Thursday, 31 December 2009
Over on Gingersnaps there are reasons to stamp in January and lots of ideas to get you started. I have contributed with these. The first is Appreciate a Dragon Day and the second names itself with Inspire your heart with art. You can see I have fallen in love with my new Maroon Archival Ink pad. I just can't stop using it. I was very pleased how the heart stamps stamped, particularly the lower one, as the paper is textured and the stamp has very fine detail on it. These two wonderful hearts are by Elusive Images from Graphicus.
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Welcome to the first-ever Gingersnap Creations Blog Hop and Hop Stop #8!
If you’ve already been hopping then hopefully you have just come from Joanne at Made By Joanne. If you are starting here, welcome! It's a loop so you can start anywhere along the way!
At each stop, you need to collect a word! There are 10 stops in all starting and ending with the Gingersnap Creations blog where you can get all the specific information and get a peak at the Christmas 2009 plate from Hearts in Touch.
When you get all your words, 9 in all, unscramble them to form an art quote. Once you have your guess at the quote, email it and your name to email@example.com by December 13, 2009. We will be picking one lucky winner at random from the correct entries to win the Hearts in Touch Christmas 2009 plate!
My word is "This".
Your next stop on the hop is Lynn at Trash to Treasure Art. Good luck!
The sponsors this month over on gingersnaps is a stamp company called "Hearts in Touch". They very kindly gave us a Christmas stamp plate to use. This is one of the images off the plate. I love this one as it instantly reminded me of the magical Snow Globes we had as children that you would shake to see the snow falling. So I have used this stamp to create a shaker card. I hope you can see the glittery snow inside that does float around when shaken. As I have mentioned before I just love this christmas greeting also on the stamp sheet. Why not have a blog hop and see what other people have done with the stamps on the sheet and have fun. You never know you may end up winning.
Friday, 4 December 2009
I think I have actually managed to catch up. I think I am more surprised than anyone. It has been fun and games, NOT, here this week. New boiler, oil tank and plumbing. Workmen everywhere all week. House is in chaos. Even more than usual. Filthy. Muddy footprints throughout. But nearly finished, I hope. John just said they will be back Monday. Hope he is joking or it is a small amendment!
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
I have made 2 tags this week for Tag Tuesday on the colour theme of red, green and yellow and Christmas. Great colours and great fun. I particularly like the Traditional Santa as there seems to be quite a few of these images this year. I just had to add my little addition of presents hanging on the bottom of the tag. The Santa image is a stamp by Hearts in Touch, who are also the sponsor for Gingersnaps this month. The Robin tag stamps are from Graphicus.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
This is my entry for week 6. Bit of a struggle today. Not because of the colours. I kept on making great coloured backgrounds and then mucking them up after. the colours are my sort of colours. I mounted it onto some paper which I chose because I felt it created a weathered wood beach hut look. After a difficult day it is good to end with something. I feel the colours match the brief well.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
- I hate the fact that I now need to wear glasses. I now feel blind without them when crafting or reading. Horrible, horrible, horrible.
- Ok that was my one negative fact. All the rest are upbeat. Talking about beat I think my all time favourite band is the Rolling Stones. I just wish they wrote songs now as good as in their hay day. Their new stuff just does not do it for me!
- I love to have lilies in the house. They just smell so beautiful!!!!
- Broad beans picked straight from the garden and cooked lightly. Yummmmmmm!
- I must have a good cup of coffee in the morning. A real ritual.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
Well here is my final inchie for October with Something Completely Different. Well this is Something Completely Different for me! You may have read earlier in the blog that I have been trying to learn Photoshop. Well this is me using photoshop for my inchie. The scary images came from a download I purchased from Itkupilli. She has some fabulous downloads many very suitable for Halloween. You can find her link on the side. I don't know about you but I find this image rather haunting and certainly scary!