Saturday, 29 August 2009

Paper Play - Back to School

Ok, so mine is more finished school than back to school but it's for a guy who's going to be a teacher - so it is back to school in a sense....
"Spring fold" card - embossed with Cuttlebug herringbone folder, it adds gorgeous texture, The tassel came off Marina's cushions (she gave them to me, I didn't go round with my scissors and surreptitiously castrate her scatter cushions). Scroll is a scrap of paper and red ribbon, sticker letter on nestability circle.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

paperplay challenge, procrastinating and new rubber

So I should be making 140 wedding invitations but I've run out of little sparkly crystals - I know I have them somewhere but they are eluding me and so rather than face the tedium of insert printing I thought I'd blog instead.
Here's my this weeks paperplay challenge - set by Mandy, she gave us a sketch to work with and I thought I'd use it to show a preview of the new rubber stamp line that crazy crafts will be showcasing. Don't you think Alana is just the cutest and she's homegrown Irish to boot. The card has a nestabilities aperture inset with a cuttlebug panel, the new Morrocan folder - and wow, the new folders are fabulous - all the embossing is so deep and crisp, I'm using them on everything.
The paper is old Sassafrass "In Stitches" and the borders are by - oops I forgot, possibly very old sassafrass now I think about it.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

My poor neglected blog

I'm struggling to find the time to do all I want. Things that get made are last minute and gone, so never see a camera - while other things are piling up - not least 140 wedding invitations for mid week, eek!
The potatoes are being dug and I'm replacing them with purple kale and some green cabbage - I admit I am no gardener but I love going out and then bringing in something we can eat. Other than my spasmodic efforts the slugs, snails and nettles are welcome to the rest of the space, I just invade the wilderness now and again but so far this year we have had radish, lettuce, sorrel, potatoes,carrots, peas, beetroot,runner beans,onions and blackcurrants - the cauliflower and courgettes were a disaster but still it's not too bad for the first attempt by a city girl.
A little flower card I did in the week - the greeting is in the text on the leaves - I thought it was cute. Card base by petaloo.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

CRAZY CRAFTS, Ennis are looking for a DESIGN TEAM!

Mary and Bendy at the Ennis based craft store, Crazy Crafts are looking for a design team - I have to say I am over the flippin moon that they have asked me to be part of that team already. They are looking for 4 talented crafters who can each bring their unique style and design to the fore to create beautiful cards, layouts and projects. The requirements are simple - you have to love to craft! Entries are being accepted from any part of the globe, even interglactically - so get the entries rolling in and make it hard for them to choose.
The chosen team members get free craft goodies - Mary and Bendy are currently working hard to bring a brand new line of rubber stamps to Ireland but that's all the info I have for now. Both Bendy and Mary will be at the GBCE in Athlone along with the shop. So if you are interested click the link on the right and you'll find all the info you need on their blog.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

cheeky cow

Just a bit late with this weeks paperplay - didn't think I'd get it done at all but I had another train to do and they wanted a cow in the carriage, so I did a quick cow card. Not a lot to say other than - I really must go to bed or I'll meet everyone coming back in the other direction!