Thursday, 13 June 2013

It's a wrap

 This card and wrap was made at a Crafty Individuals workshop. I really enjoy Jean's classes as there is plenty of scope to do your own thing.
I've used one of the new stamps and gone with a seaside theme.
The covers have been sponged with Distress ink through one of my all time favourite stencils... sequin waste 
(do you have rolls of this stuff in your drawer too?)
I finished with a couple of tags.
The card and wrap are held closed with a paper band.


Monday, 10 June 2013

This week I'm loving....

My Lions tour kit.

Here it is already to be packed only 2 days to go before I set off. I'm not going directly to Brisbane unfortunately I have a 10 hour wait in Taipei( that's the draw back of using air miles). I've got a room booked inside the airport so at least I can have a sleep and a shower before my next flight. I'm not sure what to expect in Taipei. You  can follow our tour down under here

So keep your eyes peeled I'll be the one wearing red with my favourite England top hat. 
Smoggy on Tour I hear you ask yourself? WEll I'm from Middlesbrough, once the home of heavy industry, steel works and chemical factories and it was said that the town was crowned with a blanket of smog...hence smoggies. You'll be glad to hear that our air is clean now as our industries have been eroded. But once a smoggy always a smoggy.

Off to pack the rest of my things now.


Friday, 7 June 2013

Card Quartet

At a recent workshop with Jean at Crafty Individuals I got to play with my favourite Distress Inks. We were messing about spritzing water onto the inks and dragging gloss card to create backgrounds. Normally my efforts end up very dark and grungy or a muddy brown colour. But this time with the help of Picket Fence (white) Distress Stain I managed to make some really pretty pastel backgrounds. So I made these cards.

Thanks for popping by. 

Monday, 3 June 2013

This week I'm loving.....

die cutting. I have loads of these do you? 
But this week friends got together,swapped dies and cut, cut, cut. 

Why is that someone else's stash is always more interesting.

Here's the result of the marathon of cuttting.

Now all I need to do is use them....

Saturday, 1 June 2013

My month in numbers May 2013

Hi there I can't believe it's time for another month in numbers so here's mine.

11 the winning number on husband's bingo card. Now he's not an habitual bingo player but we were away in the caravan and we had got together with friends. He won the princely sum of £2.50.
 6401 our flight number to Barcelona to watch the Spanish GP.

1198 miles to Barcelona.
 I can't remember what this building is but it was one of many we saw on our bus tour round town. It was sunny but a bitterly cold wind made us seek the shelter of a local bar, where we tried the tapas.

66 the number of laps of the Circuit de Catalunya for the Spanish GP. This was our first visit to a GP, the noise, the smell of the petrol,the colour all added to a great experience.The cars went round so fast that we had lots of photos with nothing on but here's one with cars!

6 1/2 the size of my new pink shoes. If you need to know more click here.

7 Christmas tags made.
6 the number of die cutting machines when a group of friends got together for a manmouth cutting session.
  12 the number of days to my trip to Australia.

1 Lions kit for said trip.

So that's my month in numbers. If you're wondering what's this all about or even better want to join in then pop over to Julie's blog and sign up.Just click on the button at the side of my blog.

See you next month when I'll be posting from down under.