Friday, 31 December 2010

My top ten favourite 2010 creations

Thought I would join in with everyone and show my list of my favourite creations from this year:-

Birdcage card

Glimmer mist box - side view

Father in laws birthday card
Dads  birthday card
Christmas Table Decoration - there are a lot less chocolates in there now!!!
Friends birthday card
Cousins Get Well card
Moms birthday card
Card made for a punch design team company - I didnt win :(
My lovely suitcase
 funny how they are all cards or boxes - not a layout in sight!

Thanks for looking and being with me throughout 2010 - its been a great year creatively - I didnt realise just how much stuff I have made until I had to choose this top ten! - although 2010 has ended on a sad note for me I am sure 2011 will be a happy and healthy one.

Happy New Year everyone and thanks for looking and commenting on my posts - I really appreciate it :)

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Another finished project

As I said yesterday I have actually been quite busy finishing off projects that I started a while ago - here is another one I have just completed this afternoon whilst the children have been watching lego clips on You Tube:
The bits and pieces were already prepared (I bought those four cute quickutz pirate dies for a £1 each at the Hobbycrafts show in November) and the coins were cut from patterned paper and covered with glossy accents - because I had to leave them overnight to dry was the reason why this layout got put away and not looked at again for a few weeks!  All I had to do was journal, stick down and add the charms and string.  I also found the metal letters tucked away in a drawer - have had those for years and cant remember who manufactured them but am pleased that I have finally used them!

Also here is my take on Tims Christmas tag no. 1:
The fence is cut out on my craft robo using a template I got from UKScrappers.  The tag, house, reindeer, embossing folder, ticket and stamp are all Tims - some are mine, some I got from Julie and Jackie at the last crop - thanks girls.  The Christmas tree is handcut and wasn't supposed to be on there but I had an accident with wild plum alcohol ink which is why that is strategically placed there and my reindeer is facing outwards and not inwards which is usually my style.  Also don't you just love that smoke from bent metal - that's definately going to be appearing on a lot more of stuff now!  Thanks for the inspiration Tim!

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Happy New Year

Sorry I havent been blogging much recently - not really been in a chatty mood.  I have, however, been in a crafty mood and have actually made quite a lot of stuff over the past couple of weeks - here is just a quick snippet as there are far too many things to put in one blog post:

Have finally completed my distress ink box cover:

and I have also made rather a large pile of tags - these will be used as quick thank you notes or just general notecards whenever the need arises:

For the tag on the left I have used mustard seed, wild honey and rusty hinge distress inks, lavinia stamps (see my new tree and fairy stamps there!) and for the tag on the right I have used worn lipstick, victorian velvet and dusty concord distress inks, scintillating silver perfect pearls, pitch black, raisin and cranberry adirondack inks, lavinia stamps, personal impressions stamp and a Tim Holtz stamp.  The charms I have just bought in the sale from Hobbycrafts.

I would just like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and I hope its a great year for everyone - thank you all so much for following and reading my blog - it means a lot to me.

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, 18 December 2010

A Sad Time

I lost a dear friend on 9th December.  Had known Cathy for about 25 years and during this time we went to literally hundreds of concerts, cinema screenings, pub quizzes and yoga sessions, not to mention numerous nights outs with the girls.  The funeral was yesterday - it was a lovely tribute to a lovely person.  The music was very touching - Over the Rainbow (I think by Eva Cassidy), Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones and a Jimi Hendrix song - all very Cathy. 

Bye Cathy - I miss you.