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Friday, 31 October 2008
You can see how small he is, those are regular size bricks behind him!
The other photo looks very spooky, the camera shook a bit and gave me an interesting light effect.
The last spooky picture is of my messy craft room, the tidy bit! I just added this wonderful cobweb I snapped outside suspended from the light and pergola I wasn't sure it would work reduced but I am happy with it.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
I have actually carved a little pumkin, the first time I remember doing this since I was a child - did I do this as a child? I am not certain.
I downloaded this Craft Robo template for Halloween candy boxes from UK Scrappers, it is copyright and for personal use only not for resale.
I will check the name of the designer and add soon.
I bought halloween candy bags to put inside and have filled them up, all 6 that I made.
I had a lot of trouble finding black card thin enough for the Robo to cut, but eventually after several failed attempts I found this card.
If I get more visitors I have some candy in some of the candy bags, there are a lot in the pack!
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
I have used my Bigz XL scalloped card die for the blank, and added a spotty paper wrap, polka dot green ribbon which you can only just see, and the lovely hand made dress from PCJ forum buddy Sabina and it came all the way from Oz where Sabina lives.
Added a couple of Bazzill wings blooms and a polka dot brad, then a handbag charm I coloured and a couple of chipboard peices though I am not sure I am happy with the placement. I added faux stitching with a Sakura souffle pen in green.
Saturday, 25 October 2008
I added a spider to the Halloween card but I had a lot of trouble making him stick, and in the end I had to use silicone glue which is showing in the photo. I added another leaf to the baby pumpkin too.
Here are a few of the topper cards I made from the Arty Miss mystery box, no skill required! I haven't been sleeping well lately so last night was sitting up late sorting Christmas bits into a Really Useful box with compartment tray, before that I kept catching the corner of the box they were balanced on and sending them flying all over the floor, will be picking up for months!
Friday, 24 October 2008
Not just craft goodies! First my 3 in 1 rice cooker bowl suddenly didn't fit right, it was out of shape. I searched for a replacement bowl, it was £27. The rice cooker is nearly 3 years old and a brand new 4 in 1 model is £50.
I was going to order it online at £50 from John Lewis, but I had an Argos voucher and some Nectar points and though Argos were charging just under £55 for the rice cooker we set off to get one from the nearest branch that was still open, a 30 minute journey.
It was 15 minutes until closing time which is why I guess an assistant rushed over to see if we needed help - I mean that doesn't happen in Argos!
We found the code then ummed and ahhed about getting a new phone too. I should say at this point that although Argos were charging more they were giving £5 back for spending over £50 and £10 if you spent over £100. When we finally got the phone sorted (ours has been playing up for ages and the display had vanished yet again), and got to the miserable woman on the till, she tilled it up and it was a few pence under £100. I said we could buy something little to make it up - no it is too late "I pressed send" she said.
Customer service is dead! If she was helpful she would have suggested we did just that, but no she wasn't going to undo this and let us get our extra £5 voucher.I did get £35 off in points and vouchers though.
I have been getting stamps, in ones and twos, I have a load on order from the USA that I expect any day now, and I got a job lot of Cuttlebug die sets which I hope I don't pay tax on.
I am debating if I should buy a Making Memories Tag Maker punch set, I have the tag maker set and I hate hand cutting, I thought it would do that when it makes the tag but no - they make a seperate and more costly punch set!
If I get it at around £83 from the USA would I actually use it? I could try and train the Robo to cut my shapes, I tried Spellbinder dies before but it was never quite right.
What would I rather spend £83 on I have to ask myself, new boots, The Slice, clothes....... more Big Shot dies............
Sunday, 19 October 2008
I haven't been able to get into blogger, google, support forums, comment on other blogs etc since Friday, couldn't work out what was going on but much deleting of cookies - two days running and I am in!
It is no joke if this happens, the only way to contact google is via a form for which you need to log in to get to, and if you can't log in you are stuffed! The help forums also need a login to google.
Here is the engagement card I made for my son and his fiancee.
The card is dark burgundy in leather effect, and I teamed it with teal. The image stamp is by Inkadinkado and the sentiment was a cover stamp with Craft Stamper magazine both stamped in plum. The edge of the card and the insert panel were both punched with a Kreaxions 5 way punch and the hearts punched out were dotted over the main card. The scroll heart corners are on a Bigz die, and the panels were mounted on holographic silver card. Finally I added a layered bloom and tied round a ribbon.
Monday, 13 October 2008
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Spider webs, broom and boo stamped with Hero Arts Owl-oween set, and die cut Pumpkin by Accucut. I don't think I did a good job of the colouring trying to make the robes dark but not losing the definition was hard.
Friday, 10 October 2008
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
I had some good news today, my son is engaged to Vanessa - engagement cards are in order then!
I was googling for House Mouse stamps today in my lunch break and found the House Mouse official design site which is great fun, you can sign up for the newsletter, visit the mice blog, look at the lovely stamps in year order, price order, buy them and lots of other stuff like mugs, T shirts, and calendars. You can spend many happy hours looking round!
Friday, 3 October 2008
Well this is Alfie's new toy which I made from a section of a leg of a pair of jeans, stuffed with old clean socks, and three sound boxes. One is a dinosaur roaring (well it was a dino toy), one is a Dalek saying "Exterminate" from an Easter egg box, and the other was a turtle saying "cowabunga dude". The last one has faded to a buzz, and the one we can hear constantly is "Exterminate".
The toy is a bit big and heavy and is beginning to look the worse for chewing, but he hasn't got the socks or sound boxed out yet!
Just look at that grin!