Monday, 31 March 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
BUT, what I discovered in that short time has put a huge grin on my very weary face!
Firstly I discovered that Martine over on the Crafts Beautiful forum has selected my Fairie Poppets card as the winning card in her Fantasy Card Challenge. THANK YOU Martine- it was a great challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed taking part.
Secondly, Liz44 over on the Just Bex Forum had asked my about the Hampton Art stamp I used to make my latest inchie cards. I directed her where to go to spend her money- as us crafters do!!! What does she do to repay me- She nominates my inchie card to be feautured on Inspirational which they followed up and I am featured on there today!!!!
Thank you for making a lovely ending to a very long and tiring week!
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
and a little parcel of crafty goodies. I was hoping it would be some of the new stamps I have ordered but it was 2 more CB folders!! Yipppeee, I now own "Swiss Dots" and "Perfectly Paisley!" Now I am off to try them out with my fingers crossed that when Mr Postie arrives later with letter post, some stamps will arrive too.....greedy aren't I!!!
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Monday, 24 March 2008
The next is inspired by a challenge from Martine over on Crafts Beautiful, who challenge us to;
I took an easy route and used a Faerie Poppets decoupage sheet that had been sitting in my conservatory for yonks!!!! Haven't done any decoupage for ages, it's another great craft you can do easily while watching TV!!! I also took the opportunity to make a commission card that I needed to do! Sorry, not great pics- will try to re do them in daylight!!
Saturday, 22 March 2008
And lastly I have just made up a card using one of the images recently water coloured. This Penny Black stamp is once again, one that I have had for many years. I got it, used, from a crafting forum member and like the other doggy Penny Black stamp - up until now I have been too unsure about trying it!!! All I have done is coloured it and embellished the puddle and his little nose with some glossy accents.
Friday, 21 March 2008
Thursday, 20 March 2008
Nothing fancy, just trying out a few stamps. I stuck to the criteria for the Back 2 basics challenge on Crafts by Carolyns. Sorry picture is awful, it is so cold and dull here today.
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
I simpified it,resized the eggs, made a basic concertina card, cut rectangles of "grass" and attacked them with my craft knife to make little grassy pockets for the Easter Egg tags. I kept the tags very plain and simply for Champs to embellish with her Easter pics...I do hope she likes it!!
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
and here is todays attempt...please say I have improved...even a little bit!! (crosses fingers and runs off!)
Monday, 17 March 2008
Sunday, 16 March 2008
This one I embellished with some fine pink glitter, the flower is the Quickutz daisy, embossed with a CB folder, and topped by one of Lisa's (The Craft Fairies) gingham blooms.
This one I struggled with, the stamp was so much bigger than what I have worked with so I kept it really basic, but I loved colouring this one in. I used a silver gel pen to edge the sign, colour in the little ear-rings and of course make the tiara sparkly!! Please escuse the quality of painting- it has been a long while since my threadbare brushes have been used.
My last card was inspired by Jack, who was rummaging around my stamp collection (not that much to rummage around but still!) to make his nan a birthday card. As I was "guiding" him with suggestions, we discovered a stamp I got 2nd hand ages ago and never used. So I stamped one image for Jack to colour and one for me...I love her, I think she is so pretty!!! I am stamping a few more images of her in a minute so I can watercolour them tonight!!!! I used glossy accents on her little nose and the flowers on her hat and pinnafore.
Saturday, 15 March 2008
I decided to treat myself to some crafty time today- been quite self indulgent actually as all I have made is one little card, but it was very theraputic! I have made my first ever challenge from My Time to Craft! http://www.mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
"Hi everyone! Thank you for taking part in last week's challenge, looks like you had a lot of fun with it. This week's challenge is - Ticked Pink! So add plenty of pink to your projects! Remember make anything you want using our theme, an ATC, Card, Tag, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4).We will have some new designers next week - so pop by to see their work! "
and boy oh boy...is my card pink!!!
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
So in addition to my hectic life I am somehow going to fit a training program in...did it in 2006 in exactly 40 mins, would love to beat that but will just aim to get around for now!
PLEASE, PLEASE, if you are reading this and can spare even a pound or two, please donate. So many lives are being hit by cancer and I just feel compelled to help in any way I can. My Just Giving webpage is at the top of the blog! Thank you.
( I did consider taking Amelia around with me for the first kilometer...but then I decided that WOULD have been too foolish!!!
Sunday, 9 March 2008
Friday, 7 March 2008
I have had some absolutely wonderful handcrafted cards...thank you!!!! Like a fool I have proudly stuck them all to my patio doors before taking piccies, but I will do that tomorrow.
Chris manged to get away from work earlier so at least we have a bit more time together, but even so we have an excuse to treat ourselves ...all weekend!!