Monthly Archives: June 2007

More craft buying (it’s digusting really)

naaaaaaaaaaa, it’s not – it’s all good.

We came back from shopping this morning, bearing 3 different sized square boxes (to make a wedding cake card), 2 packs of scrummy pale Jade self-adhesvie pearls, a set of pale jade gem brads, a set of Sugarloaf markers and a Marvy blender pen. Also got two handbags (but that’s by the by) one for me and one for Mum (there was a sale, what’s a girl to do) – in fact, we spent so much money they gave me a See-D’s alphabet set as well.

I got the markers because I need to take part in the cutey -v- arty challenge on UK STampers, basically we have to do something way outside our comfort zone. Generally I do artish type projects, so I’ve got to do something cute.

Ages ago Lydia got me a Penny Black Hedgegog stamp, which has never even seen ink, so I’m using that as a base. Got to give the girls a big up that use the markers on these kind of projects – it’s really very tricky to get the hang of (but I can see that colouring could well become addictive).

I’ve been reading a lot about Copic markers, and so I thougth that I would start with a cheap set to see if I like the concept before I jump right in and buy an expensive set like the Copic’s.

Since getting back, I’ve unpakced my Bind it All, and wached the CD that came with it – mmmmmmmmm, can’t help thinking that the two ladies who present it should have had maybe a couple of dry runs through first – it’s sooo badly presented, it’s actually quite funny in an fingernails down a blackboard kinda way. Anyone who’s got the CD too will probably agree.

I am now wishing, however, since watching the CD that I’d got the Dream Kutz as well – I can see that I may well be spending more pennies next week – I WANT ONE!

Can anyone tell me how I don’t mush up the cardstock when I’m trying to blend the markers?

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Quick card

with pink card blank, Stampington Cube and my favourite Sea Horse stamp from Anita’s.
Fluid chalk ink in Wisteria and Coral, and Azurite, and StazOn in Timber Brown.
It’s great to have a Mum to make you a card at 30 seconds notice isn’t it!

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My Zutter Bind it All has arrived – yippee

what a suprise actually – because of the postal strike I thought it might not get her until Monday.

I can’t wait to go and have a play with it, but first shopping needs to be done, and a quick card for one of Rob’s friends.

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First effort with the Cricut & Cuttlebug (ATC)

I had a spare piece of brown cardstock embossed using the Cuttlebug (textile textures folder), and so I used this down the middle of the ATC, but first swiped some Brilliance Pearlescent Purple over it.

The background was stamped with the Anita’s heart image in Brilliance Perfect Pulmeria.

I cut out the 4 flowers with Cricut George Basics cartridge at 1″ and 1 at 2″. Stamped some of them with Savvy circles background stamp, and left some plain.

From the workbasket I managed to find a perfect piece of dark ribbon, which I tied and threaded through the larger flower.

Hero Arts Gems were added to the centres of the flower.


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Dave (the Cricut) has landed

and a handsome devil he is too!

I had a little bit of locating the cutting blade in properly (I am a techno retard after all), but now I’m away cutting things out.

Learning to set the correct pressure/speed etc., I’ve been told get a little getting used to – but according to the manuel only a short time.

I will report back later on this.

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Quick ATC

just made out of some leftovers from the Scrapaholic kit yesterday, red angel kisses and MM rubon.

Only problem with the grey cardstock is that the Whispers bleeds into it badly – first time I’ve had that happen with these inks.

STATUS: available for trade

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Got another Whispers today………

it’s the orange pad – and updated my wish list again – still a few to go I’m afraid.

I also managed to get some of the Papermania Latte cardstock – it was in a Natural Earth 8 x8 pack with a lovely chocolate and cream selection. I really wish that the latte came in it’s own pack though – it really is my favouite colour at the moment.

Lydia and I had our hair cut today, she’s love to go the hairdressers, but it’s more of a trial for me – having said that I’ve found a fabulous hairdressers in Tonbridge called Hair House, and the lovely Miss Sophie has done a great job. I’ve gone for a bob (my hair can’t cope with much else), but the back has been chopped in and is now quite short. It must be good, Guy’s just noticed!

No news on my Zutter Bind it All yet – how much long? Come to that the Cricut’s not here yet, but I was expecting that to be a bit longer.

By the way, thank you Beth for your lovely comment about the blog – very much appreciated.

I’m just sitting her grooving to Rocking with Suzi Q on listen again, and when that’s done I’m treating myself to a bit more Mitchell & Webb on Radio 4 listen again (goodness, those two are funny).

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Whispers Wants (updated)

(x) Azure Seas
(x) Barn Brown
( ) Black
( ) Blue
(x) Butterscotch
( ) Caramel Delight
( ) Cherry Red
( ) Chestnut
( ) Eggplant
(x) Grand Cranberry
( ) Green
( ) Green Leaf
(x) Lilac
(x) Mossy Stone
(x) Orange
(x) Pine Green
(x) Pink
(x) Port Wine
(x] Rich Plum
( ) Rio Purple
( ) Royal Blue
( ) Sage
(x) Savoy Green
( ) Sepia
(x) Starry, Starry Night
( ) Straw Mat
( ) Sugarloaf Green
(x) Sunshine
( ) Vanilla
(x) Violet

Oh dear still a few more to get – take my advice – get the Caddy – some of these are proving elusive and I need to feed the habit.

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Love that face

one of the Isles of Scilly pictures of Lydia – sporting her favourite Pirate Headscarf.

This is an on Scrapaholic kit, with the red and blue cardstock added from my stash. I’ve only the the bare bones so far. Since taking the picture I’ve added some Hero Arts Gem Stones on the L and a white hydrangea angel kisses, layered over a red daisy angel kisses.

The “o” “v” “e” were cut one of the cuttlebug vintage dies, and then the MM rub-ons added to the centres, and matted with the blue cardstock.I need some kind of heart decoration, for the bottom of the layout, and I have just been wondering if I should use the new Papermania stamp on shrink plastic.

No sign of my Zutter Bind It All yet – I spoke to the lady on Saturday to finalise what binding I wanted, and I’d hoped it would be here today. The Cricut’s are still on route from the States too, so I’m some fabbie equipment down – and not having much of a sense of humour about it currently. Especially, as I’ve had some distressing news afternoon – apparently middle age has struck, I verifocals – YES, OLD LADY GLASSES!

It’s lovely and quiet here, Guy’s away on business, Lydia is staying with her mate Charlie, and Rob is out for the evening…, I’m about to retire with a nice half bottle of Pino to drown my sorrows with an episode of Peep Show and a bit of Dr Who – mmmmmmmm, my two favourite Davids’

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Oh My Golly Gosh just had to pop on and share…

I’d heard marvellous things about the Cuttlebug, but nothing has prepared me for just how easy to use it was.

In am completely in love with the vintage dies, and the embossing folders are the best thing since David Tennant – ohhhhhhhhhh yes, that good!

I really wish I’d ordered more of the cutting dies………..but the good news is I have the rest of the embossing folders on order.

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