now how very modern is that of me!
I’m probably going to have to abandon posting on here in minute so the technical Guy can instal it for me, and explain in very simple language how it works.
I’m guessing there will be no crafting tonight then, but that might be a good thing as I have all those stamps (still) to cut out, so I think I will take to my bed with my Kai’s, the laminated sheets and my wallet files for them.
I’ve also got orders to get packed. Hopefully, I can get a quick Wednesday Stamper contribution done if I get up early tomorrow.
Monthly Archives: April 2007
now how very modern is that of me!
7 random things about me:
- I love purple, you can never get enough.
- No surprise to a lot of you, but I adore David Tennant. So it goes without saying that I am a Dr Who fan. I saw Tom Baker the other day and nearly crashed the car.
- I was a Donny Osmond fan as a teenager, and a bit of a fashion plate too. I’ve been to Biba.
- I have to make my bed every morning, and it HAS to be done in a certain fashion.
- I have a bird phobia – particular pigeons – they are evil flying vermin.
- I met the Queen and a Dalek when I was a child – not at the same time – now that would be freeky.
- I love the Proclaimers, almost as much as Mr Tennant – they are one of the best bands ever.
I tag Sid.
I zipped off down to our local department store in Tonbridge (they stock Do Crafts) and grabbed a few more Whispers colours: Starry Starry Night (dark blue), Savoy Green (limish green), Violet and Sunshine (bright yellow). I also picked up a pack of Paper Mania Latte Square Card Blanks (oh and my are they yummy when you get them out of the packet).
I made a quick ATC with the Shore Cliff bolio again, then remembered that it’s FIL’s birthday on 7th May, so matted that on my beloved Watercolour Illuminations (Creative Imagingation) paper, which I’d stamped with Whispers Lilac round the edge, and edged it with the Starry, Starry Night.
Stamped the starfish from the bolio in the Savoy Green, and then stamped over with the mesh in the Starry Starry Night, there was a bit of a gap where I joined the image, so over this I added a scrap blue shiney ribbon.
The seahorse image, another purchase from this morning (Do Crafts) was the main focal image on the ATC stamped in the Starry Starry Night, and then stamped on the card with the Lilac.
Actually ahead of myself this year with card’s usually I leave them right to the last minute. I just need to do a last minute one for Romilly my God Daughter now though.
Thinking about it, I will probably add some jute and blue fibre round the spine of FIL’s card, with a shring plastic sea horse and starfish.
Actually, for ages, I’ve kept well away from Paper Mania and Do Craft, wrongly perceiving them to be cheap products of poor quality…..but I have to admit that I am wrong about some of their stuff. The pack of cards I got are the most fabulous quality, and a beautiful surface to work on, and I have recently got a couple of albums. I think the reason I am looking more carefully, is the fact that Lydia stalks the toy department at the department store, and the craft items are right next door.
with a couple of things.
First used my lovely new Purple Cows A5 Multi Trimmer trimmer with the wavy blade in to cut a small rectangular kraft card, and just tore the edge of it. It worked really quite well, but I’ve been fiddling around cutting stuff with it, and I couldn’t get it to work properly for a little while.
Then, as I’m trying to get to grips with my Stampington bolio (which I have a feeling is Christine Adolph design) I decided I would try it out on the matt that I’d cut.
I also used my new purchase from the other day, a Whispers Lilac Dye Ink pad – turns out that was quite pale – so I stamped the mesh portion down the left hand edge of the card, then over stamped the text with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
Using the Whispers Lilac for the starfish images, and first and second generation stamping, and just a single one overstamped in the Dustry Concord.
After that I added the grass image in Weathered Wood Distress Ink in the centre and off to one side. Funnily enough, this is the image that I have the most trouble with. In my stamping I tend to usually have unmounted stamps (on EZ Mount) with a clear block, and with this image I just can’t get the positioning right and get them on top of one another, rather than three graduating downwards.
I am seriously wondering if a stamp positioner (stampamajig thing) might not be a bad investment, so if anyone has any thoughts on this post a comment.
I’m not completely certain where I’m going with this yet, but may use a smaller version of it with a secret house….as I was wondering if I could do a beach hut one, as it was such fun.
I also have some more UK STampers Newsletter work to do, so a project along these lines is brewing.
The question is though, should I consider de-mounting the Stampington Bolio onto EZ Mount?