23 Feb 2011

Whats On Your Work Wednesday 90#

Hello everyone! Yet another Wednesday Desk Hop! It dose come round quick sometime eh? Today on mine is, Prima's Lost & Found Stamp set I have been having a play around with. The stamps are not big, so its nice to use a few on one design I though. I have Distressed the piece with Tim Holtz Ink Pads in Antique Linen & Tattered Rose, two of my personal faves & finished the edges with Timber Browm StazOn. I embossed the Dress form Stamp with Cosmic shimmers Coco Brown embossing powder & finished off with a sprinkle of Browm fine glitter while it was still hot. I also used some of the Cavallini &Co Tim set of "Bonjour" stamps too, love that set!

Here are some goodies I treated myself too at theCraft Show at Manchester Central on the 4th February. I love the peels off that are the glittery gears! 6 sheets for a £5 pretty good I though. As was the Tim Holtz Distress pad £3.50, wished I would have got more at that price now! I always buy myself a Craftwork Cards Goody Bag as the Value is second to non! Its crammed with stuff for a mere £10'er! I decided to go for a punch around the page punch set, although I did not get the one I wanted :( Still I think the one I ended up with is pretty nice! I have been meaning to get a Krylon Gold leaf pen for ages, my Friend Phil actually sold me on them after he showed me the edging results on card-stock & how shiny it looked, my eyes glazed over :) I also picked up a little 1 1/2 inch scalloped punch I have searched for ages!!! Was chuffed at that find. Theres also a Marianne corners die, that looks fantastic cut out of foil & used with alcohol inks, for an aged look. And another corner type die by Joy Crafts, thats about 4inches long. The Tim Holtz Fragments were another want on my list as was the foil tape! There will be results of some of this in the next few weeks I hope! All in all a good day out! However I have heard that it will be the last Craft show at Manchester Central and the next one will be at the Trafford Center in September!

Finally though I would show you a Thank You Card I made for a Relative In Canada. She rang to say she was chuffed with it and said she was going to put it in a frame on the wall!!!! I did giggle a bit at that, but still it made her happy, shes the most Spritley 90 year old woman I have ever know! Shes a true English Eccentric too, makes me laugh, shes fab! Check this out she celebrated my card with a few Glasses of wine with her buddies & had to be carried to bed! Puts me to shame, one glass and I am yawning! Anyway I used lots of different stash for this one, including Rub On's, Peel off's, DCWV Luxury Cardstock, Digi print outs of the Boot & Postcard images, distress inks and some liquid pearls. All in all I think it turned out ok!
Well going to try get some sleep after I post this. Its been a long day trying to sort out Blogger problems. Its my first time posting using Google Chrome as I was advised it was ok to use with Blogger & its got a spell checker on, Yeh!!! Anyhow lets see how it looks when posted! Take care everyone & Happy Whats On Your Work desk Wednesday!!!

22 Feb 2011

French Hotel Inspired!

I decided to make this card using Blues & Grays! I have just come back from a trip to France for Valentines weekend and these colours were used in the decor for the Hotel. It was a very old Style Hotel we stayed in all the rooms were fabric lined on the walls. Our room was Hot Pink Toile Du Jouy. Once I have sorted the pics out I will upload a few of the room.
Here I used some Laura Ashley Paper I have had a while along with some Core-dinations papers. I used a new set of Artimeo Stamps I got in France. I decided to use white Cosmic Shimmer Embossing powder along with a Lable cut with my Slice using the MS+ Vintage Findings
card. I finished off using some Liquid Pearls. I made the little white ribbon rosette and finished with a Papermainia dimentional sticker in the middle. The French sentiment on the label is from the Bonjour Stamps set by Cavellini & Co.
I am publishing this post through Internet Explorer as for some reason Blogger dosent seem to want to work with my new version of AOL. I still cant spell check my post & don't know if I can post links but I will try with my next post tomorrow (fingers crossed!)
Hope everyone's well & flue free, I think I am getting there! Been on Antibiotics since an emergency doctor visit Saturday! And a course of Steroids too! Had that many pills & potions this past 10 days I will be rattling soon, take care everyone!

16 Feb 2011

WOYWW.... Wonderful Wipso!

Well I had a lovely suprise on my desk a few weeks ago! I recived a special "PayIt Forward" gift from Wipso! I carefully unwrapped it to reveal it's contents.........

I discovered four beautifully wrapped items & an envolope.........
And just look at all the Handcrafted delights inside......a beautiful Organza Flower Brooch, some fantastic Crotched Flowers ( that I long to be able to make, but alas I cant) The most cute felted little lucky Mini Teddy ever!!! And one of Wipso's Famous Poppy Canvases, something I have always admired on her blog! And finally an amazingly detailed embellished card with a wonderfully worded message! To say this cheerd me up is a compleat understatement! I was quite overwhelemed to be honest, and to even more more honest with you all, I actually cried! I was so touched that someone took the trouble to do this for me to bring a little love in to my life! I want to "Thank her from the bottom of my heart"
If you would like to know more about Wipso & her creations you can hop over to her blog by clicking on the link to her blog on my side bar-------}
For some reason Blogger will not let me post links by the copy & paste option nor will it let me spell check any of my posts or preview any of them. I have have had MAJOR problems for weeks hence the lack of posts! I will now go and e-mail them again!!! To see if this can be resolved or I have not turned something on or turned something off......oooo its a mine field this PC lark sometimes eh!!!
Due to all this I will NOT be doing my Pay It Forward until I have sorted this out! So please dont think I am not joining in, I am just not yet!!!
Hope you all feeling better than me at the moment. I have just got back from France & I am ill with horrible Flu, off for a hot toddy or two!!!

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