Friday 31 October 2008
This card uses Elusive Images' arboretum stamps, with the leaves clear embossed over a variety of cheap and cheerful embossing inks. The sentiment is also an Elusive Images stamp, it's tied on with a piece of silk ribbon and I've attached an embellishment that I bought for something else. The background paper is from the Graphicus Guild's papers that are sent each month. The background is sprayed with Glimmer Mists.
Wednesday 29 October 2008
Denise is celebrating her blog's first anniversary with a lovely selection of Stampin Up goodies: http://denisesstampingpage.blogspot.com/2008/10/blogoversary-party.html
and Camilla in Sweden is also offering blog candy. She has some lovely cards using Magnolia stamps, take a look. http://pysselsidan.blogspot.com/2008/10/dt-julkort-2-och-blogg-candy-dt-card.html
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Monday 27 October 2008
http://www.newburysewfest.com/ was great fun, I wish I'd taken some photos while I was there, it's a beautiful venue. I was too busy sewing! I made one bag and have one more begun. Had my machine not played up I would have had two completed bags from the two days. The purple bag with the decorative stitching was the first one that I tried. The leather sewed fine with just a standard 80 needle in the machine, using a teflon foot.
http://danniescreativeoutlet.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-hit-3k-check-out-my-candy.html has a gorgeous set of blog candy including stamping Bella images, to celebrate 3,000 visits - congratulations Dannie!
Congratulations to Leonie http://leoniedesign.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-candy-10000-hits.html who is celebrating her 10,000 hits with a giveaway of some yummy papers and Elzybells images
Sunday 26 October 2008
Friday 24 October 2008
Wednesday 22 October 2008
Monday night was Stamp Attic club night. Here are my Hallowe'en swaps, one is still to come. Next month the theme is Bonfire Night. Also next month I have agreed to do a demo as they are running out of new ideas and people to ask. My demo is very secret. Sadly this is mainly because I don't yet know what to do! Oh well, I've a whole month to come up with something...
Monday 20 October 2008
Last week my Elusive Images order arrived, with delectable goodies, mainly paid for by winning their website competition. I have the gorgeous bird designs, solid butterflies (already have the detailed stamps) and Graphicus Guild stamp of the month, a stitched design.
Then on Saturday Stamps & Memories had an open day at the local village hall.I dashed over there before we left to go racing at Cheltenham and came back with the cupcake stamps as well as a Christmas tree/snowflake set. In the post when I returned were the two stamps I'd ordered from Whiff of Joy on Tuesday night.
This all seems a bit excessive, so... I'm not going to buy any more stamps for one month. Yikes what about the GG club stamp? Hopefully it will still be available in a month's time. Or maybe I won't want it? Yeah, right...
So no stamps until 20 November. Paper, inks, fine. Just no stamps. Hope I can resist temptation for a month ;)
Snowflake stamped with tinsel silver, using an Impression Obsession stamp. Mounted on blue holographic card, Dovecraft papers added. Found a couple of snowflake brads and added them in too.
Sunday 19 October 2008
Saturday 18 October 2008
Friday 17 October 2008
This week's Challenge on http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ is to make an Autumn theme card. I got out the Tilda that I bought at Ally Pally and painted her. She's mounted on a piece of Glimmer Misted paper (that I used the centre out of for another project) and the rest of the card is some lovely papers that I bought at the Stamp Attic http://www.thestampattic.co.uk/index.html. I added in some lace that I had in my sewing cupboard that looks very Autumnal I thought.
Thursday 16 October 2008
This is my card for this week's Tilda & Co Challenge http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/winner-of-last-weeks-challenge-is.html , a tabbed card. The paper in the corner is Glimmer Misted, then I've cuttlebug embossed it and rubbed an ink pad over the lettering. Nice sketch, not too busy.
Wednesday 15 October 2008
Comment and link before 17 October...
Tuesday 14 October 2008
Monday 13 October 2008
The only downside is that it is hard to do any work at all in the afternoon, I feel we should factor in an hour's doze and then a walk! I've uploaded a photo of some of the blocks made, we did sew as well as eat!
Sunday 12 October 2008
Saturday 11 October 2008
Friday 10 October 2008
Sunday 5 October 2008
Saturday 4 October 2008
Friday 3 October 2008
Now Kandy has published the October bag challenge I can show a photo of mine. While my absolute favourite is still April, this bag runs it a close second. It has ties on the thin sides pulling it in and giving it shape. If you put lots in it, undo the ties and the bag grows. I love it!
Thursday 2 October 2008
This week's challenge is to wrap up your ATC with ribbon, string, paper, wire, or anything else that comes to mind.