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Monday 31 May 2010

Well my dear blog friend has sent me an award. Thanks Hels!
But in order to display it there are some requirements to fufill.

1 Express gratitude to the blogger who bestowed the award unto you. Thanks Hels.  I have had to use my grey matter to play here!

2 Display the picture on your blog proudly.

3 Be nice and provide a link to the person who gave it to you.

Thanks you so much. I am not really lazy although I have copied and pasted  most of the instructions. Lol.
Here is Hels blog link. 

Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth, or switch it around and tell six outrageous truths and one outrageous lie.

Nominate seven creative writers who might be into doing this. I am passing this one on to Bloggers who make me smile, laugh, emote in some way or another. (direct copy)

Post links to the seven blogs you nominate and let the owners of those blogs know:
So here are my Lies &/OR Truths....

  1. I can fly and am not scared of heights.
  2. I have the most amazing singing voice. Far to good for Britains got Talent. Have to give everyone else a chance.
  3. What is an IQ and what is Mensa? (this only makes sense if you read Hel's blog-this is for you Hun-Lol)  But I can do the Times Crossword in 10 minutes! Does this count?
  4. Don't know how anyone can drink cold dry white Sauvignon Blanc?
  5. I can scuba dive and have spent many hours enjoying the Bermuda reefs.
  6. I cannot understand how anyone can think Johnny Depp is lush?

True or False?

And without further ado here are my nominees. Hope you don't mind.

Friday 28 May 2010

Crowns; Trinchies with Something Completely Different

It is our last week of Birthday Celebrations over on SCD. It has been a very fun month and I have been blown away with the fabulous makes everyone was been creating. I have visited some tremendous Twinchies!

This week the theme is Crowns. This has been interpreted by the SCD team in different ways so why not hop over and take a look. There are some more prizes too!

With this Stampotique image, available from The Stamp Attic in the UK, I have been playing with Sakura pens again and using them in places with a waterbrush. They are water soluble so this works great and it softens the colours and makes them work more like paints. I like this element of the pens. This speaks someone who has never got into Copic or Promark pens, although I love what other people do with them!

Friday 21 May 2010

Paris Twinchie with Something Completely Different

This week on SCD as you can see the theme is Paris. We also have the wonderful guest designer, Artjen, or Sioux. Sioux is the well deserved winner of Craft Stamper of the year. I was so happy when it was her that won. I have a great fondness for Sioux in my heart as she was my very first blog follower, and my very first blog friend. I sort of feel she discovered me in Blogland. I know Sioux has been having a really bad time recently and I think of her often and how she is coping. I am so pleased she was still able to join us this week. Thank you Sioux and for the prize she has donated that you could win if you enter a Twinchie on the theme of Paris.

Take care Sioux.

Wednesday 19 May 2010

Quotes with Gingersnaps

This quote from Mae West always makes me chuckle. Also I thought as we have just had an election over in the UK it was very apt. There are some fabulous creations over on Gingersnaps. Well worth a look and lots on inspiration.

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Spring is in the Air: Play Date Cafe 29

I just love the colours this week at the Play Date Cafe. Just my type of colours. Scrumptious. Time was running out so when I came hoe from work I thought I simply must create something for this weeks challenge. Out came the paint daubers and I had fun creating the background for the stamped image. Another great image from Paperbag Studios. 

And now I know how these cards are meant to go, one of these came out again to mount it onto.  The "Remember" I felt was such an apt wording for this imagery which is all about memories.

So glad I could join in the fun.

Friday 14 May 2010

Stampotique Challenge No: 7

Over on the Stampotique challenge this time we are asked to use a template in our work. So here is a template I have designed myself. I thought with this stamp I could have a little fun. I must admit it has been a very useful image and I have been able to use it time and time again. I hope you enjoy the it!

Flower Twinchies with Something Completely Different

Happy Birthday week at SCD and what could be more fitting than flowers! I have made a bold fairly simple Twinchie this week by using a Wendy Vecchi tulip stamp which I have layered up in a decoupage style. The background was first painted with acrylic paint and textured slightly.
Why not jump over and see what else there is to see. We also very lucky to have the fab Guest Designer, Hels, who always creates wonderful things. I hope something will inspire you to join in the fun.

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Pencils with Gingersnaps

This is my contribution to the pencil challenge over on Gingersnaps. I was a little disappointed how flat this photo looks. I have actually layered the pencils  and nibs up so that it is far more 3d'ish in real life and I think looks better in real life. Maybe I will try to photograph it again? However it was fun to do and this stamp from Lost Coast Designs just reminded me of a big city skyline, maybe Hong Kong?  I then added the nibs which is a Tim Holtz stamp to gain greater depth and density, just like a city.  I enjoy visual jokes.

Anyway take a look at all the other great creations. Dan has actually used the same stamp but very differently. It is worth taking a look to see how stamps can work in so many ways.

I have added another photo which may show the depth a little better. Still not great but it doesn't look quite so flat.

Monday 10 May 2010

Play Date Cafe No: 28

This weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge has been based on some very pretty elegant colours, so I decided to do something elegant and up market. No we do not have chandeliers in our house, our ceilings are far to low and we are way too scruffy. But I thought the image suited the feel, plus I wanted to use this image and place little light catching jewels on it to depict the glass crystals that hang down.

Stampotique Challenge

This is my contribution for the current Stampotique challenge. Out of the box.
Must sign off  as I must leave for work now.

Friday 7 May 2010

Birthday Month for Something Completely Different

Over on SCD it is the Birthday month, this being week 51. SCD started with Twinchies so the theme to celebrate this month will also be Twinchies. There will be birthday gifts to give away and Guest Designers helping us to celebrate, which will lots of fun, and great to have their support. Tando Creatives are also sponsoring SCD in their Birthday bash. How fab is that. So come over and take a look and join in the fun.

If you haven't already guessed the Twinchie theme for this week is "Butterflies"
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