Friday, 30 January 2009

Oh gosh

Look what I've been given a few awards and now I'm scared lol as I'm new to blogging. Thanks Cindy I really appreciate it :) always a pleasure to share ideas with you.
This is what I have to do list 5 things I can't live with out and as this is a crafting blog I shall stay on a craft theme or I might get censored tehe.

1/ Distress inks from the first time I saw them used I was hooked and now have all the colours
2/ My heat sheet can't get good and messy with out it lol
3/ Rubber stamps well were would be with out them
4/ My Bayer's I have 3 different sizes and a softball one fab
5/ Ok my bowl of sweets mostly chocolates on my work top :)
So now I have to nominate fellow bloggers not easy not easy as I don't know many of the bloggers of the blogs I follow, if that makes sense. First up is Becky who I met through a local craft group she makes lovely cards and atc's but take a lousy photo lol but is a great friend Chrissie has a web site and has been an online friend for a number of years full of ideas and well to give anything ago and finally Sam who I don't know really well but ( she organised the metal swap ) who I received an atc from a couple of years ago that really inspired me and sent me down my present path of creating .

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Late updating my blog

Hi I'm back and had a wonderful time with Judi and made a new friend Linda. We did absolutely everything to do with inks and embossing and came away having done nearly 80 samples which we bound with the bind it all never used one before and my pages are back to front upside down every way but the right way lol but never mind it's still a great reference book. We ended making a project and answering questions on techniques and the products.

Thease are the lovely goodies I came away with

I was very impressed with the colour wash I'd never used that before, the colours are so vibriant

This one was fun with distress embossing powder also new to me.
Crumple the paper when rub over embossing ink dust with the powder and heat, then wipe over with inks and spritz with water and allow the inks to blend

now this was stamped with Adirondack new pigment inks onto glossy card !!!! I think next to the distressing ink and alcohol inks these have to be my new favourites so versitile :)

and here my finale project an altered tin tehe A for altered Art . Alcohol inks of coures lol grunge board crackle paint, distress ink,acrylic daubers and a memory frame Wish you could all have been with me :)

just a couple more pictures I couldn't resist showing you

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

I'm so excited

I'm off today on a studio craft course for 3 days !!!!! eat sleep and craft what more could a girl want.
The course is with Judi a Ranger educator in inks and embossing, I have done work shops with her before and allways had a good time, so this will be heaven getting good and messy. I'll tell you all about it when I get back :)

The wedding went very well and thanks for the comments on my card as for a photo of me well lol I'm either not photogenic or my family can't take a pic to save their lives

The Bride and groom

My DH and 2 sons

It was with out dought the coldest wedding I have ever been too, but a lovely time was had by all

Friday, 9 January 2009

Off to a wedding

Off to a wedding tomorrow, I've been and bought a beautiful new dress and If I get a decent photo I'll use it on my profile I don't much like having my picture taken. But I have made a card for the occasion

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

A is for ATC

You can't do an alphabet with out doing ATC's :0) so here's mine for an abc swap I'm involved in
Abstract Art Butterfly Cat and Daisy

This a set I have done for a winter swap with printed images I down loaded Christmas 2006 from Go make something.

the background is done with distress inks and I have coloured with shimmer chalks, shame you can't see it in the scan