Sunday, November 30, 2008

playing today

So today I thought I would have some fun with distess inks. I followed the technique on Time Holtz' blog-the November technique challenge using masks. I don't have a mask,-well not a purpose made one, but I did have a banner thing that I bought at Paperchase a while back. So I cut some of it out and used it to mask off my paper. I'm quite pleased with the results too! What I found interesting was these samples looked nothing until I rubbed in some more distress inks around the edges-that gave them all a lift. I really enjoyed doing these and will be buying some of the masks soon. Also today I mounted lots of stamps with ez mount, and organised them all into CD holders. I went shopping too, to the local stamp shop which sadly is closing down-but I did get some great bargains-twinkling h2os, mica powders, and gold, silver and bronze leaf, as well as some birdie stamps. I'm looking forward to having a play with all these in time.
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Monday, November 24, 2008


It's a while since I blogged-but I have been very busy. Firstly, I was in Holland attending Scrapaganaza the weekend before last, and this past weekend went to Dublin.

Scrapaganza was enjoyable-a great hotel and interesting classes. My favourite classes were by Karen Burniston:and Cheryl Mezzetti:

I also enjoyed the class by Lida de Witt-a flip, flop flag accordian book-I have no pictures of this!

Emily and I had a great time this past weekend in Dublin. We had a great time seeing the sights-Trinity College, St Stephens Green, Temple Bar, the Liffey...

and we enjoyed shopping-loved the markets and specialty shops...look at all this colour...

Prompt #7 is up at The CrEative tyPe- why not challenge yourself.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've been busy

I've been working on some DT stuff for Scrapbook Sisters, but can't show it yet.

The Scrapbook Magazine is out and I see my article is in. I must go out tomorrow to get a copy.

I'm going to Scrapaganza in Holland on the weekend, and need to get organised for that.

I'm trying to teach my son to drive-scary!!

I made it through to the final round of Top Designer at Badgirls-so I was very happy about that.

So I'll leave you with my altered project that I submitted for the last round.
I just took some funky foam and chipboard, glued it together. Foam core or a cork tile would be better, but I didn't have any:

Added some papers:

And some napkins and ribbon, and made a holder for Emily's jewelry:

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Another Glorious Autumn Day

We went walking on Sunday in the Scottish Borders It was a perfect day-cold, crisp and sunny. We set off early and there was a gorgeous mist over the glens, but after the sun shone the mist burnt off. It was still-here was not a breath of wind and that meant the reflections in the loch were perfect. At the loch there was a fishermen's hut with a great deck and wooden seat-the perfect place for a picnic-and best of all, there was no-one else there. And the colours were stunning.

And that house in the bottom right? It's my dream house, overlooking the most gorgeous glen.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The CreaTive Type

new prompt is up at THe CreaTive TyPe: Go on over and see some fab inspiration.

Here's mine:

I've gotta say this is a fun way to use up all those old letter stickers we've all got hanging around!!