Saturday, 30 October 2010

SCD=Something Completely Different

Something Completely Different A new challenge I have joined in with this week, well technically one of the cards is for last week's challenge, yellow and green, and one for this week, claret and blue, (Millwall fans do you think? - haha)

Anyway here are my two cards and they are both Christmas ones. Need to boost my supply of these with the season fast approaching.

Also today I want to show you two more Christmas cards I made for October's 25th Club Challenge over on the
Bubbly Funk Forum, this month was set by Hazel and her challenge was to make a card where the sentiment or wording is the main feature ...... mmmmmm well I don't have many Christmas sentiment stamps to thought I would use this Scenic Route paper I have had for a while and coloured with Dylusions Spray Inks and Distress Inks.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Wreck This Journal

Guess what I found when I was looking for something else? ...... Yes my "Wreck This Journal" so I had to do a page didn't I.

I have numbered all my pages randomly and I am on number 21 now - still loads left to do and still enjoying it (when I find the journal that is - tee hee!)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Another Day for Messing About with Ink and Stuff

Hello my little blog chums!

I have been busy with inks, paints, embossing powder and my waterbrush - big grin. I began with my 25th Club Challenge cards for September!!! Yes I know very late. The challenge was set by Kaz over on Bubbly Funk Forum to make Christmas cards with a "funky feel". Well I reached straight for my mica spray inks from Dylusions and got very messy and made these two very pink cards.The card with the angel on has been coloured using my waterbrush and Adirondack inks. She has Stickle shoes and Stickles in her hair. I had white pen ink in my mouth last night - trying to get the damn thing to work .... but that is another story - hahaha!

I was busy with these when the postman rung the doorbell - well what else? and delivered some Dylusion Acrylic Paints and some stamps I'd ordered from Art from the Heart. They were wrapped beautifully with a red heart - aaah anyway I ripped open the tissue paper and got straight to work.

This card was made using the How Does Your Garden Grow set of stamps - aren't they cute? Then I dived into the Dylusions Paints and boy did I have fun - sloshing and scraping it about the page of my journal - tee hee!!!! I ordered the yellow and purple as I don't have many inks or paints in these colours but I can see I will need to order some more as they are really lovely to use.

I made my own tool to apply the ink by cutting into an old credit card style card I found laying around my desk drawers. I have cut the other end too but only used the top edge for the above affect. Well thanks for staying and reading to the end - please leave a comment :) Bye x

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Arty Day

I decided to kick start my relaxing half term week with some journalling in my A4 journal.

I made these backgrounds last night whilst sitting in front of the telly and then detailed them this morning whilst in bed!!!

Yes I am still in my cosy lounging around clothes - and enjoying it!!! Right a Bond film has just started so I think a cup of tea and some more paints are calling!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

ooops! very very late

eek! I am very late in posting this on my blog .... believe it or not these are my September pages for the 265 Calendar Challenge. Check out Kate's blog for all the details and some fantastic artwork inspiration too.Thought I would try my hand at a collage photo too to show you the whole pages along with the left and right hand sides in more detail. I have also photographed the front cover to show you that I am using a sketchbook I bought at the Tate in London. The pages are very thick and are lovely to decorate. The name page is the first page inside the front cover. I'm not sure whether this is finished as I keep adding bits to it.

Right I am up to date with October's pages just haven't stuck the squares onto any decorated pages yet, but heyho half term is coming up so watch this blog. tee hee.

This Sunday is very laid back and lazy after the business and laughter of last Sunday - aaahh Good Times. x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Nice Day For a White Wedding!!

Well it was on Sunday. The weather was glorious for my niece's wedding and the whole day was fantastic from start to very late finish!

To look at the photos you would have thought that it was a summer wedding not one in October, 10.10.10 to be exact! No excuses for forgetting that wedding date! tee hee

The Bride and Groom looked adorable and it was a very emotional day all round. The Bridesmaids wore hunter green (one of my favourite colours next to orange that is) and they looked really beautiful as did my elder sister (Mother of the Bride) in a gorgeous marroon dress and matching hat!

signing the register

In the background the Best Man goofing around (Grooms friend), my younger sister, my elder sister(Mother of the Bride) and Me!

We scrub up pretty well as a family don't we?
My daughter, my husband, me and my son.

My husband was cut out of this photo accidently by the person who took it, shame, but I will definately have an official one of these as I think we all look very smart indeed!

So from left to right - me, my younger sister's daughter, niece #3(Bride's sister), my Dad, my Mum, my elder sister (Mother of the Bride), Groom, Bride, my Brother in Law (Father of the Bride), my younger sister, niece #2(Bride's sister), my son, my daughter and niece #2's boyfriend (next to get married I think - watch this space).

A delicious meal was served after the photos and during the dessert we were entertained by two singing waiters. Very novel and they were very talented and hilarious. I did get very tearful, during the speech from the Groom as I was presented with a gift of a spa day and a wonderful flower display for making their invitations, guest book and seating plan. That was so thoughtful and totally unexpected.

Then it was over to the marquee for dancing from a live rock band and then a disco. Everyone invited to the wedding was asked to suggest a song that they were prepared to get up and have a boogie to and during the night they played a selection of the music. It was hilarious. Everyone had great fun. There was a hog roast in the evening but I was still full from the wedding breakfast to eat, the portions were immense!

We retired to our room at 1.30 am as we were staying at the wedding venue, our room had a four poster bed which was very romantic! The kids had a room of their own which was great too.

Phew! what a long post. Hope you have stayed with me and not nodded off. Now this wedding has been and gone I hope to catch up with other crafting activities that I should have been doing - so no excuses now!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

October Workdesk Wednesday

I know I am a day late but this was the STATE of my workspace yesterday - hence no crafting has taken place. tee heeIf you fancy a nose at other people's crafty corners then check out Julia's blog to see a list and maybe even add yours. I'm number 136! wow what a lot of desks. :)

Thanks for dropping by.