Monday, May 31, 2010

A card *come* tag for a beautiful little lady


For a change I thought I would do a card*come*tag for my God Daughter's Birthday, which was last Thursday.

I used the Sir Timmie Baroque die, and covered with some Papermania paper (I can't rememeber the name of the collection).

Then covered some Thickers Chipboard letters with Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours, and covered with Ranger's Crackle Accents, and added some pearls.

Added some white Prima eline flowers painted with Cosmic Shimmers and brown ones, and then dusted with Diamond Dust.  The Petaloo leaves were also painted with Cosmic Shimmers.

I just popped it in a clear cello bag, and wrapped in tissue paper and tied with Raffia.....she loved it, and I think is going to hang it on her door.  Next time they come down I will just pop a couple of holes each side and add either ribbon or tulle for her to hang it with.



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

vBlog #24 - WOYWW 51 - What's on your Work Desk Wednesday


just a really super quick vid of what is on my desk this week for WOYWW - it hasn't changed much from last week soz about that :)

** A receipt from for a Sir Timmie Bird Cage and Hardware Findings ...a litte treatsie for moi for having to go to Bromley this week.

** More thank you packages ready to go for the orders

** A pile of stuff in the making that I am putting together for Fiona (Jennings 644) waiting for the new dies to arrive.

** The insert piece from Sizzix UK for the Sir Timmie Baroque Die to stop it getting wedged in.  (It's essentially a small piece of the same foam as the rest of the die, with a little magnetic piece on the bottom so it sticks to the metal at the bottom and stops the chipboard/paper getting completely wedged in ..... works fantastically too).

XX**XX What you do not see is a Cinch - week 3 of my pre-order and no sign as yet hooo.

This week I have a game plan to finish off my WOYWW Week 52 project ... it seemed like I had plenty of time and now .... none, zipadeedoodah time left to get it done.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments last week, and hop over to Julia's blog to check out all of this week's entrants.

Ta ta for now lovely crafty girlies.



Monday, May 24, 2010

Harry & Alfie Hudson's Song

I interrupt this crafty blog with a public service announcement .....seriously though , check 'em out and subscribe to their YouTube channel, they have a seriously awesome talent.  Toodles things they are really sweet.

I love this one, which was written by them ....

Please take the time to visit their channel and subscribe ... they had a target of 2,000 subscribers but really deserve to get many, many more.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WOYWW 50 - This is what is on mine .....

I can't believe it, I completely missed last week out, I realised what day it was on Thursday .... own up, who stole my week!!!

So I am well prepared for WOYWW this week and have taken my pictures very last thing yesterday .... this is what is currently on my desk then:

A dictionary flower which I have just finished, drying off in readiness to be sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold.

The last in what was a BIG pile of Thank You cards for Stamp Galaxy orders - I need to print out and cut more.

An overview of the the mess left behind after creating dictionary flowers all weekend.

To the far right hand side now sits a 1lb bag of bling and large glass marbles, and a big space where Rita's stuff used to reside on the right hand side of the desk, but no piccie of that.

A picture of my top left hand draw that sits underneath the desk - this houses my Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours, Mica Powerds, Perfect Pearls and most used ink pads - the Cosmic Shimmers/Mica/PP's will so hve their own specific home on top of the desk.
I can't wait to see what you all have on your desks.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

I missed WOYWW this week .....

I can't believe it, really I can't some pesky person has swipped a whole week and a bit of my life!!!! Where did they put it?

I missed WOYWW this week, have done precious little crafting and been cream crackered, due to spending vast proportions of my last weeks at the Kingdom of Blah packing crates on my lonesome.  Nobody else in the office at all, I even ended talking to myself yesterday.

The only thing I can really say I acheived this week is to get out loads of orders for Stamp Galaxy and finally finish off Rita's package.

I've just emailed Sizzix UK as I have the new Sir Tim Alterations Baroque die and after cutting some chipboard have it firmly rammed up in there .... it will take the Rubbah Elf to get it out I fear .... somebody mentioned the other day that they are aware of the problem, and can despatch a foam insert - so fingers crossed.

I managed to grab a one pound bag of Bling in Hobby Craft this morning, and also some flat backed marbles, unfortunately they didn't have the elusive WR Memory Keepers Tag Corner punch .... I just can't find it anywhere.

Happy Crafting Chicas


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Copic Order has arrived at Stamp Galaxy

Yay, got home to a lovely new Copic Order sitting in the hall .... thank goodness.

I've just finished updating the shop, with colours that were running low or out of stock, plus we have added the following new colours:

  • Sketch YG21 - Anise
  • Sketch YR18 - Sanguine
  • Sketch YR82 - Mellow Peach
  • Re-fill YR21 - Cream
Some of the other colours we ordered were not in stock, and unfortunately the Clear Spica's seem to have been missed off .... I will chase Copic tomorrow and chase it up, and also put in yet another order for some more new colours.

We've also now got some Cosmic Shimmer sets in stock, and I have been having great fun playing with them, so check out the store.



Sunday, May 09, 2010

vBlog #23 - Quick Haul and something nice for me!

Hi all,

Just a really quick Haul Video, a sneak peak at my Monthly Mini Journal (not sure about this though, it might get canned) and something nice for moi!!!

I saw the Monthly Journal on Kathryn Wheel's Blog, and as I am obviously starting this late in the year I thought that I could do it rolling from now til next May.  I am not loving my page at the moment, but it might change when I get going on it, and cover a bit of the blank space.

I would love to know what you think .... tell me honestly if it's rubbish.



Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Sid Silvertail Rides again - vBlog #22 - WOYWW48

Wow, another WOYWW, don't they roll around quickly?

Like a Mother, I am not really supposed to have favourites ..... but I have to admit to having a very, very soft spot for this stamp - Sid Silvertrail - which is one of Sally-Ann Hancock's designs.

List of ingredients:

How to:-

Cut a piece of gray cardstock 3.5" x 3.5" and wipe over the with Anti-Static embossing pouch. With Versamark ink stamp out Sid Silvertrail towards the bottom centre of the image. Sprinkle on Galactic Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.

(In hindsight, which is a marvellous thing, I wish that I had cut the cardstock slightly larger than this and used a Nesties to cut out when coloured ... so you could learn from my mistake and do this).

Colour in the embossed image using the Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours.

In Bamboo Leaves Moment Ink stamp the small leaf image to each side of Sid and at the bottom to give the illusion that he is wending his way through the graden on his mail round.  Then using Christmas Red Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour painted straight onto the leaf image stamp again slightly off centre of the original stamping to create depth.  Zap lightly with the heat tool to dry.  Add small dots here and there over these stamped leaf images with the Zig 2 Way (or Quickie Glue Pen) and sprinkle on Purple Glitter.

Also outline Sid with the C1 Copic marker to add further depth.

Whilst the glitter is drying, also add Crackle Accents to the letters in Sid's Mail bag, his cap and shell and put aside for the whole thing to dry, and crack.

I also went back and added small amounts of Flower Soft here and there later on, but it wasn't strictly necessary.  Additionall, I then added to the bottom left a flower using Dictionary paper (cut with Flower Nestie) coloured with the Cosmic Shimmer paints in Winter Chestnut, Olympic Gold and Antqiue Green with green gems in the centre, and two Prima e-line flowers with green gem centres.  The Petaloo leaves were painted with Shimmerz paint (Key Lime and Chocolate) and added to the group together with a small mulberry rose.  At top right another Prima e-line with one of my favourite Glitterati green flower centre embellishments.

When dry edge with Walnut Strain Distress Ink (I use a blending tool) and matt on Brown cardstock.

Cut a piece of brown cardstock 6" x 12" and score along the long edge at 3" and 6", fold in half using the 6" score and then back on itself at the 3" score - making a Z folded card.

Add pattern paper on the 6x6" panel and on the 3" panel, and then mount the stamped piece so it overlaps both panels....make sure you only put adhesive on 1 side!!

If the power is back on later I will probably stream from my workdesk for a shortwhile, but will start a bit later on .... say 9.00 for half an hour or so.  You can get to my Ustream channel by going to then selecting "broadcasts" from the choices at the bottom of the screen.