Friday, March 30, 2012

Who Ever Said Wood Grain Had To Be Masculine?

Well actually probably nobody but it sounded good. This is my first creation using my new (Well, new to me) Studio Calico wood grain stamp - I think we will be having many more adventures together!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WOYWW147 – Explosion in a craft factory!

Hello WOYWWers, long time no see! I was plodding away at my bomb site of a desk and I thought “this looks like some of the desks I used to see when I took part in WOYWW!” so I decided to join in this week…
I’m meant to be playing with my haul from the NEC on Sunday but all I seem to be making is a mess! so much so I can’t even find my large… acrylic… block – oh look there it is leaning up against the Scor Buddy! Ha! Moving on…!

Use the link in my sidebar to visit the hub and start the blog hop to some much tidier (and probly much messier too!) desks and Happy Wednesday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Is It Gonna Blow, Joe?

My best friends eldest boy recently turned four and he is obsessed with dinosaurs and volcanoes – and its taught his mom more than she ever wanted to know about them too! Smile


I knew I wanted to make a pop-up card and I searched out tutorials for a couple of designs but it had to be a volcano, really so I set about working out how to make an eruption!


I’m really pleased with the final effect – and luckily so was Joe!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Huts Mon!

… or should that be ‘mom’ seein as this is destined as a Mothers Day card? Either way its a bad pun, I know.


I was inspired by this weeks Case Study challenge, a lovely card by Laura Bassen. I know hers aren’t meant to be but I immediately thought of beach huts when I saw it and I know my mom loves beach huts so I decided to give it a go.

It started out as five, then begrudgingly four like the original card but then my printer had to have its say and only three of the patterned papers came out the right colour so the decision was made for me.

I’m not sure about the twine, if I’m honest. Its meant to represent the sand and the sea but I think maybe there is too much there. We’ll see what Mommy thinks tomorrow, eh?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Are You My Mummy?

I’ve wanted to make a tent card for ages and I’ve had these horrible oval aperture cards for even longer and suddenly inspiration struck!
I liked the idea of a washing line, altho when I did a bit of research all of the designs seem to be new baby (and we don’t need any more of those in my family thanku very much!). I printed off the papers from my digi stash, the props are made from cocktail sticks, coloured with alcohol inks. Oh and the twine and the cloud stamp are from the Simon Says Stamp kit (sick of that yet?).

Cute, huh?
I have a design in mind for another one so I’ll be doing this again but If I were to make it from scratch I would need to make the base wider, it just doesn’t seem in proportion somehow.
p.s. The post title is due to the fact I was watching The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances while cutting the letters out. Complete coincidence I promise!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sew Unbelievable!

I am not a seamstress! I am not a homemaker, I am not a domestic goddess. I am a little girl with big ideas, zero patience and a “slapdash” approach (that last one courtesy of my A-level Art teacher!) but I have made this:
Yeah, ok as photos go its not much of a reveal but its a purse!
Based loosely on my old ‘coin purse’ (and improving on where I thought it failed me), its made from Crafty Computer Paper’s Printable Cotton, with my favourite design from Cosmo Crickets Garden Variety collection printed on to it. I cut it into A6 portions and sewed all four together to create an outer shell with three compartments. On the advice of various tutorials I tried to cover sheets in clear sticky back plastic but this wasn’t so successful, mainly cos I ran out and also cos it creased summat awful when I turned the project right side out after stitching. So I have a few lessons to keep in mind for mark two but for now I just want to see how long it takes to trash it (as I inevitably will)!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Listen To Your Soul

This paper from My Minds Eye was one of those ‘eureka!’ moments, as soon as I saw the sentiment I knew I wanted to use my tape stamp purchase from a few weeks back. I did try creating a background but I wasn’t happy with the finish so I tried making a charm with the stamp and shrink plastic.
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I’m really pleased with the finished card, I didnt really want to put it in the post! Oh and the scallop was cut by RoboCop – I think he loves me again, yay!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

On Yer Bike!


Part of the Simon Says Stamp March Kit was a stamp set from My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart collection which included this bike. And lo this lil good luck card was born with a new job starter in mind…

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit

Happy First Of March! (Oh yes it is!)

I joked about cancelling February (n my ‘big’ bday) but I didn’t have to, it went past in the blink of an eye all by itself!

I’ve been looking at subscribing to one of the many monthly kits that seem to be out there in webland, weighing up the costs of shipping from the US versus the convenience of having my craft shopping done for me.. and I decided to try the Simon Says Stamp kit, compiled by the rather wonderful Kristina Werner. And here it is (only 8 days after dispatch)…


You can see a full list of the contents here so now just watch this space and see if it ignites my mojo over the coming days…