Monday, 30 June 2008

40 days of fun (and prizes!)

You really, really need to pop over to Beverley's blog. There's lots of fun to be had in the next 40 days and lots prizes to be won too, one of which will be provided by yours truly - but more of that later ;o)
I have been awol for the last week or so because my dodgy knee has decided to play up again. I can't drive so I have been stuck at my mum's for the past week. She kindly took me to pick up the rats and my craft stuff though so I have been able to do a bit of scrapping.
My mum can always find a job for me, even if I can't stand up. I have just spent one and a half days re-hanging all the droplets on a chandelier. If you love beautiful antiques then have a look here, that is where my mum works - lucky lady!

Friday, 20 June 2008

La musique

The theme on dans ma maison this week is music. Multi tasking as usual I created a music themed house for the little boxes swap. For some reason this ended up being a much girlier house than the ones I've made so far, kind of pink and shiny.

Wishes atc

Just a quickie today, being at work really does shrink my crafting time. I really need to practice stamping on to acetate - I love the effect but my hands just don't seem steady enough to get a crisp image.

Been working on something with the rather scrummy K&Co Urban Rhapsody papers. Can't show you just yet though, its a suprise ;o)

Thursday, 19 June 2008


The challenge on Wednesday Stamper this week was to try twinchies. I've tried inchies in the past but they're a bit too small for me. This one was done in a bit of a hurry as I've been at work all day. I have to say I think it looks better in real life, the scan hasn't picked up the colours very well through the shine of the utee. Pretty sure I'll be making more of these as they make a nice change from atcs

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Little boxes made of ticky tacky...

Spent yesterday evening making a few more little houses and the whole time I was doing it I had a song going round in my head. I have an ex boyfriend to thank for teaching it to me. I've added it to the player at the bottom of the page if you want a listen. Be warned however, it does get stuck in your head!
Back at work this afternoon so playtime is over for a few days...

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Exciting news!

If you look here you'll see why I've been bouncing around like a mad thing the last couple of days. I found out on Saturday and have had to keep it a secret until the announcement was made today - absolute agony!!!

Whilst trying to keep my mouth shut I kept myself entertained playing with my stamps. The images were stamped using staz on then coloured using crayola felt tips and a water brush (classy I know but I can't afford enough of anything else to give me a good colour range). I then sealed them with a layer of glossy accents. If you do this before the colour has quite dried then the colours bleed together a little which I really like (most noticeable on the bird)

Monday, 16 June 2008

But I don't like purple...

I really didn't think I liked purple and then all of a sudden it kind of sneaked up on me. I got some Autumn Leaves Techno Pop papers ages ago and finally got around to using them on a layout for the UKS weekly challenge. Once it was finished I realised that there was purple everywhere.

Then today I was playing with my cuttlebug embossing folders and dies and ended up making a thankyou card and guess what colour I used?

Sunday, 15 June 2008


Well I got back from Spain on Friday evening and wish I was still there. The weather was lovely, hot but not too hot, I'm not too good with the heat. There were so many beautiful flowers everywhere that I have lots of pictures like this one!

Horses on the Balcon de Europa in Nerja. I loved all the mountains everywhere, we even saw snow on the tops of the Sierra Nevada

We went to the Cuevas de Nerja which were amazing, unfortunately the photo doesn't really do them justice. I just need to get myself sorted and then I'll be scrapping like a mad thing!