Friday, August 31
Cant wait to see what I have coming and sharing with you.
Thursday, August 30
Wednesday, August 29
Here is a picture also taken today of Caiden. Harvey thought it a good idea to get Caiden to get into the toy box round my parents and then once he was in it, stuff it full of toys again! Here is Caiden right before protesting loudly and getting out the box. Things these boys get into (literally)
Tuesday, August 28
I used a cuttlebug background and cuttlebug alphabet. Lots of light blue glitter glue as well.
Right I am off to bed, might take some colouring with me. Nite nite
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Oh yeah and I know its Tuesday!! LOL
Here you can see the baubles in all their glory.
I hope to get some more stamping done tonight, maybe another kitty cat card...and maybe I will mount up my Penny Black halloween witchy poo as well.... will just have to see how things go with the boys.
Sunday, August 26
Friday, August 24
Samm sent me a stamp a while back, it was on a foam mount, but when I took the cover off it wasnt sticky, I thought it were a duff piece of sticky foam! Since then Kitty from First Class Crafts sent me those faby Pink Cat stamps and said "Oh I only have them on ez mount" OK, thats fine..... DUH!! Thats what that stuff was..... anyway I stamped with those kittys the other night and I thought WOW, these stamp fab, cushioned but firm... So off I trotted to ebay and brought myself 3 sheets of ez mount and now all my Bellas, Fellas and words are EZ mounted..... Its a messy process and you need good scissors but worth it. Only trouble is my bellas wont fit in their bella box as it more than doubles the size of them... about 40 bellas, 6 fellas and a number of words I got them all done.
I know I didnt HAVE to, the Bellas do stamp beautifully, especially I find with a sheet of funky foam underneath the card...but it just felt so nice to use them like that and meant 1/ I didnt have to take my sheet of funky foam about with me and 2/ I didnt have to take my glue stick with me.... I always went to get it, either Harvey had pinched it and it was missing or it was there with 3" sticking out and the lid popped on the last inch!! Needless to say all shriveled up! (HARVEY!)
So, what else have I been left behind on? Soon I will be telling you I have just found glitter glue! Just kidding!
Thursday, August 23
Now there is a picture of my new SU bits today. I sorted out my sets today, I dont have loads, maybe 50, but how sad, I only had 7 that are current!!
Wednesday, August 22
All I can say is what a difference 6 inches makes! My paper dolls are huge and I can only imagine that Mickey and Friends will be fab, not to mention the envelopes and boxes I can now make.
Zoe asked me, so what exactly are you wanting to do on this one that you can not do with the lil cricut. Well.... Cut thin chipboard with the MULTICUT function.... Flip images to have them looking the other way. Choose landscape or portrait for the cut to change the orientation, cut 12" borders, make 11 1/2 paper dolls, fill page so you can just fill a page with multiple images at a touch of a button, as well as a fit to page button that will calculate just how big you can cut to the size of paper that you have loaded and more more more!! Visit their store at http://www.craftsulove.co.uk/ to order yours, they are FAB and PLEASE if you do, tell them Caz sent ya!
OK, so my kids are brainwashed, they love what I love and it is apparent. Harvey all on his own accord hugged Charlie as he did my last cricut, he knows what Charlie can do and he loves it. Caiden however was standing near and I said "ahhhh cricut" and with that he put his head to it :) Just like he does when we hold a blanket or teddy near him and go "ahhh" Of course they had to repeat it for the camera!! ha ha
I have had a little play with Charlie to see he works and he does. I have made a 11 1/2" knight from Paper Dolls which I will finish later put on Harveys door. I have made an envelope which has come out slightly bigger than C6 so I need to play a
little to see how this works and how close I can get to C6 size. I have also made a flower border from one of the two cartridges that come with this machine.
Pictures to come later. I do not think me and Charlie will have any more time today. I have to prep for two classes Saturday. Waterfall card and fun with a mega fun and cute Woodware polar bear set.
Here is some MORE stash I got today. Fun Halloween Stamps by Penny Black from http://www.theglitterpot.co.uk/ . My word, I havent seen a craft shop as busy as they were today and I think the new penny black might have had something to do with it. Hardly got to speak to Bryan and Carolyn as it was soooo busy!
Also a great cuttlebug folder and mat for embossing your metal stencils, now to find my stencils!! I got those from http://www.craftsulove.co.uk/ Oh if I had the time to use all this! I wish I didnt have to prep tonight, but if I get it done tonight maybe I have time to play tomorrow night :) Harvey and Caiden wrecked the CUL shop, Harvey was trying to stop Caiden do something, Harvey fell over onto a spinner, broke 2 plastic shelving things and got two lovely scratches on his chest to proove it. He was very upset as mummy was cross. Zoe and Co were saying its OK ect but I was very cross with Harvey for doing it, of course then when we were in the car and he showed me his scratches I felt bad for going on so much. Kids eh!
Tuesday, August 21
Monday, August 20
Enjoy it Jules :) Sorry it was soooo late this year xxx Caz
Thought you might all be getting bored of them and last night when I went to bed I stamped a little hedgie and took him with me. I used a Penny Black design and it can be purchased here. I just love Penny Black and I love the hedgehogs, they are probably my favourite designs. I used some woodware orange ribbon, a flower and a doodlebug jewel. Also some of the funky paper I got from Creative Pastimes.
Nice and simple... The colouring looks nicer in real life. I hate taking photos with the flash but its so grey and miserable out its hardly daylight!
You will have seen my first candle attempt below, unfortunately the top part will have to wait for now until I can get to a DIY store to see if I can get the boring bit.
Also I didnt have markers and used my watercolour pencils and aquabrush, yes it did make the tissue very wet but I did it all quickly and without touching it too much and viola! my first of many candles I am sure :)
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Sunday, August 19
Saturday, August 18
What more can a woman want!?
I have had fun today making three bella cards for Creative Pastimes who have these fantastic bellas in stock! Pop down today, ok, they are closed today, pop down Tuesday to check them out :) So whilst I was making the last I decided to join in with Beates Weekend sketch challenge and it made the cardmaking so easy! I had stamped and coloured the image this morning when I popped into Chicken Shack. (Hello ladies).... so today I just needed to pick the papers, which was easy as I just brought these from Creative Pastimes earlier in the week so. The whole card just took me about 10 minutes to assemble, I will definately join in these sketches more often.
The first card (above/left) was made using the Winobella stamp, some beautiful basic grey papers and some cuttlebugged flowers. I shaped the flowers slightly and used liquid pearls for the centres.This second card was made using this adorable doggie in a bag stamp from Stampingbella and I can not for the life remember what it is called :) Also again, used basic grey papers, some ribbon, flower and doodlebug jewel.
This third card was made, again using a beautiful bella design and based on Beates sketch challenge #15
Cant you believe no ribbon on this one! Some flowers, three different coloured doodlebug jewels and some fabo paper I picked up from Creative Pastimes. This stamp is called Javabella. Can you see the cobbled floor?? I have seen this one teamed up with a stamped image of the eifel tower, but I dont own that one and wasnt about to attempt to draw it!
Thursday, August 16
Wednesday, August 15
Now a couple of cards, totally un bella related. A few more from this mornings photo shoot. The bear is a cute one from Penny black and the rabbit is an adorable rabbit from Elyzbells.
Both coloured with pencils. As you can see, the bear was made before my ribbon fetish started! But even back then I had a circle thing going on!
Here is the last of the Crayon resist cards. The wording again is by Elzybells (a stamping Caz designed stamp) and the beautiful butterfly is from Penny Black. Ask the Glitter Pot if they have these stamps in stock (the Penny Black ones) if they do not stock them they certainly should be able to order for you. The little bear card on the right is a simple one colour card and I made it using the cute Snowbeas from Stampendous, I believe the snowflake is a hero arts design and the Merry Christmas that is hiding is a Penny black one!
I made these cards for Quick Cards Made Easy using the Crayon Resist technique. I was really pleased with them and they didnt publish them! Bit annoying after making them sending them and not getting a bean for them and getting them sent back! I used Elyzbells flowers and leaves for these two cards and the wording is Penny Black. This technique is really easy and creates stunning results for some quick cards.
Here are two more from the same project comission. Again, they werent used :( Elzybells flowers used on the purple card and Penny Black butterflys used for the green card.