Thursday, 30 April 2009
Saturday is going to be very busy, as Meg has a rehearsal in the afternoon and a concert in the evening for 'Science on Stage'. The best way to describe it is a mixture of songs, dance and scientific experiments following a theme. Meg and her friend Samantha are singing the opening number, then joining the choir for the rest of the concert. It is at the concert hall in Nottingham. I don't know who is more nervous - me or her!
I will try to announce the blog candy winners on Saturday when we get back, but it might be Sunday morning! Keep your fingers crossed for Meg and the computer!
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
- Guzziesue (thanks for the blogging lessons and for being so inspiring in the face of adversity/ broken wrists)
- Biker Ted (what charisma!)
- Lynne (stunning cards, photos and fellow addict)
- Lisa (lovely cards, photos and cakes!)
- Sue (great cards and fellow stamp and chocolate addict!)
- Phree (inspiring cards and great techniques)
- Papoosue (I love your wide range of posts and adore your sock monkeys!)
- D.K. Fisher (great photos)
- Megan (a budding photographer and my gorgeous daughter)
- Lesley (inspiring cards and photos)
Thanks all of you for your friendship and support.
Monday, 27 April 2009
Thanks again, Lisa! Glad to know my blog is a hit with you!
Computer update - it will be with me on thursday at the latest...I'm getting excited now!
Friday, 24 April 2009
Sunday, 19 April 2009
My second card uses all Crafty Individuals stamps. This is ten stamped images on the card - 1 tag, 3 pansies and 6 flourishes. The Background was coloured with Distress inks, mostly in weathered wood with a little bit of broken china. I stamped over that with brushed corduroy. The tag and flowers were sprayed with Fireburst blue creative colour spray (Crafty Notions). I discovered with the flowers that the spray made the ink run, so I waited to stamp the tag until after I had sprayed it and it was dry. I added a few spots of gold tulip paint to the flourishes and the flowers.
If I go quiet for a few days it's because I am having a new computer! It should have arrived during the easter break, but it's arriving tomorrow instead - best laid plans and all that... anyway, it is replacing my PC which is nine years old! It had a problem back in 2003 but that was fixed with some additional memory and a new motherboard. Other than that it has served me well. Unfortunately it is getting noisier by the day and it is very slow, so rather than lose what is on it I have taken the plunge.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Thanks to my statcounter I know I have had 189 returning visitors since January, so please leave a comment and become a public follower, so you can be in with a chance to win these goodies too! You know who you are! If you put an entry on your blog about my blog candy I will put your name in my draw twice!
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
Thursday, 9 April 2009
The stamp I have had for years and was from Stamporium. I stamped and heat embossed with silver.The background is another inspired by Phree, using Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze. I finished it off with blue rainbow drops from Crafty Notions.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Monday, 6 April 2009
The final card uses Kaleidacolor Calypso ink and the Owl stamp from the Graphicus triple birds plate. I used the paisley cuttlebug folder and brayered over with black ink. The greeting is Little Claire Designs using my petite oval nesties and a couple of flat backed pearls to finish it off. Thanks for looking!