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Thursday, 18 August 2011

A bit grungy!

Hi all and the weather today is...........AWFUL,bucketing it down outside and my youngest is off to a music festival and camping today! Shall be digging out the wellies me thinks....lol
Anyway here is my newest card and i loved making this one even if i ended up with blue fingers!
Image is a Octopede factory digi 'Alice' and i coloured her with promarkers and look i have actually done blond hair for a change.....lol,any way i used basic grey 'green at heart' backing paper,twine which i got on my recent shopping trip and a tag which i embossed using a tim holtz embossing folder and then sprayed  with a blue cosmic shimmer mist (hence the blue fingers...lol) and went over the embossing with black soot distress ink. Gems and greeting were dug out of my stash and hey presto a grungy card. This is going to my goddaughter/cousin and think they are quite similar in appearance.
Right off to finish getting ready as my mum is visiting for a few days,happy crafting all,x

Monday, 15 August 2011

Birthday Book and red shoes!

Hi all,well had another fab day at the craft meet but need to add a few finishing touches to my projects and will add asap.This is a birthday book i made to store all my buddies birthdays to keep me organised.
Had good fun decorating this and used my basic grey papers and letters from a brenda pinnick scrapbook kit and added a flower and brad from stash.
Used my lappy to design the pages and numbers and even made a pack for all who went to the bristol meet so they can make one at home too,just need to fill it in now.
and thought you might like to see my new shoes in my favourite colour red which i brought today on my shopping trip out with docraft buddies and dont tell anyone but i also went to a craft shop.....lol

Right have a good evening and see you all soon,x

Saturday, 13 August 2011

A Card i Like

Hi all,well been busy making cards today and another project which i will post tomorrow and have to say was pleased with this one,think the greeting is crooked but i love this stamp but then i do love poppies.Its for a lovely crafting buddie who attends the Bristol craft meets and is also on Docrafts.
Its a inkylicous stamp 'fleur de pavot' and i stamped it three times and coloured with my promarkers,using poppy and crimson,black and cool grey 5 for the flower head and i then decoupaged it.Had fun also using shabby shutters and peeled paint distress inks and a flourish stamp from inkadinka to make the background.

Used red vellum for the background and a butterfly charm from my stash as a finishing touch. The greeting is a penny black stamp. Hopefully she will like it as much as i do....lol. Right off for a quick stroll around blogland and then a early night as off to the Bristol meet tomorrow,x

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Friendship card for Lisa

Hi all,well this is the first card made in my new improved craft area and its also my friendship card for a lovely lady called Lisa over at Docrafts,you can find her fab blog here.

I used one of my new gorjuss girl stamps which i purchased here and the service was amazing and even got some free ribbon with my order.Coloured her with my promarkers and even coloured the brads to match,the fab paper makes me feel like she is skipping towards the woods....lol,watch out mr wolf!
Ingredients used were gorjuss girl little red stamp,promarkers,card blank,core card,brads,basic grey green at heart papers and rub on greeting.
Well hopefully Lisa will be opening this today when she gets in from work and likes it, i enjoyed making it and have also used the sketch from the sketch challenge over at docrafts. Have a good day whatever you are doing,x

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Craft Room Makeover

Hi all,well this has been my project for the last two days and now i am worn out but very pleased with the end result. I painted the walls green and all the wooden storage that i have been collecting from car boot sales white to compliment and match.
The most i paid for a unit is £4 and thats the tall one to the right of the picture. They all took between 2 and 3 coats of paint though!
My faves are the ink pad storage.

Got these most recently,the one on the left cost me £2 and was a awful purply red colour and the one on the right was todays car boot find and cost me £1,fiddly painting them.

Got this one at the Axmouth flower and craft show for the amazing price of £1 and i even fixed it to the wall myself. You can just see to the right a spice tray which now holds brads.

keep all my card scraps now in the metal drawers and use coloured brads to show which colour goes in which drawer. Hubby gave me the bell for xmas so i can get his attention....lol.

This is my dresser which i love and has all my bigshot stuff,bind itall etc inside along with extra craft stash and my photos for scrapbooking,hope you are not bored yet....lol.you can see my beloved cricut behind my big shot and drawers have nesties,card,scrapboard etc.

This is where i store my stamps and they are all in groups ie animals,mens,floral etc. Got this at the exeter craft show Well hope you enjoyed your little tour around my craft area aka the kitchen. Now i really need to make something there especially as i have some new gorjuss girl stamps awaiting me,x
UPDATE - have noticed if you click on pics to enlarge they are a bit blurry sorry not used to sons fancy camera with lots of buttons....lol and the top pic is the best one to show the green walls,x