Thursday, 31 October 2013
All things sparkly this week at Cute Card Thursday. This is a very simple card but it didn't need much else as it's just soooooo sparkly!! I used Glitz sealed glitter card on a plain white linen card background and then cut out the baubles, again from Glitz card, with a Stampin' Up punch. An old Stampin' Up sentiment and some bows finish it off.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Spooky goings-on are afoot this week over at Cute Card Thursday!! I have used Distress Stains to make the background on watercolour paper and then mounted it onto purple cardstock. The stamps are all from Stampotique and coloured with Copics and Promarkers. I've used an X-Cut punch for the balloons and little stars. The sentiment is a years-old Whipper Snapper one and I cut the star and numbers with my Slice. This is for a very special friend who is a Stampotique fan and who will remain nameless as, as you can see, she is celebrating a "special" birthday lol!!
Thursday, 17 October 2013
This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is anything to do with sweets/candy. It's been a very loooooooong time since I inked up a Tilda stamp but I loved colouring her in and paired her with Stampin' Up card and Basic Grey papers from the Blush collection. The flowers are made with Woodware punches and the leaves are Impression Obsession and Cheery Lynn dies. The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
It's neutral colours this week on Cute Card Thursday, which suits me down to the ground as I love working with soft peaches, pinks and browns. I stamped the Bildmarna cutie and then masked her off to add the tree, grass and clouds before colouring with Copics and Promarkers. The paper is Basic Gray. The sentiment I have had for years and can't remember where I got it and the little resin flower is a Prima.
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Friday, 27 September 2013
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Well we have moved. Twice. We are now settled in our "forever home" and I have just finished doing my craft room. Happy dance time.
Will take me forever to get back into blogging again but I will try!!
Sunday, 24 February 2013
My February book for the Artful Readers group was “The 39 Steps” by John Buchan.
I have always wanted to read this book but never got around to it. It was much shorter than I had expected, more of a novella really, but still very enjoyable.
The story centres around Richard Hannay who has recently come to stay in London after making a modest fortune as a Mining Engineer on the Veldt in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). He befriends a gentleman living in the same lodging house who is in some kind of trouble and inadvertently becomes embroiled in a political nationwide threat to Britain.
This tale is definitely a product of the time in which it was written. It is set just before the Great War and by today’s standards is not very politically correct in places but I found it to be a fantastic romp through a bye-gone age and, although it was pretty easy reading, was enjoyable. I really had a sense of the suspense throughout the book and felt the ending tied up all the loose ends. I would recommend this book which, at 122 pages in the version I read, will only take you a couple of thoroughly enjoyable hours to read.
Here is my artwork, again created using Craft Artist Professional. I am really starting to get to grip with this software and am finding each time I use it that there are more and more things it is capable of.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
WOW it can't be January already?? I haven't had any mojo recently and have been really busy - as well as my crafty space isn't in my home at the moment and I am just not creating as much as I did as most of my previous crafty time was in the evenings.
To try and counteract some of this sloth I have joined Darcy's Artful Readers Group. We chose 12 books at the beginning of the year and commit to reading one a month, do a review and make something creative based on the book. As this combines my two of my three very favourite things, how could I let the opportunity pass by lol??!
They are to be books you have not read before. Here's my 12. These are not in any order, although I confess to having already already started A Game of Thrones as this is the set book for my Book Club this month (2 birds anyone??!!).
1. A Game of Thrones - George RR Martin
2. Robots and Empire - Isaac Asimov
3. Alive - Piers Paul Read
4. Lustrum - Robert Harris
5. Sepulchre - Kate Mosse
6. The Crimson Rooms - Katherine McMahon
7. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
9. Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
10. The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bukgalov
11. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
12. The 39 Steps - John Buchan.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Well things went on for a little longer than hoped for without the telephone lol!! BT in their infinite widsom seem to take an eternity when things like new poles are required but I am now back and my crafty space is all sorted so I will be joining in in Blogland again.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Well we have had no internet for NINE WEEKS, which is why it's been so quiet on here!! It's back today and now I have no craft room as we move in just over 2 weeks. I do hope to be back creating and blogging at the end of October - first I just need to have my nervous breakdown lol!!