Thursday, 30 July 2009

Inchie Book

What was I going to do with all those gorgeous inchie swaps I have collected over the last few months? Why make a mini book of course. Here's the results.
Now I have a permanent record so that I can look through for inspiration.
Thanks for popping over please leave your comments I enjoy reading them

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Sunday Stampers Challenge

Here's my entry for the Sunday Stampers Challenge "imagine". I've overstamped on patterned paper using Ariondack ink, stream Then I used a Crafty Individuals image for the main focus. I've finished of with some flowers and those lovely pearly beads.

See it's easy so why don't you join in.
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Monday, 27 July 2009

Catch Up

I need to catch up on my blog so I'm going to try to post every day...... we'll see how long that lasts!
So I'm going to start with a workshop day at Jean treated us to a day of fun making a lovely shadow box. I've seen these before but I wouldn't dream of tackling one on my own. We used those Viva Coco metallic paints (I think thats what they're called) that create a fab crackled appearance. Usually at Jeans I take ages to get going and can easily while away the time just choosing the colour scheme. But no today was different there was an air of urgency and I could feel the pressure . Slacking would not be allowed!!! We were plied with tea, coffee, biscuits, and chocolate and lots of encouragement from Jean. By 3.30 energy levels were low but I could see the finish line and with extra effort we FINISHED. For those who have read my blog this is a result that I don't often achieve.
I also got to meet up with the lovely Chris so pop over to her blog here for more lovely photos.

Sorry my photos are in the wrong order ........must try harder!

Thanks for calling , Enjoy

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Hit and Miss Wifi

Arghhhhh..... I'm out in Italy at the moment and the wifi is definately hit and miss so I think I'll wait until I return to post again. I've been here since Sunday and this is the first time I have been able to get onto my blog. Positive side it's 30C ,spending time with DH, great food great wine but the draw back no craft shops!

Be back to normal? Monday. Enjoy whatever you are doing

Friday, 17 July 2009

Ready Steady Stamp

There's a new challenge called Ready Steady Stamp here. It involves a list of ingredients that you need to use to create your art. It's a little bit of fun. I've never tried this sort of challenge before and I nearly didn't when I saw the technique chosen was faux batik! But hey ho nothing ventured and all that and after all it is meant to be a CHALLENGE. So armed with my iron (wow never thought I would be ironing in my crafting) I had a go , not very sucessfully to begin with. Luckily there's a video that explains how to faux batik and eventually after lots of papers stuck together I managed to produce something half decent. The theme was cat or dog and as I don't have any cat/dog stamps I used a foam shape. Not sure how often I would use this technique but I loved how the flourish turned out.

So if I can do it why don't you?

Thanks for dropping by, enjoy your crafting
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Sunday Stampers Challenge

Here's my entry for the Sunday Stampers Challenge Theme "home". This week I'm really into the birdies so it's home tweet home! I thought I'd make a hanger rather than another card for this challenge

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Blog rest

I'm away from home so no crafting this week. I've got the lovely job of digging out and decorating my son's student flat in Edinburgh. Great city but won't see much only the end of a paint brush!

Be back to usual on Monday
Take care and keep on crafting
Luv Janet

Saturday, 4 July 2009

U for unusual

I finally got back into UKstampers weekly tag challenge. This week the letter was U for unusual. as soon as I read it Tom Jones popped into my head and try as I might I couldn't move away from that song. So I accepted defeat and went with it. The brains a funny thing isn't it? some weeks I struggle with ideas for the challenges but not this week. I've even done the twinchies challenge and that isn't due in until the end of July !!!

I've brayered Ariondack inks, raspberry and citrus,Blonde moments stamps, scrabble letter, chipboard heart silhouette, glamour dust , paper flowers, lime stickles
Sorry the photos are not in order I'm still a novice at this, off to get some advice,
please feel free to leave a comment
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Thursday, 2 July 2009

Cream scones and crafting.....perfect

Thursday is Crafty individuals class and today we got to play with the new images and chipboard shapes they have produced. Then to add to the joy Morag had brought along a large tray of freshly baked strawberry and cream scones. Delish .... well it would have been rude to say no!

I'm begining to think that I work better when there's food and drink included in class as I managed to complete two pieces,!!!! Heck if lunch was served I'd be off the scale.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

UKS Inchies Challenge

Here's my entry for the latest Inchies challenge on
The theme was summer and in view of the heat we've been having the pinks and oranges were a good choice considering I made these in early June and when it was raining.

I brayered the white card with Ariondack inks , watermelon and sunset orange. The summer stamp is from Hero arts and the little stickers I got from Paperchase.

Finally I edged the inchies with a gold Krylon pen and voila!
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