Monthly Archives: May 2007

I’m back…….

and we have just had the most marvellous time you could imagine in the Scilly Isles. This picture was taken from Cromwell’s Castle on the Isle of Tresco.
I’ve also got some fabbie things I picked up ready to turn into stamp designs – we’ve found a new manufacturer for our rubber at a more competitive price – so watch this space!
I’ll post some more pictures later on, but I need to pack for Lydia to go away again today, get tons of washing done, some admin and pack some orders that came in whilst we were away.
Laters peeps.

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Wednesday Stamper – Fleur de Lis

my entry for this week.

Stamps: Aud Design (Swirl), Fleur de Lis (Hero Arts) both from Stamp Galaxy, Dressform and Ruler (Clarity), French Manuscript (Stamp Oasis).

Inks etc: Ecoline inks in green and yellow on dressform, Fern Twinkling H20 (set 652), Pearlescent Purple Brilliance, Versamark, Snow White EP and Black Shrink Plastic.


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Righthand CJ page

this is the opposite side (same stamps, inks, etc).


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Lefthand page of CJ

this is the left hand side from yesterday’s post, I might have to move the word “love” as I stupidly didn’t check where the holes for the posts went.

I need to re-scan the righthand page as I accidentally deleted it.

Stamps used: Paper Artsy Kids Plate, Anita’s Seahorse and Heart background.

Inks: Crystal Blush re-inker, Pearlescent Purple and Coffee Brilliance and Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Inks

I got a nice surprise this morning, Guy came back from Sevenoaks bearing a Pine Green Whispers Dye Ink for me.

Apart from that, I’ve been busily houseworking, and then took Lydia swimming this afternoon.

We’ve just had fish and chips for supper, and are about to settle down to a dose of Dr Who.

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UK STampers CJ entry

I admit it, I am a bad, bad girl – I’ve had a couple of CJ’s to do, and just pushed them to the back of my mind, so tonight I grapsed the nettle as it were..and actually got on with one.

It’s Di’s, and is entitled “My Favourite Things”. It’s drying at the moment, so I can upload it yet, but I am really pleased with it. I’ve used my seaside type stamps again (yes I know I’ve been using them a lot, but it does prove that you can do such different things with the same stamps) and also the new Heart by Collage by Anita’s I got a week ago.

I had a great time playing with my Crystal Blue Opalite re-inkers – they been put away in the drawer, and it wasn’t until I saw a demo on Create & Craft that I remembered them.

I’ve also used the UK STampers Colour Challenge #4 colours – Garnet, Amethyst and Amber – actually, if I’d been a bit smarter I could have used a Fleur de lis, and knocked Wednesday Stamper Challenge on the head to – LOL!

Our holiday is fast approaching now, and I’ve suddenly thought just how much I’m gonna miss crafting….so at the weekend I am going to put together a wee travel kit containing, some ink pads, stamps and cardstock. Then I maybe can just do a few things to keep me from having to go cold turkey whilst we are away.

Rob and I had a chat the other night, and he is all keyed up with his responsibilities house sitting whilst we are away….and I think that he’s looking forward to having his girlfriend staying for the week.

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I want, I want, I want….My Whispers Wish List

  • Azure Seas – GOT IT!
  • Barn Brown – GOT IT!
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Butterscotch – GOT IT!
  • Caramel Delight
  • Cherry Red
  • Chestnut
  • Eggplant
  • Grand Cranberry – GOT IT!
  • Green
  • Green Leaf
  • Lilac – GOT IT!
  • Mossy Stone – GOT THIS ONE!
  • Orange – GOT THIS ONE!
  • Pine Green – GOT THIS ONE TOO!
  • Pink – GOT IT!
  • Port Wine – GOT IT!
  • Rich Plum – GOT THIS ONE TOO!
  • Rio Purple
  • Royal Blue
  • Sage
  • Savoy Green – GOT IT!
  • Sepia
  • Starry, Starry Night – GOT IT!
  • Straw Mat
  • Sugarloaf Green
  • Sunshine – GOT IT!
  • Vanilla
  • Violet – GOT IT!

just thought I would pop up my wish list for these little beauties….I love, love, love them…and have become addicted – yes, sad!

I’m now a girl on a mission to get the lot.


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UK STamper Colour Challenge #4

or you could call this post … that’s a better effort.

I just wasn’t happy with the first one, it just looked uncoordinated and messy. So I took off the flower and started again. Admit it, how many times have you done that?

So this is another 6 x 6″ card.

Stamps used: Diamond pattern and swirl are Babies, Hearts & Borders sheet and Flowers & Swirls sheet and French Letter (Stamp Oasis).

Inks and EP’s: Jet Black StazOn; Violet Whispers Dye Ink; Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Inks and Gold Acylic paint (washed over the organe pattern paper). Kalidescope & Amethyst Tinsel EP’s.

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So busy today

that I seriously doubt I will get any crafting done. All I’ve done since I got hom is process orders, and sort out paper work – now it’s time to see to Lydia and then I think I will fall into bed and watch a bit of the Bibster.

I still need to re-do the UK STampers colour challenge #4, as I really am not happy with yesterday’s effort – granted, it looks better irl, but still there’s something about it that doesn’t gel.

I have another busy day in the office tomorrow, as everything needs to cleared up ready for holidays next week – talking of which I have a list as long as my arm to get done for that too – not to mention the no clothes bit that needs to be rectified…Bluewater here I come after work on Thursday to buy urgently needed glad rags.

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mmmmmmm, now it’s scanned I’m not sure

I actually like it – trust me…much better IRL, but then that goes for quite a lot of things in my experience!

Sorry, scan on the squiff too – told you I’d had a bad day.

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UK STampers Colour Challenge #4

this week is up, and it’s Garnet, Amethyst and Amber – lovely combo.

I’ve just done a quick card, which I’m waiting for the Glossy Accents to go off, but like this combo so much there will be more of them this week.

I’ve had a busy old day at the Kingdom of Blah, and feel a bit worn out.

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