Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Today I also bought a Zutter Dreamkuts so that I can cut my pages for my little notebooks quickly and accurately. Will also be good for my cutting for my classes as this can be very time consuming when I have 10 kits to make up sometimes with up to 6 cards each. Hope it comes quickly!! Love my gadgets........
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
I am hooked, I have made about 6 notebooks now....
I was looking at the Zutter Dreamkuts today but will have to decide whether it's worth getting it for precise multiple cutting instead of cutting all the pages by hand. It only cuts up to 200gsm weight. I love my gadgets can you tell........
May make some cuts with these and list them on ebay. Love the men's cart called 'Handyman' it has lots of cuts for tools, paintbrushes, etc.
I will only land up paying for 2 of these myself as my mum is paying for one for my birthday and I am hoping my husband will give me one for my anniversary and 2 for my birthday!!
I can't link them to my Gypsy yet as Cricut have not brought out the update yet. The carts weren't supposed to be on sale in Walmart until 1st July so the update probably won't be ready until then either. I can still use them with my Design Studio and the cricut itself.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Great excitement when the doorbell rang and I discovered it was a lady delivering my cinch from QVC. I couldn't wait to get the box opened and have a look. I filmed the event. How sad am I!!! Can't wait now to have a go at binding something. Keep an eye on my blog for future videos and projects using the cinch.........
Friday, 18 June 2010
1. I have been a nursery nurse for the last 30 years and love it.
2. I love crafting and patchwork and quilting.
3. I won the Aberdeen Champion of Champions Grass Bowls rinks (4 people in a team) in 1994 when I was 7 months pregnant. 3 pensioners and a pregnant lady against 4 strappping 20 something men.
4. I met Kevin Bacon in New York.
5. I have walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and been on Alkatraz.
6. I was runner up in Popular Crafts magazine years ago with my entry for a new home card done in cross stitch.
7. I run a craft class in my home once a month for my friends to craft.
8. I was a card designer for Chris Warner CDs which were shown on Create and Craft regularly.
9. My favourite colour is blue.
10. I have 42 cricut cartridges.
I nominate the following people:
4. Lou and Mel
6. Claire and Steve
Sorry only have 6 at the moment!
This weeks challenge theme from Funky Fun Challenge was a football theme. For my first card I used stamps I purchased many years ago from Rubbadubbadoo stamps. I used a stamp positioner to line up the word stamp to make a long piece of text paper. The word stamp is all football words.
Just received my Visible image men's stamps this morning. Can't wait to use them they look fab.
Got postcard from post office yesterday with a customs charge to pay for items I had purchased in the USA. Think it is my blades and bars for my fiskars paper trimmer. Waiting for parcel to be delivered now. Think it still works out cheaper.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Glittering an image on acetate.
A short video on how to colour an image with glitter on acetate. Your image needs to be stamped with stazon ink. Try not to let your image slide on the acetate when stamping as this will give a smudged look. If this happens use your stazon cleaner to clean off the acetate. This way you are not wasting your acetate sheets.
You will need:
A 15cm square white card.
Mat for card should measure 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Main backing paper 14cm x 14cm stamped with branch around corner.
Decorative mat 4.5cm x 14cm which is stamped with a branch and punched along the bottom.
Mat 6cm x 14cm punched along the bottom.
Sentiment with mat.
Glittered owl or owl of your choice.
Now to put it together.
Put your main backing paper on top.
Place your plain paper on top a short distance from the last.
Place your branch stamped paper on top leaving a small border at the top.
Put your owl on the stamped branch.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Sunday, 13 June 2010
The other set is from Visible Images stamps and are fab men's stamps.
Even though I can't get out and about at the moment it's not stopping me buying craft items.....thank goodness for internet shopping!!!!!!!!
Saturday, 12 June 2010
I didn't have the correct colours for this challenge so had to try and make similar on my computer. I used versamark to stamp a small flower background in a watermark effect. I then stamped the butterflies with Stampin Up 'Flight of the Butterfly' stamp set. I used the butterfly punch to cut out the large butterflies.
Friday, 11 June 2010
This is my creation using my new car stamp set from Little Claire . I used my promarkers to colour it. I used the new silver one to colour the chrome areas. I stamped and coloured it twice and then decoupaged it. The backing paper is from a cd by Chris Warner.
Thursday, 10 June 2010
I used a masking technique to layer the huts. I then coloured all the huts the same except one. I used my promarkers to colour them. I used versamark ink to watermark stamp the huts on the background card. Click on image to get a closer look.
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Fish card was made using stamps from Rubbadubbadoo.
Drill is also from Rubbadubbadoo. The screw head effect was done using a small hole cut from a card and placed over the mirror board. Using an embossing tool I ran it round the circle and then crossed it. I alternated the lines so that the screws looked as though they were sitting at different angles. As it is sometime since I bought these stamps they unfortunately don't seem to still have the pliers or saw stamps listed. I bought these as a set from Rubbadubbadoo.
Had the doctor again yesterday. Because I had to put my shoes on to go, even though I only walked from the car to the door and back again my foot was again like a balloon. Consequently I was signed off for another week with instructions to rest it again........ I am going stir crazy not being able to move around freely and having to stay put!!
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Tried walking on my foot today!! Not very successful, it blew up like a balloon and I had to stop into Boots and they advised putting on a tubi-grip. It eased it for a we while til I got home. Lying in bed with it raised on pillows and an ice pack on it.
Friday, 4 June 2010
My sample is entitled 'Beside the seaside'. I had a good look through my boxes of stamps that have not seen the light of day for a long time and found these sweet stamps (Rubbadubbadoo summertime stamps). They are coloured with promarkers. I used the promarker purple to colour the mat so it matched exactly.