Friday, 30 July 2010

Test Tubes

I received a comment from Angie yesterday asking about the test tubes in the stand on my WOYWW post. They originally contained spices when I received them and even though they have been washed they still smell a bit spicy. I thought about putting flowers or brads in but haven't made up my mind yet.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Will hopefully be back later with some cards, BIL has some new images that I just had to play with.

Tata for now.

Thank Crunchie its Friday

No card to show today but as I promised myself I would post everyday here is a quick post about pearls lol. I love pearls on a card and have tried several different types including flatback and adhesive and adhesive wins everytime for me. I know that the flatback are considerably cheaper and this means I could have more but try as I might I can never get them exactly where I want them on a card. Have tried glue dots, stuck to my finger and pearl disappeared never to be seen again, xyron stuck to me and I left the house with pearls on my trousers, tape glue around the pearl so that dirt stuck to it, the list is endless and everytime I try I end up reaching for the adhesive ones lol. I would appreciate any tips you have as I hate to not use something so pretty just cos I am clumsy. It amazes me that I don't have the same trouble with the flatback gems maybe it is cos they have a face you can sort of grip.

Tata for now

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Old Favourites

My very first digi stamps were by Pink Petticoat and although I don't use them as much they are still a joy to colour. It's my friends 30th Birthday this week and she is a real girlie girl, loves pink & shiny so have coloured Lola Rose with bags and made this card, used the Friday Sketchers Sketch again but forgot the ribbon doh!
Decided against a sentiment and put it all on the inside, thought as she doesn't want to be 30 it needed a 30 on it that everyone could see.

I love these check papers, they are perfect for male cards and look good as a background against the busy papers. PP currently have a set of roses paper on special offer and I think I will be buying them before the week is out. I can't resist these papers and buy almost all the sets as they come out, just need a few more male ones.

Image: Pink Petticoat "Lola Rose"
Embellies: Black glitter card cut on cricut, nail heads from Joanns.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

WOYWW - 28 July 2010

Well its been a while since I posted on WOYWW. I have missed this so much and as soon as I finished crafting I took a picture before I cleared up. I hadn't realised how much I tidy up between each card lol. I must admit that a tidy craftroom has hampered my mojo and this week I have made more cards since I messed it up a bit.

Ok so whats on my desk, where do I start lol, there are cardboard boxes with card blanks and envelopes, when I first started crafting QVC had a one time only of 200 hammered white cards in four sizes and I am still using them. They don't contain any square cards and rarely use dl, a6 or a5 so there a few left.

I now have two guillotines my original blue one and one my MIL bought me from Lidl, it has a rotary cutter on one side and then when you flip it over it has a guillotine, it is easy to use and cuts like a dream, the rotary cutter even has different blades and such a bargain at under a tenner.

Thought I would show my expression in its new home, it is so shiny and black and works like a dream, can't imagine making a card without it already.

And finally I have had to have a sort around in my cupboard as I acquired a few new punches and there was nowhere for them to fit. I also bought some $1 pots of buttons and they look so pretty in there little pots not sure I can bring myself to use them lol.

If you are wondering what I am wittering on about and why all the piccies pop on over to Julia's blog and join in the weekly fun. It is a perfect excuse to be nosey and see how others craft.

Tata for now

BIL Birthday and back later for WOYWW

Morning all, just a quick post from me before I scoot off to work. Its my BIL birthday today and I haven't posted his card as I want it to be a surprise but I did want to wish him a "Happy Birthday".

Took some photos of the messy craft room last night now just need to figure out how to upload them to blogger from my iphone.

See you all later

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Diaper Crew

I don't know about everyone else but there are certain images that once I see them will forever be how I see an illustrator, I spotted this image about a year ago whilst bloghopping and I was hooked, I bought several and made lots of cards enjoying the colouring and the way the image comes alive but I resisted this set. I kept telling myself that there are no new babies due and that I wouldn't use it but I kept on looking at it. So on Wednesday I was asked for a naming day card and I thought yeah I can buy the set now lol. I bought them on Thursday and have already coloured three of this image, blue bear, pink bear and brown bear, the one with the dummy has been coloured in different skin tones and they are all waiting to be made into cards. Hubbie even asked why when I was enjoying colouring them so much hadn't I bought them before and I realised I didn't have an answer but next time I love one of these images I am just going to buy it and get colouring.

I need to get my camera fixed as the scanner bleaches everything, the card has pale blue paper but it looks white. Also I used pinker skin colours and several of them but it all looks one colour. Think I will try with my iphone before I take this to work tomorrow.

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil Too "Diaper Crew" 5 for $10 such a bargain
Papers: Funky fairies (no longer trading)
Lettering: Jasmine Cricut cart

Monday, 26 July 2010

Its birthday season here again and I have loads of cards to make yet I have found myself making cards that aren't needed yet instead lol. I made the following card for my friends birthday this month and as she doesn't look at my blog I feel safe posting it. I used the friday sketchers sketch and couldn't believe it is almost the same as my no mojo style lol so I can safely say will be using it a lot lol.

Whilst I was in Florida provocraft released a range of cricut carts exclusive to Walmart and I managed to get three different ones. As always the one you weren't sure you would use becomes the one you can't live without and the others are still waiting for their turn. I cut the scalloped circle from the "Lacy Labels" set and really like the way it turned out. Was debating getting a few sets of nesties but think I don't need to now.


Saturday, 24 July 2010

Pollycraft Flash those Freebies part two

I made a card with a freebie image from Pollycraft last week and as a thank you I was sent the following image. The theme of the card was "green", now I don't know about you but my first thought was recycle not the colour lol. So not being sure I decided to use both.

Image: Pollycraft
Sentiment: TLC freebie
Papers: Green kraft from Designer Digital , Brown card from a box.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Hellooo - Pollycraft Flash those Freebies Challenge

Hello, its been a while since my last post and no excuses just been catching up since my return from Florida. I was in Florida for three weeks and I don't think I have relaxed that much in years lol, I was almost comatose by the time I returned. I shopped til I dropped and even went to a craft fair and whilst I was away my mojo was on fire, I had loads of ideas buzzing around my head but jetlag saw them off when I got back. Didn't suffer as badly as previously but am still tired now and I have been back nearly two weeks lol.

Anyway enough of my gabbing, on with the card. I saw a challenge whilst blog hopping to use a pollycraft freebie and I immediately thought of this little fella. He has been printed and cut out for a while and I coloured him last night. It is a simple card to kick start my mojo and I used a sketch saturday sketch for inspiration. It doesn't match exactly but it is close enough hopefully.

Image: Pollycraft Freebie
Papers: Kraft paper - Designer Digitals
Green Grid - Funky Fairy
Red Check - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: Create with TLC