Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sunday, Sunday........

Hello! Hope this finds you all well! Operation Bathroom is now complete, so just have the remnants of mess to move from the Craft Hovel, and I'll be back in the swing of things hopefully!
Well, today was my last planned class this year at The Paperlane. This was a beginner Copic Colouring class, with a project to make. There were five lovely ladies with me today (Mari, June, Bev, Susan and Julie - Hi Ladies!!). Today was a bit of a giggle, as once we got through the colouring to the project things got a bit hectic! Mental note to many layers do you need on a project???? Lol!
Still, here it is - this is the sample for the session today. I used a gorgeous new stamp - this is little Miss 'Candy Canes'. She is a Saturated Canary rubber stamp, which is SO good - I can distress ink these lovelies to my heart's content - although this is Copic'd! Caz has them in stock - but they are not online! We made a gift card pouch - I love making these, as a gift card never looks much floating around a normal card, but this makes it more of a gift I think.

 The Gift Card Pouch
 The inside - both of the panels can be removed to store gift cards, notes or money.
 Close up detail of the colouring - and the sparkles!
Here is the project laid down so you can see the dimension.
Project ingredients:
Stamp: Saturated Canary - Candy Canes, Hero Arts Mixed Christmas Messages (not visible in photos)
Papers: Teresa Collins' Christmas Cottage 6x6 pad, and matching Washi tape
Dies: Memory Box Frostyville - Wreath & Border
Embellies: Buttons, Star Dust Stickles, Waco Pearl Pen, Organza Ribbon
And ladies...just for you.....
Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair: E50, E51, E33, E37, E47, E49
Dress: G85, G82 and 0 palette blended
Bag: E50, E51 and E53
Candy Canes: R59, R29, R27 and W1, W3
 So, thank you ladies! I had a lovely day, and hope to see you all soon! Kx

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Upside Down.....

Just thought I'd pop on to say 'Hi!'! My house is still upside down and making anything is impossible! The bathroom is well on its way, but I hate mess!! Need to put everything in order and it's killing me! So much so, it drove me to go to Ally Pally yesterday and buy more stuff! Still, will be back shortly trying to get creative!

So, until normal service is resumed, I thought I would share this. The pic is one I took in Paris - thought it was a spookily cute way of looking at street furniture! I love the kookiness of it - it is amazing what you see when you look past what is already there. This was in front of one of the most magnificent buildings the Ecole Militaire, and people were walking over him, totally oblivious. There was a pink one too, but she looked worn, which was a shame.

Back Soon - unless I get grouted too!


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Unikly Smash*ing!

Hello All! Welcome back - I've been missing a little bit as I have had a bit of a holiday, so it is nice to get back in the swing of things!
Well, it is release day for Uniko Studio today, and there are loads of wonderful things to play with! I've decided not to make a card today, but use the stamps in my SMASH* Book! I've started to SMASH* my holiday pics in an International SMASH* Book - that should keep me quiet for a while!!

I thought I should use the first pages to celebrate the the reasons why I love Paris - and to be honest, it has a lot to do with the stationery shops (perhaps the wine too!).
This double page shows the two sets released today, Wonderful Washi and Thank You labels - I have used the labels as journalling spots. (Apologies any french speaking peeps who can read my efforts at the language!!) The line grids are stickers that I made myself to write on. I love the Washi stamps - they are a lovely way to add texture to the pages, and I could really easily match up my inks to the pages in my book. Here is a close up of some of the detail:

 The small embellishment stamp on the grid sticker is part of the 'Thank You' set, with the lovely circular label stamps. Just love these - they also fit some of the sentiments from previously released set. The washi stamps can be used so many ways I have stamped, folded, ripped and stuck them on this page.

The great thing with these is that they coordinate with so many of the other products too! I have used Stampin Up! Inks to match the papers, and the swirls are from a variety of packs I had scattered around my little room - so I thought I would use them up! Well, that is all from me for now, I may disappear for a little while - we are having a new bathroom fitting and my craft room turns into a storage space from Monday. Oh Joy!!

Thanks for looking! K :-)