I’m still in a total Christmas ‘kick’ but it is fair to say that at some of the demos it freaks the customers out that we should be doing Christmas so early- so despite wanting to share some fun Christmas projects- including some inspired by Jennifer McGuire – I’ve got some Roald Dahl cards that are in the current Creativity magazine.
The new range is scrumptious, lick swishy and delumptious. Do get hold of them if you can- there are some amazing stamp sets ( that I’ve yet to get my hands on) but the papers and stationery sets are just inspiring.
I’ve gone a little quirky- this range just so appeals to my creative side. The other cards are in the mag.
I’d better go- we’ve been avoiding flying ants today- nasty swarms of them crawling all over people. All the girls were feeling pretty itchy in the playground. Thankfully I was wearing a dark top which they didn’t seem to make a bee-line ( or should that be ant-line) for !!
We’ve also had a one of Will’s friends over. Seeing them play and hearing them chat made my heart sing. Just to hear their funny conversations and their mutual discussions over the frustrations over having red hair was adorable. Their laughter over nothing was a delight and I loved seeing two little boys enjoying each other’s company so much!
Why can’t they stay that much fun?!
Tonight I’m busy in PaperArtsy land- planning and creating for my last month of guest designer. I can’t believe how quickly it’s flown.
Hoping to leave with a bang but right now it’s looking more ‘fizzle’ than ‘bang’ 😉
See you when I’ve covered myself in paint …again!! x
If you’ve been with me since the beginning of this blog ( unlikely- but a few have!), you might recognise this card project which was one of my first on this blog.
Over at Make The Day Special, they’ve a challenge to take an old card of yours and CASE yourself. It’s quite an interesting process. Apart from the fact I was quite embarrassed looking back at some of my attempts, it was interesting seeing my creative journey.
Here’s how I cased it!
It’s a distress inked background that’s sprayed with water. A, it gives a lovely touch, but B (& more importantly) it hides some of my dodgy blending!
The set is the Hunny Bunny one from Mama Elephant and I hope you can deduce a little progression!
Better go- I’m off to a Variety show with son no.1. He’s doing some puppeteering! I’m sure there’ll be a related blog post- I can just feel it!
Hi! My last day over at PaperArtsy’s blog for this month.
A rather more simpler affair but still focussing on creating your own embellishments and stamping with paint. I never thought that stamping with paint would give such good results. Just shows how beautifully good the PaperArtsy Fresco paints are.
Do go and visit here
Will run for now-just relaxing after standing in the rain for a couple of hours during the kiddos sports day!
That’s a little peek of the project over at PaperArtsy’s blog
I hope you’re all ok- you wouldn’t believe quite how much running around I’ve been doing.
Today was postadocraftsmondayproject,goanddosomeshopping,do3loadsofwashing,finishmyaccounts,writefeedbackform&invoice,startaproject,maketea,gotoschoolearlyforameeting,pickuponekid,drivehome,feed3kids,take2kidstooneplace,driveandturnuplateforanotherkid (halfanhourlate-gotwrongtime),drivebackandmaketeafor5more,onedropshisteaalloverthecarpetsoihavetocleanitup,moreclearingaway,findtshirtsforsportsdaytomorrowwhilstreallyhopingitrainstomorrow!
The restofthenight will include, pickups, bedtimes, washing,setting the table and craftyworkcatchup.
Little wonder I’m feeling quite tired today!!
See you tomorrow with my Make The Day Special post and the final PaperArtsy post!
I’m off to rest 😉. Not! x
Hi! How are you?
I’m over at PaperArtsy tonight and for the next 2 days.
I’ve been experimenting a whole ton with this project. Some experiments worked better than others..you’ll see what I mean when you visit here
Ironically it’s been a bit of a struggle creating. I’m finding my time more pressured with one thing and another and my mojo just disappeared completely. My projects are what they are but do you ever get the desire to rip up your project and start all over again?
I’ve loved experimenting though with PaperArtsy’s gorgeous products- you wait- I’ll sit down without the requirement to make anything and my creative mojo will suddenly return!Strangely though, I have felt more inspired by people recently rather than creatively.
In my demo job I meet many wonderful people often with struggles and challenges of their own and yet, the love of being creative brings us all together.
If my mojo would like to return soon, I’d find that very helpful but in the meanwhile I shall enjoy seeing how other people create and how some people are encouraged to keep going through their crafting.
See you tomorrow with another sneak peek!