Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
If you are following this reveal you may possibly be wondering whether one of the 6 books is going to head your way. I thought I would tempt you a little more with a few photos.
Sunday, 19 October 2014
There's a first time for everything and I've decided this is it. I'm going to show you what I'm up to in my craft room and it involves Christmas presents for some of my crafty pals. You may guess if I am making one of these for you but although you will see how I progress with each one, you won't get the 'feel' of it until it arrives at yours through the post. By the way, I am only making 6!!!!!!! Here is a similar one in the raw so to speak.
Friday, 17 October 2014
My hat goes off to craft tutors who have to prep their classes.
I spent yesterday measuring sourcing cutting with scissors die cutting and bagging up 25 Xmas cards. The idea is to make them when we go away as time is quickly running past me,
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Well 13 may be unlucky for some but I have had a ball completing this challenge. All the details can be found on Linda's blog or just click HERE. As in all the previous challenges, the lucky overall winner will receive a massive bundle of goodies supplied by Tim and Mario. Being an uneven numbered challenge, the generous Inspiration Emporium are giving away a $50 voucher which will buy someone another lovely lot of crafty goodies. So, you need to turn to page 35 of your Compendium to see all about 'Worn Covers'. My friend Sonia gave me a worn cover binder at Xmas full of plain pages but also lots more made from Timmy papers. I adore this binder and made it into a garden record for the perennial border I planted this year. The cover I just happened to have in my cupboard is going to be binder #2 and I will use it to record the flower progress of the border throughout next year. I therefore decided to make all four sides relate to each of the seasons. Let the fun begin....
Thursday, 9 October 2014
This month, plus December, is my most favourite because I just love Halloween. I wish we made more of it in the UK like they do in America. What fun everyone has and the kiddies must adore it as much as Christmas day. I couldn't wait to have a go at Tim's tag for this month but had to spend a few days thinking how to achieve the required result not having the stencil, the distress sprays, the stamps or the letters plus a few other things. However, I have made my tag and it's fine.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
I can't believe that its challenge #12 already. All the details for this technique can be found HERE. If you flick your Compendium pages to no 41 you will see how to achieve the technique shown by the Curiosity Crew who have come up with the most amazing samples. The winner this time will again receive a prize bundle from Tim and Mario and there is a $25 voucher being given by the Funkie Junkie Boutique. Having been away for 3 weeks and then having a really busy time last week, I have only just found the chance to play again. I try to make scrap book pages at certain times of the year in rememberance of our Toby who we lost an unbelievable 6 years ago in December. I printed a black and white photo of him and followed the instructions on page 41 of my book to distress tint it. Now I have done this before but for some reason my tinting just wouldn't dry. In the end I had to wipe off the stamping so I hope my entry is still ok.
Monday, 6 October 2014
It certainly blew a gale here over night and the rain lashed down. I can hear torrential rain gurgling down the drain pipes into the rain barrels which no doubt will be overflowing again. It always wakes me but it was a loud crash that woke me this morning so I guess one of my whirly gigs or parasols has blown over from it's storage space. When I go out to tie back my Verbena I'll investigate.
Following on from the workshop with Hels last week, I made a couple of Christmas cards based on the gorgeous shadow box we made. Here is one I made yesterday.
For the girls travelling home from Finns classes today, have a safe journey especially over the tops and let's see some photos when you all get the chance.
Friday, 3 October 2014
Yesterday I had a wonderful time at a workshop with Hels. We had a good catch up too which was special and lots of laughs during the day. All the ladies who attended were also new to me and they were all so lovely.
We got a bit inky but that's what it's all about.
This is what I made
I'm off to see Hels demo today and also another lady who teaches patchwork. Hope I get some photos.