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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

I won a freebie


I just found out I won the Friday Freebie over at Crafty Ribbons blog, I am getting three of these boxes, wow I am so lucky.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Quirky Crafts Weekly Challenge 17

How do you go about creating a design team challenge card?
1. First, you know what you need to do a couple of months in advance, you should not make the card in advance - you should leave it until as late as possible, the day it is due is best.
2. If a sketch is required, pick a stamp but don't try it for size against your Nestabilities die sets, that way it is more of a challenge when you find it doesn't fit any of them and you have to start again, but not before you have stamped 4 images on 6 sheets of card and heat embossed in an attempt to get a good one, and having cleared a space you should realise that there are bits of punch waste that you also need to clear, and while doing that you should tip up your newly opened embossing powder. Clear up the powder liberally covering your clothes, then for good measure tip the pot up again and repeat. Also your first stamping attempt should use dried up ink, so you have to do it again.
3. After that discover that the stamp was too big, and look for some you stamped last year that were the perfect size all the time.
4. Finally get your inky fingers all over your newly stamped image for a smutty effect.
So here is Lyn's sketch and a nice one it is too:

Followed by the finished attempt, and for good measure forget to go cook and eat your tea so you eat too late and cannot sleep!
Hop on over to Quirky Crafts forum to see the other DT member's cards or visit their blogs from the links at the side. If you show us your card on the forum you could win a prize, and you have two weeks from today to enter.


Hey, I just realised I matched the colours in the sketch drawing, which was not intentional and would not have been the case if the first image was the right size!

Is this losing my mojo?

Or sheer laziness? I have known I had to make a DT card for two weeks, though there was the wedding. I know I am late with my stamp swap images, though I thought I had some and didn't need to stamp more - I do but they are all heat embossed and therefore will be no good for colouring with alcohol markers or Prismacolour pencils if people wish to do so, but yesterday when I had plenty of time to do both I just couldn't get myself going to do either task until it was far too late and I needed to go to bed. I also couldn't be bothered to cook or eat properly then got hungry before bed so had to have something.
Well the challenge is posted and I need to do that card, then I will stamp the images but I must put the rice cooker on first or I won't be eating until late again. Actually I have been out all afternoon, we did go for a meal with a friend and my parents, then had to go take something back to M&S which involved driving to Bath and then we popped to collect the dogs from my son who offered a cup of tea, so haven't been here much to do anything, and after getting up late I spent the morning getting ready to go out.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Great blog with freebie digital stamps


I just came across a new blog called Digital Doodling which I found from an image in the DoCrafts Forum gallery, and if you hop on over to the Digital Doodling blog you can get a free non watermarked copy of this great stamp by Wendy which is called Mrs Tilly Claus, and a couple of other cuties too.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Better late than never - Quirky Crafts Weekly Challenge 16

Weekly Challenge 16 is masculine, so as I was in the wedding card mood I thought I would do a Civil Partnership card. I have never made one of these before but have been meaning to for some time, so would be grateful to know if the wording is suitable or if I should put something else. I am going to make a card insert in the paler colour so it can be written on, unless I do another heart to write on.


On the gadget front: I am awaiting the delivery of The Slice in pink. I wasn't going to buy one, didn't think I needed one but what changed my mind was the fact that there is a tag cartridge which works with The Tag Maker. I bought The Tag Maker a long time ago before The Slice existed and was disappointed when I found it didn't cut the tags. You either had to trace round a template and cut them out or buy a die cutting set which was only available in the USA and was mega heavy so postage was HUGE, and you needed a die head for every shape and in every size or it wasn't worth bothering and the whole set that you could get, which wasn't every size or shape, cost a lot in the first place so I have justified buying The Slice. I got it at a good price, the pink one comes with two carts and I bought the tag cart at a bargain price.Hoped it would arrive today, but roll on Monday's post now.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Wedding card for my brother and new Sister in Law

My little brother got married again on Saturday. I thought the bride was wearing red, but that was the bridesmaids, the bride was in white with burgandy trim. They liked it anyway. Spellbinders die, Nestie rectangle, Making Memories Metal Square wedding sentiment and metal word, rings charm and heart brad. Dress finished with adhesive gems.


Monday, 2 November 2009

Feeling a bit better today

Thank goodness I am feeling a bit better today, I have crafting to do, a wedding card is needed by Saturday and a box for a card. Not to mention the next Quirky Crafts Challenge on Sunday, for which I need to make a DT example. Well it is bed time so I won't be doing anything tonight.

I received a stamp order today from Sugar Nellie, I bought the charity stamps before they sold out and a great new home set by Darice because you know I needed more stamps - ha ha!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Sorry not blogging or crafting much

I haven't been doing anything much as I am not feeling well. I will have to try and go to work tomorrow, will see how it goes.