Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Yes, those Bloom & Grow papers are STILL doing the rounds!
As this is likely to be my last post before the festivities on Friday may I just take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, have a great day!!!
Monday, 14 December 2009
I made a Wild Blossoms calendar to take as a gift for H's mum (pity I'd already put it into a cello bag before I remembered to take a photo of it!)
The meal was scrumpshy and H's Sister had made personalised gingerbread place settings for us all:
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
As you can see I've managed to avoid any of the hated watercolouring completely and I've stuck to a basic colour scheme with the whole set. Hope the class folk won't mind all the fiddly cutting-out!
A card made to take to a wedding we're going to this weekend:
I've gone over to Jo Kill-stylee for this one!
Right, just going to rescue Ben from a wobbly fate and remove him from the bed onto the carpet. At least he can't fall off the floor (I hope!)!!
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
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Monday, 30 November 2009
Another pleasant weekend occurred, with coffee and big cakes at South Queensferry to celebrate my Dad's Birthday. Shame the bridges were swathed in mist:
The Forth Rail Bridge
The Road bridge wasn't much better!
The card I made for my Dad was a little bit cheeky..
The immense age on the front is a reference to the age he would be in cat years (I'll let you work that out for yourselves - sorry Dad!) and it was a good excuse to use another paper piecing.
I have a few days off work now, but a busy week ahead - let's hope I have time to make a few more cardettes!
See you soon!
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
The cards were pre-patterned, from a set by My Minds' Eye, so didn't need much added to them. They have a gorgeous linen texture too.
I've not been up to much today so far. It's nice to be cosied up indoors, the weather is sooo bad!
But I did venture out briefly this morning, for I had a Next Giftcard to spend and essential items to purchase...
Yes, with regards to the slippers, I know I'm the saddest of the Saddoes from Saddo Land - but I don't care!!! :o)
I love this new range, but I'm none too keen on watercolouring so my cards are going to stick to a basic colour theme. Sorry about the dull lighting - the weather is dire! Blinged the card up a bit with some little gems and a pink souffle pen, although that isn't clear from the pic! I'm pleased with how my stamped backing paper came out!
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Those birds again, this time another set of notecards for my shop:
Still not attended to any of the projects that are actually on my To Do list though!
Sunday, 15 November 2009
(Don't panic - it's not really only 10 days until Christmas - it just feels like it !)
I really enjoyed coming up with my projects. If only I could launch into making Christmas cards with the same enthusiasm! And to think I planned to have them all done by August!
It's looking to be a Successful Food Day here at Mushroom Towers. I've just burned my tongue on some homemade veg soup, but it was worth it. And Himself is coming over later with a Quorn Cottage pie he's created - slurplicious! Now I'm off to warm my toes on a hot water bottle and hope that I don't end up swearing at the TV during X Factor tonight....
Friday, 13 November 2009
But that's about the "height" of my creative productivity this week. I have a class to prepare and Christmas cards to make and my shop to stock, so this is no time for resting on my "laurels". But first I've got to go and clean the flat from top to bottom and I'd really rather eat my own head than do that. Sigh.
Before I go, I thought I'd share a photo I took of Ben this morning, where he's looking rather "pretty" (note the fake plant; I have a habit of killing real ones):
At this current time he's "helping" out by sitting on my lap and making it virtually impossible to type. Cats eh?
Saturday, 7 November 2009
This little box once contained dental floss sticks (how delightful!)
Now it's home to 8 little birdie notecards.
The World: "Gah! Will you please STOP using the same set of papers for every project you've ever made since the beginning of time??!?"
Me: "What?? Not until every last miniscule smidgeroony has been used up from my scrapbox I won't!
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
That's all for now; the cats are tearing round the lounge in a frenzy so I'd better go and rescue my priceless Ming vase (ahem) from toppling. Byyeee!
Friday, 30 October 2009
Gift card/money wallets.
Treat bag toppers.
A birthday card for someone mischievious.
And another version of the teepee card.
So even though Halloween will soon be over, I look forward to making things with these little characters all year long...
Monday, 26 October 2009
I decided to go slightly "avant garde" with this one and make it into a criss cross pocket card with a pull-out tabbed insert.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
A TEEPEE HALLOWEEN PARTY INVITE
All instructions for making these and the other girls' projects can be found on the D&D blog.
A couple of quick cards made for occasions this week:
Stamps are the Pocket Silhouettes set by Stampin'Up.
Not sure what the stamps are on this one as they were brought back from Canada by K (who has been very kind to me today - thanks K!), but the wee notelet is from the Scrumptious set by Papermania and the PP is Wild Asparagus from My Minds' Eye.
Not much to add today; I'm off for a bath, but normal service should resume next time folks!
Sunday, 18 October 2009
With this one I was messing about with my new chipboard shapes from Stampin'Up. I coloured the eyes with brush marker pens and added Glossy Accents over the top. The leaf stamp is a Bloom and Grow one from My Minds' Eye and the PP is DCWV's Green Stack.
OK, now I'm off to do a spot of truffle-making. I realised I hadn't brought my colleagues anything back from my trip away (oopsy!) so this is my attempt at a thoughtful gift (ahem)! Will they notice that said truffles are NOT bought from a quaint sweetshop on North Berwick High Street? We shall see!!
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Big Rock, Little Rock.