Saturday, 31 July 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010
Well, we found the garden centre and YES, there IS a craft store contained within and yes, it's a decent size to make it worth a looksee when my crafting buds from Saltash and Upminster come to visit. It has quite a nice little giftie section and a coffee shop too so we might spend a happy hour or so and come back the scenic route to make it more interesting and then we can crack on with the serious business of the weekend . . . . . which is crafting!! What a surprise??? So, Lauren and Wynneth - all we need now is for it to be August 13th and we're ready to rock and roll! Whaddya reckon, can you wait?? I hope we'll get to post some of our projects on-line too.
As to my canvas . . . well I've distressed two "tickets" and then crackle painted with the luscious rock candy before we went out this morning and this dried whilst we were out. I then inked the crackles with Distress Inks in Black Soot and set aside whilst I decide on positioning and then applied mod podge in clear lustre to my grungepaper flower and sprinkled with holographic glitter - this is now drying too . . . the bulldog clip is really only there because that's what I used to hold the flower whilst I applied the mod podge and glitter!!!! Not sure how much more I'll get done today but watch this space
TAKE CARE PLEASE.
As and from today a new prototype of speed camera has been installed on the Mumbles road. It is situated between Blackpill and West cross on the LH side as you face Mumbles. Whilst the Motoring Organisations are protesting at its use there will still be a trial period when results will be analysed. It is apparently geared to activate at a speed of 33 mph. The Chief Constable of the area said in a statement - "We welcome this new device which will bring home to motorists that speed kills" A photograph of the device is attached
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Feeling better now I've had my shower and the chance to make this card. Yesterday, whilst making the challenge card for the ILPM challenge #25 I stamped a second Forever Friends Santa image and also had a little of the embossed mirri card left over so it sort of lent itself to another Christmas card . . . .
Meet NIGEL, he was apparently found tied up outside the RSPCA offices and left to his own devices. He was emaciated and his fur matted and it must have been pretty hard to identify him as a Lhasa Apso!. What a poor little mite he must have looked when the RSPCA turned up for work. The officer admitting Nigel gave him his name, he's probably around three years old and, all being well, begins his new life with my neighbour early next week. He's obviously been cleaned up, groomed and fed since he was taken in and probably bears no resemblance to the poor little dog they took in - doesn't he look adorable peeps?
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Taking it apart was a doddle, but we discovered that the trampoline required 7m headroom and this meant pruning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and clearing up!! Then - who'd have thought that erecting a child's trampoline could be QUITE that tricky. Hmm, this meant reading the manual . . . . and NOBODY likes to do that - do they? It was a doodle until it came to attach all those pesky little springs - blimey they proved tricky until Steve worked out the trick!!! The rest of us could only groan at this point, rats! Once we'd sited the blooming thing, put all the tree trimmings in the bin and cleared up then Becky decided it was safe to come home and she simply had to give it a go to make sure Harry would be safe using it!! Harry is away at the moment so it will be a nice surprise for him on his return. Of course, the instructions DID say no adults but . . . . . Once it was established that the trampoline worked it was on to dinner, steak in a ciabatta roll and potato wedges - it was YUMMMMMMY, all washed down with a glass of chilled white - splendid!
Hope you enjoyed joining us for this exercise - we charge by the hour by the way!!!
Monday, 26 July 2010
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Only a smidge of crafting today- after getting the sewing machine out to repair a skirt I thought I might as well make use of it to feature sewing on a card . . . so here's "Anya Rocks"!!! I had some bits left over from yesterday's dragon sketchie and I hate waste so . . . . I found that the leftovers all fitted reasonably well on to this card and I hope you'll agree too. Catch you tomorrow dear reader as we're out to dinner with friends this evening, enjoy your evening however you spend it.
A question over on the general chat forum on craftbubble has set me thinking . . . the question was about balloon rides and whether you would ever take one. Well, I'd always fancied the idea (even though I don't do heights) and, for my 50th birthday (which btw DIDN'T hurt a bit!!) we booked a balloon ride whilst on vacation in Florida. In fact if you go here and check out the calendar for May 15th 2007 (yes, I know - that makes me 53! go ahead, rub it in!), click on the date and behold a piccie of us all in our balloon's basket should appear! The first photo displayed here shows an area of Disney property as we left the ground, bearing in mind this was about 07:00 it was still a bit dark so the pix a bit grainy. As we flew onward the sun started to come up and we were treated to the sunrise shot and then the third photo was almost at the end of our flight, and shows a hotel which is only about 1.5 miles from our house!!!. It so weird, we met about three miles from home and were driven to the launch site which was further still. After we landed we were about three miles from home but in totally the opposite direction! We toasted our flight with a glass of champagne and (because it was my birthday) I won the cork which got fashioned in to the shape of a balloon!!! which, as you can see, I still have!! It was a fab day and I would love to do it again some time - maybe soon!!!!
Saturday, 24 July 2010
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Saturday, 17 July 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
Don't know what you all have planned but I have my aunt and uncle due this morning for a cuppa and a slice (of cake, that is).
It's Friday (I know, we already did that) and I have been putting funny pix in my posts but I didn't get any this week - my friends must be on vacation themselves! HOWEVER, I did get sent this link to a funny youtube video - dog lovers check this out . . . .
Over on Craftbubble's Lets Get Stamping Group the final days challenge is to make a card using three circles, so if you fancy having a go pop over to http://www.craftbubble.com/ and have a go. And the winner of yesterdays fab daily challenge sketch was . . . . Alexeya - so Congratulations to you - hope you will enjoy your prize.
And here's the card I made using my three circles - those fab papers from My Minds Eye received in my last issue of Card Making and Paper Craft - wish me luck again peeps!!
Have a great Friday and a fab weekend peeps.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Apparently, I'm on a bit of a cutesy roll this week and managed to run up this little treasure (in my humble opinion) using a stamped image sent to me by a generous fellow crafter (thank you to you) and some of the free papers from My Minds Eye, received in the latest issue of Card Making and Paper Craft. I coloured her using Pro Markers and Atyou Spica glitter pens and just atouch of holographic glitter glue before cutting her out and mounting her on a patterned green panel. I cut a piece of DCWV green metallic card and rounded the corners before running through my die cutter with the delightful swiss dots embossing folder. I cut a panel of MMI patterned paper slightly smaller than the base card and stuck it down. I then cut a narrow panel of a co-ordinating MMI paper and used a Martha Stewart edging punch. Since this automatically generates a series of holes I then "sewed" along that line using brown thread. Once I'd stuck all the pieces down I then added five faux gemstones to the points of the punched panel and there you have it - hope you like it!