Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bank Holiday weekend

Thats right the bank holiday weekend is over and its back to work where of course it is busy. However I did find some time to do some crafting over the weekend and so I have things to show.

I finally finished my postcards for a postcard swap on one of my yahoogroups. The theme was hues & shades which meant you could only use one colour but to make best use of it by using many different shades of that colour.

The 1st one I made was the swirls one - I have a punch and I just though all the little swirls looked fab - then i though if all the little swirls made one big swirl it would be like it grew and then you could imagine it went on and on. So using different shades of blue that is what I did although it took alot of time to glue all the little swirls down.
Then i made this purple one - i liked the ideas of rain drops and then I thought if I did it in purple it would be purple rain which of course makes everyone think of the prince song. So i went with idea. I would have liked to have tried to incorporate more shades of purple but time was running short giving me a little less time to play around and see how far I could develop my ideas.

This final one was inspired from a card magazine which showed you how to make a windmill in 10 mins. It was very easy to make the windmills although I changed the size and of course the colours of the paper. I was amazed at what a great effect it created. I showed it to my fiancees Mum (she makes alot of her own cards with her friend and have their own small business as such between them) and she was saying how it could be used to make some great christmas cards - she's right - I may start playing with some different papers to try for a snowflake effect. This is definately something I am going to have a play with when I get a bit more time. Also makes me think of a rosette.

So I have sent these 3 safely off to be swapped and cannot wait to see what I get back. Who knows - I may end up sending them to people if I think it would be something they'd like!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Keep feeling bad

because I haven't updated pictures yet to include them on here to which I apologise to all you lovely people. I will do though. Something to put into action this bank holiday weekend. Thinking about what projects I haven't included pictures of over the last couple of posts and getting on it!

So how is everyone? Here in the UK its a bankholiday weekend so an extra day of work on monday - horray! Always a good thing. Plus gives time for some crafting. I have idea's and things I want to work on so must get on with them.

I was put on to the Dover samples from one of my yahoogroups so I am getting sent them every week. I looked on their website at some of the samples which helped me with an idea I had partly formed. Its not a completed work yet but involves some nice paper I bought that I though I posted about on here but don't seem to have done and a lion.

I finally finished a piece of work to send out for my colour call, a rainbow shaped card I made and it was just getting the words I wanted on it and in what order. Picture to be added at later date.

I would love to send it as it is but will put it in an envelope as the foot postcard I made which you can view in a previous post never made it to michael and I did not put it in an envelope. I want to make another postcard for michael but may put it in an envelope this time so it definately gets there. Its disappointing to have to do that but at the same time its sad to think my work is lost in the postal ethos. Although someone may have liked it so much, they took it home but that is still theft.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Your Blogging Type Is Thoughtful and Considerate
You're a well liked, though underrated, blogger.You have a heart of gold, and are likely to blog for a cause.You're a peaceful blogger - no drama for you!A good listener and friend, you tend to leave thoughtful comments for others.

Yep thats right I did a test thing but it was something to do whilst waiting forever for my work to load up - now you know what type of blogger i am. DO YOU AGREE?

Anyway been busy at work but want to update soon! I have had my 1st piece back from the contortionists call. Will post it up early next week so watch this space!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I have idea's

but it seems not the time to actually create them. I am think of the many things I want to do - write letters to my penpals, update this blog, reads books and create the things I want and it seems like I never get the time to do it all. I do however have this weekend free. I am not seeing Sam which is sad but we could both probably use the time to do things. So hopefully I will create some stuff this weekend. At the moment I am at my friends Dan and Dee's - we watched movies and had some drinks. They have both gone to bed but I am still up so am using this time to update what things I have online. Hopefully I will have craft ideas to follow soon so please come back and visit again.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

August is here

and with it has come some nice weather here in the UK - the weather last weekend was gorgeous and I spent much time enjoying it whilst at an all day BBQ - much fun had.

However on the art front not much happened this weekend but I realise it had been a couple of weeks since I posted and I have done some art in that time, its just racking my brains to remember. What I do know is that I went to this place about half an hour away which has all these small shops, one's people have set up themselves and well there were a few craft shops there. So I had a nosey around and yes you can guess - I bought some bits. I bought some scrapbooking papers (not necessarily for scrapbooking) because so far I have not actually managed to get any scrapbooking done but I am sure it will get used for many things. I got some peel off's which gave me idea's which I wrote down but have not actually created yet!

I also bought some embellishments - some tiny feet brads for an ATC idea I had and some travel one's to make some ATC's and I did make one - a flying one. I also have a boat and a car so it will follow along the same theme.

I did start some bits for some colour Mail Art to send out in return for some that I have received. One is a rainbow card but I am still deciding what words to put on it. One was a colour mirage underneath with a black cut out over the top - like when you make snowflakes. I liked the effect.

I made a nie thank you card for my sister Cayleigh as she sent me cool Spongebob notepads from over in the states - for that I used some of the paper I bought on my shopping trip.

Lastly I made a shaker ATC which was in the July 4th theme so much Red, white and blue. We had use part of a specific image hence the 4 behind the glitter but I thought it looked like a fun ATC. So the winner of the draw has it winging its way to them and hopefully it'll make a nice part of their collection. I am planning on maybe making a couple more shaker ATC's but depends whether I feel I have a theme that fits.

Was waiting to put pictures on 1st before publishing but going to be a couple of days so will publish and add photo's later! Enjoy