Sunday, September 25, 2011

Where did the month go...?

I know I am not a prolific blogger but is moving fast.  I didn't realise I hadn't posted for that long!!! That means it's that long since I stuck paper and glue together wonder I have been agitated.  There has not even been any needle pushing through aida!!!!! OMG..what is wrong with me?!!!!

Don't worry, nothing serious.  Just work, training and a non existent sleep pattern last week.  But, I have slept my usual 5 hours for the last 2 nights so I feel half Klingon and I had a whole day off with nothing to do (thanks to the boss cleaning the house on Friday...did I ever tell you how lovely he is???!) so my crafting genie came back to me today.  :)

This was the genies first output of the day.  It had been sitting on my desk half done for the last 3 weeks so all that was added were the embellishments, journalling and attempts at blending Distress Inks on the edges.  I based this LO loosely on Shimelles starting point challenge here but used it as a sketch rather than what I was supposed to :)  I liked how the pictures were so similar and to me showed how close my sister and brother were.  Most of the stash is Studio Calico ...Boardwalk kit I think but I have a habit of mixing them up so can't be sure!  The tags are Papermania, distresssed with Distress ink and the twine from them is inked and put around the panel.  The flowers and doily were from a swop I did on the Docrafts forum. 

The blending then gave me an idea for a leaving card I had to make for my boss ...

Using the offcuts from the LO and a few odds and ends.

A good day I think :)  I did manage to do something else but I will put that up in the week when I work out how to make photos smaller!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Challenges and Companions

 Above is the stash I took to work last night. I had to make a leaving card for a work colleague and as usual, said I would have it done a week ago but life got in the way! So, in a rush before I left, I bundled a load of stuff that was lying around on my desk and basically hoped for the best.  I am not always good with limited stash (especially on my 4th night shift!!) but thought the challenge would be good

And, I am pleased to say it was.  Above is the completed card. I am quite pleased with it and based on what I have been doing recently, it seems that distressed is definately my 'style'

I even made a second card.  Very pleased with myself *smug look*
Lesson? Less is more from a creative viewpoint.

Ok, no Month in Numbers from me..just not prepared this time! Click on the icon to see what everyone else is upto though.

Yep, I am doing LSNED (above could be my lesson 1!!) I am following on Twitter (@paperwoolthread), but am off for the next few days, so hopefully, I will have an album to do as well. I have an idea of what I would like to do but not sure if I can pull it off yet.

But, in the meantime, I have to time to even check if this makes I have to put the football up on the computer and am about to watch Doctor Who again well, the boss isnt here!!!

And, I have to see this man again.....

Rory......Best. Companion. Ever? I love him more and more every episode :) boss is not worried......yet!!!!