which considering it is made up of templates from 3 different projects is a bit of a miracle. It is a bit fiddly but I'm only doing that one with a small group of older children as quite a bit has to be prepped beforehand and I don't have the time or space. I showed the idea to a colleague at another library and she has gone mad - she will be doing it with about 30 children at once!!! Glad I won't be there that day lol.

Under the mess somewhere are the ATCs I started yesterday but now won't get time to finish till the weekend as it's work work work from here on in.

Anyhow, happy 'hump' day to you all and enjoy WOYWW. Oh, if you don't know what that is, then pop over to Julia's blog for a look see.

Sunday 17 July 2011


as I am seriously time challenged this month due to prepping all the summer Children's activities at work - have gone a bit mad this year so now I am paying the price for over committing myself!!!

So the upshot is I haven't been doing much crafting and although I have a couple of things in reserve I thought I might share something with you and have a slightly different giveaway this month.

As some of you will know, my postcard entry was the editor's choice in Craft Stamper magazine last month. I was dead chuffed because it is one of the few things I've entered anywhere this year.

When my prize arrived it was a set of crafty individual papers and stamps. I had to suppress a chuckle because they are the same stamps and papers I won for my Christmas mailer which I entered in to Alter it Monthly. So being a cheeky girl, I emailed CI and asked if they would swap the stamps for me. They very kindly agreed to send me my choice of stamps and even paid the postage. What's more they told me to keep the set I had and use them for a giveaway. How kind is that? So that is exactly what I am doing. The set in question is CI-284 and contains lovely images of young girls - great for beach or friendship themes. I do hope that whoever wins will take the time to upload a project to the CI gallery and say 'thank you' as it is their generosity that has made this possible.

So the July draw is for this lovely red rubber stamp plate. Usual rules apply, please leave a comment on this post if you would like to be included, international players welcome and feel free to link from your own blogs. Closing Date 8.00 pm Sunday 31st July.

Sunday 3 July 2011

June giveaway winner - and another month gone...

You may recall that I mentioned in my last post that I was going on holiday. Well I had a lovely week in Portugal and came back very relaxed and happy. (Do you like my digital scrapbook page? First one I've ever done).

While I was away, my darling OH (bless 'im) decided we needed a faster broadband which he duly had installed - it's brill. He neglected to consider however how many different places I would have to go and change my email address as that also, apparently, had to change (seethe seethe). I'm getting there but it's blooming tedious when nothing ever seems to work first time. I thought I'd sorted all my probs with blogger but now I just have different ones lol.

Added to this we all had preliminary notice of redundancy at work (it was expected but doesn't make it any easier). 19 jobs will go by the end of the year :0(. Finally my daughter left to go and work in Spain (trauma trauma) and I have only just got used to the idea when, hey ho, she rings today and says it isn't working out she's coming back next week. She gave up a well paid (if admittedly rather boring) job for this 'adventure' and will now be coming back broke, unemployed and barely even an experience to make it all worthwhile. Joy, two teenagers under my feet all summer.

Anyhow less of my moanings except to say I can't believe it is July already. Something has seriously gone wrong with this year. But, I must get on with the advertised business.

It did take me a while to finish the June giveaway as I really have not been in a crafty mood. But this is the revised front page. I decided not to add anything to the centre layouts and they can be seen on the post below (yes,that was the last time I blogged). Here is the back cover.

And the winner is:........Marit. Get in touch soon Marit so I can arrange to post it out to you!!

Finally I just wanted to share this beautiful card I received from Laura last month's winner. It was a lovely surprise when I returned home and reminds me how much I enjoy seeing other people's art and trading. So I'd better get off my sorry butt, stop moaning and start crafting!! See you all soon (I hope!!).

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