Friday, 31 December 2010
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Monday, 27 December 2010
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Oh sweet Groundhog Day, we're about to go to Mr Dunnit's family home and start again! But it's OK interweb, I'm ready, I can take it!
I thought you might like a brief insight into the glamour of a real blogger's Boxing day, as a sort of reality check against the previous days warm and rich family gathering. To make sure I deserved another day off today, I swept, hoovered, washed and then waxed the wood floor in our bedroom. You can't tell from the threshold, let alone from here, otherwise you'd be looking at a photo! This morning, it took me a while to work out why my knees feel bruised when I did my routine of crawling under the tree to turn on the lights! It's all glamour. How come I feel like this - that I need to offset the lovely with the erm, less lovely? Is it a gene? Have I, deep in my psyche got an inherited work ethic? Is it like pudding, you only get the nice stuff after you've eaten your greens and cleared your plate? Or is it a back log of outstanding jobs that makes me do these things on holiday days. Or maybe it's guilt. Mr Dunnit laughs and says it may be guilt, but it's just an overdue job really. Do it or don't do it. Philosophy I cannot possibly subscribe to - whatever the day....I'd do nothing!
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Friday, 24 December 2010
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
This gorgeous Christmas card was made using one of Amber Ink's digi stamps, from the Fish Wishes range. I sincerely hope that Amber and Incredimombo don't mind, but this card was made by Shopkeeper Gal, not me. See, there was a commission. Harry is getting a fish tank for Christmas and his Dad wanted a card to put some money in.....because what's a fish tank without fish and the chance to buy the stripey and colourful ones of your choice are definitely part of the gift, huh? Well, Shopkeeper Gal was desperate, a chrissy, gifty, fishy card? help! So I printed the swordfish and bubbles and just look at the result! I was lucky enough to be in the shop today when Harry's Dad collected it - he was so, so pleased. How great. How rewarding for all concerned huh. Amber - you really rock this designing thing!
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Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Friday, 10 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Ah, there you are...have you arrived from Julie's blog - lastminutecrafter? If you haven't but wanna be a part of this blog hop and stand a chance to win a prize, start of at Shannan's and hop through, easy enough! Go to the Amber Ink blog and enter by posting your vote or leave comments as you hop, there are prizes for commenting = more fun! There's gonna be a vote too, for the best entry, so I 'd better tell you the criteria....
Monday, 6 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
And how's this for irony? It was resting behind the neat boxes of stuff I put on my WOYWW post - this week's, yeah, the post where I bragged that I knew where everything is in the cupboard. I contend however, that in order to know where everything is, I have to know what's in there to begin with, huh! Ah well, all's well that ends well. And the reward? Ah, all day at the crop, pot luck lunch and the pleasure of meeting
Mary Anne. This has been a good day! Keep warm and safe y'all.
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Thursday, 2 December 2010
A table runner - ElElJan calls this the table Jogger because it's not as long as some of her others. (Like the one I bought before she could finish unfolding it, for example. Now currently adorning my coffee table and making it look as if I may have given decorating the lounge some consideration already!)
How about the bunting? It's so lovely I can't bear it being in someone else's ownership. And so lovely of Jan because she gave me 2 lengths of each size to festoon the conservatory with. And as you can see, we eat in the conservatory, so it needs festooning and these will be perfect - I love bunting, it's redolent of all sorts of good times, huh! So that's me cheered up on this cold and finally snowy day. It's been a week alright.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
So the desk gives not much away because I'm working on stuff you can't see. I know, doesn't that sound incredibly secretive and DT-ish of me? It does. I sound very important in my head. But really the reason you can't see what I'm working on is because it's still in my head...this table shows the end of one card making session and nothing else, certainly not the beginning of another!
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
You like? A bit in your face? Yeah. That's why I like it! Cut along to Amber Ink and get this set, you need it. And then enter the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and show me up. You know you can. Amber, Ink are sponsoring this challenge, so you could well win something really worth having!
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Today's workshop was unseasonally seasonal'. It comprised four christmas cards made using non-Christmas stash, except for the message/greeting. So one of the cards has a panel, embossed and highlighted with the Antique Linen DI, and the panel edges are distressed - with a proper big girl crafter distressing tool, no less.
So the gals beaver away and we're having a chat and things are being passed around and well, you know. Among our number this evening is Miss Glitter - likes making cards, enjoys the social, has a quick humour and occasionally is brave enough to make her card with complete disregard for my sample design. It's ok. They do it so often now that my ego is over it! Now and then, an item for a particular card goes astray and we identify the item to the card when asking everyone to look for it. And this evening, Miss Glitter, without blinking, referred to the ribbon she needed 'for the tatty looking card'. Well, you should speak as you find, huh!
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Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
I'm pleased, delighted and frankly terrified to have been invited by Amber and Incredimombo to join their guest monthly DT, the th(Ink) Tank. If you do WOYWW, you know about Amber Ink, gorgeous, lively and timely digital stamps and papers and a collection of clear stamps too. Oh man, the digi learning has been scarey and is definitely at the 'beginner' stage and the crappy printer has made me panic; and the light is terrible and my daylight bulb just went pop! But hey, the first digi images are conquered and the printer is about to be usurped by doing some printing at work and the daylight bulb has a guarantee on it. So it may all come good.
Amber, Incredimombo, be reassured that I've got the timetable on the wall and I'm not shaking every time I look at it now, I can photograph at work in better light and most important - I'm really looking forward to playing with all the stuff!
Now just in case I've fooled you into thinking that this isn't a HUGE deal for me, check out my fellow Amber Ink torchbearers; they are amazing. No pressure at all then!
Shannan - Ambassador of Awesomeness
At the Amber Ink blog you can find baby pictures and Incredimombo's write up biographies, really entertaining. Be prepared to add these girls' blogs to your reader, they are fab.
Monday, 15 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Yeah. Here I am, blogging. I have a million ideas floating around in my head, some of them are good ones too! I have ideas for cards, workshops, swaps, projects, cooking, and present buying for Christmas. I have a raft of ideas for some things at work and having booked the work Christmas party, I have a few ideas for that too. It would seem that blogging about all these ideas is easier than getting them out of my head and doing something about them. I've been talking to Mr Dunnit about my home time-management skills. I don't think there's a problem at work - you just tackle the work and that's it. And I have learned that I need adequate down time, and I very often don't allow the crafty moments to be down time. Because I have to have a deadline to motivate me. I have lists. I have dates and I have allocated things appropriately. I think.