Saturday, 26 February 2011

Soggy Saturday

Not sure about this spring showers thing, its been raining most of the day, intemittent periods of lots of stuff falling out of the sky to that drizzly stuff.  Whilst it was in drizzling mode, I went and checked up on the chookatitas, a bit soggy in half their enclosure as they are now back in their pen as the spring shoots are coming up and we don't want them thinking they are a delicacy!!  Still happy chooks though and enjoyed their scraps!

As to the craftyness stage I am in, my aunt is poorly and the card I started yesterday is now finished.  I've used the Catslife Press stamp that I rehomed, stamped with chocolate chip inkpad and a bit of copic colouring.  Also having been to visit Annette's blog, then finding myself at PaperPlay Challenges Blog which then led me to Create with TLC blog, having previously been to Chicken Soup, there is inspiration from all these blogs - you can see why going on a blog hop is fun!! 

Friday, 25 February 2011

A new home!

It's no good, I've had to rehome some.
They have been begging me for weeks!!! 

Now, the best bit is, is that I can get them inky!

But now I have a dilemma, which one first, choices... choices.
Although, having perused the Chicken Soup, I think I have something on the boil :)

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Feeling twisted!!

It started at work today, we have a huge door that most of us have had an injury caused by it, I don't even think about opening it as it has already given my back grief and it's not going to do it again.  And, there is the gate, lethal as well in that it has sharp pointy prong things that have caused injury, it is now being decorated with corks!!  Albeit, they have been decorated too, I have done my bit and they are now golden with a hint of glitter :)  So, this led on to blog hopping at lunch time and wishing I was elsewhere - you know, at home at my craft table!!  Finally, though, my wish came true, home and have crafted = happy bunny.

The result of the blog hopping means that I have been and done a twisted sketch, in this case number 89.  The twist, pins.

Here is my take on the sketch, the pin is used in the prima flower.

The image is a digital stamp is a Frillie Millie from Pink Petticoat.  Coloured in with watercolour pencils/crayons.  Probably a promarker/copic but it has been a while since I coloured it in!!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Blogging on a .....


I think I may rename my blog to just that!!  This weekend has been 'home weekend' for Morgie, he will probably go back to school with square eyeballs as he has basically been stuck to the computer.  He has computers at school, but they aren't connected to the internet.  So, he has had his fix (and is still having his fix) this weekend.  He has eaten in between being stuck to his chair and his legs do actually work!  Tomorrow is back off to school, then home Friday for half term.

Not much else doing really, apart from.... sticking on a Sunday!  Caught up with some of the soup recipes and got a bit mucky in the process, but that is also part of the fun.  I was toying with some shrink plastic and made some butterfly danglies, which are now hanging on my tool tote, just punched them out using a butterfly punch, stamped them and then shrunk 'em.  It is great to watch it shrink down right in front of your eyes.  And, I think some of the soup recipe #25 must have been swimming around in my head!

Carrying on with the crafting theme, I have made an ATC.  Getting mucky again using the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, the very nice cherry red colour.  Dug out some stamps I have not used in ages, Hero Arts I think and a couple of extra bits, Heidi Swapp see through flower and a flower itself - which got a bit mucky when I was spritzing so decided to use it!  Added in a bit of extra colour using some promarkers.  This one is for Chicken Soup #26.

Finally, for here anyway as I may dig out some more stuff later, Chicken Soup #27, and my take on the recipe.  One one of the nice days during the school summer holiday last year, we headed into Cromer and the kids had a whirl on the teacup ride.  The sky was a lovely blue and the colours just so bright.

Lurking since who knows when, I found some of the Love Elsie papers, this just went (to my eye anyway) with the photo and I just cut up some of the Love Elsie 'sticky' backed paper to cut some square-ish squares, added a little tab and that was it!

If you are a cardmaker, go take a look at the 'Sketches 4 Cards' app, my budette Annette has designed a card for the release of this new app, which comes from the creativity of Anam, who has also done an app for scrapbooks.  I'm going to continue doing some blog-hopping I think, I end up all over the place when I start - and most times with a list of 'needs' {having been to Jane's blog and ending up at Lori's place!}, my list has made a start!!!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Sticking on a Sunday

You read that right!  I have stuck things down.  Perusing the Chicken Soup, then I had that lightbulb moment and hey presto, 10 minutes later and here we have an actual scrapbook layout!  From Ben's 5th birthday in the morning when he opened some parcels before he headed off for school.  I used one of the Rouge de Garance Fleur de Tiare papers, number 2.  Not much else on this one to go with the photos!  A flower, brad, stickers, some journaling and that is it.

I'm updating this, as I have done another one!!  12x12 again, kraft cardstock and some Chatterbox papers and I used one of those flowers and a huge brad!  Chicken Souped #24 this time, you can just about see that I have stamped some flowers along the bottom of the layout.  Pictures were taken during a visit to Pensthorpe last year.

Saturday, 5 February 2011


It is very blustery today!  I did brave the gusts and went to check on the chooks, all fine, topped up their grub, between them they had laid 3 eggs (an improvement) and they all looked a bit windswept!  I did get a cuddle with one of the Bluebelles although had to put her down quick as she was going for the goodies I had bought them and she was a tad mucky.

I finished a jumper that has taken me two evenings to knit, I did have issues with the sleeves, started to sew them in the wrong way round and had to unpick, but, second time lucky and now Ben's bear has a jumper.  Not fabulous but it will do and thanks to those that helped me out with finding a knitting pattern :)

Made a card (wow) for someone who is retiring from work.  I just need to get back into this making things with paper again as it seems to have drifted off somewhere, if anyone finds it, throw it back :)  I am looking forward to my crop day in March (yay) buddies from all over coming to spend the day in Norfolk and cut, stick, natter, knit and maybe just chat and not do anything else as it is a great time to catch up.
And I succumbed to some more Catslife Press Stamps and also have some on the website.  I will be getting some more nestablities as well so if there are any specific that are must haves, drop me a line and I will add them to the list of wants!  

Morgan is in school this weekend, I know he has been out today and tomorrow Brian is going over to see him, Morgan gave a shopping list - he is running out of chewies!  We have had less phone calls this week so I guess they are keeping them busy in the evening, it's all good :)

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