Wednesday, 28 March 2012

WOYWW.........Lush Crafty goodies

Morning all welcome to another Wednesday time to sit back travel the world and snoop other peeps crafty desks .All from your own chair yes it's time for another Woyww with are lovely Julia so pop on over and join in.

Last week well totaly flew by and missed it !yes i missed my first Woyww slap wrists,but it was spent with my daughter at the hospital visiting the consultant ,As many of you know she's been ill with this bug since dec 2011.Well it comes down to it that the GPdidnt treat her with the right antibiotics in the first place to kill the bug.If she had then it would have more than likely saved all this trouble and her missing school.So we are on the forst course of 2 weeks antibiotics then have break for week then a further two.Carry on until iot is gone but will take time as it has travelled round into her muscles and her kidneys so wait and see game.

So this weeks desk is above in piccy working on DT project,haven done too much on it as ive been enjoying the sun and planting me veggies!so glorious and hot n sunny mind how long for you can never tell in the uk.
so thought id show you waht has arrived in post last week.Below you will see the wee book ive been waitng for signed by the man himself!lol

Then more lush goodies had bit of a spend well girls gotta treat herself once in a

some prima nits they were on sale and my indigo blue stamps,and oxford impressions stamps too!
Then bottom piccy some more stamps imdigo blue ,TimHoltz goodies
So just now ready for weatehr changes so i can craft!lol

So is his royal highness my wee lad Bobbie just had his short and curleys chopped ready for spring .Dont he just look a handsome boy just turned 2 as well.

Well have fab wednesday make the most of the weather have great week.Will try get round you all as i missed last week think i jumped from tuesday to thursday without knowing till sat..lolLove n hugs

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

It's Crafting Time Dt project

This week over at it's Crafting Time we had to use paints .I have choosen to alter a plain note book .first of all i applied gesso to the book left to dry.Then i added layer of paperartsy Frsco paints blue ,and then added the crackle and vintage paint to get the desired crackle effect look.
I then added glue and seal to some grunge letters added newspaper print awaited until it dired. Then applied a coat in the same fresco paint and once that had dried.Iadded a top coat of glossy accents to give the shine.The embellishment is from K &Co i have added glossy accents to the flower to give 3d shine.

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Hope your all enjoying this beautifu weather especialy to my buddies in scotland where for a change they are havingf some fine and dandy weather also.

Have great tuesday

love n hugs

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Gentlemen Never Wear Brown In London

Grungy Monday Challenge 39 this week we are following:

This is such clever and fun technique with Alcohol inks!So click the link above to take you there.Again they have the wonderful Simon Says Stamp as the Sponsor .

So here's my entry!

I have used Tim Holtz tag and as i call it Charlie Chaplin dies.Have cut both from hardboard.

I then got some SU glossy Card Stock and with the help of Alcohol inks ,Caramel,Gold,Latte,Aqua,and Mixative pearl .I made the backing paper.I then stamped images in Black Archival ink fromCreative Journey stamps "Gentlemen Never Wear Brown in London quote.And the scene of the London eye and houses of parliment onto the tag.
I then covered the charlie man die in copper alcohol inks.For the umberella used the mosaic technique and around that i used Ultra thick mica embossing powder copper.

As i am also following Tims 12 Tags for 2012 this will also be my March entry.

I then stamped the carnaby street sign from the same set and layered onto Stampin up brown cardstock the same as the tag .To finish i found these lovely flowers whilst clearing out from prima and the brown seam binding is also from my stash.

I am also entering this in over at the Artistic Stamper March Challenge the theme this month for March is "Travel"
Hope you like my creations please pop by love to hear what you think !

Have fab day


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Good Morning welcome to Woyww 145

Doesnt Time fly when your having so much fun!Well this morning we are going to have fun flying around the world looking at an aray of Crafty desks,finding out what everyone has been upto since last week .So if you wanna join in then fly across to the Boss;s Blog Ms Julia and join this wednesday addiction.Mind she has forgot to leave a linky but im sure she will right that as morning goes on.

Well i had the dreaded tooth out on friday yep .Must been world record went in for opd at 15,40 and when i got to dentist it was packed ,not second went by i had sat down they called me in .thats where i stayed for well looker than i thought was only 30 min opd.I walked out of the room still to a waitng room of people glaring at me looked at the clock the 30 mins opd had turned into 1 hour and 35 mins yes it was 17.10!!!Have to say was very traumatic extraction.I am lucky have huge pain thresh hold which is good.But the reason why is steriods they do help you or helped me when first diagnoseed in 2006 but now im paying i had lovely set nashers once now due to steriods they are crumbling!!!!Anyway i tolerated the weekend and monday but by yesterday i was near to tears with the pain maxed out on pain killers too!So i returned to dentist for emergency opd .As it was traumatic extraction as dentist put it i have now 10day anti Binstead 5 but the infection has gone into my jaw.She cleaned out packed it and i came away pain free with huge bags under my eyes hence why i never stayed up late crafting!Im here pain free and with a well clearish desk!

Havent done anything since monday which is a tag for couple challenges which i will upload later the box below is the stat of a DT project .
Here you will see some goodies that arrived last week As yet havent had time to play .Hopefully between now and friday may get chance now im pain free and ready for anything!

So not much going on.I have done my first Steampunk creation you can see Here .I have done tags but nothing bigger woul;d love to know what you think!Well have fab woyww and creative week

hugs a PAINFREE !!!lol

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Monday, 12 March 2012

Dt Post for It's Crafting Time ...Steampunk

Dt post for It's Crafting Time

My Dt project this week i have created a Steampunk creation.I have used Wendy Vecchi's art Parts made into a small frame.I distressed the parts with Antique Linen.I have used old Paper from a Dictionary to cover the centre and also distressed that.The image used is from Denzinaworld where images are Free/ Or Small Donation.I have added glossy accents to his hat to give depth and 3d look.Stamped out the clock background using a free stamp from a magazine in Archival /black,then distressed the edges with Antique Linen,Covered with a clock charm from my stash.I have added Computer generated sentiment"Time Waits For No Man"
Which is distressed with antique linen also.The metal Filigree corners are from the Funkie Junkie shop.Tim Holtz ideology clasp and chain and sprogats.The large key also is from my own stash.The letters are peel offs which were silver,but i have altered with
with copper Alcohol inks.

I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp and Show This weeks theme is
Anything goes!

Hope youve all had good weekend and enjoyed the sunshine.Maybe spring has sprung?


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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Simon says Stamp and Show,Sarah's Monthly Mojo March

Well im back today with a couple of items i stated altering on Monday.The first is over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.This weeks theme is Bottle it.Well hubby got alovely set of flavoured syrups for Christmas from costa .So i pinched the bottles .Here are two ive decorated using the Wendy Vecchic Fauux Galzed Crackle Technique.Which really impressed with and would use again.I first washed the bottles got labels off.They ahve a slight pattern on but To be sure the crackle stuck i uses Glue and seal coverd both bottles in this .Then waited waited until it had dries,then i began with the Distressed crackle Paint.I layered it on thick as i wanted to see the cracks more.I also dripped some down the side of each bottle.After waiting for over hour for all to dry inpatient when it comes to drying
I then used Archival plum ink all over the bottle once .The other one i used Distress stains Vintage Photo,Then went over the cracks with vintage distress ink.

I added a label and stamped happiness in picket fence added an image of a vintage lady.To the bottle and made a charm togo around the top of the bottle .added a wee lace embroidered flower bouquet where she was holding one.You can see to the right of the bottle my wee drip.

The vintage photo i added some beaded ribbon on the bottom of the bottle and a lovely filigree metal butterfly to which added pearls.To the top i had some ribbon fringe with dangling beads.
Here's close up hopefully yopu can see how well the crackle came out and drips.I absolutely love this technique and would recommend anyone to try.This is my first attempt but im will be using again!

Sarah's Monthly Mojo March

The theme this month is Vintage.So i have recycled a cigar box that was given to me in a swap.It is wooden.I first gessoed it and then painted it with Fresco paints Vintage .Then added Tattered Rose Distress Crackle paint sat and watched it dry ...oh so impatient when it comes to drying time .But sometimes i like to let them dry for a couple hours if not over night!

I then die cut some hard board to make my centre piece from and distressed that with tattered Rose inks..I then added a doiley to that stuck to the box with glue n seal.I wanted to make it look old /vintage and not just a white doiley,this way i got the effect i wanted.
My centre piece was a K &co chipboard embellishment.I added to that a metal oval with piccy of cameo on.
The flowers ,Leaves are from my stash and the large display with the beaded butterflies on i made and stuck down with the heat gun.The 2 pink roses on the chipboard centre piece i added Glossy accents to so i would get the 3d effect to give some dimension to them.

I then used my glue gun again to fix the vintage lace round the box and also the pipping around the top of the box all from my stash.(Im on use old stash up more in 2012)Ithen found this lovely wee porcelin rose which just went on the centre of the bottom of the box

Theen i used my new stash of New Prima papers "The Almanac Collection" and distressed the edges with tattered rose distress inks.

I hope youve enjoyed viewing at my creations as much as ive enjoyed creating them.Pop by both challenges why not have ago.

Lovely day here so off to have coffee in the garden!

hugs judex

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

WOYWW........144.......Mojo Returned

Last weeks desk

This weeks desk!!!
Yes it's wednesday again boy doesnt it come round fast.Since aweek ago i think weve had every weather possible.From week past Sunday sitting in the garden drinking coffee ,no clouds in sight.To this sunday watching the dog in the gareden as the rain turns to Snow!!! Weird or what.Anyways doesnt matter what it's doing out there as it's Snope day and you can sit and keep warm drink coffee whilst you tour the world of crafty blogs .Thanks to the Lady herself M/S Julia
So my desk this week well yesterday after seeing Simon says challenge i had the urge to play ,and for past 2 days ive played ,got inky been away from my desk and come back.So it isnt as tidy as last week.But my mojo is slowly shall i say surfacing.I have been following the glass bottle crackle effect .Which are sat waitng to dry on my desk as i type this.

Also you will see the process of a recycled cigar box being turned into shabby /chic,vintage.That is also waitng for bits to be dried....You will see in the above piccy the bottles ive crackled and stained one with distress inks and stains.Sticking out of it is a wooden stick yep..these come from costa coffee the ones you stir your sugar with ..Oh as well as the coffee being good so are these sticks .So useful im always picking afew extras up!

This is the bit im waiting to dry on my box .This is for a swap im doing in Swapbot .Not sure wether many of you are members but loads swaps take place.But this is a group swap yep Tim Holtz lovers...So once this is completeed i will post about it until then just have to wait till it dries so inpatient when i have to wait for things to dry ...not soon enough for my like-ing.

Last week i managed to get around most of you but verification and my eyes don't mix...lolThere was still acouple i couldnt get into.I will try my best this week im out this morning at the bank hoping to see if we can get some of our money back.So fingers crossed!it would be nice.Although end last week i was naughty and well had a spend as was fed up mojo wasnt around ,plus had to co on Anti -b's for chest infection that turned into left lower lobe pneumonia.Have to say feeling much better at present fingers crossed it will stay that way.As todays my last anti-b,boy was it strong i had to take 2 tabs as soon as i got them then 1 tablet once aday which i thought was different!.
Hopefully the rest of my goodies should be here in next couple days .But i did receive the prima 6x6 paper pad the "Almanac Collection"Which have to say are lush!

Anyways have creative week and fab wednesday.keep warm and safe and hopefully you will avoid these colds that we seem to pick up far to often as there's some nasty bugs around!

Have fun hugs

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Dt Post for It's Crafting Time..Altered Paper Mache Books

Gosh nearly forgota bout this post to upload,mind tooth ache and chest infection can cause you to forget.It was only when i saw the 3 books on a post in Woyww yesterday that it reminded me to upload my DT project for It's Crafting time blog.This week it was Distress inks .

Ive used various Distrss inks ,dried Marigold ,Spiced Marmalade,Frayad Burlup,and Fired Brick.I have really smooched the ink in with blending tool to get good coverage.I then used fired brick D/I on the binding of the book and edges.I have added a stamped image to the front done in distressed inks too .This image which was kindly given to me in a swap so unfortunately unsure of the name of the stamp or designer.Down the front and along the top i have used Kaiser Kraft paper with lines to make it look like a book .On the other side which for some reason photo has not uploaded is a sentiment from Tim Holtz stamp set "Just Saying".These are handy little books that can be filled with embellishments .Can be used and kept as wee storage or given out in a swap which this one will be filled with T/Holtz goodies the sent on it's way to my swap partner.

Please check by the It#'s Craftingtime shop as products available there.
Now im entering this into My mojo monthly this is the first time and Sarah does a fab job of hosting this monthly.So i hope this is actually in the middle of my 2nd entry .My mojo slowly coming back after getting buried in the
Well happy 1st March the first day of Spring!Must admit has been mild and warm .So hopefully will see the sun today.As so like springtime with the snowdrops,and my fav daffodils .So thats it Happy st Davids Day !Thanks for popping by!

love n hugs

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