Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Just had to come up and make this card because I’ve been thinking about it all day. I know it’s very simple, but I really like it. I used Ecoline inks. Don’t you just love these words? Thank you Mary :)
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Last minute Queen again – just finished my Grunge ATCs for KCUK and made a card while I was at it, lol :) Enjoyed this – used my scratch paper from Saturday night – just added gesso, more inks, stamping and embossing.
Monday, 29 March 2010
As a total aside (Grunge ATCs tomorrow!)I took a photo of a few of the girls who’d escaped from the NEC for a breather, then some kind soul offered to take another one, with me in it, so here are both.
For those of you who know her blog, that’s Neet, second from the right hand side at the back – dwarfing the rest of us. I hope I’m not in trouble now because Carmel hates people to see her photo.
At the last minute, I was offered a ticket and a place on the coach to the NEC, with some of the girls from Stamp Club and I got more stash!!!! Here are a few of the results of my Saturday evening playtime at the kitchen table, using some new Distress inks, Alcohol inks, Paperartsy, Inkadinkado and Penny Black stamps and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
On another note, I heard my first chiff chaff yesterday, at Moore Park, so Spring is officially here – even if it doesn’t feel that way!
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Couldn’t resist having a VERY quick play with my Birthday toys in between friend and family visits, so grabbing whatever was nearest (stamped at the kitchen table with whatever I could find from my ‘stash’ hidden underneath) – anyway, here are a few of my new toys – including Crushed Olive Distress ink (I like this colour) from the lovely Lottie and some fab new stamps from Dot, Mary (second Mum) and Aunty Mary.
Thank you VERY much, peeps! I’m overwhelmed by the fab cards and bits I opened today – will get photos and upload (both here and to KCUK) ASAP.
Friday, 19 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
I love this background – watercolours on watercolour paper, gessoed then sprayed with Gold webbing – so I decided to keep it pretty simple.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Oops! I thought I’d picked up a Mountain Rose inkpad but I had, in fact, picked up a Sunshine Yellow (believe it or not I’d just spent five minutes hunting for the Sunshine yellow but couldn’t find it – duh!). Anyway, I didn’t want yellow shadows but looking at it now, it kind of adds another dimension, I suppose…
This month’s KCUK challenge is Shades of Blue – I’ll try to do another before the month’s out cos blue is my all time favourite colour (although I do love other colours just as much now) and this is a quick 10 minute card.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Just a quick post to wish those of you who celebrate the UK date a lovely Mother’s day – hope you’re all spoiled. Much as I’d like to upload the Mother’s Day card I made, I’m afraid I forgot to photograph it in my haste to get it off to New Zealand in time. It arrived - phew! My name’s usually mud because my cards and/or gifts are usually very late.
Sorry for not being around much but I’ve been in and out of bed all week with the dreaded lurgy – a really bad cold – or is it flu? Who knows, lol? I hope to be stamping again, soon…
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
Nice to have a change, though I doubt I’d do these again cos they’re too fiddly for my poor fingers, even if not as bad as Inchies. I still opted for Collage stamps, rather than collaging – a nice easy stamping time to get me back into ‘stamping mode’ after this week’s exams.
VERY generous offer from Gill of the full set of Distress Ink NEW colours! AND you can either choose reinkers or pads – wow!
I’m going to TRY to get some stamping done today – having withdrawal symptoms, lol. I have done a little stamping but I forgot to get a pic – duh!