Sunday, 24 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Started looking after a second school for two weeks whilst their head is off. Its like having two lives!!!!! In order to keep on top of things I have two bags , two files, two note pads etc. So I haven't had time to breathe. Then of all things my back went into a complete spasm last week and is only just relaxing!!! I have never had a bad back before and can't believe how debilitating it is. Will now sympathise with suffers!!!
Any way last night I sat and made a card as a means of theory!!!
I used a Pink Gem stamp and coloured it using promarkers. This time I tried my blender pen. Still need a lot of practise with that though.
Mind it reminded me of those pens you got years ago that sort of 'rubbed' (technical term there so concentrate) felt tip pen out. Many pro promarker users are now taking a sharp in take of breath!! Sorry don't mean to offend.
The web and spiders are OLS stickers that I mounted onto black card for effect.
The ribbon is from a papermania pack.
The 'Pumpkin Pie' stamp is from Pink Gem also. Stamped with Memento rich cocoa onto orange card.
The mats are cut using my new birthday present (early one) of spellbinders.
I attached the ribbon using Wackytac which is excellent to stick fabric with.
I am going to enter this for a number of fall/ autumn / Halloween challenges.
Mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com Ghosties & Ghouls etc
tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com Anything goes
letsinkitup.blogspot.com Halloween - no digi stamps
alyssundaychallenge.blogspot.com ASC27 Halloween
paperplaytime.blogspot.com pumpkins or spider webs
craftyourpassionchallenge.blogspot.com Orange/Purple & Black
crazy4challenges.blogspot.com Fall/ Autumn
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
I decided to make her a card and used a sketch from the Loretta Monday Challenge on Docrafts. Because of her carefree attitude and 'give- it- a -go personality I thought the Little Miss Attitude image from Sugar Nellie would be great.
Really into purple at the moment.
Image: Little Miss Attitude - Sugar Nellie
Image coloured with Promarkers
Backing paper from stash
Purple and pink Mulberry Flowers
Small adhesive gems.
Backing paper cut with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen
I decided to make one of my Book A Easel Cards using the ClipartFairy CD which I love. I am slowly getting to grips with the Open Office Programme and starting to change things using my own images etc.
I made the Silver Wedding Easel which was fine. The difficulty came when I went to decorate it. I had printed out the elements on linen card and pearlescent paper but hadn't put the couples names on. This left a large space on one side of the card. When I tried grey embellishments the card looked grey when i tried grey embellishments the card looked blue!!!!!
In the end I went for a grey/white bead heart and butterflies printed on acetate.
The brads i got on Sunday from Hobbycraft. I just loved them. the sparkle is glanour dust. its grogeous but gets everywhere!!
Image: Sugar Nellie- Sweet As Candy
Backing Paper: Dovecrafts.
Image cut using Spellbinders: Labels Fourteen
Middle strip cut using Fiskars Edge punch on both sides of the paper.
Flower: e. Embellishments coloured using Pink Carnation Promarker with a pink sticky gem.
Ticket: Freebie Digidownload - Lindsey's Stamps. Using Open Office I turned it cerise.
Sunday, 3 October 2010
I went to the cinema with our Swiss Exchange teacher this afternoon as we had arranged to go to Hawes and Aysgarth Falls today but the weather has been horrendous. Granted the falls would have been spectacular but we would have been drenched walking to them. So we went to see Eat Pray Love - with Julia Roberts. It was a long film - about 2+ hours mind it didn't feel like that when I was watching it. What was great about it was that fact she didn't look like a Hollywood star in it, in fact by Hollywood standards she could be said to look almost fat!!!!!!! She wasn't in the slightest but compared to some of these stars who you would mark absent if they turn sideways she looked like a real woman. There was a fantastic line in the film where she asks her friend- who is moaning about putting weight on- had she been naked in front of him (her boyfriend)and had he left - so what was her problem. She was going to eat the food and not count the calories because she was finished with the guilt trips. I could have kissed her!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway having not had time to make cards I went blog surfing and came across a Blog Hop at Whimsy Stamps and thought I would give it a go. Not sure what to expect as I have never done one before but hey I am up for anything. Also I like Whimsy Stamps.