Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
WS this week is stars. I have very few stamps suitable for this theme but decided to go for a starry night theme. The background is denim, stream & silver mixative alcohol inks. I got inspired to play with them after Kaz, one of my forum friends showed us fab examples of using black. Mine didn't turn out quite as planned, Im not in a craft mood. It annoying when you have to allocate time to craft & find inspiration totally lacking & other days plenty of ideas & no time at all to play!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Fab theme for this weeks WS, bookmarks. I make quite a lot of them but fancied another! I used scraps of paper left over from cards & scrap layouts. Stamps are Crafty Individuals & Studio G. Trim is very old & from lakeland & I had to alcohol ink the discs blue as they were lilac. The blue on the image is alcohol ink & i shaded the rest in moss green with a fab red coast to make her stand out. I wish I used my red spotty paper now but that it already earmarked for a card.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
TMTA this week is insects. As I only have butterfly stamps I went with these. Background is Honeysuckle. Both stamps are Crafty Individuals.
Cynthia gave me the Make My Day Award over the weekend. Thank You. See her blog for details if you wish to play along. I had this several times over the last 3 months & for a while I had the picture in my sidebar but it kept knocking off other things & I have to lose a slideshow now before I can have anymore blog links on here. I have a whole forum of friends who have amazing blogs & I just can't get this blog to allow me to add them on without taking off everyone else! Don't know why, one of them things. I won't blog the picture in my main posts for a good reason. Each time you add a picture of your art work, you are using up mgb's of free space. Once that space runs out you have to pay for more. So I only blog my work. I came to blogger because it was free originally!!
For inspiration you only have to look at all the people who take part in these weekly challenges, books, magazines & I look at my team mates that don't have blogs. A lot of people that really inspire me have closed their blogs due to nasty comments etc.. The arts & crafts world sees full of nasty, jealous individuals who like to spoil it for other people. I have all my inspirational links on my gallery now until I can sort out the problem on this blog. But life comes first. I try not to spend more than two hours a day on my computer these days. My spare time is for crafting in. Having been ill for a long period last year has taught me better time management! I owe a few people some craft items that are quite outstanding too!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I am still struggling to fit these in on time each week. I think its because they are on a Tuesday & my Tuesday's are very busy. I struggle to do two craft pieces on the same day. My Bold statment was how proud I am of myself. I have lost a further 2lbs this week & have only 8lbs to go. I can go on & lose a further 6lbs if I wish, but Im happy to get back to my starting weight pre-steroids!!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Theme Thursday is By the Sea this week.
This is one project I really wish I hadn't started as it went totally different from what I planned. But, its is late & Im tired out from a day at work, so Ill enter it anyway.
I have "lost" my paper08 page for last week & wasa going to take photos fo the two together. Im sure it will turn up when I stop searching for it.
Meanwhile its tea time & I want to curl up with my magazine & am hoping for an early night. Lack of sleep is begining to get to me & its making me very moody.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
On a down note, I have been off the steroids 6 weeks & my nose problem has flared up again. I have barely slept the past 5 days or so because I can't breathe. I refuse to go back on the steroids as I gained a stone in 3 weeks, putting me overweight! I have managed so far to lose 4lbs & so we are going down the antibiotics route again!! I hate lack of sleep it makes me moody & Im glad I have lots of pretty paper to play with when I finally get home from work. I am finding working quite a trial!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Angie's theme was to do a double layout about something special that you have been given/bought.
I chose my 40th birthday present of make up, manicure & photo shoot. I used these fabulous Urban Lily papers to give it a real girlie feel as I felt very pretty in pink that day! The tag was one given me off some underwear that I covered with the patterned paper & my journalling is written under the main photo.
I'm not sure what blogger has done with this there isn't meant to be such a large gap between these pictures!!
Monday, February 11, 2008
TMTA challenge is to use Child/Children & Birds together on an ATC. This was quite easy for me as I had the background pre-made with distress inks & the girls were already stamped & cut out. All I had to do was colour them & find a bird image. So it was a nice pleasant piece of art to create in my lunch hour.
We have glorious sunshine this morning & I hope it remains bright when I finally get to come home to stay. It's handy I only work ten minutes away.
Floral piece & girls are Crafty Individuals stamps. Bird is from Vintage Paint Workshop.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
This picture was taken of my sister kitten, Max. It was the day she moved & he made himself right at home straight away. I loved this page so much, I went on to copy it for a full sized 11x8.5 for an AAE challenge My Hero.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Pauline wanted to know what sot of thing really annoys us. I hate Steam Irons as they always say they are non drip, but I have yet to own one that doesn't. Im sick of ruining my work clothes with wet spots hours before Im due to wear it.
In other peoples' work I like to keep a lot hidden behind tabs & things. Mainly as it is their book & I like to keep it neat & also because I like to add interest with openings, tags & pockets.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008