Saturday, 29 December 2012

Play time for me

Firstly like to welcome my newest followers.
 Yesterday I had a bit of a play day, not much else to do as rained all day... so I decided to follow Neil Walker's footsteps and cover the front of my journal.  Using a pack of Tando Creative Twinchies which are 2ins square, which I also cut down to !inch and 1 by 2 inches .   I got out some very old ink pads from Colour box, blended etc then stamped in Archival ink.  Images are from Lynn Perrella I have had for years, plus a couple from Graphicus now Chocolate Baroque.   Then it was practising the triple embossing, trying not to burn my fingers, plus I edged in Cosmic shimmer embossing as well.  Still have a couple of squares to do, but need to get some more to finish the front then on to the back.   Hope all you at there are having a great holiday, wishing you a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

WOYWW-#186-Boxing Day

Boxing Day here in the UK, 3rd day of Christmas for me, all went well yesterday.  Had my parents for dinner and they taste very nice...HA HA.  Turkey cooked to perfection if I say so myself.  Not much to so on my desk apart from 2 of Santa's pressies via my hubby.  One of Dyan Reavealy Journals and a Timmy canvas bag with little bag inside.  On top is a new page I started in my learning journal I'm doing with Neil Walker, rest is stuff left over from Christmas inc hat....Hope everyone has had pr is having a good time.  To find out how to join the snoopers going over to the lovely Julia's.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Phew All Done.....

 Just an update for you, this is the final card I designed on Wednesday.  so all cards done and delivered.  Plus repair to my Angel, who head fell off when I unpacked her this morning.
This is my minimalist tree this year, angel still to go on top.   Turkey defrosted, sprouts peeled, cranberry sauce made, brandy butter made, relish made....Phew all worried I have forgotten something.  My hubby is telling me to relax all's ok... In my family we celebrate Christmas tonight 24th...So to everyone in blog land wishing you a happy Christmas....Hugs all round.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

AHHH it WOYWW #185

There I am sitting on a pouf hemming some curtains, watching the rain come down, thinking what day is it.....Ahhhh its Wednesday, run upstairs take a pic of my desk as of 11.30am this morning.

Somewhat better than last week, more organised.  Card on the left is based on a card done by Liesbeth Fidder  in the November issue of Craft Stamper.  On the right is another one I have done and the middle is one I'm creating for the last 9 cards I need to do.  I tend to make a template on a tag first  to see how it will work.  I think I will be changing the trees from white to gold flakes on a black background to give my impact.    If you want to see other desks hop over to Julie's Blog for all the T+C's.   Wishing all my followers a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year :).

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Start of a Journal......

I have done journal pages before but seemed to get stuck, so decided to join Neil Walker's class at the Craft Barn on Sunday to see how a professional does it.  Had a great time with my friend Karin and finished with some pretty good results.  Green page was the first, randomly placing Distress stains together and merging with tissue adding water.  2nd again with DS but with the added stencilling as well.
Last 3 are the finished products with birds , flags and rods supplied by Neil.  Really enjoyable.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas Tag

Had a play today, away from trying to catch up with the the Christmas things.
I decided to limit myself to 3 colours plus white.  the tag base is a combination of Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Walnut stains distress inks.  Stamped with words from Darkroom doors, pines needles  from Tim Holtz , plus trees which have been embossed in white.  Dies again from Tim Holtz and ribbon to tie all together. 
I'm entering the tag onto  Fashionable stamping Challenge #36 To Die For.
DragonsDream Tag It On# 131 - Christmas
Frilly and Funkie - Make a Tag

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

WOYWW #184

 Not too many sleeps now until Christmas, this is my first Christmas card I received all the way from the USA, from another WOYWWer, SandeeNC.  Isn't it fab!  I missed last week had so much going on including going to a Stumpwork class, medieval embroidery . Below is my effort.
 And to my shame this is my desk this morning or how I left it last night,( to be fair this is normal for me) I have been frantically making birthday cards for friends who have the nerve to have birthdays in December.....well really, plus more stuff to make Christmas cards.
To join in the fun hop over to the lovely Julia,s where all is revealed.  Have a good week everyone...