Monday, 27 September 2010

Big Smiles

I am back after a brilliant weekend ...... but why did I have to go to work I wanted to stop home and play with my goodies I bought at the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace, London.

These are the items I bought. I wasn't really looking too hard at all the items as I went to the show with some friends and we spent a lot of the time laughing and chatting. But as I was at the show I thought I would buy something, well it would have been rude not to wouldn't it? hahahaha

I just couldn't resist these gorgeous mica inks from Dyan the colours are stunning

and I have the inky fingers at the moment to prove it haha. I met Dyan and she gave me and Janice a demo on backgrounds for art journalling. Her journals are wonderful in real life! Dyan you make it look so easy but I will follow your tips and watch this space.

It was sad at the end of the day as I had to say goodbye to Di (sorry I missed seeing Tony and Sags) and goodbye to Karen and Jeremy who had the long drive back to Cornwall. And then it was a tube journey to see Janice safely back on the train to Scotland. Thanks girls and guy for a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Kathy's Sketch

Today I have blogged a card I made using Kathy's sketch September 2010 "Over the horizon". I have used Basic Grey papers and a chipboard flower coloured with distress inks and a Stickles swirl in the middle. Then I used a rub on for the sentiment.

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

I'm getting excited

Not long now until Alexandra Palace Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show in London, loads of lovely goodies to buy and ooo and aaah over, but more importantly I get to meet up with some special crafting friends. I can hardly wait!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Scary stuff!

Wow how old do I feel going to my neice's Hen Night? Answer - very! haha.

I can remember vividly going to the hospital to see her when she was born, playing shops with her when she was five and congratulating her on her GCSEs and now she is getting married next month.

I was invited to the sedate Hen Night (you know the one for Aunties, older friends and pregnant ladies haha) I still had a great night and danced until my knees ached!

Here's a photo of me, my eldest sister(bride's mum), bride's youngest sister, The Bride herself, my mum and bride's other sister. The green boas and glow stick accessories were our theme and the bride wore a white boa, L plate and sash!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

August - I'm late

Yes, yes I know, don't nag I know I am late showing my August pages of my 365 Calendar. But good things come to those that wait - not that I am saying my August pages are particularly any better than anyone elses but I do like the way this months' pages have turned out. If you are not sure what is going on with this challenge then pop over to Kate's blog and all will be made clear.

As you can see the designs of the frocks have come from the talent folks at Plymouth College of Art and I picked up this leaflet at the Graduate Fashion Show at Earls Court earlier this year when I went with my daughter to report on the show for her Uni magazine. I loved all the clothes on this leaflet and really liked the sketchiness of the drawings. I didn't want to distract too much from the designs so chose to use a monochrome look in tans and pinks. I used my Distress Inks and Adirondack Ink Pads to this effect. The month title is cut from various fonts from my trusty old Elle Magazine - still going strong! All in all I think the colour scheme is quite subtle for me. What do you think?

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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Workdesk Wednesday

I realised it was Wednesday today - I have these brainwaves! - so I thought I would photograph my work desk. Pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what it is all about!

This Wednesday I am actually doing something - my September pages for my 365 Calendar Challenge. For information on that sneak over to Kate's Kathryn Wheel Blog it's never too late to join in! I'll blog my completed August pages hopefully tomorrow when I've had my first day back at school - groan.

Also on the desk is the ever present and essential mug of tea and toilet roll! I've become very attached to my waterpen as you can see in the photo since trying Karen's out at our Retreat in May - thanks Karen this is a very relaxing and calming way to add colour to a project - I love using them.

Right will now skiddaddle and see what other people have on their desks.

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