Where is the time going???
Monday, 28 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
The pp is from the Sweet Stack by DCWV. I love cherries!
One of the pressies I gave was this little chap:
Also at the weekend I cooked the heartiest pasta bake known to man:
It contained spinach-and-ricotta-filled-pasta, aubergine and mozzarella and it provided several very generous portions! Our waistlines expanded mightily but it was worth it. Just looking at the rich colours made me feel all autumny.
Finally, I completed my custom order from Etsy in a couple of evenings; 30 Delightful Doggies mini cards in total!
I like being busy!!
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
A Worry Book! The idea behind this little notepad is that you keep it in your bag or by your bed, etc, and whenever something is vexing you, immediately write it down in here. That gets it out of your head and you can let the little character on the front do your worrying for you. Even better, when the problem is sorted and the worry is a thing of the past, you can just rip the page out and throw it away! This would be ideal for all you neurotics out there! All I did was cover a simple notepad with pp and I hand-drew and coloured the wee creature on the front. I plan to do a whole set of these! Will they catch on, I wonder?
I finally used my Pumpkin and Aubergine stamps! Her birthday is over now so I can show the card I made for my Mum using them:
Really enjoyed making this. The paper ribbon was given to me by a kind personette; it's not something I've used before but I think it adds a nice touch. The pps are from the My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus set. Talking of P&A, all the Halloween stuff arrived in the shop last week (squealage!!) so I am now planning my class in earnest! It's all very exciting.
I liked the colour scheme of Mum's card so I went with something similar and made this rather "abstract" card:
Well, I'd better go. I need to work on P&A stuff and also I've received my first custom order through my Etsy shop!! Woo! It's all systems go round here!!
Sunday, 13 September 2009
It really has been like pulling teeth, trying to get these cards made! I was under pressure to use the bottle caps that people have been saving for me, but my original idea to fill them with Glossy Accents and seed beads failed miserably :o( The Starbucks coffee cup cozy has made another appearance and I'm liking the lined paper, but am not filled with confidence about the class as a whole. Well, it's on Wednesday, so we shall see what happens...
This one I'm liking a lot more:
The toppers were given to me by my crafting friend V, printed off from a CD by Polka Doodles and I really enjoyed using them. The greeting is from Craftwork Cards, the papers were scraps from my stash. Quite a fresh and funky look I think.
OK, that's it for now. I'm peckish, so I'm off to make something out of my remaining courgettes and hope I don't turn into one!
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Continuing the shades of autumn theme with this card for Earth Tones Set 2. The stamps are from the Clear Choice Pressed Leaves Set and the pp is Bloom&Grow.
Also this little set of nautical-themed notecards:
Apart from working at the weekend, I had a nice meal cooked by Himself before we went to watch the End of Festival Fireworks from a good vantage point in the Braid Hills. Very impressive they were, too - pity I hadn't got my camera with me! I am obviously not a natural-born photographer - I'm sure I would NEVER let so many photo-opportunities pass if I was!
That's it for today, now I'm off to indulge in more slouchiness on the sofa!
Friday, 4 September 2009
I think the stamp and pp is Jesse Edwards, but don't quote me on that!
These items will be going in the shop later.
Finally, a card made for my Flora and Fauna Set 2:
The wee stamps on the last two projects are from sets called Pressed Leaves and Friends Forever by Clear Choice. The pp is Bloom and Grow.
OK, now I'm off to put a cold compress to my rapidly-stiffening knee and console myself with a cup of coffee that might, or might not, have a tot of whisky added to it - well, I'm not planning on going anywhere, am I?