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Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
I choose a Penny Black stamp called Wooly Dames, stamped with Memento ink, coloured with Promarkers. Cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 2. Papers are K&Co so is the stick on jewel. Sentiment is Hero Arts, blooms are Bazzill Wings, ribbon by Papermania.
The Crafty Pad this week. I won this honour by entering a challenge a couple of weeks ago or so. I got to use and keep this great new stamp called Percy Stargazing. The challenge is to follow the sketch shown above. Percy stargazing is available to buy from The Crafty Pad, and he comes with the star stamp too.
I then coloured Percy in lighter colours for a second attempt - bit too light perhaps?
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Bad News! I can't go, I really thought I would be going but I can't.
So the Good News is: I have a letter that will let two people in free up for grabs - any one day, need to tell me quick so I can post it in an attempt to get it to you before the show closes!
Monday, 21 September 2009
So I am now the happy owner of a real bargain, but why are the books hidden?
Sunday, 20 September 2009
I fell in love with this stamp by Inkadinkado but I had never used it. I think it worked very well.
Ink Memento, inked edges Colorbox chalk ink, image coloured with Twinkling H2Os, papers by Papermania and Craftwerks, Hero Arts blooms, Craft Box stickers, and some mock brads. The clock mock brad is Magic Scrapz by Designer Flair, the paper lace was from Lakeland, and the ribbon from Ribbon Oasis.
If you want to enter your craft project into this challenge you could win a prize, enter by 8 p.m. next Sunday to be in with a chance to win. Pop on over and see the rest of the design team's projects.
Saturday, 19 September 2009
I switched, and at the moment I don't know what is different apart from a new look, and maybe more buttons to do different things but when I get to post my new DT card for tomorrow's challenge on Quirky Crafts forum I hope to find out, mind you I have to make the card yet!
I noticed that if I put a link in the link box under the title it actually makes the title into a link now, and that didn't work before as far as I know. Would anybody notice they have to click on the title, and previously clicking on the title would show you the post alone with any comments revealed underneath, if you put a link in the title to somewhere else this will no longer happen.
My question is why didn't blogger email me or put an announcement on that told me there was a new post editor? There is a big announcement in dashboard about some email link feature but I had no idea until I was checking for something else that there was a new improved editor. Maybe it lets you put your photos in the places you actually want them to be!
Friday, 18 September 2009
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
Deanne set the challenge of board games which is a good one. I had lots of ideas but left it to the last minute once again. The Mahjong card took ages and went horribly wrong in all sorts of ways so I am not sure it is good enough to give to anyone (believe me it is worse than it looks).
The scrabble card was a last minute 10 minute card, well it took a bit longer to find the right scrabble letters, and I remembered I had some gaming papers that I was given by a magazine for having something published and looked them out, this one is perfect!
You could win a great little prize if you enter the challenge this week and are picked out. Any type of crafting qualifies.
Think of all those games, chess, draughts, monopoly, snakes and ladders, ludo - there must be loads that could inspire a project for this challenge!
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
If you hop over to the Pollycraft blog and look for the Friday freebie post (right under the blog candy post), there is a cute Halloween kitty which is free digital download. (Also right underneath that is the previous Friday Freebie of a cute girl sitting on a snowball).
to enter into the Quirky Crafts weekly challenge, see post below for the lovely prize you could win if your craft project is selected as the winner!
This new forum is really taking off now, new members, new look, new challenge format with prizes. Hop on over and see what you are missing!
Look out for a great new challenge tomorrow evening too.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
The Quirky Crafts Forum weekly challenges have started up again, and are better than ever.
I chose the challenge this week and it is "Rough and Smooth", something with texture and a smooth surface too. Any hand crafted item can be entered for the challenge on Quirky Crafts Forum and there will be a small but delicious prize (see photo) for the winner which includes a hand made notebook, some Christmas stamps from The Crafty Pad and other bits and bobs.
The winning entry also gets a photo shown on the forum sidebar for a week. Selected DT members will pick their favourite to win, no random picking, so you win on merit which I prefer.
We also have some new DT members so there will be lots of great examples to get you started.
I used one of my favourite stamps by Debbie Moore which is available on The Crafty Pad blog and is called Snoozin Albert, isn't he just great? He comes with the sentiment "A man's work is never done".
I stamped Albert with Memento Ink and coloured him with Letraset Trias, though I am very disappointed that one is running out and I have hardly used them.I am not that good at colouring but I do try to improve, I just can't seem to do the white accent here and there like on the boots, it never looks right so I colour them over! I used a small piece of Mica on the river, trimmed to fit, to give a water effect and it has the great smoky colour that looks like river water over the top of the blues and greens with a bit of brown that I used.
I cut Albert out with a Nestabilties die from the Labels 3 set, one die has gone missing so I will have to search! I also cut out corrugated card mats for Albert and the sentiments. The sentiments are half labels and the edges are slightly under the bubbles.
The blue bubbles were embossed on metallic blue card using a Cuttlebug folder. I used some big WR Memory Keepers eyelets with the Big Bite and threaded through raffia. Edges and corrugated card were inked with a dark brown Whispers brush marker.
The happy birthday sentiment is a Debbi Moore Designs stamp (there are a few Debbie Moores about).
The card blank is a textured brown card that I creased and folded.
Saturday, 5 September 2009
My lovely blog candy arrived from Basic Grey Challenges blog, see post below for what I got. Thank you so much BGCB, I haven't managed to use it yet, it is laying all around and I keep stroking it!
I am thinking about giving some sweet candy away myself soon, so watch this blog for details. This time I will give crafters who comment one entry, and any existing followers who comment will get 2 entries into the draw. I have some very nice clear stamps, and other stuff, will have to sort it out soon..............
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
I can't believe the summer has gone so fast, and next Sunday - 6th Sept - the challenges start again at the Quirky Crafts forum. This time you can make any hand crafted item for any challenge and there will be a small prize for the winner each week.
There are new design team members too, and one outgoing DT member.
The forum is also undergoing a few changes for the better, pop over to see.
Changing the subject: for reasons that aren't clear I can no longer post any comments on a Typepad blog, is blogger blocking this as a rival I wonder? So sorry Tim and Tassy, would comment but it won't let me!
On the subject of Tim, I just bought a second hand but signed copy of The Altered Journey for £10, it took a couple of weeks to arrive but it was worth every penny and the name it is dedicated too is close to mine ha ha! I have The Journey Continues DVD too and I will be doing a review of them but I highly recommend them both.