Sunday, 20 September 2009

As promised.....

These were made the same to save time as I had a few birthdays in August and I had to get packing sorted for our hols and get all the house cleaned.  The flower was done with Sizzix Bigz Daisies #2....used it on my cuttlebug, and as I type this I'm trying to remember what the sandwich recipe was that I used.  I'll have to make another one to find out, lol.  Swiss dot embossing folder on the backing card, and black card candy for the middle of the flowers. Craftwork Cards sentiments with scalloped nestie circles behind them.  Ribbon and sticky gems from stash.

The image below is a Hanglar Stanglar that was part of an image swap, and was my first attempt at using copics.  Card was edged using colorbox fluid chalk, papers are Basic Grey 6x6 'Bittersweet' pad 'Brittle' and 'Begian'. Belgian was also used for the photo corners,  flowers from stash, but very sure they're prima ones

This was also part of he same image swap that included Hanglar Stanglar.  This was a RAK sent nearly 2 weeks ago and as far as I know still hasn't been received.  Copics used again, card was edged with Colorbox Fluid Chalk,  papers from Basic Grey 6x6 'Two Scoops' pad 'Watermelon Ice' and 'Blueberry Custard'.  Sticky gems from stash.

I used an old magnolia sketch for this one. I was trying to use autumn colours on  this, but have just noticed I forgot to put the leaves on...duh!  Tilda coloured with copics and promarkers, flowers and paper from stash, other card is from DCWV mat stack 'Neutrals' .  Scalloped circle (nesties) was run through cuttlebug 'Victoria' embossing folder. Sentiment as before.

I really like this image, can you tell? lol.  This should have been opened today by my friend Karen, it's her 30th birthday and she had her party last Saturday at Billesley Manor Hotel in Alcester.  Party with a dancing.  She had a Vegas theme night and had people in to do roulette and blackjack tables.  The guests were given £300 each, (not real of course) to gamble with and at the end of the night who ever had the most money won a prize.  We left before the end so I gave my money to Karen's husband.

Paper is by Rico Design, image coloured with copics, lilac card run through the bug using swiss dots folder, ribbon, sticky gems and flowers from stash.  Card candy was coloured with copic pen as I didn't have the right colour.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Where does the time go?

Just over a month since my last post, what a naughty blogger I've been. Since then I've been on holiday to Dorset for 17 days to stop with friends, and while there we visited my OH uncle in Torquay who's recovering from having a major op after having been diagnosed with bowel cancer. I ended up nipping into Newton Abbot to visit The Craft Room (just like last year) and spent more than I wanted too......then a few days later had to return to the same shop with a faulty border punch, somehow or another I ended up buying even more stuff......why?????

Made some cards to sell at The Symondsbury Fete, which we always go to while we're in Dorset. Didn't sell any, many looked and commented, but no luck. I spoke to another lady who was selling cards from kits that she'd bought on QVC, and she didn't sell any either. Our friends who always have things to sell didn't do too badly themselves, it seems most people are just looking for knick-knacks, or wanting something for nothing.

I tried to sell something for a fellow crafter, that she'd made from wood, lots of people showed an interest saying how well made it was and unusual. It's called a tall trees box, made from walnut 'serpentine' shaped. Linda who made it, is very talented in what she does, and her latest make is book ends in the shape of horses. She also recently made a cook book stand from (if I'm correct) 1 piece of wood. I'm going to put the box on here in the next few days to see if anyone is interested in buying it. It would make a nice, unusual present for christmas or birthday. In the mean time you can look at some of her work here and you'll see what I mean.

I've been feeling under the weather since Thursday which for a change isn't food related. I was in the middle of the housework, when I noticed I was seeing floaty things in front of my right eye, tried to read the paper but couldn't do it, so I sat down and closed my eyes for a few minutes, then felt ok to carry on. The same thing happened again not long after but my head felt strange, not like a headache or migraine, just pain across my forehead. Took painkillers, then stomach cramps started and I was in the bathroom. Lay on the sofa and managed to cat nap, but ended up in the bathroom again later a few more times. It's easing off now (I hope) but I'm still getting stomach cramps every now and again.

Got my laptop back on Wednesday as it had to be repaired, the bit where the dc jack goes in had come loose, which I've found out is common in Toshiba machines.

Tomorrow I'll get some makes posted on here as they've all been received now, except one due to the postal strike.

Till then

Ta ta.

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