Monday, 28 February 2011
I was delighted to win a runner's up prize in OWOH from Lisa at http://www.all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/ I received a lovely Postcard of the original print that she offered - lucky person who won the original - I'm going to put this in a frame and put it on the wall in my craft room. Karen Missy K mentioned to me that she is going to decorate a wall with magnetic wall paint - now that sounds cool - no more sticking things on walls - I wonder if hubby is up to doing a bit of decorating! Isn't this image gorgeous - check out Lisa's other work at her blog above.
Sunday Postcard Art this week has the theme of double take - I have a great Feline Cherry Pie stamp that is just right for this challenge - I kept with the catty theme with a cat post stamp and a postcard stamp from Tim Holtz.
Take a Word this Monday is the word EXOTIC - I bought this paper at the weekend as wrapping paper and was lucky enough to have a little bit left. Its got such a gorgeous texture and such vivid colours I knew the scraps would come in handy for crafting.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
The challenge over at Three Muses is Time - this got me thinking about the song Turn Turn Turn - apparently adapted from the Book of Eccliastes - the words "to everything there is a season" made me think of TIME
First is Spring - the background is masked with Tim Holtz masks that looks like a clock, the image is a CP stamp.
Then comes Summer: some CP stamps and others which I can't remember oops
Then Autumn: a mix of Tim Holtz, Stampin Up and Cherry Pie Stamps and some flourishes:
And finally Winter: Once again the Tim Holtz Mask and some CP stamps and Stampin Up.
I'm also putting this in for the challenge over at Theme Thursday which is flourishes.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
I used some of the gorgeous backing papers I received from the altered paper swap, again, and an inchy (not one of mine but it had no name on it) - the bird in the center came from that book I'm using. I've also used a page on the inside and stamped it with a Stampin Up stamp.
The challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art is Faces- I love this theme and have so many stamps with faces on I was spoilt for choice - like the sample on the blog I wanted to use them all but settled instead for one of my faves - guess what yes a Cherry Pie Art stamp - do you think I need to branch out on my make of stamps a bit??? Once again I've used some of that altered paper - I'm going to be stuck when its all gone! The colours in this were a real challenge for me, right outside my comfort zone as I don't usually play with blues or oranges. I'm more an earth colour sort of gal. Do you see that bit of string at the bottom - well I'm being very environmentally conscious as that was the wrapping round my Abel & Cole veggie box this morning - I knew if I kept it it would come in handy for crafting.
I'm now using the box to store some of my inchies in. I'm going to enter this into a challenge blog I found today - which actually asks for anything but a card the Cheerful Stamp Pad
Oh and p.s.
To Whom It May Concern
Miss Dunnit is officially allowed out for a 2 hour coffee break at her convenience - it is imperative that she continues to socialise for the good of her health.
A N Other Blogger
There you go Julia - hope this helps lol!
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. We're off to take the dogs out for a nice long walk - although my oldest one Tara is not happy about walking at the moment. Then we may pop into our village pub just to warm up by the fire before coming back for Sunday roast - isn't that what Sundays should be about?
Friday, 18 February 2011
The theme over at Wednesday Stamper this week is transportation - mine would be flight of the non jet engine type so the Randy Crawford song gave me the inspiration for my theme - see told you I'd get there.
My scanner isn't working and the photograph doesn't show up quite as well. I've used a background paper from the altered background swap, again, the moth is from that book I tore into yesterday (!) and the stamps are Cherry Pie.
I'm also submitting this for Tuesday Taggers which this week is SKY
The theme over at One Powerful Hour is Child's Play - I remembered having this image at the bottom of my box of stash somewhere and thought it fit the theme - they could even be thinking of playing the piano - once again i've torn into that book - its actually quite therapeutic.
I had a friend come round today - she was actually the one who got me into scrapbooking years ago - and I was showing her a few things and her reply was "what's the point?" hmmm - she started doing ATC's a while back and couldn't think why on earth she was doing them and stopped. What is the point? I have no idea - I don't do much with them - they sit in a box but for the few hours that I sit and create my mind is still, I'm relaxed and its cheaper than therapy! What are your thoughts on What's the Point?
Thursday, 17 February 2011
What a fabulous few weeks its been - phew did you manage to get round to all the bloggers? I must admit I didn't - I did as many as I could - its surprising how much time it actually takes. Lisa - you must be stuck to your computer doing all that work - but thank you so much for all your efforts - I've met lots of wonderful crafters and artists - have followed some - have had some follow me for which I am always grateful - I've received some lovely comments, met some new friends and even bought a birthday present!
So without further ado - the winner of the inchy art is:
MICHAELE OF TWIGS AND TULLE BLOG
the winner of the Home Plaque is
JUDE of Crafts International blog
please email me at email@example.com to let me have your addresses
The theme over at Footprints Studio is LOVE - at all its levels.
Just click on the logo above to be taken to Lisa's blog and find out all about the event.
Thanks for dropping by and good luck.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
....so call it shame or motivation but I decided to tidy it all up - it really didn't take that long - I even threw away some scraps, shock horror. When I first started crafting my mentor told me to keep any little scrap of paper as it could come in handy - and I did and I have and now I'm overflowing with tiny bits of paper I'll never use - so last week I had a good sort out of my scraps draw and threw the lot in the recycling bin - and I'm being firm with myself not to get suffocated by lots of little bits of paper - just in case..
So with that lot all tidied away - I actually found an old cheese box that I thought I might alter - perhaps I can store some of my many inchies in it - I've also got that book I found in the charity shop last week - its still in one piece - I haven't yet plucked up the courage to tear it apart but today could be the day - there are some lovely pictures of flowers in it so I think I'll use them as the inspiration for my box.
Tomorrow I'm off for a crafting day with my blogging friend Karen Missy K who I met through my inchy blog - I could bring this along and get some of her wonderful input.
Off to check out some more desks - the girls who do WOYWW are such fun and so many of them come and visit and leave comments - its so nice when people do that!
The Three Muses challenge this week is HOT. The film Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe came to mind - the image of Marilyn here is from a stamp from Cherry Pie Art Stamps. I have a lot of Marina's stamps - I so love her images.
Monday, 14 February 2011
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
Last weekend I visited Tetbury with a friend and we spent a lovely morning browsing through the antique shops. My friend had previously bought herself an old printing block so I was looking out for one also and managed to find this one.
This is what it printed out like - it needed full on ink to get an impression - its very cleverly made as there is a notch in the one end so you can interlink the images - here's the work in progress at the moment.
I found a new challenge blog on my travels called Less is More - you can find it hereThey've asked to keep things simple and to use the colours Black White and Pink. I had to make a sympathy card today so I think this fits the bill perfectly.
I promised to do a tag with hearts and flowers for the Tuesday Taggers - and here it is. I'm also including it in the Craft Challenge here and the Shabby Tea Rooms here and Rainbow Lady's challenge here
I used flower soft on the edges of the flower - looks a bit like broken egg shell!
My flower was inspired by a gorgeous gift I received from a blogger I found via OWOH. Cameron has a wonderful blog paintmyselfpretty and I found her on my travels - wandered into her shop and saw the most gorgeous canvas painting of a unicorn for my daughter's birthday - I'm safe writing about it on here cause she never reads my blog! I received the painting yesterday from Cameron along with these lovely goodies - her flower inspired mine for the tag.