Monday, 28 February 2011

Busy Weekend

Well its been a busy weekend (as usual) trying to fit everything in before work again on Monday morning.

Went to a friends on Saturday for a Stampin Up Workshop with the lovely Emma and came away having spent far too much but having had a really good time. Emma gave us a really nice project to get our teeth into and we had a great time crafting and catching up with each other.

Anyway I was determined today to sort something out for the Less is More Challenge Blog as I had missed the deadline last week - shame because if I had managed it entries would have tipped over the 200 mark which is incredible when you think how long this Blog has been in existence. Well done Chrissie and Mandy.

Coming back to this week's challenge it is a recipie to use three squares. Now I've racked my brains to come up with something "outside the box" as others have done before me but couldn't manage this (too much brain power needed) so instead have settled for a standard layout.
First off I played with some alcohol inks to make a background and then used the flower stamp that was free with Craft Stamper some time ago added a few pearls and a sentiment.
The second card uses an image from Little Claires, stamped in versamark and then embossed in gold a simple sentiment and thats it.
Not sure if I'm really happy with either of them but perhaps I'll be back later in the week with something else.
A quick thank you to everyone who has left kind comments on my blog - I'm still very new to posting stuff and it does give me a boost when someone leaves a comment.

Friday, 25 February 2011

I missed the deadline

Wow what a week its been, after a lovely day on Saturday I've hardly had time for any crafting - really don't know where time has gone to as I haven't done anything special. Anyway I did get a bit of time last night and settled down to do something for the "Less is More" challenge again. unfortuntely I wasn't entirely happy as didn't line the sentiment up properly (more haste less speed) but having said that I was going to post it anyway. However fate must have been against me as I didn't get on to the computer until well after the deadline - never mind these things happen as they say.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Crafty Saturday

Yeah, half way through the week already and counting down till Saturday. OH and daughter are off to a rugby match and son is in Venice on a field trip so guess whose got the day to herself - yippee. I've invited friends over and we're going to have a crafty day with a bit of lunch thrown in and lots of chatting tea and cake - yummmm

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

Don't get enough time for crafting at the moment - by the time I get home from work feel soooo tired and then once I've sorted out food for the family and fed our poorly chinchilla there isn't much time left. I did however manage to produce something for the Less is More challenge (see previous blog) and while sifting through my stamps came across a set by Dimension Fourth and made these in the two different colour ways.

Think I quite like these and might make a second submission to the Less is More challenge with them.

One Layer Challenge

This week's challenge over at Less is More is a one layer card and having plucked up the courage to submit my very first challenge entry last week and encouraged by the kind comments left I have come back for another go.
I'm not entirely happy with this but knowing it's unlikely I'll get a chance to do another thought I'd give it a go anyway.
Thanks to Mandy and Chrissie for creating this blog - I managed to have a look at most entries last week but this week seems to be more popular than ever so not sure I'll get round them all.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

B is for Birthday - Less is More

Have been looking at all the recent entries for the new challenge blog Less is More and thought I might try doing a card using white, pink and black - this is what I came up with as a first attempt

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Time Flys

Well its been over 12 months since I last posted but I have been dipping into everyone elses blogs to check out whats what.

Got a poorly chinchilla to cope with at the moment - he's had bad teeth and is now not eating properly (probably because it hurt before) so I'm having to syringe feed him bless - he looks soooo cute when I'm doing it.

Thought it might be about time I tried adding a card or two occasionally so here goes.
This is a card I made for my other half some time ago - the pints of beer are set inside an appature and can spin around - didn't think it too bad an effort for a first go at this type of card.
Right off to have a little look at what's new elsewhere.