Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Haven't started it yet...........
Well I read it. And rather good it was too. (sighs of relief)
I nearly stopped reading it as in the beginning, I found Watsons over 'explaining' Holmes behaviour slighty tiresome, obviously done by the author to introduce the new audience (new??? what do you mean Sherlock who????) to the nuances and foibles that is Sherlock Holmes.
And bless Watson, so on the wrong bus, as usual.
Would defintiely read any future Sherlock books by Anthony Horowittz - here's hoping!
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
The colour doesn't show up very well on the photo for some reason, I used some free papers from the NitWit - Cookin' Cookies Collection, red and gold glitter, small bit of red card for the base of the toppers and a Do-Craft greeting topper.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
along with some gorgeous Halloween stickers, never seen these before and a few Xmas clear stamps. Thanks for the extra's, they'll come in useful for my atcs. Hopefully we'll be doing the swap again soon.
Becasue I ended up doing two Halloween pages, I'm going to do a fat book to keep alongside the swap one.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Here's 7 altered slide mounts I made for UKATC group swap I took part in last month, we all made 6 and got 6 back - made into a wall hanging by the hostess. (Jan put hung them on some gorgeous pale grey ribbon) There wasn't a set theme, so I decided to use old postage stamps as my centre pieces then work round the individual colours/pattern.
I joined a (Stamped) Fat Book Page swap, over at Cazro's blog. Slightly foolhardy of me, having never done anyhting like this before. The theme was Halloween and I ended up making two, this one was for my swap to Joan. The stamp came from KayCee crafts "Haunted Mansion".
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Monday, 17 October 2011
Sunday, 16 October 2011
A simple card made using off cuts from another project, with a sentiment printed off the internet, a gorgeous black and white Butterfly (from a pack which I got from the '7 day present' swap on cardexchangeuk, my swap partner was Helen) and of course a little bling in the corner.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
Sunday, 2 October 2011
I made this for a monthly partner swap on cardexchangeuk, the stamp was in a set I got free with Lets Go Stamp (or something similiar) - a magazine which covers a different craft each issue. I'd just got my first promarker set (Pastel) - hopefully the first of many *g* . I love the pink cardstock which always tears beautifully. Blinged it up slightly with a few pastel gems.
Yesterday I received my Debbi Moore package and the one from Kaycee crafts. It was like Christmas *g*
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Friday, 30 September 2011
another atc from this week, from a vintage topper set I got from somewhere, I think the bride isn't particularly happy that she is getting married, but is resigned to the fact, so I picked a pretty pastel pink background paper to convey every girls dream of a wedding but then covered it with ripped black paper, and embellished, to show the contrast with her private thoughts that she is now trapped in a loveless marriage, never to be true to herself again. Phew! Bit deep there!!
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
I'v been on a mini spending spree today - essential craft supplies (of course!); a Christmas cd, magazine and chameleon glitter from Debbi Moore, I did want a print magic pot but it had sold out :( , a couple of unmounted stamps from Kaycee crafts and some finger lift tape.
And being a kind and generous soul I ordered a book for my nextdoor neighbour - Carrie 'donates' her cheap paperbook buys to me to take into work for our charity bookstall we do, normally I don't share her reading style but she knew that I liked detective stories and she introduced me to the murky Victorian world of Inspector Faro via the first trilogy, the 1st was okay but the 2nd "BloodLine" was amazing! One of those stories you just can't put down, haven't started the 3rd novel yet, so I ordered her the next in the series. when it pops through her letter box I will get a right telling off! *lol*
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
I love how it turned out, a simple and elegant card perfect for a work colleague or accquaintance you might know who is getting married or celebrating an anniversary.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Quite a plain card craft wise but it was received with wide eyes and a big smile.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
and this one is for a friend on one of my groups, again from Evergeen. Using offcuts.
I am in love with this cd and the other one I got at the same time - Glitter and Glitz Paris Glamour although I haven't used that one yet as I got some sample papers/toppers in the magazine which I'm going to use first. I have a wedding anniversary coming up so thats going to be perfect for the Paris set.
Bad me watched DM on Create and Craft and now have a list of cd's I want....... christmas presents methinks or though I'm not sure I can wait that long *g*