Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Oooopsie - me bad

I haven't been blogging, despite still being around!  I think my mojo went for a walk after the splurges of creativity I have had (although perhaps all the splurges wore me out!) I am pleased to say though that it is working its way back.

I have been playing with some of the new Tim Holtz kraft resist paper.  I got out the cherry red glimmer mist which I promptly managed to decorate my little finger and despite several showers, it is now a delicate shade of pink!

The TH paper is fun to play with.  I made some paper flowers using a scallop nestabilitie and then scoring and folding.  I guess now that I have a few, I should do something with them but they look pretty on my craft table for now ;)

And here you have the fruits (some of them) from the allotment.  Fresh gooseberries.  I've frozen them, didn't bother to top and tail as if you freeze them just as they are when you come to want to use them just shake them around in a colander and the tops/tails should just come off.  We had some strawberries - didn't last long - raspberries, turned into a crumble and eaten before the day was out and also some blackcurrants.  I've turned them into a puree as they are going to become ice cream.  The ice cream maker is currently freezing and then will have to get the cream to get that started off.  Going by the smell of the pureed blackcurrants it is going to taste divine.

If you head over to the shop, I've got some of the lovely Tatty Button stamps in stock.  These are ready to go as they have cushion mount on them already.  I've got these on free p&p at the moment along with Spellbinder dies and the Catslife Press stamps (and the remaining kraft resist paper stash).

So for now, Genny has headed out to Guides - painting salt dough creations if the plan is going as planned!!  I'm going to be back in leader mode when we return after the school holidays although all being well and I am running on more cylinders that I currently am, I will get to the last meeting of the term.  I'm hoping, if we can get the transport sorted, that Ben can start Beavers later this year when he turns 6, he asks about going to Guides, but well, that's not going to happen!!  And, talking about turning 6, this wee one turns 18 this week - time flies eh! Coralie has her birthday then is off on a girlie (I think!) trip to hotter climes!  Yes, she has a card but it's not going here just yet!!!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Material world with a twist!

Still managing to do a bit of ATDML cyber cropping.  I've done the material world challenge over at the cyber blog.  The challenge to use material!  I've tied this in with the Twisted Sketch #64, the twist to use wood.  I've used some Crate Paper, I've used some fabric paper from Love Elsie and cut that with the eyelet circle nestabilities, layered it up with the next size down nestabilitie, using the reverse of the crate paper for the layer.  For the wooden twist, I've used a die cut wooden tree - painted with paint daubers and glitteryfied with some stickles.  A little sentiment and some ric-rac finishes it off.

Saturday 18 June #2

I've played along with The Stamp Man challenge as well {so far} and used the Twisted Cards Sketch #63 the twist being to use metal.  The Stamp Man challenge theme being butterflies and dragonflies.

I've used some die cut butterflies and got my ticker tape thingie out and used some metal sheet trimmed down to fit the hole.  Metal brad, paperclip and shaped clip are the metal bits for this one. I've popped up the butterflies.

Cropping Weekend #1

I'm on my own this weekend, his nibs has gone on a camping thing with the ATC to the Peak District - I'm not sure if I am going to survive the weekend as feeling not too great but I am going to think positive and am attempting to make stuff, it is therapeutic and anything 'household', well it can wait. So, onwards to the craft table, I am planning on catching up on challenges and joining in with the ATDML cyber crop. This is going to be a weekend (hopefully) of creating and blogging!

First up for today, I have completed the ATDML tag challenge set last night.  I've used a Magnolia and some Basic Grey tags for this one and got out some ribbon scraps.  I've turned it into a card for the Cupcake challenge, boy oh boy.
I've got three classes that I hope {plan} to get done.  Must give the craft table a clear up as it is a tad messy at the moment!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Two on a Friday

It has been a funny old Friday.  I fear I have gotten over excited today and done too much, sorry if TMI but the scar area is feeling quite sore today, well all of me is feeling a big saggy around the edges!  Anyway, to take my mind off feeling sorry for myself, I've played along with the Paperplay challenge - at the beach.  I've used a Magnolia for this one and added in some sand & glitter for the beach effect.  I trimmed down a sheet of 8x8 HOTP paper for the background paper.  I thnk that I should have put a button on instead of the butterfly but having had a cuttlebug butterfly frenzie earlier today, thought I better use one!!!  Oh, it's still raining!  In fact, it's now chucking it down here in North Norfolk.  The kids are in bed {loose term}, I'm now off to find some caffeine and pop the next True Blood disc in the dvd player - I'm currently watching TB from season one - thanks to my work buddy who has provided me with TB entertainment while I am recuperating.  I just have to ensure I have the pause button to hand in case small humans wander downstairs!!!


Friday 17 June 2011 - Bingo!

I've had a play along with the Simon Says stamp challenge, let's play bingo, today.  My bingo words are flowers, brads and sentiment.  I've used a Patchwork Polly stamp set and glazed the watering can and Polly's wellies.  A bit of sparkle is added using some Sakura gel pens. Not sure if you can see it but I have 'popped' nestability, watering can and patchwork duck to add a bit of dimension.

It's brightened up the day as it has been raining for most of it (and a bit blustery), but hey ho, at least the garden is looking better for it!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wednesday 15 June 2011 Part III

Last post for today, I've used one of the Tiddly Inks digital stamps, Lilli Claire Make a Wish and the Labels 16 Nestabilities and got out my scallop punch for the border bit.  Then just out of the scrap bag for the rest.  I'm enjoying getting out the Sakura's to add some glaze and glittery colour.

While I am posting, I've had a bit of a stamp clear out and popped some Stampin' Up! stamps, along with some other bits and bobs, onto eBid.  It's nice to have a bit of a clear out now and then, it makes room for new stuff ;)

Wednesday 15 June 2011 Part II

Here comes post number 2.  I've played along with the Lili of the Valley challenge, #100 Anything Goes.  I've used the stamp of the little boy with his computer game and went back into my scraps bag, finding out a mix of Chatterbox papers for this one.  It's just one of those things, I just can't throw away remnants, which I know a lot of fellow crafters can't do, although if they are 'small' I get out the punches to punch out what I can before I throw the off cuts it into the recycling bin!  Anyway, this little fella is coloured in with the usual (promarkers/copics) and I have also found my Sakura clear gel pen and used that on some of it as well.  

As per post one for today, I have been mojo'd so have one more to blog ....

Wednesday 15 June 2011

I've been doing an impression of a vegetable these past few days!  Today, however, craft mojo back on the go and I have made some cards.  I do actually have some photos to scrap but not just yet, I don't know what it is but I think I prefer to scrap with scrapping buddies rather than on my ownsome!!

I've joined in with the Mo's Digital Challenge (#86) using the delightful Bronte hearts Bella digital stamp, coloured with copics/promarkers.  I've used the Nestabilities labels 16 and various scraps in my scraps bag, some ribbon and some jumbo ric-rac.  Mo has some new stamps out, am I tempted..... {silly question I know!}

Watch out, another post is coming on the heels of this one!!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Thursday 9 June 2011

This morning, got out of bed sometime after 8am, felt ugh {must have been the exertion of going into Dereham yesterday} took something for my head which was (and still is) 'fluffy' to say the least and went back to bed, until lunchtime!  The sleep didn't cure it so it is well and truly a case of the snots - must be by the declining number of tissues in the tissue box. It's an exciting life I am currently leading!!  And, my cut is feeling sore today, don't know why that is but it's not comfy today.  Hey ho, it's all still better out than in so mustn't grumble.

Anyway, today's activity is a card for the Bombshell June sketch challenge.  I've sorted through my scraps and for the time being have them in once place and I managed to utilise a fair few of them for this card.  Miss Bombshell coloured in with the usual copics & promarkers.  I also sprayed on some spray and shine, not sure if it can be seen from the pic. 


Oh, forgot, I got my haircut on Tuesday.  Gee it feels better to have less hair.  I had it thinned out as despite being fine, it gets heavy.  It certainly feels better being off of my neck.

Friday tomorrow, means a house full of kids again.  It's been strange just having the wee man here on his own.  Tomorrow evening it will be hustle and bustle of the three kidlets, hopefully enjoying each others' company.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Despite feeling a tad worn out, got stuck into making a card for the Tiddly Inks Challenge - going goth.  I have made this into a 6x6 design, cutting down some of the 12x12 Bazzill and 7gypsies paper out and getting out the ribbons to play with this one.

I've used a Tiddly Inks digital stamp, cast your spell, coloured with copics/promarkers.  I've used some glitter spray to add a bit of sparkle and a bit of diamond glaze for some gloss.  Then just added a prima and sentiment and some little gem thingies.

I seem to be on one a day at the moment.  I have got some snaps back from Photobox so I may venture into the realms of scrapbooking, which I haven't done for a while.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Going out today, in the car {not driving though}.  Have got to get a haircut before I inflict the scissors onto my hair myself!  Been up the garden to the chooks, we have a mouse in the shed so we think that is why they are laying in their sleeping coop.  Will have to sort that out!

Managed to do a card this morning, I can't do daytime telly!  This is for the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog - the challenge is to do something with tails.  So this is another LORi stamp, coloured in with Copics and Promarkers (I totally blame Jane for me ending up in the shopping aisle!). 

Annette has done some inspirational soup and so I have something wandering around my head for that one.  Will see if I can get it out of my head later :) Now, time to go out for a ride and get shot of some hair.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Monday 6 June 2011

Blogging on a Monday!  I had a bit of a tidy up {I know, again!} of my little craft area yesterday, albeit it took me all day to sort out two cubes in the expedit!  It looks a bit better, desk is still a bit of a mess though, but who wants a tidy desk!


I managed to do a soup, recipe #42.  I used a stamp from LORi Designs, cut out extra balloons and diamond glazed them.  I did succumb to more of the stamps which are awaiting colouring!  Paper is from K&Co, found while having a tidy up.

A few weeks ago, I had coloured in this Lili of the Valley stamp, she has been stuck down on a card now.  I didn't know quite what to do with her but Chicken Soup came to the rescue.  The papers are from a little 6x6 K&Co pad - yup that was because I had a clear up too!

I feel I may do some more today, sitting up is finally becoming not so much of a pain in the tummy area!!  Oh, the house is going to be empty, Morgan is back at resi-school after half term and Genny has gone off on her year 5 trip.  Ben is going to be a lonely little fella this week.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Friday 3 June 2011

So, it's been two weeks and a day since I went in for my op.  Which didn't quite go to plan, ended up with an 8.25" cut due to hemorrhaging and some bags of O Neg {thanks to those that donate blood, especially the O Negs}.  I'm left with Olivia the ovary (named by KT!) the other one was part of the problem.  Am on the mend, albeit slowly, it sure takes a lot out of you and I lose the ooompf to do anything, not surprising I guess.  Anyway, on the road to recovery what has been taken away is better out than in, and slow steps and all that.

Interspersed with the periods of mooching around, I have managed over the course of two days got some creativity out of the system, I've come to the conclusion that sitting is not that comfy and prefer to have the legs stretched out!!  

The first is for the Paperplay challenge, which is citrus splash with the challenge to use orange, yellow and green.  I played with a Spellbinder shapeabillity, a lovely doily one, some Kim Hodges and Chatterbox papers and other bits lying around. 

Then I had a go at the Twisted Card Sketch #61.  I feel that it needs something else, but for now this will do.  The twist is summer, I thought the strawberry sticker sums that one up.  I need a sentiment stamp which says "you are sweet" or something like that.  May have to just do it myself in Word and go from there :) not today though!

Before I pootle off, thanks for all the well wishes, I know it is a slow recovery and I will be good and not do anything stupid!   

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