Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sneaky Peek!

Hello all! Sorry for being a little absent of late. I have been finding the trek into London each day for work so tiring and the days so long that I just haven't had the energy or time to create any new projects :o(.
However, I had a day off today for an interview locally.......and I got the job! Woohoo!! :o) Got so excited I think I text most of my contacts stored in my mobile lol!
Also, I thought I'd attach a sneaky peek at my first DT member project for bee-crafty that I've been working on for a little while -just snatching any little free time. Full piccys and details will be posted on Saturday so if you'd like to see more, feel free to pop back for looky.
Hoping you all stay 'cool' for the rest of the week!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Father's Day is almost here..

Have you all made your dad a Father's Day Card yet?

I was racking my ickle brain as to what to put on my dad's card but then, whilst glancing at the craft mags when in Tesco shopping a few weeks back (does anyone else do that?) I noticed that in (now last) issue of Paper Craft Inspirations Mag that they have a website where you can download templates....for FREE! Always loving a freebie I logged on and found a paintbrush card template - perfect for my dad's card!
The stripy part of the card is from a gift bag (see, I can do recycling hehe). I inked up the bottom of the card with a bluey/turquoise coloured inkpad to make it look used.
I am unsure as to whether I should add any more detail or embellishments as don't want to overdo it but feel it lacks just a little something or other..
Card:- coredinations chocolate box cardstock, white paper, stripy and blue paper from stash
Image:-brush template downloaded from papercraftinspirations website
Sentiment:- Impression Obsession word stamp set
Inks:- black whispers , papermania turquoise ink
Miscell:- rope from recycled gift bag,
Tools:- crop-a-dile, scissors, guilotine, sticky strip runner
I hope you've all had a good weekend. I have a very busy week ahead as starting new job in London (the joy of 12hour days is not very attractive, but hey, it's a job for now).
Bye for now xxx

Friday, 12 June 2009

Pink Gem and Bee-crafty Combo

Well, I have to say I am shattered! Been training in London last couple of days during the tube strike so donned my trainers and walked the 25 minutes to my new office place which I officially start at next Wednesday ;O( Then today I had a day off Yay! So did a spot of shopping at Lakeside with my lovely mum and sister, Kirsty. BUT, I still managed, somehow, in the week to do some crafting (just ignored the ironing one night - out of sight out of mind.. hehe)

I have been wanting to use my new Pink Gem stamp purchase for a little while so decided I'd combine it on a card with my new bee-crafty birdy alphabet download.. have a little looky and let me know what you crafty critics think :o) ..

Papers-Papermania Sweet Nothings pack, pink and blue cardstock from stash
Tools-Crop a dile, Nesties, 3d sticky foam pads, clear acetate, Cuttlebug
Images-Letters from bee-crafty.blogspot.com, image from pinkgemdesigns.com
Colouring Medium-images coloured with polychromo pencils blended with Sansador,blue dots- liquid pearls
Flowers are Papermania
Inks-Whisper's black ink

Anyone got exciting plans for the weekend? Not sure what the weather thinking of doing so not planned anything in particular; just entertaining one monsterish 3yr old!
Have a good one!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge # Dawny's sketch

Hello again

I is hoping you're all enjoying your Sunday (if you're not working). Over at PaperTake Weekly Challenge Blog
Dawny P is hosting this weeks sketch challenge and here is my take on her sketch. Bit of a late entry as was busy with other (more boring) tasks. It's only a basic card due to lack of time but hey, I tried! ;O)

Papers- by CratePaper, white cardstock
Colouring Medium-Polychromo pencils blended with sansador, white gel pen
Images- Penny Black Mouse stamp, CCSR Male Sentiment
Tools- glue strips, 3d sticky foam, guilotine, glossy accents

Right, I gotta get a move on as off to the parent's for some dinner and to watch the final of the apprentice and I haven't even showered yet!
Trix x

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Design Team Call!


Calling all avid-crafters!
Just a quick, but exciting post! Talented Ms Bee over at bee-crafty is looking for DT members for her gorgeous download range, but you'd better be quick before she gets inundated!!

She has some fab new bunny number and sentiment downloads to buy and at a snip too..

...so spread the word!!



Friday, 5 June 2009

Fluffy Bunny

What a miserable day hey? Well, at least it has been here in Essex and it seems to have rounded off a pretty rubbish week for me so I thought I'd try and brighten it up by sharing with you my latest project - a cute bookmark made from a new bee-crafty download that I coloured with my polychromo pencils, cut out and 3d mounted. I also love the double sided paper by daisyd's.

Embellishments> Charm from ebay, button and ribbon from stash, papermania eyelet
Papers>April Cornell for daisyd's, pink cardstock given by my lovely sis
Images/stamps>pointy flower from CCSR doodles stamp set, fluffy bookish bunny download from bee-crafty (a steal at 99p!)
Tools> Polychromo pencils, sansador, blending stumps,making memories crop-a-dile, guilotine, scissors, glue strips, 3d sticky foam

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and don't be afraid to leave a comment - it'd be most appreciated -good or bad! :o)

Ta ra for now!