Archive for July, 2010
Just got back from seeing the MIL in Shaftesbury, nice drive in the sunshine.
I just love love love the LOTV stamps, this one is going to be a firm fave too – they are just making them cuter and cuter. The Xmas ones arrived too, can’t wait to get my hands on them!!
As usual these days, this is coloured with Promarkers and mounted on to papers from Papermania, love the muted colours, LOTV sentiment and buttons from stash – simple… Hope you like her. Going shopping with my Mum and Sis now.
I have been up since 5.30 this morning, aargh! So finished a card I started last night at our lovely crop in Ferndown. Just love this stamp, she is just so cute and haven’t stamped her in ages. I cropped her on to card and used the corner punch from Martha Stewart, coloured in with Promarkers and used my new Papermania papers, old stash of flowers, buttons and gems and an LOTV sentiment, eh voila, easy little card.
I have been also finishing off five thank you cards for the girls in my class at work and for the four students in our class who are leaving school today at 19 – we will miss them dreadfully…
And lovely it is here too. Had my hair cut at last so feel much much better…
This is a stamp I was thinking of putting in my selling pile, but thought I would give it a go again and must say, I do like it.
I have coloured her in with Promarkers mounted onto blue cardstock and used some new Jane Edwards ‘A warm welcome’ papers by Papermania, all earth tones and very nice. The sentiment is LOTV, flowers and buttons from my stash and the gems are again from Papermania.
Afternoon – well, it is turning out to be a nice day after all but got some house chores done this morning and bits of gardening. With that out of the way, I have been thinking what else I can use with my new Magnolia Sunset stamp.
This is what I came up with! I have had these Creative Expressions stamps for ages and have done nothing with them at all. They came in a set of three, Beach Gals, Sunny Days and Tropical Flip Flops (which I have used stamped on shrink plastic and they were lovely).
I love this sunset stamp and I think it went well with the Beach Gals, the sign post and the airplane sentiment – all coloured in with promarkers and mounted on to bazzil card stock I got from DCWV again ages ago (it is amazing what you find when you move from one place to another and have to sort things out!!).
Well, what a horrid evening, all this rain and wind – hope it is much better for our School Sports Day tomorrow. We are Pirates!!
So I made this card and just love the Pirate Magnolias and the new Sunset Stamp too (both from Brenda and David at Craft Obsessions).
She is just so cute – I coloured her in with my Promarkers and mounted her onto My Minds Eye paper summer papers, punched out flowers and put brads int he middle and used a Stampin Up sentiment stamp – just loved making it and have started on a few more.
Hope we don’t get kept awake tonight – it is gusting out there somethin’ awful… Take care.
Well, it is turning out to be a good crafting day. I got all my Thank you cards done this morning and instead of doing the boxes I made bookmarks for the girls instead. Making the boxes made my fingers hurt (wish this virus would get out of my system and stop flaring up my arthritis!). I hope the girls will like them. Jo made us similar ones for our second Extravaganza with Jenny Moors – boy do they give us lots of nice giveaways on the days out!
The photo is a bit dark but looks like the rain is coming back.
Be back soon!
Well, I decided to do What’s on your workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW) challenge today and I have got to say it’s work and not too much of a mess – wonders will never cease! If you follow www.Debby4000.blogspot.com and her fantastic cards that she makes, you will see what I mean – Debby has done this challenge for quite a while now and changed her craft room like me recently. She is a great 3D cardmaker, a must see…
I have been making little birdhouse cards using the Stampin Up punch from Jo at Stampin Up – it is such a lovely punch and my inspiration is from Jo’s Blog, another great friend and cardmaker. I am doing Thank You cards for the girls in my class at school for another lovely term in Community Group at Langside School, Poole. I used Daisy D’s papers and Core Dinations black magic card, a bit messy but never mind.
I am thinking about pressies too and Jo did a great class at our last Extravaganza called Sweet Treat Stationery Holder and a birdhouse sweet treat holder (on her blog) so will try and finish them today. (Sorry, photo is a bit blurred). Looks like I am going to be busy!
OK, took a few photos of my new space (about a quarter of the space I had originally for 6 years – what a lucky girl was I!!) but now I know, nearly, where everything is and I have put aside so much stuff to get rid of too. I am a great hoarder and that is very hard for me to do but needs must.
I have quite a few shelves now in place along with my Alex drawer from Ikea (love it) and my two three drawer 12×12 drawers on the left that no scrapbooker can do without. It is still a work in progress and my workspace is very tidy for me (I work in absolute chaos!).
Things will definately move around as I go on but as long as I have my punches, pens and cardstock close to hand I am a happy bunny.
Then on the other side of my galley space I have my computer, printer, scanner etc, more shelf storage, file drawers (not sorted out yet and indeed a work in progress) and my stacker boxes for paper, card and projects. It has taken nearly a week to complete, I have at last got my computer up and running again and can get some work done!
Bye for now…
Well, I am still in a mess and can’t find a place for all my Christmas stock yet but I am nearly there. Hubby has been great and put loads of shelves up for me and now have most of the storage I need but in such a small space that is quite difficult.
So with the rain this morning and me planning on my dayoff to do some gardening!! I have made a few cards using an old Stampin Up fave for a friend’s hubby in Maine who used to work with the lobster boats, so quite apt… The papers are from NitWits, just so cute, and the boat coloured in with Promarkers (bought a few more packs as they re half price in Hobby Craft at the mo). I have done a few this morning but only taken one photo so far but my desk space is a mess… need to tidy before I do anything else.
Take care and have a great day.
Well I am moving craft rooms, exciting really to go into a new space but it is half the size of my old one and half the desk space, yikes! I have been very very lucky for years to have a big space to craft in and have decided to move into our study instead. Mike is decorating in there now and will be moving most of the stuff over tomorrow. So I have been trying to look at this logically (not me at all!) and get rid of a lot of stuff, there is so much that I have collected over the years that I now don’t use at all. It will be quite cathartic in the end but at the moment, having to get rid of so much stuff is really upsetting.
I have thrown most of my quilting and cross stitching away (my fingers are getting so bad with arthritis I don’t think I will ever be able to do that again) and I have lots…. may do a craft table or boot fayre, there certainly is enough stuff. I have encaustic art I haven’t touched in over five years but can’t get rid of my painting stuff, tried yesterday but it all came back in again! Stamps galore and paper coming out of my ears – I have made a big pile for school and for my great niece Phoebe to take for her nursery school too.
I will be certainly be thinking of what I buy in the future (ha ha ha, anyone knowing me will say that is a throw away comment!!) but must do as there will be no room.
So no posts for the next week while I get sorted. Take care…