Thursday, 25 June 2009

Cards, LOs & even an ATC!!!

Hello people, I have a few bits & pieces to share: Firstly, a card & a lay-out for the CC over at SBT50. See the 2 gorgeous crowns? They were kindly donated by the sponsor for this months`CC, Tracy, at my2angels. We were actually given 4 crowns, & were asked to use them for 2 of the challenges (Thanks Tracy)
Next, a card & an ATC made for this month`s theme over at INKURABLE STAMPERS (thanks Sarah for the prompt, it`s nice to be wanted LOL)
For the card I`ve used one of DRD`s beautiful images, stamping first with bleach, & then with black Versamark ink & clear EP. For the ATC, I used another of my favourite Stampotique images, & "painted" the face & fingers with bleach, & yes, I had the sewing machine out, so I added some stitching to both projects...
Next, 3 cards for Marie, over at PERNICKETY`s for her Card Bootcamp...The first one is a tri-fold card, then there`s the "royal" card with lots of bling, followed by a shaped card (a house card for my nephew`s 2nd birthday)
I have been tagged by both SANDIE & MARIE, so here are my answers...
Question 1 --- 8 things I look forward to :
1. Spring (I get hayfever, but I LOVE all the flowers just the same)
2. Finishing my current LO
3. Finishing the current book I`ve just started reading (Rumi`s Daughter)
4. School holidays (less scrapping, but more creating with DD)
5. Sleeping-in (see above LOL)
6. Spending my G/Vs (B`day presents from DH & DD, & mum & dad)
7. Finishing DH`s project (Shhhhh!)
8. Sundays spent together, just the 3 of us :)

Question 2 --- 8 things I did yesterday :
1. Went to the post office
2. Started reading a book
3. Did some ironing
4. Did my entries for Inkurable Stampers
5. Read some blogs
6. Made some scones
7. Did a load of washing
8. Watched TGYH with DD

Question 3--- 8 things I wish I could do :
1. Play the piano...
2. Play guitar
3. Type faster
4. Keep a tidy craft area
5. Print my own money!!!!!!
6. Speed reading
7. Speed cleaning
8. Travel

Question 4--- 8 things or shows I have watched lately :
1. Thank God You`re Here
2. Spooks
3. Night at the Museum 2
4. DD doing ballet
5. Dr Who (new series)
6. "The Cure" on Youtube
7. Videos of DD as a toddler
8. Ghost Whisperer (not scary enough for me, but DD enjoys it)
Now, if you`ve read my answers & would like to join in, consider yourself tagged!!! Thanks for visiting, & I hope you have a creative day :)

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Looking For Something To Do?

If you have some time & want to do something with it, why not try some bleach stamping? That`s this month`s theme over at INKURABLE STAMPERS, & if you`re scratching your head, & thinking "what is she talking about?" Sarah has put up a great TUTORIAL with lots of photos & tips, & she`s done some gorgeous samples using some of my favourite images from Stampotique..& when you`re done reading the tutorial, you can have a go yourself & enter your project for a chance to win some FABULOUS PRIZES... I tried to make a start today, but the bleach didn`t make it all the way to my craft had to take a detour to the laundry first...& then I got stuck LOL, but I`ll try again tomorrow :)

If that challenge is not enough, how about joining in all the fun of this months` CC over at SBT50, lots of challenges to get you inspired, & lots of games too. Speaking of SBT50, the Stars of Scrap competition came to a close, but due to a disappointing turn-out the actual competition was cancelled...I did get a prize for taking part (thank you so much Victoria, I`ll put all those goodies to great use) Still, I`m able to share the LOs & card here now...
The first LO is part of a double page LO, lots of texture, & I just love those tiny Collection houses, I have so many scraps in my stash & I think they are a great way to use them up...The second LO is of my beautiful daughter...& see those flowers? I punched some, & stamped some & painted them & teamed them up with some Prima flowers & some MM crystals, I`m very happy with how they turned out. As for the card, I just HAD to use that Tim Holtz image again (thanks CUCHY) Doesn`t she look cute? While you`re still here reading, did you know that Rachel has a new ATC swap happening as we speak? Visit her HERE for all the info...& don`t forget to take a look at the gallery while you`re there.
I`ve tried to keep up with Sandie`s Alphabet soup & Marie`s Card Bootcamp, but I`m running a bit behind, does anyone know where I could buy some TIME!!!! Oh & while I was getting the links I read that I`ve been tagged by Sandie...Well, the old saying is true, "time flies when you`re having fun" Thank you for your visit, & I hope to see you again soon. Until then, create something, it`s good for the soul :)