Friday, August 31, 2007

Another 4 x 4 card


made this evening, I'm trying to do a selection of them to go in a giftbox for a friend.
It's just made using my Teddybella Stamp, Latte Cardstock some Prima Aylssa daisies and....yes, COPICS. Trimmed in the usual way with my flutted blade.
I had a small piece of green pearl paper left over from making an envelope with my lovely Crafter Companion Enveloper, so I added it down the side. Tiny stamp is from Paper Salon, corner is from HA Quatro set stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Purple.
I am really tired tonight, so sorry about the lack of much of a description.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Big thanks to:

Ros at Stamp and Scrape for crediting our clear embossing powder.....and also to Hazel for the heads up on it.

If you haven't tried any give it a go, it really is a very nice Embossing Powder.

Thanks girls.

Flower Card


Supplies:
  • Latte Cardstock (Papermania)
  • White Cardstock (Papermania)
  • Lucia 6x6 paper (7gs Baja Journey Pack)
  • Paper Salon Build a Bloom Set
  • Coneflower Stamp by Magenta
  • Swirl (Hero Arts "K" clear stamp set)
  • Art Brown Memories Permanent Ink
  • Coffee Bean Brilliance Dewdrop
  • Whispers Savoy Green Dye Ink
  • Whispers Orange Dye Ink
  • Cricut Machine
  • Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge
  • Mini brads
  • Scor-it board
  • Diamond Stickles
  • and, yes, COPIC's (I can't image how I did without them!). Chinese Orange, Lime Green and Buttercup Yellow.

How to:-

  1. Cut a piece of the Latte 8x8 cardstock in half and score into a 4x4" cardblank.
  2. Stamp the flowers and swirl (Paper Salon set) over this using the Savoy Green and Orange Whispers. Run the Orange ink around the edges.
  3. Cut a piece of the Baja Journey paper approximately 2.5x2.5", ink with the Savoy Green ink, and place at an angle on the cardblank.
  4. Cut the central white piece with the Cricut and the Mini Monograms Cartridge. I cut mine to 2 1/2" I think.
  5. Stamp on the Coneflowers in Memories Art Print Brown, and colour in with the COPIC's, then stamp the swirls (HA "K" set) in Coffee Bean Brilliance. Run the Savoy Green ink around the edges.
  6. Place the plain silver brads in the holes and colour with the Chinese Orange COPIC.
  7. Colour the cone parts of the main image with Diamond Stickles.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Oh Baby


Supplies:

How to:

  1. Take a piece of the dark brown cardstrock from the Neutral pack, and cut in half, the score in half to make a 4 x 4" card blank.
  2. Stamp the Floral Heart over the card blank using Barn Brown.
  3. Take a scrap of white cardstock and trim with the flutted blade.
  4. Stamp the baby in the pram image from the stamp sheet in Memories black, and colour in with the COPIC's.
  5. Matt this on to a latte piece of cardstock from the Neutrals pack.
  6. Run the Blue Metallic Marker around the outside of the matt.
  7. Cut a piece of the stripe paper the same size as the latte, and run the Blue Metallic Marker around the outside for definition.
  8. Place on the cardblank at an angle, and place the image over the top square on.
  9. Layer orange, blue and yellow Primas together, and place a blue brad in the centre. Add this to the corner of the main image matt.
  10. Tie a piece of the beige fibre around the spine.

Another Xmas card



Supplies used:

  • Red Bazzill
  • Light Green Bazzill
  • Chloe's Closet Xmas Tree Paper
  • Brr! stamp by Savvy Stamps
  • Snowman Stamp by PM
  • Red/green jewels and green stars from the PM Xmas Embellishment kit
  • COPIC markers Pale Olive (YG95), Chinese Orange (YR09), Cadmium Red (R27), Yellow Green (YG03), Cool Gray No. 1 (C1) and also pale blue Sugarloaf marker
  • Glossy Accents
  • Scor-it board
  • Black Memories Permanent Ink
  • Purple Cow A5 cutter (with flutted blade)

How to:-

  1. Make a card blank from the red cardstock (measurements 4 1/2 x 11").
  2. Then cut a piece of light green cardstock measuring approximately 4 x 5 1/4".
  3. Add a piece of the Tree paper measuring approximately 3 3/4 x 5".
  4. Add a horizantal band with the light green cardstock ( approximately 2 1/4 x 4 1/2"). Add a slightly smaller band of the red over this and stamp on Brrr!! in Memories Black.
  5. On a piece of white cardstock stamp the Snowmen in Memories Blank and colour in with the COPICS and PM sugarloaf marker.
  6. Cut out this image using the flutted blade and mount towards the top right hand side of the pattern paper.
  7. Add on red and green jewels in the corners, and a few green stars.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

More retail therapy for me

I ordered yesterday some Aileen's Tack it Over and Over for my Stamping Bellas, and the latest Stamp It mag.

Then tonight, I've made a wise decision to get the Enveloper and some of Crafters Companion Pearl paper for it.

I have been humming, and haaing over getting it, but now I really am pleased that I've made the investment. It will mean that I only have to buy 6x6 or bigger envies in future. At the moment, I have loads of smaller sized cards that need to have envelopes, so I can't wait to get it.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Not a COPIC insight (Bitten by the Bug Challenge)



I probably need to photograph this card, as a flat scan isn't doing it justice. Still for now, it will have to do.

Supplies:-

Using Scor-it I created a 6x6 card blank, and cut the front at a diagonal.

Next cut the "kiss kiss hug hug" image using Base Camp Cartridge with Dave (my Cricut), and added to the card.

Placed Angel Kisses down the side and stamped one of the corner images on bottom left hand side.

Cut down the blue floral paper with the Purple Cow cutter, stamped the same corner stamp on each corner, then added an Angel Kisses to the top right hand side. Also flutted the side and top of the card.

Pink Pearlidoodles were added to all of the flower centres.

For the inside I fluted a piece of the blue floral paper

Teddybella


this is the card I've just done for one of my friends who is expecting in December.
Supplies:

How to:

  • Use the Scor-it to make a 6 x6 card blank from the light pink bazzill. Then cut the front cover from corner to corner.
  • Add the text paper to the inside of the card, and run the Whispers Pink Dye Ink around the edges.
  • Stamp the Teddybella onto white cardstock and colour in, cut out with the fluted blade on the Purple Cow Cutter. Matt onto dark blue cardstock, and then Cupcake sugar coated cardstock.
  • Decide where you want the image to be on the front, turn over, and make a small mark so that you know who far to put the adhesvie. Stick in place.
  • With Dave (my Circut) and the Jasime Cartridge cut out "Oh Baby" at 1 1/4 on (speed=med, pressure=5 and depth 4), stick down using the left hand side of the front using the Sakura quickie pen.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Golfafella card



Supplies:

How to:

  1. Stamp the Golfafella onto the white cardstock and colour in with the COPIC markers. Cut out using the Purple Cow cutter and the fluted edge blade. Mount onto dark blue cardstock.
  2. Make a 6" square card blank using the Scor-it board, and cut the front down by approximately 1/3rd. I used the fluted edge for interet.
  3. Take a piece of the organe from the Mellow stack and trim all sides a little with the fluted blade. Adhere to the card blank leaving a border all around. Stamp "Birthday" from the Celebration set down the right hand side. Since taking the picture I coloured some of the word in with Sugarloaf markers and Stickles Diamond.
  4. On the left hand side stamp "happy" all the way across the front in Azure Seas Whisper Dye Ink.
  5. Mount the matted Golfafella image to the front of the card, and stamp "Tee?" as per the picture. I've since also added a dot of Pearl Pearlidoodles on all four corners of the matted image.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

YAY, I have some Stamping Bellas'

for ages I felt that I was really the only person in my stamping world that didn't have any Bellas'........well, I do now!

Today took a quick trip to Creative Pastimes and got Golfafella (kfe6) and Teddybella (kbe34).

I've just finished a card with my fella, which has been uploaded onto the shop and Galaxy Gifts site, and I will pop it on here tomorrow.

The Teddybella, is a fabbie expectant lady with a teddy in a bag, and I thought it would be perfect for my mate Mickey, who's growing a lovely little bump at the moment.

Have to say, I am really delighted with the quality of the Bellas', but wish they had a little bit more rubber around them so that I could easily mount onto E-Z Mount without gumming up my scissors. I might search out some tack it over and over when I have time tomorrow.

I now am wishing that I'd got the car bella, so I might need to go back next week to bag that.

They work perfectly with COPICS (sorry, mentioned them again).

Lydia is doing her 7th specality mission tomorrow morning, 3 more dives to go and she'll be a fully fledged Master Seal.

More Build a Bloom



Supplies:

How to:

  1. Using the other half of the Blue Bazzill from yesterday's house project, make a 6x6 card blank with the Scor-it.
  2. With the Azure Seas stamp the larger solid bloom on the right hand side of the card.
  3. On the left hand side add a piece of the DCWV Retro paper left over from yesterday.
  4. On some white cardstock stamp the other large bloom with Art Print Brown and colour in with the COPICS. Cut out, bend up the petals, and add to the card, also add Diamond Stickles to the dots in the centres of the flowers, and on some of the dots of the pattern paper.
  5. Stamp out three leaves on to the Sugar Coated Limeade cardstock, cut out and stick on.
  6. Add Diamond Stickles to the centres of the solid blooms, and also tie the two fibres round the spine.

New House



Supplies:

How to:

  1. Cut the Blue cardstock in half (6x12) and score in half with Scor-it board.
  2. With the Cricut cut a 3.5" red scallop and a 3" white scallop.
  3. Stamp the House image onto the white cardstock, and also create a mask of the same image from the Frisket.
  4. Colour in the image using the COPIC's: Cadmium Yellow (Y15), Phthalo Blue (B23), Lime Green (G21), Lipstick Red (R29), Sky Blue (B21). Place the mask of the house on, and using the air brush spray the sky and grass, then remove mask.
  5. With the PC hole punch, and using the smallest bit, add a small hole into each of the corners on the red scallop.
  6. Cut off a piece of the DCWV white floral paper, tear and stick down the righthand side. Add a thin piece of sticky tape, and press on the red foil.
  7. Cut off a piece of the blue ribbon, form a loop at the top and stick centrally to the card.
  8. Mount the white scallop on the red scallop, and fix to the card using 3-d foam pads or silicone glue.

Friday, August 24, 2007

No pictures to share, but I've been busy

and done two cards tonight..........I'm just waiting for the stickles to dry, and then of course, it'll be late so a bit dark to take pics.


I was brave and had a go with my COPIC Airbrush tonight, I was quite pleased with the sky on the house pictrue I was doing, but the grass bit went a bit pete tong - still at least I got it out. I just need a wee bit more practice.


I know that I've said it quite a bit over the last few weeks, but I reallllllyyyyyyyyyyy looooooooveeeeeeeeeee my COPICS. I now can't imagine not having them. I just need a lot more stamps to colour.


We are off in search of a Stamping Bella tomorrow, as I feel that I must be the only stamper without out one - wish me luck.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Feeling Mellow, so I built a bloom or two


Supplies:

  • Basic Grey Mellow 6x6 pad - for the stripe and blue stained paper (that's what the larger blooms are stamped on to)
  • Bazzil red cardstock
  • Turquoise velvet paper
  • Paper Salon Build a Bloom set
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Pale Yellow Pearlidoodles
  • Memories Ink in Art Print Brown
  • COPIC's in Cadmium Yellow (Y15), Lipstick Red (R29), Phthalo Blue (B23) and Lime Green (G21), Colourless blender (0)
  • Scor-it board

  1. Make a 5" square card using the Scor-it board.
  2. Cut a 4" square of the stripe paper from the Mellow stack.
  3. Mount on some of the blue stained paper from the Mellow pack.
  4. Further mount on the turquoise velvet paper.
  5. Mount all of these to the card.
  6. On some of the spare blue stained paper stamp three of the larger blooms from the tin, and colour in as per the card with the COPIC's.
  7. Cut out and turn up the petals.
  8. Stamp out two of the smaller flower from the tine and cut out, again turning up the petals slightly.
  9. Stamp out 5 of the leaves from the tin on to turquoise velvet paper and cut out.
  10. Mount all of the flowers and leaves on to the card.
  11. Add Stickles to the centres of the larger blooms, and pearlidoodles to the small details on the smaller circles.
  12. Stamp sentiment inside, and also prepare a stamped envelope.

Caardvarks entry - fibre


this is a quick (and a first time entry too) for the caardvarks challenge - add fibre to your card.
Image is coloured with COPIC's, and glossy accents added to the flowers. The dots around the outside of the image are from my Paper Salon Build a Bloom Set.
The tag is from a pack that I've had from ages left over from my Scrap Goods Kit days.
Background diamonds and swirls are from Aud's Design sheets.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My lovely new Lisa & Becky racks



with the make shift rails that we picked up from Ikea, I can change them whent he L&B ones arrive at the supplier.

They are great because I've now got rid of all the ink pads off my desk, but the are still to hand.

As you can see I also have my heat gun hanging up, as well as somewhere for my snappy tray, and the lint roller to clear off Dave's sticky mat each time I use it. There is even room for the COPIC air brush on the top rail.

I've also now got a Cropper Hopper heavy duty rolling cart, but the extra hanging file folders didn't arrive (picture to follow tomorrow of that), but I can't fully move into it until, but at least I have sorted out my scraps, and am using them. YAY!

Cupcake Card


Another card using:
  1. On white cardstock cut three 1.5 circles in white cardstock.
  2. Stamp the cupcake image from the Celebration set with the Memories Art Print Brown, heat set and colour with COPICs. Add Glossy Accents and set aside to dry.
  3. Cut 2" circles from the pink scrap cardstock. Mount the white circles on the pink.
  4. On a small piece of the pink scrap cardstock stamp "happy" and cut out with the flutted blade on the Purple Cow cutter, and edge with the Marvy Metallic purple pen.
  5. Cut a piece of limeade sugar coated cardstock wide enough for the card, and stick down.
  6. Add the three circles with the cup cake images to the lefthand side, and then to the right add the "happy" sentiment.
  7. Take a yellow and red daisy from the Aylssa Prima's and add in between. Put a dot of Pearl Pearlidoodle in the middle of the flower.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Stack of pressies



Another card with the Doodlebug Celebration Clear Stamp Set.


Coloured with COPIC's, with a bit of glossy accents on the heart at the top and the ribbon on the stack of presents.


Have I told you how much I love COPIC's? Especially because you can colour ribbon with them. The ribbon on this one started out white, and in a second it matches, hey presto!

Ice Cream Card


  • Pale Green card blank
  • Doodlebug Celebration Clear Stamp Set
  • Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock in Cupcake
  • PM White Cardstock
  • Paper Salon Build a Bloom Set
  • COPIC Markers in Cool Gray (C1), Yellow Green (YG03), Blush (R20) Brick Beige (E31) and Colourless Blender (0)
  • Whispers Dye Ink in Savoy Green
  • Memories Dye Ink in Black
  • Glossy Accents
  • Art Institute Crystal Glitter
  • Circut Machine (mine is called Dave)
  • Cricut Mini Monograms Cartridge

Sorry, the pic is a bit dark, it's really dull here today.

Take green card blank and stamp the "happy" stamp from the Celebration Stamp Sheet right across the bottom in Savoy Green. Put aside.

Cut out white circles at 2", and 2.5" in cupcake sugar coated.

On the white circles stamp the ice cream image from the Celebration Stamp Sheet, and colour in with the COPIC's, don't forget to outline the whole with the Cool Grey and also do shadow in this colour underneath the image. Once you've coloured the images add glossy accents on the ice cream portion of the image, and then sprinkle on AI Crystal glitter. Stamp the dots from the Paper Salon Build a Bloom set around the outside of the circles in Savoy Green.

Mount the white circles onto the sugar coated cupcake circles with 3d foam and mount onto the card.

Inside the card stamp the "birthday" and bracket images from the Celebration clear stamp set.

Also decorate the envelope, and colour the images with PM markers and the circles from the Paper Salon Build a Bloom Set.

Monday, August 20, 2007

5 things I am loving at the mo

2 of them by Doodlebug, Sugar Coated cardstock and their Celebration Clear Stamp set the 3rd is my Cricut - yes, Dave is getting more and more work, and he's good at it too!

4th would have to be my COPIC's and 5 would be Basic Grey.


What are your favourite 5 things at the moment, I'd love to know.

Birthday Ice Cream Envelope



I'm waiting for the Glossy Accents on the card to dry, so this is just a quick post of the envelope that goes with the card. Actually, the scan looks a little washed out, it's actually a lovely pistachio colour card.

Stamp: Ice Cream from the Doodlebug "Celebration" set.

Ink: Memories Black

Other: Card blank and PM markers

Happy Birthday card



Stamps: Flower (Fun Stamps FF91 Dotty Flower), Hat, parcel, happy, birthday, brackets (Doodlebug Celebration set), small flower (Paper Salon Build a Bloom set).

Ink: Pink (Whispers Dye Ink), Memories Artprint Brown.

Other: Sakura Stardust pens to colour and small piece of Basic Grey left over from Blush Card Kit, Primas, Pearl Pearlidoodle.

I've weakened and bought more COPIC's

in fact I have word that they've been despatched, so fingers crossed for the morning.

This time I got:

  • Pale Sepia (YR24)
  • Chinese Orange (YR09)
  • Lipstick Red (R29)
  • Amethyst (V17)
  • Skin White (E00)
  • Ocean Green (G28)
  • Olive (G99)
  • Blue Berry (BV04)
  • Cadmium Yellow (Y15)
  • Nile Blue (BG45)
  • Cadmium Red (R27)

ohh, I can't tell you have much I love 'em.......even though I try quite a lot!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Just back from a lovely weekend


at the Crown in Bildeston in beautiful suffolk.


Fabulous food, and as you can see a fabulous room. A definite to return to.

I've just been uploading loads of lovely stuff that we bought back with us as well, including 7gypsies 6x6 pads , Doodlebug Sugarcoated 12x12 cardstock, clear 7g's buttons , 97%Complete Celebration tags, Basic Grey 6 x 6 pads in Mellow, Obscure, Periphery and Recess.

I also took delivery of my Cropper Hopper Heavy Duty Cart and Lisa & Becky stamp and stamp pad holders, only problem was that the hanging rails never came in, so we popped into Ikea on the way back and picked up some rails that will do the job. Just waiting for Mum to wake up from a nap, and Guy will get drilling to put them up for me.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Oh, I forgot to say

Guy and I are off for a lovely romantic weekend in Suffolk, on the way we are dropping in to see all the folks at Scrapgenie (who is one of our suppliers), and then on to the Crown Inn at Bildeston near Ipswich, very is a really, really lovely hotel.

I'm taking the laptop as I think they have wifi, so hopefully I will be able to post (can't be away from my 'puter for too long you know) and let you know what a fabbie time we are having with no kids, lovely food and plenty of sleep.

mmmm, made a lovely card



to go with this envelope, then discovered that it hadn't been a piece of 6 x 12 card I'd picked up it was about 7 x 12 ..................so, it's too bloomin big - and I can cut it down because of the scalloped corners and other various bits.

So I will need to do with with the right sized card - still I know that it works - I've got an over-sized envelope for the other one for now til I can get an 8 x 8 envie.

I've had the day off today, and drove Lyddie down to spend a week with her Grandparents (we took my Mum with us for the drive). On the way we stopped at a lovely tea rooms in Sandhurst (Kent), very lovely inside, very friendly people and yummy, yummy scones. It's the only tea rooms in the village, so if you ever get to the village, stop in there, I can highly recommend it.

After we dropped off Lydia we drove to Tunbridge Wells to look at more kitchens, and have come away with more ideas for our new one.....but we still keep going back to Rencraft (the people at Seal Chart), but think we will get them to work in the other ideas. I was very taken with an induction hob (rather than ceramic) and also we are most certainly going to have a Zip tap - they dispense boiling water at even given moment, so there is no more need for a kettle. They also do one that has cold and filtered water, but as we are having an American Cooler which has that in it, we will just got for the hot zip.

I think we will be in a position to go for a final design on the kitchen very soon, so I really am getting a bit excited - except of course for having to pay for it. LOL!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thanks a bunch (2-5-7-10 Box)

this is the made up box from last night.
I haven't added any instructions for this, because they are included in UK STampers Newsletter, which will be out later this month (I know, at last I hear you cry).
Stamps used: Cactus Pink Wildflower Seeds, Paper Salon Build a Bloom Tin, Aud Circles & Sentiments Sheet.
Other: White PM cardstock, piece of Wild Asparagus paper (for scallop piece), Copic Markers (colours as per previous post), Stickles Diamond glitter, Cricut Mini Monograms (for scallop), organza ribbon in pale violet, small piece of Anita's sticky ribbon (green).
By the way, if you've been even slightly considering COPIC markers (and as they are expensive, it's a bit of an investment), I would completely say go for it .......... they are marvellous and I wubs 'em completely and utterly

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Stamped 2-5-7-10 Box


this is the stamped piece for the box - I just thought that I would upload a quick pic of it.
I just need to cut the scallop for the lid flap, and make it up.
I meant to get some jelly beans for the inside, but I'll have to do this on the way into Barracuda's tomorrow, as Lydia needs to give it to her group leader as a thank you.

Monday, August 13, 2007

2-5-7-10 Box

no piccie to show you yet of it, but I've instructions for this box for ages now, and only just got around to having a go.

3rd time lucky, as the instructions were not all that clear, but I have it worked out now, and it's so simple, and I think lovely when it's made up.

I'm just stamping and colouring it at the mo - that's the only drawback with my latest obsession, the colouring....it takes a while.

Hopefully, in the future I can take stamped images and my COPIC's when I watch Lydia dive, swim, act, sing, dance etc. - that way I could build up a library of stamped and coloured images to use for cards.

Anyhoo, it's been a bit busy at work today, and I'm feeling a bit creamed, so I will say nighty night, sleep tight, and hopefully will have a piccie of the finished box tomorrow.

Tree Card


it's been a bit difficult to get a good picture of this, as the main image is in fact curved, and very, very shiney, and the present underneath the EP is quite subtle.
Also, because the back light was so bright, the pattern paper looks a bit washed out - in reality it's lovely (Chloe's Closet Reindeer Games).
Lots of bling from the PM Xmas embellishment kit, including the cream/gold tag along the side. The Green jewel brad at the top of the present tag is also by PM.
Stamp used is Savvy Stamps present stack.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Galaxy Gifts and Handmade cards

I've just created a blog for all the cards that I've got up for sale here . All I need to do now is load them on now.

Brrr!!


Supplies:
  • Latte card blank (Papermania)
  • Snowman card blank (Papermania Grab Bag)
  • Green paper (BG Lily Kate 6 x 6 pad)
  • Versamark pad
  • Brrr!! stamp by Savvy Stamps
  • Lime Pearlescent Brilliance Ink Pad
  • Artprint Brown Memories Ink Pad
  • White gel pen
  • COPIC Markers - Yellow Green (YG03) Lime Green (G21) Mallow (V15) Dark Pink (RV34) and Buttercup Yellow (Y21)
  • Enchanted Gold embossing power (Heat It Up)
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Small piece of unbleached satin ribbon coloured with YG03 COPIC

This card is for sale, along with loads of others, and I think I might have to start a blog just for those.

Card from yesterday


I mentioned in yesterday's post that the I coloured the ribbon with a COPIC.
Supplies:
  • Latte card blank from PM
  • Chloe's Close Xmas paper
  • White bleached satin ribbon
  • COPIC Marker YG03 (Yellow Green)
  • Pearlescent Lime Brilliance Ink Pad
  • Red Bazzil cardstock
  • Stars and Tree tag from PM Xmas Embellishment Kit

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Coloured ribbon with COPIC

I read about it on a blog somewhere, and this evening tried colouring a piece of unbleached satin ribbon with my (YG03) Yellow Green colour - it works an absolute dream.

Made a really quick card this evening, but apart from that have just fiddled around today.

I'm waiting for the glue to dry before I can upload the Xmas card.

Friday, August 10, 2007

URGGHHH

having terrible layout problems with blogger at the moment. Try as I might I can't get decent paragraph breaks and the font seems to be all over the shop - sorry peeps

Saints Alive I'm in love


just tried my COPIC's for the first time, this is a really rough colour with them.........but they are fabbie, lush and very lickable (methophorically of course).

I soooooooooo need more colours, roll on pay day.

I wasn't brave enough to use the air brush, and anyhoo I want to get a small oval punch, or cut one out with Dave the Cricut tomorrow so that I can try the shadow effect with the Cool Gray (C1) that I've seen a lot of the Splitcoast Sisterhood using.

These beauties are just wonderful to use, and I haven't destroyed the paper surface at all - very impressive considering that this is just plain copy paper.

I need more stamps to colour now -LOL!



Stamp is a PSX image (another one that Lydia has got me as a present), that I've never used before, so I'm doing really well with using stash - insert cough here and try to make everyone forget how much I've also bought recently.

The one bit of info I've picked up recently is that it is NOT a good idea to use StazOn with COPIC's, apparently the best choices are Adirondak Pitch and Pallete Black, but I've yet to do my own tests on this.

Copics and air brush have arrived

and from my first tiny play with them I would concur with everything I've read recently on blogs.........they are awesome.

I can't wait to have more of a play, but the first thing that struck me today is they didn't damage the surface of the cardstock like the others.

Definitely got to get more of these.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Outlaws anniversary card



you can just make out the clear acrylic tag underneath the central flowers, which has a white paisley design on it.

The small daisy flowers (wild flower sheet by Cactus Pink) were coloured in with Sugarloaf markers, and then I ran over them with my Quickie pen and added Art Insitutute glitter.

Then I tied on the acrylic tag with the lovely pink ribbon, and added a Angel Kisses flowers in dirty green and dark pink, with a button from my Rusty Pickle Jar in the middle of them.

I stuck the flowers on the tag with Glossy accents.

Guy took a quick picture with his new camera - apologies it's come out a bit of a garish pink, in real life it's quite soft and glittery.

Don't you just love it when

you pick up your nine year old from playscheme and she announces, in an ever so casual way that they are doing a production of Thriller tomorrow, and she promised her friend that she would bring in a fake scar each ........oh, yes, a fake scar.

I remind her that it's 4.45 on a Thursday afternoon in downtown Sevenoaks, where the &*^&%^ does she think that I'm going to get a scar, when I remembered the party shop near the station.........so we make a quick dash down there and find that they don't have any - but come away with a couple of packs of fake skin.......success, a happy (if quite spoilt) little kid.

Then when you get home and start preparing dinner and your hubby comes in, moaning that he's had a long and very stressful day at the office, does nothing to help, and then announces that it is the outlaws wedding anniversary on Saturday, and he's forgotten.

So, please can he have a nice card to send them to take with him tomorrow morning and pop in the post.

I really, really must get ahead of myself and get some generic cards done for just such a time, as I've had to drop everything and cobble something together........all the while moaning that I haven't got many stamps to choose from, and wish I had more choice of ribbon, etc., and I think that he should buy me more! When you look, he's fallen asleep on the sofa in your studio, not caring a jot about your day.

I've just finished the offering, and waiting for all the bits on it to dry, so hopefully I can upload it in a bit - actually, it's turned out all right really all things considered.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A little treat for me, me, me




hah, to cheer myself up and get over having no time craft what's a girl to do?


I'll tell you...........buy stuff...........craft stuff...........quite a bit of it!

In my tired and emotional state I have sinned, and ordered some lovely lush Copic stuff, so I can cross a few bits off my OCD list from the other day.

I've got coming:





  • V15 - Mallow


  • R20 - Blush


  • Y21 - Buttercup Yellow


  • G21 - Lime Green


  • B32 - Phthalo Blue


  • E31 - Brick Beige


  • BV00 - Mauve Shadow


  • RV34 - Dark Pink


  • YR14 - Caramel


  • YG03 - Yellow Green


  • YG95 - Pale Olive


  • B21 - Baby Blue


  • C1 - Cool Gray


  • Colourless Blender


and tah dahhhhhhhhh





  • Airbursh kit


  • Frisket Masking film


I am a bad, bad girl.........hehehehe



Well, it was free postage over 40.00 so, it would have been rude to not take advantage.


Sorry about the awful picture btw, can't get it any better at the moment, Mr Galaxy is gagging to get on the PC.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Unbelievably busy day.............

so busy in fact, that I now feel sick with tiredness. I've been rushing all over the place, getting Lydia to Barracudas, picking up birthday gift and cake for my boss, uber busy and stressful day at work (with no break), countless arguments with my selfish 19 year old, picking Lydia up from Baracudas, and a 36 mile round trip to Tunbridge Wells to round it all off.

Oh, and Lydia has just started moaning about an animal costume for tomorow - fat chance love!

As you can guess, no crafting for me - I'm currently propped up in bed trying to quickly post something before I fall asleep.

Monday, August 06, 2007

COPIC Marker Wish List

**edited 8/8/07 and 20/8/07 so anything showing in this colour has been obtained - DARN MY OCD TENDANCIES**

I've read so much about the Copic markers, and have decided that I am definitely going to be collecting them.

So, this wish list is for me to keep track, but also for the various kith and kin, so I ensure that for pressies and random gift giving I get the right ones.I know that at £4.95'ish a throw they seem very expensive, but against this you can get replacement tips and re-fill bottles, which apparently will fill the marker about 6 times........so really and truly they should last for ever.

There is also a colourless blender pen, and they are virtually odourless. The other thing I like about them is the fact that you can lay down several layers of colour with just one marker to deepen the tone, and also lift off with the blender.

It also seems that it is perfectly possible to touch the tip of one marker to another and get a completely new colour, that will then run out and return to the original.

The list has been split down into 4 sets of 12, and pretty much cover the spectrum.



Set 1

V01 - Heath
R20 - Blush
Y000 - Pale Lemon
G40 - Dim Green
B21 - Baby Blue
E00 - Skin White
BV000 - Iridescent Mauve
RV11 - Pink
YR21 - Cream
YG00 - Mimosa Yellow
B00 - Frost Blue
C-1 - Cool Gray No. 1

BV00 - Mauve Shadow

Set 2

V15 - Mallow
R14 - Light Rouge
Y21 - Buttercup Yellow
G21 - Lime Green

B23 - Phthalo Blue
E31 - Brick Beige
BV02 - Prune
RV34 - Dark Pink
YR14 - Caramel
YG03 - Yellow Green
YG63 - Pea Green
BG93 - Green Grey

Set 3

V17 - Amethyst
R27 - Cadmium Red
Y15 - Cadmium Yellow
G28 - Ocean Green
B95 - Light Greyish Cobalt
E27 - Africano
BV04 - Blue Berry
RV17 - Deep Magenta
YR24 - Pale Sepia
YG95 - Pale Olive
BG45 - Nile Blue
T-5 - Toner Gray No. 5

Set 4

V09 - Violet
R29 - Lipstick Red
Y19 - Napoli Yellow
G99 - Olive
B99 - Agate
B09 - Burnt Sienna
BV08 - Blue Violet
R59 - Cardinal
YR09 - Chinese Orange
YG17 - Grass Green
BG09 - Blue Green
100 - Black

Essentials

Air Brush Cannister
Blender Pen

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Xmas Card - I can't believe that I'm posting something this early



but in my defence it's to use up stash.

This is the card that I mentioned yesterday. Inside is lined with Chatterbox paisley snowflake paper and has stickers (fromt the same Gin-x sticker sheet) that say "snow time".

Friday, August 03, 2007

Upload of a quick card from yesterday




sorry, not really the best image, this a quick card I had to dash off yesterday for Mum. Used BG for all of it except the sentiment was is from Non-Sequ Sheet 85.

Fun in the Garden yesterday


this snapwas taken by Guy with his birthday pressie, a Fujifinepix 9600, which is a bridge camera (that is in between a digi compact and a digi SLR). It's a lovely camera, but I find it a bit on the heavy side after the old HP one, which Daddy has now donated to Lydia.
I'm trying desperately to use my stash, and so today, I've manded to use half a sheet of red bazzill, half a sheet of Chatterbox half a large sheet of snowflake rubons, some KI Sashes ribbon, pearlidoodles (3 colours), start on some roller rub-ons and a couple of Gin-x stickers.
I can't upload the result as it's still drying, but I am pretty pleased with myself.
I've had a lazy old day today, watched another 4 episodes of Peep Show, and had a lovely chat with Sid (Harpie), just did a tiny bit of housework and we've just eaten fish and chips - back to work on Monday -blahh!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

UK ST Use your Stash - Challenge #1



this is my entry into the UK STampers Use your Stash Challenge (although for obvious reasons whilst I'm collecting points that's just for fun).

Challenge #1 was to use a stamp that has not seen active service, and make either an ATC or card with it.

I used this fabbie little Magenta Image of the apple tree, which I got about 3 years ago for Christmas from one of the kids.

Ingredients:

  • Magenta Stamp (36047H) **never been used in active service
  • Non-Seq Leaf stamp ** never been used in active service
  • Green background paper by Basic Grey Lily Kate 6 x6 collection pack
  • Scrap piece of light blue Bazzil
  • Piece of KI Colourful ribbon set
  • Marvy Metallic Marker in Blue
  • Whispers Dye Ink in Azure
  • Red buttons from stash
  • Tombo Multi Adhesive
  • Glossy Accents
  • Sugarloaf Coloured Markers and Blender Pen

Total points gained 7.

Why not join in?

Happy Birthday Guy


Mr Galaxy is really quite old today.......happy birthday sweetie.
This is a picture of himself and Lydia taken on Tresco earlier this year.