Tuesday, September 30, 2008


All I seem to talk on here about is the lack of Art I have done but then I don't want to write nothing and have you all disappear as its nice to chat and hear your comments. Since my House ATC's, I haven't done alot. I have been slowly cutting out circles to make buttons for an Unusual Alphabet ATC but I manager to draw and cut out 7 last night because I was trying to tidy up my house. Because I am living alone in it at the moment, I have totally been letting things build up, not putting them right away and such so it was a real mess. But I got lots done and the guinea pigs cleaned out so its looking better. Quick rush round with the hoover tonight will make it look even better. I have just been getting tired out and work and the travel so been wanting to do very little in the evenings. And laziness breeds more laziness and so it has continued. However I am trying to get myself out of this so hopefully more will come.

I did start doing a little bit of stitching over the weekend, we were visiting Sam's parents so I started on a hello Kitty bookmark I bought which I plan t send to a friend. See stitching has disappeared as well. I thought I would be good and not start anything new until I finished my Noah's Ark piece but it has made things worse as I have just been stitching nothing. I guess taking a break from the big pieces to do little pieces helped motivate me to keep going.

So I hope everyone else is well, the weather here in the UK was nice at the weekend but taken a big dip today. Much rain!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

House ATC's

Horray from some crafting actually being done. It was nice to do this and I think they are fun. Plus I am organising this swap so have been seeing all the fantastic cards which have been coming in. Gives me first picks on which cards I would like from the swap. It's nice to do something a bit different, not just the normal shape.

But I am not letting my crafting afternoon/evening finish there, I have lost on the tv, a bit of food on the stove and I am going to continue making things. Working on a couple of cards at the moment, making use of a cat stamp I bought a couple of weeks ago. I am sure I will add photo's later in the week.

Its going to be a busy week as I start my new role within Royal Mail tomorrow being Assistant Business Partner for South West Wales, Kate officially left on Friday for her maternity leave with nice presents. So its just me from now on whilst still keeping my old role going for a few more weeks. This is likely to leave me little time for fun on my computer whilst at work. But there are always the evenings.

Also we got another guinea pig following the death of Takumi about 3 weeks ago. We picked ourselves up a little ginger one as the picture shows and we have named him Dave. Yes I realise this is rather a human name for him (going with our other pig, Patch) but I suggested it as a sort of joke last night and its just seemed right.

So enjoy the art and the cute picture of a guinea pig :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Christmas Cards

I said about Christmas cards beginning of August and the most I have done is seen some cards I like the look of (from a booklet out of a card magazine) which I am thinking of making. Trying to go for not too difficult to make ones and one's I can make use of some things I already have, so can adapt the slightly.
Actually that's lie, I did buy a stack of Christmas papers 4" by 6" when I went with sam's mum a couple of weeks ago to this cool little stamping shop in London. It had loads of stamps and I did succumb to one even though I don't stamp often. It has 9 little frames which have different aspects of a cat in them. very cute and one I though I could use many times on different cards and postcards.
There was good variety and I was sure I could make use of some of them in my christmas cards.
I have done a little bit of work in Lia's journal but won't put it on here because I like to keep it secret until she gets it!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Lack of updates

Apologies for no updates recently. Just been distracted by work and having a week off, plus one wedding and another this weekend. Life has gone into overdrive and the art has fallen away.
I don't like the fact the art has fallen away but I am lacking something to draw me back in. I have done a little bit of work in a couple of journals but nothing major. I am unsure what to do at the moment - there are just so many things in my life to get sorted out.
This ATC is one I created over a month ago but had lost track of which I am sending out to a friend as a RAK. It was fun to make as I like drawing in Silver on black. Its a nice effect. I have more images from this collection which are fun and which I had planned to make cards for but as you can see they have not been done yet.
Anyway I just wanted to update you all on the lack of art at the moment. I am off to a wedding this weekend so looking like their won't be any art created this weekend.