Monday, 30 November 2009
On my hols now - not a good start. Rain is coming in through the back door - been telling HIM for years we need a new door! Mopped it all up and then went up to the cabin (in the pouring rain) to check that - dreaded opening the door but guess what - BONE DRY. Would you credit it. Good job too cos Linda is coming over tonight to do some crafting ! I put the heater on when I went up so it should be really toastie by 7.30pm !!!! Got the blinds up now too (teal greeny colour) so we won't look like a couple of goldfish !
Been up the town this morning too. Milla wants an elf skirt made for her and her friend. Don't ask. She wanted it made of felt. Went to Fabricland (in the pouring rain!), couldn't find any felt so I got a fab green suedette type fabric. One metre and a reel of cotton plus some elastic and some wide red satin ribbon for the wasteband - £4.25 odd I think !!!! The cotton was £1.25! I think the fabric was £1.99. Not bad eh? Will start that tomorrow.
Well best go and check the kitchen floor.
Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, 27 November 2009
I persuaded him to go in on the 7th cos he will have to be off work for six weeks and I have a surprise anniversary pressie for him. On 11 January we will have been married 35 years (I know - I ask myself the same question - how did I put up with him for sooooo long!!!!) and I have booked for us to go and see Cirque de Soleil at the Albert Hall on 14 January with an overnight stay in a hotel.
I thought having it done that soon will give him time to recouperate and be fit enough to do the travel to London on tubes etc. Course I couldn't tell him why but I just said "Best get it over and done with dear" and "Least this way you won't have to think about it for too long!" Also I am off work that day still on me little hols so I can drive him there and go fetch him.
Off to Wickes in a min to get the shelves for my cabin now and then to Homebase for the blinds. Then at 3.30 get Milla from school as she wants to come and see her nanny this weekend. I have a sneaky feeling she wants me to do something!!! We'll see...........
BSL was good last night - did signing for clothes, days of the week, months and years. Just two more to go then break up for Christmas. This is just such an exciting thing to do. Really chuffed with myself me is. Wonder if I will be as chuffed when it comes to the assessments!
Best get me shoes on etc and brave the very dark skies that have just appeared.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
The stamps used on each one is from Inkydinkydo Snowflakes a-plenty. The reindeer stamp is a do crafts smirk stamp (I think!). I have just noticed the the girl's face on the atc is very smudged. I coloured it with my copics and obviously used the wrong ink with the wrong paper! Tempremental things these copies (but we do lurve them!). Will do that again before I send them off. The atc and 4x4 background is the residue from my Angel letters - all the spritzing and spraying that was left on my craft mat, I just wiped it off with some card and that was the result. Waste not want not!!! I didn't have enough to do the Skinny so I made up for it with all the little jewels - took bloomin ages to put them on. The edge of the card is using a silver pen. I think the star brads were papermania.
Well, that's that. Hope you like them and thanks for popping in. Best go and sort that moo out now.............
Sunday, 22 November 2009
The is the tree. The leaves are metal cut with a heart shaped punch. I then veined them and used a TSS whell round the edges. They were then "painted" with various colours of stazon inks.
This is the finished article. Distress inks were used on the canvas and the "grass" is a piece of card which has been painted with gesso and before it dried the end of the paintbrush was "scratched" into it to give the effect of grass !! I then rubbed it with various distress inks.
HOW COOL IS THIS !!!
Of course when the class finished (it was an all day one) HAD to go shopping and I bought some more copics. Box C. think I will have to put Box D on my christmas list !!!! Wonder what my chances are!
Well it's getting on so best get on with me knitting!
Friday, 20 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Thought I’d better email you – as you monopolized my dreams last night! Must be missing you! I am sure it’s something to do with the fact that my own little craft room is nearly done and I’m so excited with it. Was thinking of you and then, sure enough, there you were in my dreams. It was weird, I was on holiday and you were there , just crafting away, but knowing full well that you had to serve restaurant full of people a full meal within the next half hour. Your whole family were helping and everyone said what lovely food, but they wouldn’t come again because it took five hours……!
What makes this really funny is that I DON'T COOK !
Can you see why she is my friend - love you Kim !!!!!
........ half finished. She had put purple gems in each corner of the "easel bit". gems along the border punch bit. About an inch from the top left hand corner we got a bit of glue or something on it. Being red it kinda showed a bit so I got a piece of the DP on the base and punched out a butterfly. She put three tiny gems on the body of the butterfly and we stuck it on the mark................... She also put a huge pink (!) button on the draw with a red gem in the middle of it.
Just thought I would show you this. Forgot to put it on in the original post.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
The faux metal is just tin foil glued onto a piece of card and then run through the cuttlebug. Then painted with black acrylic paint which was rubbed off until the bright silver foil went all grubby. Stazon inks in various colours were then rubbed on. The two pieces were layered onto the "easel" part of the desk calender. She was very pleased with herself. she did find it difficult cos the rubber gloves were a bit big for her !!!!
I just love this technique. It is a technique that Linda and I did with Sue Roddis at the Craft Barn. Love that lady!
Well best get on with me knitting!
Love Burnice x
Sunday, 15 November 2009
I understand I now have to give you five unknown/little known facts about me. Here goes:
1. I was darts singles champion 1978/79!
2. I have a shorthand 'o' level!
3. I cross-stitched a wedding sampler for Victoria Wood's tour manager!
4. I was an Assistant Cub Scout Leader!
5. My absolute favourite song is "Tracks of my Tears" by Smokey Robinson!
There that's me !!!!
Now I would like to pass this award on to :
Well lets hope that works !
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
I then got Tim's smaller letters and painted them with venetian red, indigo and yellow ochre acrylic paint. I spritzed them with walnut gold glimmer mist and then rubbed copper precious metal paint over them. The result is this..................
Sunday, 1 November 2009
That all folks !
Got knitting to do !