Well here I am back from a fabulous few days spent in Madrid with a couple of my very dear friends. We all had a great time. Managed to fit in a couple of galleries, a flamenco evening, a music gig with friends that live in Spain and plenty of eating, drinking and soaking up the atmosphere. Amazing what you can do in four days! So now it's back to my blog with my entry to Tim's 12 tags of 2012 October challenge. As usual another great fun to make tag. I've stuck quite closely to Tim's original idea but I've used my Pazzles Inspiration machine to cut the word 'boo',the cobweb and spider as I haven't got the dies. I've also used black glitter on them but I can't wait to get my hands on some of the Distress Stickles Rock Candy Dry Glitter. I like the idea of being able to custom colour it. I couldn't resist adding the head with a couple of rather startled eyes. Well how would you feel with a spider on your head ! Happy Halloween to all that celebrate and I hope all my American friends are safe from the terrible storms, my thoughts go out to the thousands of people that have been affected x
Well the weeks are racing by and it's time for Linda's Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge 25. This week we are trying out Tim's Perfect Pearls ink palette technique which can be found on page 53 of CC2. This week there is a generous prize from Simon Says Stamp of a $25 gift certificate for their store which stocks just about everything a crafter could ever need, yum yum. So my submission this week is a very blingy card which I have made for my niece's birthday. I've used Perfect Pearls Metallics set to colour the cat and the background. This is the only set I've got of these, but I can now see the versatility of them so I may have to invest in some more. I am going on my jolly holidays on Saturday so this will be my last post for a week or so. I'm very excited as I am going to Madrid with a couple of my old friends. We've been promising ourselves an adventure as a rather belated celebration of becoming 'middle aged' So not long now till three go mad in Madrid ! x
Well it's not been a good week for crafty pursuits as I am afraid the day job just got in the way. I was determined to have a little session today as I've been looking at all the brilliant Halloween projects out there and was starting to feel left out. So here's a tag I've made using several 'rust' techniques. The background has been embossed and coloured with Dylusions Sprays. I then gave it the Tim Holtz enamelled rust treatment using Walnut Stain and Black Soot DI's. The crown has been rusted with a mixture of Distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo and Stampendous Frantage Aged Gold embossing enamel. The trimming was treated in the same way. The key has been rusted with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder. The skull was downloaded from The Graphics Fairy website. I printed it in black and white and coloured it with various distress inks. So now I am going to enter this into The Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Rustification Challenge' I think it might just about do for The Fashionable StampingChallenges 'Fall Challenge' The stamped pocket watch just about qualifies x
It's time for Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 challenge #23. How long can this continue? we ask ourselves. The answer is easy, not long enough! It's a great weekly challenge and Linda has excelled in hosting this trip through Tim Holtz's second volume. This week, it was time to get out the Distress Markers. For ideas on how to use these turn to page 50 and have a go. You don't need a full set, a few of your favourite colours will get you going. I've got 10...so far.....nine different colours, plus Picket Fence white. I may add a few brighter colours at some later date. I've made these 'vintage' alphabet cards, which sort of evolved after i stamped and coloured the bird. I was really wanting to use these Chronicles Alphabet Letter Stamps, which I bought from Inspiration Emporium with my lucky win in the Twelve Tags Challenge. I simply love them. Linda also has a fantastic prize up for grabs this week, so good luck everybody x
Here we are again! time for a weekly peek into the attic to see what's been happening on my craft table. All thanks to Julia and her Stamping Ground Blog, hop on over and have a look or better still post a picture on there of your work space so we can all have a nose! I've got a nice clear space ready to start with some autumn challenges, ooooo! all those lovely colours can't wait to get stuck in. I've got the afternoon off tomorrow, so I hope to have some crafty fun. Do you like my new acquisition? what's that you say? well it's that revolving carousel which I've started filling with all the essentials, poised and ready to go. Just to say that the lovely May, from May's Happy Daze, was my lucky blog candy winner. It is currently winging it's way towards her as we speak. Happy WOYWW everybody x
As promised the blog candy draw for my 50+ 6 followers has taken place today. I am pleased to announce that the winner is ............May ! I shall be parceling up the goodies to send to the lovely May as soon as possible. You can see May's fantastic work over at her blog, 'May's Happy Daze.' Thankyou very much to all my followers and I look forward to celebrating again when I hit my first 100.x
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.