Saturday, 25 July 2009

Long Post Ahead...

I have lots to share, so on with the show. (I`d say grab yourself a drink, but if you grab a vodka, you`ll have trouble clicking on the links!!! LOL)
Firstly, I`d like to say a big thank you to those of you who have chosen to follow me, I don`t feel like I`m talking to myself so much LOL. Secondly, did you know that DRD is having 10 Days Of Giveaways to celebrate the release of their NEW COLLECTION?
Speaking of DRD, I took part in the latest "Viva La Flora" ATC swap, organized by the ever diligent Rachel, & I`ve just scanned my beautiful returns: In the first row is mine (Hidden Nature), followed by Sarah`s (All Things Grow...) & Damaris (Flowers).
On the second row we have Emi`s (Adopt the Pace...) then Rina`s (Earth Laughs..) then Mari Mari`s (Adopt...).
Third row we have Helen`s (Blue..) followed by Yukiko`s (Sending Sunshine) & Judith`s (Moments).

My second lot of returns are as follows: In the top row again is mine (Moments) then Jenene`s (Bloom), followed by Robyn`s (Smile).
Second row & we have Atsuko`s (With Love), Teresa`s (Memories), & Teraton (Enjoy...)
Third row we have Damaris (All Things...), followed by Yumiko`s (Moments) & Rachel C`s (From Small Beginnings...)

I know I say this every time, but I love taking part in these swaps, it`s so great to see how each participant interprets the theme, & how differently they all turn out, even though we may sometimes use the same images & even similar colours. Believe me when I say that the scans don`t do them justice, but I will come back & add the link to the DRD GALLERY once RACHEL has finished with the 10 DAY GIVEAWAY & sets up the ATC gallery for this swap. Needless to say, I`m most grateful to all those who took part, each ATC is a mini work of ART & just beautiful to look at, & of course a big thak you too, to Rachel for organizing this great swap. I`m already looking forward to the next one LOL :) This next ATC was my TY ATC for Rachel, I used one of my cuttlebug embossing folders & some DCWV cs, with the white core (great stuff IMO) I used two of the stamps from the Viva La Flora DRD plate, stamped with black Versafine ink & coated with clear EP, lots of distressing, some glass beads & sheer ribbon, I`m rather pleased with the way it turned out : )

On another note, I received a lovely B`day card from my friend LYN, (as well as some great stamped images, thank you Lyn) & if you visit her blog you will see lots of beautiful creations, but in the meantime here is one she prepared earlier ; )

& here`s my entry to this MONTH`S THEME over at INKURABLE STAMPERS, we had to use playing cards in our project, so I chose the queen of hearts to do my Queen of ART :)
I`ve used the playing card as a frame, cutting out the middle section, adding some pewter EP to the edges & adding a b`ground made by stamping bubble wrap with acrylic paints (lime, metallic purple & gold paints on wc paper)
I stamped my "Art doll" twice with Stazon ink (Blazing Red) onto white cs, carefully cutting it out, adding one image to the b`ground (under the frame)& layering the second image using foam tape (over the frame) I added the paper flowers, clock hands (punched) & a green gem to finish... I`m sorry I don`t know the stamp manufacturer as I got her in a grab bag...I tried to look, but life`s too short LOL. I really like the way she turned out, so I may make a few more so she`s not lonely : ) OK, that`s it for me, I hope you`re having a nice time wherever you happen to be right now, & I hope you can find some time to smell the flowers...Until next time, go forth & create...& thanks for visiting

Sunday, 12 July 2009

It`s Just a Game....

There`s lots going on at our house at the moment...& although it`s all creative stuff, it`s not something I can share right now. I will however, share some beautiful things I have received in the mail in the last couple of weeks. I was lucky enough to win a G/V from Tarisota for my entry to Inkurable Stampers May theme, & Tamar was kind enough to send me ALL of these beautiful packs...

I also received 3 gorgeous ATCs all the way from Spain from my cyber-friend Cuchy (Muchisimas gracias Cuchy, te mandare algunas ATCs mias esta semana, te lo prometo!!!)

& this beautiful card was sent to me by another cyber-friend, Margaret A. isn`t it lovely? & in one of my favourite colours too, Thank you Margaret.

I also remembered to post a new challenge over at ARTILICIOUS, you can check it out HERE. & I`ll be working on my "orange"inchies today, and sending them off asap, thanks Marie :)

I was also the lucky recipient of a prize pack from SBT50 for my entry to the card challenge at last month`s CC ( we had to make a card using the left-over scraps from the 1st LO challenge)

This month`s CC has already started, & you have until July 28th to upload your entries to the gallery, you can check it all out HERE
And if you`re wondering what the title of this post refers to, it`s all to do with this month`s SBT50 CC game, "Blog Hop with a Twist"... (shhh, don`t tell anyone else, but this is your last stop) so if you want to find out more, Begin Now! ; )