Sunday, 21 February 2010

Missing 10 days

Ok where did the last 10 days go? I know I've been away in Italy but i can't believe I haven't blogged for so long. Anyway to get on with it I've been busy getting samples ready for class. Before we broke up for half term I did a class using jig saw frames. A friend's mother passed on a load of these frames she had acquired from QVC. She got so many that she knew she couldn't use them all. I don't know how many she got but she passed on at least 150 to me. That's the trouble with QVC (apart from the astronomical p&p) you get far more than you could ever use. Anyway it was a bit of a challenge as these frames came in some pretty naff colours. So out came the brayer, the cuttlebug and my stamps and I played. Here's the results.
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Friday, 12 February 2010

Not quite Cape Town

Seeing as though I couldn't join our friends on their trek along the Garden route in South Africa I travelled out to Italy to be with my DH for a week. Ravenna is a beautiful historic town between Venice and Rimini on the Adriatic coast. Very little crafting but the local market is a good source for lace and ribbon so I will stock up tomorrow. I've brought a few crafty things with me to keep me occupied.
It's cold here but no snow (yet)
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Friday, 5 February 2010

Travel journals

A couple of my friends are off to South Africa for a holiday of a life time. They start in Cape Town and end in Johannesburg, taking in all the magnificent sights in between. I'm not jealous honest... well maybe just a little. I've been to Cape Town (fantastic place) but not along the Garden Route. So I've made them a little journal to record some jottings and collect a few momentos. I'm already looking forward to their return to hear of their adventures and they haven't even gone yet!

More mucky fingers at Crafty Individuals

Our workshop this week at CI involved spraying our own backgrounds (this sounds familiar?). You would think by now I would have learnt my lesson and made sure that I had my rubber gloves with me. I'm a bit heavy handed with this technique( see previous post) and I think my reputation had gone before me as I noticed that as I made my way to the table ready to spray.... it suddenly cleared!!! It seemed as though everyone had something else to do?
We made these cute little cards that I will use as get well cards.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Easel Cards

How popular are these cards? I'm not suprised as it's so easy to do and yet looks complicated. I made these cards for my classes last week.
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Paint, papers and mucky fingers

Where did the time go? I can't believe it's nearly two weeks since my last post! No I haven't been finishing off the last of the Christmas chocolates or catching up on all those programmes I've taped and never watched. It just seems the time has slipped by as I crafted and crafted. My classes have started back with adult ed and I seem to have been making samples for ever.
Last week was our first glue and stick class of the year and we got stuck into making our own background papers ready for the tag book that is planned in February. I'm not very good at this as I'm very very heavy handed. No wonder Mabel moved when I got the sprays out!. By the afternoon I had got the message less is more and I'm looking forward to seeing them turn into pages next month. The book we are making is to house the tags we are swapping throughout the year. So watch this space.