Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Rummage and Create

Here are a couple of projects I did using up those scraps of card and papers. It can be a really fun idea to see what you can make with all those bits you keep. I like to sort mine into colour theme boxes and then rummage and create.
The bind-it-all box is made from Paper Adventures Papers and ribbons supplied by Bramwells. The card die cut is from the Cricut New Arrivals cartridge.

Monday, 20 October 2008

I just love this plate of stamps

I have to say the more you play with these stamps the more your brain teases you with that 'what if I just....' moment.
I have been busy with the cricut and have done a few projects which I will be able to upload shortly.
Next week I'm going to try and start my own Christmas Cards - my problem is that I have so many lovely stamps I will want them all out at the same time.
Happy Stamping

Sunday, 19 October 2008

David Attenborough here I come...

We have all watched in awe as David Attenborough and his crew film fantastic footage of birds, insects and animals about their business when everyone else is asleep.
As some of you know we have a mad cairn terrorist, who regularly enjoys such antics as trampolining, cat stalking and greeting the postman every morning.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, 2.15am actually, the dog woke us up barking like mad - a very rare occurance as she likes her beauty sleep as well - Mike went downstairs and opened the door. The dog ran out before Mike could catch her and she disappeared down the road at 100 miles an hour. Someone had very kindly opened our gates and pulled the composter over. The fuming husband came back upstairs and got dressed in his running gear. I thought it's a bit early for a run, but no I was told that the dog had gone walkabout. Up, dressed and torch in hands we set out on a dog hunt. I went hunting up the dog field and Mike went on his bike down the river and along the railway lines. Believe me it's spooky at 2.30am, hedgehogs snuffle, owls hoot, mice, voles, rats they're all out there. Using mobile phones as radio mikes I got a message to say that he had site of her - 4 miles away near an old prisoner war camp but the dog was still running. However, his torch battery had gone flat - he was returning to get another torch.
To cut a long morning's entertainment short we found the dog, whimpering 6 miles away, the cows had got her cornered and the chase was over. Like all normal people we returned home, walking the dog, hand in hand at 5.30 am had coffee and went to bed.

You couldn't write a story like this if you tried!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

There's Blog Candy In Them There Hills There Is

Pop over to the elusive images design team blog and post a comment - there's some amazing blog candy to be had

Thursday, 9 October 2008

A Five Legged Unicorn

Just finished a couple of samples for Elusive Images and have had such a laugh. I made a gatefold card with unicorns on the front and thought something was amiss. Anyway when I looked at it again three hours later I realised I had decoupaged the unicorn with five legs. You're allowed to laugh I did and still am.
This landscape Angel sample was made from the ATC size stampboard which is a lovely size to work on. It was painted first with tinkabella inks, sanded back. The images were stamped with Ranger Archival Black, allowed to dry and then etched.Finally spritz with your favourite glimmer mists.The card base is gold mirri card, hence the holy glow.

Monday, 6 October 2008

When only Pooh will do...

Ever had one of those days when your mojo goes on holiday? My tip to restore the soul is to sit down and read Whinnie the Pooh.
Quote of the Day ""When late morning rolls around and you're feeling a bit out of sorts, don't worry; you're probably just a little eleven o'clockish."

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Just Playing

Here's a card made from the new Christmas Stamps available from Elusive Images. The star was made from 4 stampboard tiles painted with tinkabella inks and overstamped with one of the gorgeous tree images. I will try and post a couple more cards this week. I've got a day off and I'm treating myself to a trip to a bead fair....
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Feels like Autumn is on it's way

I just love this time of the year when you go out walking the dog and you see so many inspiring colour combinations in the trees and those gorgeous fields after the crops have been cut. It makes you want to play with different colour pallettes. This week I've been playing with those yummy Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists and some tissue paper which came out of a lovely surprise perfume box present from my DH. I had some plain candles and decided they needed a simple make over. The stamps are from Elusive Images Paris in the Spring collection. It seemed a pity to use them but that is part of my commitment to myself to use my stash and not save it, stroke it, smell it or leave it on a shelf for too long!! A mantra that is working....

Have fun - I did