Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Some Exciting News

Well today I have had some great news and I'm really excited. I've been chosen to join the Design Team for One Stop Card Crafts. I've been jumping around the house all afternoon since I found out.

They have an online shop which can be found here and also a blog which is here. Why not pop over and have a look, the shop has lots of goodies and there is also a discount scheme so the more you spend the more you save - and you even get free p&p within the UK.

Congratulations also to the other DT members:-

Donna Ferguson - Luvocardz
Sharon Traynor- Cards n Greetings
Nikki Austin - Its the day to ....
Margaret Woodward
Paula Cross
Eleanor Docherty

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Altered Canvas

This small canvas I altered for a forum friend as part of a "Me to you" swap I'm involved in. I used acrylic paints, chipboard letters, stamps and distress inks. It was hard to get a photo showing the true colour, it is much lighter in "real life".

please click for larger view

Monday, 22 September 2008

Half a Street

Here are some more houses I made for the house swap I'm involved in - only 4 to go now. I used distress inks and various stamps to make these.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Friends Fat Book Page

I came across another challenge blog today whilst blog hopping - Theme Thursday. This weeks challenge is to make a 4" x 4" page using the theme of friends.

For my page, I firstly stamped a paperbag studio stamp onto white cardstock using black ink. I then masked the image off and used a brayer and a brilliance three colour ink pad to make my background. I added the words best friends and coloured the stamped image using distress ink pads.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

My First House

This is the first house I've made. It is for a swap I've joined and I have to make a total of 10 houses.

I used thick white card and cut out the house shape. I then used distress inks and gold glimmer mist and the stamps I have used are from Paper Artsy.

Inky Pocket

Today I have made a pocket for Hels in my pocket challenge. The challenge this week is to have a bottle cap hidden inside your pocket.

I used a thick white piece of card and cut it following the instructions on Hels blog. I used various stamps and adirondack & distress inks and of course a bottle cap into which I put a fabric flower with gem centre.

I'm quite pleased with the way my pocket turned out as I used only inks and stamps (no papers or extra card), and I used the masking technique a couple of times too.

Basic Grey ATC

Whilst blog hopping I came across a new challenge site which is based around using Basic Grey products. Unfortunately I missed the 1st weeks challenge, but I have joined in with the 2nd challenge, which is to make an ATC. The challenge blog can be found here.

For my ATC I used Basic Grey aged & confused paper from the sublime collection as a base for my ATC. I then stamped the girl photo art collage stamp (I Brake For Stamps) using versamark green ink directly onto the BG paper. I used various other word/saying stamps, again using green ink and then cut out the words I wanted to use. I tripple embossed the saying believe in your dreams (Cats Life Press). The other words I used 3d gloss on to make them stand out.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Birthday Thank You's

Well earlier this week was my Birthday, so I just wanted to say a huge thank you to those who sent me cards and handcrafted gifts. I will get some photo's of the cards etc. on my blog soon.

So big thank you's to the following people:-

Alison, She, Bee
Andrea, Jo, Claire
Hels, Vanessa, Gillian
Jacqueline, Debi, Rachel
Nicky, Shaz, Wendy
Shazza, Tracey, Hilda
Barbara, Joy

Monday, 8 September 2008

All Grown Up

Well I can't believe it, but my son started Secondary/High School last Wednesday - I can't believe how grown up he looked in his uniform. He seems to have settled in really well and made quite a few new friends.