Monday, 15 October 2012

New dabblings

Created a few more pieces over the weekend and used the Paperartsy Treasure gold again, love this stuff, I must get more colours!

First off I used a mould I have had for quite a while now

And then I created a picture frame for one of my Grandparents wedding photos.

Hope you all had a productive weekend too!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Pumpkin Fever

Don't you just love a proper Autumn. The leaves all look pretty and there is a crisp chill in the air, well today we are having a proper autumn, not a cloud in the sky, chilly air and bright sunshine. My order of pumpkin spice coffee flavouring arrived, haven't been able to find a supplier for almost 2 years now and I finally found one. It took 2 weeks to arrive but it was certainly worth the wait, I had forgotten how much I loved it!

The pumpkins pictured are my most recent creation which I hand made, painted and grunged up, as well as highlighting with the fabulous treasure gold I recently purchased at the Harrogate craft fair from the lovely Leandra of Paperartsy.

Enjoy! Winter is coming!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

WOYWW Halloween treat bags

Helllooooooo Its been a few weeks since I have been able to participate in Julia's WOYWW. Today, well last night I had to whip up some trick or treat bags to give to my sister to take home to her children for Halloween. Today is the only day I will see her before Halloween is over and done with. I decided to do a quick walk through with a few pictures while I made them as they were so quick to do!

I decided to use my recently purchased pillow box Tim Holts die so first I had to find some sweets to fit. I got these and took the spogz things out of the packet.

I cut out 3 pillow box's from the food wax paper as I would be putting the sweets directly into them and wanted it to be food safe. I also used none toxic white glue which worked suprisingly well on the wax! ATG tape did stick but you could easily pull it apart.

I stamped some Waltzing mouse stamps with sepia archival ink onto kraft and cut them out then wrapped them in string and voila, super fast trick or treat bags!

Thanks for Visiting!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Harrogate GNPE Show

This past weekend was the GNPE craft show at Harrogate, I did really well and only went £7 over my budget! Go me! I had a great day and ran into lovely on-line friends that I have not yet had the chance to meet in person and I got to meet Leandra from PaperArtsy eeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEE. She is so lovely in person, I am so happy I went!

So here is what I purchased.

And here is who I ran into!

The lovely Sarah McCrossan who is on the IndigoBlu design team with me.

The amazingly sweet and kind Leandra of PaperArtsy.

And the oh so talented and lovely Sam21Ski.

They all look fabulous in the pictures, I however look like I have been dragged through a hedge backwards a few times. Thats what comes from barely any sleep for near 3 weeks. Sunday I am happy to say was an epic lay in, didnt get out of bed till almost 2pm! I sure needed that!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Recent Purchases

So long story short when I split with my ex and had a horrendous time I had to get a loan to pay for solicitors and other things. The loan people said unless I choose payment protection I was unlikely to get the loan approved. This now being against the law I decided to claim back the money and did my own PPI claim. Most people do this through a company you see advertised on TV, some of them take nearly 40% of what you are owed of your own money that you paid as payment for claiming it for you. I thought well they can all get stuffed as it is really not that hard to claim it back yourself. I didn't even have my loan's account details as I had already paid it off. I went on-line downloaded the form which took about 30 seconds, filled it in which took about 10 mins and 12 weeks later I have a cheque for my falsely charged payment protection insurance. What did it cost me? 1 signed for envelope at about £2 and then a further 1st class stamp, so in total about £3, instead of 40% of my money. So I got the cheque put it in the bank and then decided to spend half on things I want and the other half put it in my savings account. I spent some at the GNPE Show in Harrogate (post on that coming soon) and some on these 2 beauties.

First up I am sick of hurting my hands cutting chipboard, not to mention the cost of blades for my trimmers so I treat myself to a proper self sharpening Rotarim in A3 size so I can get my chipboard sheets in it without wastage. See the line of funky pixles down the middle of both pictures? this leads me onto my second purchase....

 A new DSLR camera! I love the lumix FZ45 that I currently have but it has unfortunately developed a sensor fault, hence the line down all my pictures. When passing the camera shop I saw this beauty in the window. It is 2 versions newer and cost less than what it would have cost me to get my FZ45 fixed. I haven't had time to charge it yet, only pulled it out the box to love it and squeeze it and call it Fred.

Sorry for being AWOL!

Sorry everyone for being AWOL but I have been so busy and the other half has been off work making it almost impossible for me to get any spare time at all! Things have calmed down now and he goes back to work tomorrow so I will do a update and show my calendar pages then and do a round-up on the Harrogate GNPE show too. I will leave you with this for now....

Halloween is coming! Yayyyyyyy!

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