It Monday folks and it's raining and blowing a gale outside.
So how was your weekend ? Who watched the reality programmes.....I'm meaning Strictly and the X Factor of course. So what's it all about then, there was me thinking it was all about the dancing and singing abilities and here we have a 'blue' female who quite frankly is an embarrassment to watch and a so called Brazilian 'vocalist' whose singing abilities defy comment. My hubby reckons it's a mockery and we should all show our disdain by switch off our TV's..........so who does vote for them I wonder........or is it all fixed ?
OK moan over, onto some craft. Not a lot going on there though as things need doing around the house. We have just had new wood floors laid from the utility room, right through the hall and into the dining room, so of course now the decorations all look shabby and as the skirting's are all off, hubby wants to replace them, so some decorating is in order first. Had a quick visit to Laura Ashley yesterday......no surprise with my style of craft that I love their designs and have used them for years.
So advance notice, my blogging activity might be a bit slow this week.........I'm not actually sure if I can even wallpaper anymore with my rotten balance and fumbling fingers, but going to give it my best shot so it does not all fall on hubbys shoulders.
Just a few shares, mostly previously finished work. The card at the top of this post used yet another beautiful Egyptian Sweet Pea fairy from Crafts and Me who looks rather like Queen Hatshepsut on one of the papyrus's we brought back from Egypt on one of our trips there. The background paper is created using the JudiKins cube with hieroglyphics on it which I stamped with Tim Holtz broken china onto some blue DP. The image itself is stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear and coloured in with Twinkling H2o's using the traditional Egyptian colours that adorn the tombs. A border punched with Martha Stewart zig zag and some gold emblellies. This card is for the following challenges:
Sweet Pea - Dry or wet embossing (fairy heat embossed)
My second card is using the lovely Penny Black slapstick stamp, which is stamped and embossed with detail clear, the masked so I could stamp in the Magnolia fence and coloured all with Copics. I also stamped some grass with the tiny Art Impression stamp, some bees to complete the little scene and also decoupaged the little boy. The DP is Nitwits, a couple of Tim Hotz adage tickets and tied them with raffia. This card is for the following challenges:
Stamp With Fun - Sketch
Lets Ink it Up - Create a scene
Cards for Men - Animals (froggy and 'something' peeping out of other bucket !)
Alice in Wonderland - Tickets
For my third card I used Penny Black 3877K An Afternoon stamped with versafine onto a background distressed with Tim Holtz mustard seed. I stamped the image a second time into vellum, then tore it in half and laid over the main image and fixed with brads. The border strip across the middle is stamped randomly with the same stamp and again inked with the TH ink, then ribbon, a button and lace added.This card is for the following challenges:
Daring Cardmakers - Topaz
Cupcake - Sketch
Gingerloft - Button/s
My final card is a really quick and simple one using October Afternoon DP and one of the little houses from Hero Arts CL464 which is simply coloured with Copics and glittered to add snow to the roof. The mats were cut on Cricut Storybook. This card is for the following challenge:
Something Completely Different - Houses
Paper Sundaes - Let it Snow