Sunday, 29 November 2009

Silhouette to the rescue.

I had an idea to make some Christmas gift bags and remembered that I'd seen some on the Cricut cartridges. Unfortunately, when I looked at those I have, they were not the ones.
I decided to look at the Silhouette images instead. OMG!!! Since they have split from QK they have multiplied their images tenfold. There are some fantastic designs availalable now for only 99c a time. The bag below is one of those which I purchased tonight cut in BG paper Mistletoe and Pear from last year. I inked the edges and cant wait to add the little treats and embelishments to complete it.

New Microwave

Things seem to be blowing up in our house recently, you may recall the fridge/freezer packing up in June on the hottest day of the year so far? Recently the kettle sprung a leak and left puddles all over the work surface - new kettle! Friday the microwave went bang and produced a cloud of smoke, so, today we spent the day looking for and buying a new one. I think I'm quite good with technology but it baffles me why the control panels are more like flying the shuttle!

The only buttons you need are full power, warm, defrost and how long - so why, I ask myself, are there buttons for Curry, Pasta, Chinese, Jacket Potato etc etc etc..... what a waste of time.

Anyhow, have a new Panasonic one and will get my shuttle pilots license in due course :)

Monday, 16 November 2009

Cool Cats

Had to share these photo's!
Its 3D night on channel 4 and we got given glasses in Sainsburys.
Lianne decided they would look cool on Jess - and they do :)
Think he quite liked them as he wore them for quite a while.

Definitely a page in these methinks.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

From Boy to Man - Scrapaholix November kit - Improved photo now :)

Due to starting the new temp job and being unwell, I am really late with my class page this month. I had an idea of using some of the photos Dad gave me recently of him as a boy then growing up. The technique/material this month was cork so I used it to define the first and last pictures in the series. The papers are from My Minds Eye Ooh La La collection and I liked the contrast between the colours and the black and white photographs.

I embellished the flourishes with some jewells from Jill's (Cardinal Colours) and some stickles glitter glue in Cinnamon and Gold.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Another Drama

Have been in bed the past few days with this cold/cough/flu thing. Lianne said she was feeling unwell too so I thought I'd passed it on. Thursday, however, I found out that she'd had another piercing in her ear - she knows I don't like it so kept it quiet. It had become infected and was causing pain, headaches and nausea. She had gone to a walk in clinic near Liverpool St Station and they had given her antibiotics, frightening the living daylights out of her in the process saying that cartilage infections are the worst and that she may lose her ear!!!
Friday she stayed at home and was very sick so we made an appointment at our Doctors who referred her to the hospital. Hours later......they gave her an anti-sickness pill and sent her home.
Hopefully it will get better on its own now with the AB's etc. I just don't understand why people want to have all these piercings???? I have two holes in each ear and feel this is more than sufficient - is it just my age? :)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Got a Cold!

Four days back commuting to London and I get a cold - I knew it would happen!
Wouldn't be so bad if a cough didn't come too, have had to stay at home yesterday and today as its made me sick :(

Thought I'd share a couple more of the cards I made on Saturday at Jill's (Cardinal Colours) and two more of the Kanban kit cards.

Hope you are all feeling well...........

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Birthday week

Have had a very busy week as I started a new temp job on Tuesday and have worked very long hours. No time for any crafting as have just been too tired!

Thursday was my birthday and after working 8-6, went to my favourite local italian for dinner. Fabulous meal and glass of Bubbly went down well.

Saturday had a fabulous day at Jill's (Cardinal Colours) for our monthly crop where I was spoiled by my good friends - thanks to you all, I had a lovely day. Below are some photos of the beautiful cards I received.

Last night had a lovely meal with Lynn and Alan at our local Indian restaurant with some champagne to wash it down.

Below are a couple of the cards I made at the crop on Saturday the first using my new Copic Markers and Liz's stamps (thanks Liz)

Monday, 2 November 2009

Last day of freedom

Today was my last day of freedom for a while as I have a temp job starting tomorrow.
I amused myself by sorting out a few bits and pieces then made these cards using the Kanban Patchwork Pals kit.
The characters are really cute and I think quite pretty.

Also, learned today that I have been accepted to start a new job but not til January 5th, so have to bide my time temping until then.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Francoise Read Angels Stamp Set

A big Thanks to Lynn for coming round this afternoon.
We had a stamping session using the new stamps we bought yesterday.
Lynn played with the Christmas Elf set and I used her Nativity and Angel sets.

The following were made using the angels, the dresses cut from the background paper and images coloured with the new copic markers.

They are really adorable and I have quite a few stamped and ready to complete, so Thanks again to Lynn for sharing...