Thursday, 31 January 2008

Moving Malarkie

This moving malarkie sure is stressful its true what they say you know. so as you may have gathered im in the process of moving house I cant see me ever getting packed up in time. I didnt realise I had so much stuff but im being good and throwing loads and loads away.

It seems I have a book on every subject going LOL but i have been very good and thrown most away or passing them on, just keeping a few as i do like my books. And then theres the craft stuff theres bags of stuff gone in the bin nothing of use just rubbish LOL i still dont know where its all come from its not like im a horder or anything nope not me (hehe).

so thats my life stress and boxes LOL im looking forward to getting settled and being able to craft properly as i miss doing the challenges not really done any, since Nov only the Arty Girlz as my dad passed away in Nov and i have been spending a lot of time with my mum, and now moving. Roll on the middle of march so i will have moved and the weather will be brighter well ok we are talking about the British weather Here so roll on march so i would be in my new home and the weather will be British LOL

I think I have Rambled enough for now dont you........

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #19 POCKETS

The challenge we have set over on the Arty Girlz challenge Blog this week is pockets.

We also have a fantastic prize sponsored by Tanda stamps up for grabs this week ,the lovely Alex has given us a set of Flourish set 1 stamps, Theses stamps are Gorgeous and 1 lucky person will win them so what are you waiting for go and join in the challenge for a a chance to win these gorgeous stamps, you can find these and other fabby stamps Here

Here's my file folder

Its a bit long winded to explain what it did so im hoping you can see by the photos.

I used c5 envelopes that i sealed and cut in half for the pockets, 2 pieces of chip board for the covers, patterned paper which was from prima the Eire collection i think, matching card stock to make the hill and valley folds which you attach the pockets to like a file folder and to cover the inside of the covers, DT tape to attach every thing and ribbon to close but you could make tabs.

And the last pic shows a matching photo frame LOL how could i not do a frame to match LOL

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Arty Girlz challenge # 18 Animals

This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz challenge Blog is Animals so go check it out we love to see all your wonderful art work.

Here's mine 3 Animal Atc's An Art nouveau style cat Atc a fun 3d frog Atc and an elephant Atc

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Arty Girlz challenge # 17~ RED

Over on Arty Girlz challenge blog this week we have set the Theme as RED we would like to see something Red on your project. so pop on over and see what this weeks challenge is all about.

we had blog candy as a prize for last weeks challenge and the lovely Debbie's name was pulled out of the hat and won the blog candy you can find her entry here. ... ....pssst just to let you all know there's some more fabby blog candy lined up so you will have to keep an eye out for that.

Here's mine.
well i must confess i don't know what i was thinking when i did this card,, ok i do i was thinking im such a bad person LOL Julie and i have themes lined up normally a month in advanced so we can do our examples up front, but here's the bad person bit i have been so busy lately with one thing and another i haven't been doing my projects so this card just kinda happened on the quick as you can tell LOL . I'm not a good card maker anyway thats my excuse and im sticking to it LOL

Monday, 14 January 2008

Auntys forum

Over on Auntys forum sally has set up a links page for Bloggers so if you would like to have your blog logo/banner on the links page please contact sally here

Aunty's is a fab place theres always loads going on, swaps , challenges, Rak's and lots of chatter in the coffee corner, so why not pop over there and check it out.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Vintage images to snag

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Arty Girlz challenge 16 ~ Buttons

This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is Buttons. so go check it out there's a some challenge Blog candy up for grabs. so go check it out.

Here's mine yep you got it another frame well i did get a pack of 3 you know so that meen's there's 1 left so you have been warned LOL.

I used Basic Grey Lilly kate paper and cute little vintage buttons, don't you just love buttons i do, not so much to actually use in crafting but if i see any in the charity shops or at boot sales i just have to have them, you cant beat sticking your hands in a tin of buttons and swirling it around LOL i know i'm making myself sound weird now aint I so best i tell you about the frame instead.

I painted the sides and back of the frame white then used it as a template to cut the paper for the front which i then glued to the front of the frame, i removed the shanks off the buttons and glued them to the front ,that's about it 1 altered frame the picture, and before you say it's wonky i know it is that's me being arty PMSL it actually looks OK in the frame like that , (shame my photography stills aint up to much) the picture is of my dad when he was about 2 years old, i just love all the old family photos getting a nice collection now.

Right i better stop waffling as i do want you's to come come back and visit my blog again dont wanna scare you's off...

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

ARTY GIRLZ challenge #15 Embossing


This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is Embossing go check it out to join in.

here's mine....

I bought a pack of 3 plain wood photo frames from Wilkinson's for £1 "BARGAIN", I'm in to photo frames at the moment, any way i painted it cream and embossed it with gold powders and Autumn leaves elegant flourishes stamps . I still have some things to do inside the frame as its for a photo of my Dad , (the photo is smaller than the frame ) perhaps some nice backing paper or something im not sure yet.