Saturday, 30 July 2011

blog candy available

Hi I was checking out the blogs of my followers and found this blog candy at Jacque's Joie de Vivres blog which I just have to enter as the closing date is my birthday - how spooky is that!! Anyway click on the sidebar if you want a chance of winning and also check out the blog it's on as it is a great blog.

Had a great day out on Friday!

Hi all -I took the plunge and travelled to Sedgefield on Friday - well stayed over in Newton Aycliffe on Thursday night so I would get there on time. What for? A workshop with Barbara Gray {Clarity Stamps for the uninitiated}. Well what a great day and well worth the journey. I met some lovely people especially Annette, the co tutor,  and her husband who so kindly gave me a lift to the station so I wouldn't have to leave early to get my train. We learnt a lot and now I am home I can take some time to think about what went well for me and what I need to work at. Also got some lovely stamps and ink pads to add to my stash!! well who wouldn't? I wasn't the only one travelling a distance - there was a lady from Glasgow and one from Carlisle - not sure if there was anyone from further afield.

Before I went I got up to date with the next RAK so I could get it posted good and early when I get my partner from GillMDesigns - here is a preview minus the insert.

The theme this time was a shaped card - not square or rectangle - so I have used a handbag template, stamped and embossed on gold card and vellum. Used a martha stewart punch, fiskars corner punch and
ribbons. Also used pearl embellishments for clasp and end of handles.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

LiM ribbon and/or buttons challenge

Hi again
the weather has been lovely so crafting has been on hold as this is not something we get often!! The LiM challenge htis week is ribbon and/or buttons in the design so here is my entry. I have used:
  • pink pearlised card
  • martha stewart punch
  • white organza ribbon 10mm
  • pink organza ribbon 7mm
  • sentiment embellishment
 am now sending these cards to cancer research shop so enjoying the challenge is also benefitting someone else too.

Monday, 18 July 2011

This week's LiM challenge

Hi again - the challenge this week is "circles" and the first one where I haven't used a stamp - big suprise for me. Any way this week I have used:-
  • an EK success 1" circle punch
  • a 1/8" kuretake punch.
  • pearl gems large and medium
  • silver border peel offs
  • crafters companion spray and sparkle silver

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Trying something new!

Found a new show briefly " Jewellery maker" on freeview it seems to have disappeared again but it got me back to having a go at jewellery making something I had been involved in about 5/6 yrs ago. I forgot how much fun it could be so ordered myself some semi pecious beads and made a couple of bits - one of which, the agate set, I have worn loads because it goes with most of my cloths.

The darker set is made with grey agate and fire agate  and  the green/white set from green agate with white jade.

Monday, 4 July 2011

LiM week 22 - shades of blue

Here is my entry for this weeks LiM challenge. After a couple of disasters with embossing paste I have decided to go back to stamping!

I have used a stamp I have had for a while - I think it is hero arts
Petal point pigment inks - 2 shades of blue
scor it for the embossed lines.
Clear embossing powder from create and craft

hope you like it
also thanks to everyone for the kind comments on previous entries