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Thursday, 31 January 2008

Magnolias et al

Been having a good run with some cards this week as chunky munky has been amusing himself a bit more and not permanently gluing himself to my leg!

I got a couple of magnolia stamps, have seen these on various blogs and like them, they're sooo cute!

This was my first go. I couldn't find a flesh coloured water pencil so used a marvy pen instead which made the skin tones a bit dark & streaky.






Next I did a swap card for the Yahoo cardmaking group, the theme is bring me sunshine hense the oranges and yellows. The background is a sunrise/sunset stamp I recently bought for 20p! I stamped it with versamark then brushed with aztec gold pearlex. I found my flesh coloured water pencil by then....






It was DD's birthday last week and I recently bought a nice little scrapbook kit from QVC Outlet by All my memories which had some pink and brown bazzil in. I already had some matching great big brads and the bow I made by sticking 2 bows back to back then putting the brad through.




Last but not least is DS's birthday card. I put PVA glue on the chipboard letters then added holographic gold glitter. I did have a chipboard number 1 somewhere but couldnt find it so replaced it with the one on the ballooon. I've since found the chipboard 1 so might rejig this a bit so its how I originally planned as I dont like the gap.





I'm still working out how to put a slideshow on here! I can get it in a post but I want one in the right hand margin if anybody can help!

Been a busy week, took Eefie swimming and he absolutely loved it! Also took him the park for the first time (great british weather eh) and he laughed his socks off!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA4gJCI1H6s



Also if anyone knows how to embed a you tube video.....!

I can't believe my boy is a month off being 1! Its gone so fast!

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Good evening

Well I've been having attacks of the insomniacs lately so have been spending some quiet time mooching round crafty blogs, there is sooo much wonderful work and talent out there! Anyhow I thought I'd have yet another go *sigh* Taking bets on how long I'll keep this blog up haha! I WILL I WILL I WILL DO IT!!

My camera is currently broken, it was a lovely little HP photosmart R707 about 3 and a half years old. OK its not the best in the world, its not SLR or anything fancy but you know it took great pics, had everything on it I needed and served me well. I'm currently stalking fleabay for a replacement, do I try something new? I'm not the kinda person to spend megabucks on a camera, if it takes good close ups then that will do me.
Its only been broke a few days and I realised how much I do actually NEED one! I've just rceived some new magnolia stamps and have been playing but I cant take a picture *yet*


Speaking of which, arent they just fab! I like cutesey, I bought a couple of penny blacks but they just didnt do it for me now these are something else! I need a stash clearout though, no really I do. I must have between 4-500 stamps and I've got all kinds I dont use, not just stamps. Thing is I tend to buy in sets so will get 10 inkpads then like my versacolor ones I think I dont use them anymore and give them away I fnd tapestry stamps, recommended inkpad - yup versamark! Oh well, never liked them anyway, I use versamagic, cats eye chalk or anything else I've got in. I'm learning to cope with what stash I already have. OK my stash collection would easily fill a small shop but you know a girl can't have too many toys!


I am itching to get a set of nestabilities but am promising myself I must be good and wait. It's killing me it really is! OK maybe not physically but I really really really want a set (or two) of these.