Thursday 29 July 2010

Day 8 of the holidays

Today my big boy has been looking at chemistry stuff. I on the other hand have been on printer heaven. I brought home my Essence of Nature cd from Graphicus yesterday. So in between making samples for the design team I've been printing off papers and lots of other exciting things. I feel it's difficult to say that I have a favourite as the papers are all stroky and feely.
Glenda, Lesley and I were talking about art and children yesterday. Here are a feew examples of the artwork I've been involved with. These are the work of 9, 10 and 11 year olds.

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Day 7 of the holidays

Today has been a good day. The weather stayed fine and after dropping DS at the hospital, today looking at blood, drove over to Barnard Castle. I love the drive as the scenery is mind clearing. The farmers had started cutting the fields so there was a multitude of different colours. There was a buzz when I arrived at Graphicus. The new Essence of Nature cd had arrived. I had intended to stay a while and have a good look around so volunteered to get involved in the packing production line. I kept thinking of peoples faces when they browse through the cd. Having had a brief look around mine 'It's the best so far'
I'll leave tonights post with one of the cards I sent in for my Elusive Images Design Team entries.

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Hubbys birthday card in the making

I bought this stamp yesterday and love the image. It can be coloured in a variety of ways. I coloured this one with distressed inks, brushed corduroy and antique linen.

Day 6 of the holidays

Today I can unzip my lips. I've been bursting with excitment to let the whole world know that I've been chosen to join a wonderful group if people on the Elusive Images Design Team.
I feel so honoured to work with such a talented bunch. I fell in love with stamping about 6 years ago and fumbled around for quite some time. As time has passed I've become more confident and not been put off by the odd mis-stamped image.
I bought my first stamp from Elusive Images about 6 years ago and love the their designs. My stamp collection started to grow after watching Glendas demonstrations on the TV.
Glenda and the team never cease to amaze me when my Graphicus Guild newsletter drops through the post box. The newsletters are a constant source of information and inspiration. I think this is how my skills have developed.
I'd like to say a huge thanks to Glenda and the team. So keep popping back to see what I'm up to.
To finish with an update on the works expeience, DS has been helping to culture poo, spit and pee samples. Urghh. He thought it was brill but a off putting just before lunch.

Monday 26 July 2010

Day 5 of the holidays

Something exciting is happening, will post more info later in the week.
Today my baby boy, now 17yrs started his work experience. He seemed to like it. He wants to be a doctor and needs work experience to be able to put it on his University application statement. He's hoping to get some more voluntree work from it.

Sunday 25 July 2010

Day 4 of the holidays

Today I set out on a mission to get rid of the bamboo that's hiding in the picture.
The border was planted in 2006 and boy has it spread. Hubby dug, I pulled and chopped. We have only cleared a little bit of it. The roots run all over the place.
When we've finished I think we'll have reclaimed 2 thirds of the border.
An early start tomorrow as Jacks doing works experience at the local hospital.

Saturday 24 July 2010

Day 3 of the holidays

Today the weathers been good and it's been a productive day. A friend from school gave me a gift on Wednesday of a lovely note book. I got it out this morning and have started to record cards made in the front and ideas in the back.
I've had a really relaxing day cutting and colouring, will post my efforts at a later date.
I bought this Joanna Sheen stamp the last Graphicus open day. Think I'll colour another to put on the top of my laptop. The stamp stamps so well and colour with copics and promarkers. I love the copic E50 and E51 for skin colours.

Friday 23 July 2010

Day 2 of the school holidays

This morning I took off to a friends house for a coffee and a crafty chat. I'm not an expert on blogging but I managed to help her with a few things. I made this card a few days ago for a friends 50th birthday. The flourish is from Papermania and the butterflies are the Martha Stewart stamp and punch. I love the simplicity of the butterflies. I added a little diamond stickles to the butterflies. The 50 was cut on my craft robo and the oval is a nestable. (note to self I need more nestabilitites)
Off to put some finishing touches to a christmas card I'm working on.

Thursday 22 July 2010

Day 1 of the school holidays

Well today has been a lazy day. The weather has been drizzly and I need to get out to do some weeding. Oh shame. So I played with some new stamps and did a little housework, only a little.
Tomorrow will be a more productive day.

Tuesday 20 July 2010

Sad day

Today I've been to the funeral of my Aunt. She was married to my Mums brother and was the last of that certain type of relative. She was such a character and a wonderful lady. She had brought up my two cousins on her own as my uncle died very young. She was so thrifty and a wonderful artist, painting a whole dinner service. The service was very nice.
Tomorrow is the last day of term and I'm looking forward to a sleep in on Thursday.

Saturday 17 July 2010

Wedding card and box

I made this card and the exploding boxes for a friend at work who wanted a special card for her sister and new brother in law. She had told me that the bridesmaids were wearing beige dresses. I distressed the edges with antique rose. The box is for little memories from their day ie confetti, name plates etc. I enjoy making people smile. I'll be busy making another for another friend whose son is getting married in September.
I have a busy weekend, car is going in for a rrecall this morning then shopping. Off to see Jason Manford this evening. A long dog walk tomorrow and some h*******k tomorrow.
Counting down the days to the 6 weeks hols and then part time Yeah!