Monday, 26 May 2008

Green house and green fingers

The theme on dans ma maison this week was the colour green. I think that was the theme for my whole bank holiday weekend. I ended up going to my mums and helping her to help Nigel build a tree house for his daughter. First off I used my limited green fingers to help digging up bushes to clear a space, then I ended up laying a path of granite cobbles through a flower bed. At 10pm we were painting the house and of course it was green.
Hopefully I should be getting some photos from my mum so will share soon...
This house is made from corrugated card paint dabbered in various greens with a die cut slide mount window frame and another crafty individuals stamp behind. The gold wire window bars seemed like a good idea until I tried to scan it!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Altered Tin

Well my altered tin is done, and it was an absolute nightmare to photograph. That'll teach me to cover stuff in gold acrylic paint and pva - far too shiny. Used various bits and bobs, my stampboard from the other day, sheet music stamped and aged with distress inks, a postcard cut from a sheet of Tim Holtz doodads, a few flowers, buttons and a charm from a uks swap.
Off now to do the boring stuff, need some toiletries and bits so have to make a trip to Boots. Would much rather stay in and play!

Monday, 19 May 2008

Work gets in the way...

Not had chance to do much the last few days as I've been at work. Managed to get my BIA book finished on Saturday night but only by staying up after work until 3am. I suffered for it the next day though as I had to be back in work at 11am. Much coffee was required to get me through the day. Thats the problem with the shifts I work, when I get home around 10 or 11pm I'm wide awake and don't feel like sleeping until the early hours.

Last night I had a play with my new Crafty Individuals stamps and a bit of stamp board I got in a swap at christmas. Really like the result, I'm now altering an Altoids tin to stick it on.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Un Papillon

Aujourd hui, dans ma maison il y a un papillon. Okay so my french is not too great but I am really liking this little house. My Crafty Individuals stamps arrived yesterday so obviously I had to make use of one on here. Also used my neglected alcohol inks and a bit of aluminium foil. The lovely people as CI put me some freebies in, not just the one advertised in the shop but a whole 5 free stamps (ok I did spend rather more than I had intended but all the stamps were so yummy)

I also did my first UKS weekly challenge of 2008. The challenge was to use a sketch, stamp, use ribbon and doodle. I managed to do all of them and am quite happy with how it turned out, another page for my mums scrapbook lol!
And just because I felt so guilty about you all thinking I had a beautiful scrap room I thought I'd better put the record straight. It is not a scraproom, that is my house, I live in a studio flat! And it usually looks more like this...

Or sometimes even worse!!

Friday, 16 May 2008

Little Houses...

Well I have just signed up to this. Seems little houses are becoming a bit of an obsession! Really enjoying the whole altered art thing now (well enjoying getting messy and covered in ink anyway, lol!) I don't have anything creative to post yet today, still working on my mini book for the 123 BIA swap on UKS and have ideas for a couple of layouts I want to get done. Really should go clean out the rats and do the washing up, I'm back at work tomorrow so need to get all the HW done today. The crafty stuff is so much more fun though!!
I'll leave you with a few more photos...

My scrapping area
(it doesn't look like this today)

Bluebells at Dunham Massey

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Dans ma maison il y a...

Found a fab site while blog hopping the other day. Dan had a house he had created on his blog that was so amazing that I wanted one too. So I hopped over to dans ma maison il y a to find out what it was all about. Afraid my altered art is not yet up to their standards but I did really have fun making my little house and will be going back tomorrow to see what is going to be in my next house! (This weeks theme was "une petite fille" by the way)

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Sun at last

Had a busy week last week (hence no blogging). My mum came up for a visit and to do some shopping for the holiday (any excuse to shop lol!!) Once we'd had enough of shopping we decided to make the most of the nice weather and spent the day at Tatton Park.