Thursday, 31 December 2009
So it just leaves me to thank you all for visiting my blog over the past year and to wish you all a happy, healthy and fabulous new year!
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
This wall hanging is for Crafting Corners November variety swap. I made it by using my nestabilities (I love those, why has it taken me soooo long to find them!) The papers are, no surprise, Stampin' Up. The Father Christmas image is a Crafty Individuals one, and the theme on Winter Wonderland this week is St Nicholas! (although it's not a card!)
Have a great Sunday everyone. Im off to work in a bit - boo! :o)
Sunday, 8 November 2009
These festive offerings are made using a fabulous digi stamp designed by the immensly talented Amy. She is called Gossamer Cornwand and is available here. She's not really a christmas fairy but the beauty of her is that you can alter her into anything!
For the first card I turned her into a kinda christmas pixie. The papers are Stampin' Up. The bauble stamp is, I think, from Art Journey.
For the 2nd card I turned her into a little frost fairy. Again, I used Stampin' Up papers. The
sentiment is from an Elusive Images CD. This card is, basically, a drag queens dream as it's loaded with glitter (well it is for christmas LOL)
Hope you had a fabulous Sunday. We went to look at some piglets with the idea of getting 2 more for eating. We're now getting 3 and being pig breeders! Ah well, at least it keeps hubby off the streets! :o)
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
This award is from the very talented Amy (who has her own range of stamps being released next month!) Apparently I now have to share 5 things about me with you so...........
1) Im a twin (but not the evil one!)
2) Im actually a qualified archaeologist
3) The last film I saw was "Paranormal Activity" and was a bit scared!
4)I love a nice cup of tea
5) My fav band in the world is 30 Seconds to Mars
So those are my 5 things!!! It's difficult to chose but Im gonna pass this award onto
Lottie, Ju, Paula, Nicky and Gabby cos your blog are inspirational
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
This card is for the Winter Wonderland challenge. This week the theme is stockings (not the Rocky Horror variety neither LOL) Now believe it or not there are christmas stockings on the backing paper!!!
Sorry about the crapness of the pic, I cant find my camera so had to use the webcam :oP
Thanks for looking
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Here is a mini book for a swap on Crafting Corner. The theme is Autumn!!!
My first pages are back to school, cos thats what autunm reminds me of (even though, obviously, I dont go to school anymore lol) The image is a Mo Manning one called End of Summer. The other page I have revisted my old stickers and found some school type ones!
Then it's onto Autunm Leaves. The image on the left is from Third Coast Stamps, the trees on the right are from a Crafty Individuals kit.
This is my OH favorite time of year. What is it about men and fire!! I think it all stems back to some primeval caveman instinct! He loves fire and fireworks, the bigger the better! I hate fireworks, well, rather I hate the thought of fireworks near me and maiming me for life!
Sunday, 11 October 2009
The second card 'borrow's the sketch from Farm Fresh Friday, but not an Anya or Ian in sight lol The stamps are wheels from Stampin' Up! I stamped the image with the cars first then used masking fluid to cover whilst I stamped the houses. I added a bit of glitter (it is a christmas card!) The papers are Stampin' Up! too and another button to boot!
Saturday, 10 October 2009
This is for the October Variety Swap over one Crafting Corner. This months theme is - masks!! My inspiration for this comes from Venice rather than halloween. I printed a template I found on t'net and transfered it onto mountboard. The black side is stamped with gold embossing powder, the white side with black. I added 2 gold bells for a bit of jingle, the black ribbon and flower is from an old bra. Does anyone else do that? Save bits from old underwear, clothes lol
I then attached it to an old garden cane which I painted with white acrylic paint and added some ribbon - eh voila!!
I wasnt sure how it would turn out but am quite pleased with it - it is my first attempt after all!!!
Have a fab evening whatever your up too
So it looks like a nice little keepsake box but, open it up and there's a ghost hiding inside!!!
Friday, 9 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
I have to say I have neglected my forum buddies of late, generally because when I get chatting I dont do any crafting!!!! But I have joined in a few swaps recently so hopefully they will forgive me lol
2 completely different styles for these - a bit of cute and a bit of grunge, which I would say describes me! :oP (my hubby would just say Im a scruffy cow lol)
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :o)
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
Bit of a return to form with this one lol! This is for a swap on Lots to Do Forum hosted by Hilda. We have to make a ruler book, inspired by Andrea's creation, the only rule being it has to be grungy!!!
My rule is cut from a piece of Tim Holtz paper and backed onto mountboard. The title of my book is 'whats the rule!' (geddit? lol)
I covered all my pages with pieces of
Northanger Abbey (yes, still!) and sprayed them with glimmer mists. The 'angel' is an image of t'net. I cut her a pair of wings from some paper scraps, infact this project was fab in that I revisited alot of my old stash. The buckle on the adjoining page was from a QVC kit I purchased about 4 years ago.
The next pages are just a mix of stuff. The fact that halloween is on its way inspired the raven and the 'nevermore' sentiment. Infact, Edgar Allen Poe's raven seems to have inspired me quite a bit over the last few weeks! I found the 'always' tag languishing at the bottom of a tub, so added the tag (from Crafty Secrets) so it reads 'bless our family - always'
This is the last page in my book and I love it's gruesome connotations. I started off with the clown (evil clown!) image again from some Tim Holtz paper. It reminds me of John Wayne Gacy,
plus I HATE CLOWNS! It all started with Pennywise LOL .Also, my hubby and I had been discussing films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Devils Rejects - hence the house image and recipient insane stamp. In the words of Pink "This used to be a fun house, but now it's full of evil clowns..."
Thanks for looking :o) (and dont have nightmares)
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Although I will be a bit sad to see them go, they are smelly and have a nasty bite on them! I have to say though that my husband has pampered them a bit and he is quite upset about tomorrow!
As you can see from the pictures though, there's nothing happier than a pig in muck!!
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
The inspiration for this card came from the hugely talented Cindy Haffner (you can see her card here). The stamps are called Party Girl (and my goodness, isnt she just lol)
Thanks for looking :o)
Thanks for looking :o)