Tuesday, 31 January 2012
The Make My Monday Challenge is Dragonflies and Butterflies and here’s a card I made with a little flutterby on it.
I was wanting to try recreating a rainbow, so I tried it with inks, using only 3 colours – red, blue and green. There isn’t much blue, but you can still see a bit of it.
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Just nipping in by the skin of my teeth to join in with Hels’ birthday challenge, which is EYES.
Congratulations to Hels and to all the Sunday Stampers Devotees on lasting FOUR YEARS! Wow! Long may it continue.
I got the Paperartsy stamps out for this one – and realised just how much I’ve neglected those gorgeous stamps – and killed two birds with one stone by making my card in greens, to fit in with the Gingersnap Colour Challenge, which is Gorgeous Greens.
It feels so good to be stamping but I’ll be panicking tomorrow because I have to fit all my prep into one and a half days – eek!
Labels: STAMPED INKY BACKGROUNDS
Friday, 27 January 2012
Just letting off steam and clearing some cobwebs …
Friday, 20 January 2012
Another one of my coloured images, with lots of glitter (Hologram EP) and silver ink to colour the moon. I masked her after colouring and added the background with inks and a few more stamps.
I took a photo to show the gorgeous glitter effect of the holographic ep – I seem to have had a run on that this last month or so, despite the fact that I rarely use glitters.
After a really difficult week, I finally got chance to play. Unfortunately, I only had an hour and spent most of that giving my craft room a much needed tidy up, including putting away Christmas stamps! I still can’t see much of my desk, so need to tidy some more when I get the chance, but I had to make something while I could!!
I was lucky enough to win the Craft Barn Journalling Competition and yesterday came home to my lovely prizes! Unfortunately, one of them was missing but I’m not complaining – I got a lovely new journal, one Cosmic Shimmer Mister and one Americana acrylic paint and I’m really pleased with them, so thank you very much to all at the Craft Barn!
This week’s CAS-ual Friday challenge is black and white and this is my entry.
I’ve really missed blog hopping and stamping but I’ll have to get used to it for a while, due to work commitments and another upcoming inspection! Thanks to everyone who left such lovely comments – all appreciated, as ever xxx
Friday, 13 January 2012
I was determined to join in with Kate’s brilliant calendar challenge this year because I so enjoyed looking at people’s work last year but of course it’s been busy, busy, busy since the beginning of January, so I’ve only just managed to do my pages.
They’re very simple and not brilliantly stamped but I hope to add to them as the month goes on – or that’s the plan, anyway. Just hope I can keep it up for the whole year, or at least do some of them!
Labels: 366 days
Thursday, 12 January 2012
One more to come from last weekend, so I NEED to stamp!
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
I allowed myself time to play on Sunday and this was the result.
Monday, 9 January 2012
This week’s Less is More challenge is Predominantly Purple and while there isn’t quite as much space as I would prefer for this challenge, this is my entry. CAS suits me fine right now, with time at a premium.
Labels: LESS IS MORE
Sunday, 8 January 2012
Friday, 6 January 2012
Can’t believe this is the first chance I’ve had to stamp this year, let alone blog!!
I wish all of you a wonderful, Happy, healthy and blessed 2012!
Time’s been really short this last week because I was asked to do some extra work at very short notice, which meant lots of prepping and planning and will be the same next week and maybe for a few weeks after that. Add to that the fact that one of my New Year goals is not to spend as much time on the computer because I sometimes let it ‘steal’ my life AND I’ve had nothing but problems with Firefox since I updated Windows for the first time in 9 months – over 85 updates, so I kept having to restart my laptop. Then a book I’d been waiting for (for two years!) was released in November and since it’s the fourth in a series and I don’t remember the other three well enough, I decided that I need to read them again before starting the new one! I didn’t get chance before Christmas, with being ill, and we had sad news about a close friend a couple of days ago, so escaping into a book has been a bit of a release, especially when my head’s tired from planning!
I have a lot of cards to make this month and not a lot of time to make them in, so I thought I’d make a start this afternoon. Before I go any further, though, I think it’s time I chose the blog candy winner, so ………… dum di dum …………….