Monday, 31 March 2008
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Monday, 24 March 2008
I hadn't been to the 02 (the old milleniuim dome) before, but I think it's brilliant as a music venue, with decent places to eat and lots of funky lighting. I hope to make a return visit in future.
We stayed at the Greenwich Holiday Inn Express, purely because it was a 10 minute walk from the venue (which meant we wouldn't need to take the car along). We left at 9am this morning, so it was a bit of a slog! The traffic going south seemed much worse than the traffic travelling north, so the fact that we weren't stuck in gridlocked traffic was a bonus.
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Thursday, 20 March 2008
The little paper flower has been coloured with Certainly Celery ink.
I've used the distressing tool from the SU cutter kit on the Bravo Burgundy panel.
Products used (Stampin' Up!):-
- stamps: Touch of Nature; Sincere Salutations
- ink: Certainly Celery; Old Olive
- cardstock: Very Vanilla; Bravo Burgundy; Whisper White
Other: May Arts ribbon; tiny paper flower; self adhesive mini pearl; scrap of patterned paper
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Very little free time this evening...
The photo above shows a birthday card I made on Sunday using a couple of old Stampendous stamps that had been languishing unused in a box. I coloured the bee with Stampin' Up! Watercolour Wonder Crayons. The red ink around the stamped piece is chalk ink (Colourbox Lipstick Red). The cardstock is SU Whisper White, with some scraps of patterned paper. The orange ribbon is fabulous - it's part of Bazzill's new range.
The next card is one that I made for a friend who is obsessed with all things bird-related! I couldn't resist this bird paper when I saw it in a craft store on Saturday. The ribbon is stapled to the card and is by Creative Impressions. The button is by Stampin' Up!, as is the linen thread knotted through the button. I love the SU linen thread - I've been using it for all of my buttons since I bought it. I've used the SU Word Window punch (not currently available in the UK) to punch out the "Spring" sentiment.
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Friday, 14 March 2008
Thursday, 13 March 2008
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Monday, 10 March 2008
Very quick and easy! I made two identical cards in no time at all. I love the SU background stamps... I just stamped straight on to the white card base, which saved time and expense.
Non-SU products: scrap of dark brown paper with pale brown flowers (embossed with scrolls in the Cuttlebug); organza brown ribbon with white dots by May Arts; Stickles glitter glue (on each of the scallop "petals")
Sunday, 9 March 2008
This final photo shows the card lying flat - and gives a better idea of how the scallops look when the card is closed. Continuing with the scallop them, I used the SU scallop punch and Bravo Burgundy cardstock to make a mount for the stamped piece. The stamped piece is the leaves stamp from the SU Carte Postale stamp set; it was stamped with Bravo Burgundy ink on Whisper White cardstock. I've used the white gel pen to add dots around each of the scallop "petals". The corner rounder punch was used on corners of the rear of the card (to give a rounded feel and blend in with the scallops).
Friday, 7 March 2008
The background was made using the SU "Sanded" background stamp with two colours of ink (Brocade Blue and Certainly Celery) and the word stamp is from the SU Wonderful Words set and was stamped with Black Stazon.
The strip of blue cardstock is also Brocade Blue and the cardstock used for the circle punched section which has the "60" is Sage Shadow. I punched the numbers and the scallop using Quickutz dies. The striped paper was a tiny scrap from my desk. The ribbon is SU black gingham and I've used Stardust Stickles around the circle and the Brocade Blue strip.
Thursday, 6 March 2008
Products (Stampin' Up!):-
1. WHAT WERE YOU DOING 10 YEARS AGO?
Getting ready to move to London to work/live. (I've long since moved back).
2. WHAT WERE YOU DOING 1 YEAR AGO?
Awaiting my Dad's post mortem result (brain haemorrhage; it was very sudden) and sorting things out for the funeral. The worst few weeks of my life.
3. NAME YOUR 5 FAVOURITE SNACKS?
Pizza, strawberries, cherry scones, tangerines and Options 40 calorie hot chocolate sachets!
4. NAME 5 THINGS YOU WOULD DO IF YOU WERE A MILLIONAIRE?
Work less; spend more; travel more; give money to others/charity; be less grumpy (in no particular order).
5. NAME 5 THINGS YOU LIKE DOING?
Making cards and scrapbooking; travelling; feeding treats to my guinea pigs and rabbit; reading; seeing my friends. I don't have enough time to do any of them.
6. NAME 5 THINGS YOU WOULD NEVER WEAR AGAIN
Never say never! (Hot pants are not a good look, though; ra ra skirts and leg warmers are also pretty grim).
7. NAME YOUR 5 FAVOURITE TOYS!
Cuttlebug; Quickutz Revolution; iPod; Canon DSLR camera; anything computer-related.
8. YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE
"Life's too short" (meaning many things, but particularly "don't waste time") or almost any line from the "Time" song by Pink Floyd.
I've been told part of the deal is tagging five more people...
- Jimmi: http://thestampingshopper.blogspot.com/
- Shauna: http://stampingly.blogspot.com/
- Dawn: http://tartanstamper.blogspot.com/
- Melissa: http://www.stampingthroughthetulips.blogspot.com/
- Jenny: http://stampingmoments.blogspot.com/
(ps - no requirement to waste time answering it a second time if you've already given it a bash and I've missed your post!).
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Monday, 3 March 2008
Sunday, 2 March 2008
Products used (Stampin' Up!):-
Non-SU: scrap of pink and white striped ribbon; scrap of orange paper with white circle print; square white blank card
Saturday, 1 March 2008
Tempus fugit... time flies!
For example, hostesses of workshops of £350 - £399 will receive £65 of free hostess merchandise of their choice from the current catalogue, comprising the standard £40 of free merchandise plus an additional promotional sum of £25. This offer is valid during the month of March only, so be quick off the mark and book a slot! In addition, you'll still qualify for your Hostess stamp or scrapping set(s), the Level (1, 2 or 3) and quantity of which will be based upon the total of the workshop in the usual way.
Click here to see a copy of the SU promotional leaflet for more information.