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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The White Stuff has Arrived!

The snow has found its way to Kent - slightly unlucky that on the night it arrived I was at my sister's and she lives in real countryside - narrow lanes, no street lighting and lots of wild animals - real countryside!  We got home eventually - brakes on the car only chose not to work once, we did some stylish car-ice-skating!  So now I'm thinking I will definitely stay indoors, good opportunity to use up all the freezer/larder food and do some crafting :-)  Keep warm everyone.

Monday, 29 November 2010

12 Days of Christmas



Just a quick reminder to you all that Chicken Soup will be hosting 12 days of Christmas inspiration in just 2 days time!  Visit on December 1st for the first festive inspirational recipe - ADVENT!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Chicken Soup - Recipe #22

So today it has turned proper chilly, I felt justified putting on the whole caboodle of hat, gloves and mittens just to walk to the end of the road! 
Thinking back this photo was taken in Turkey in August when the temperature was about 32 degrees at night - bit of a contrast! 

I snapped these sweets in a market place and thought the colours were gorgeous. Using the colours as inspiration I created something very summery and came up with butterfly bunting. Well.. everything needs a butterfly doesn't it!?



Pop over to Chicken Soup - starting making and join in the fun. 
Have a lovely weekend - keep warm!
  

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Welcome to my workspace in full flow - this effect took just under an hour to create!  Heat gun permanently plugged in, old pizza box that I use for misting, punches galore (a girl can never have enough punches you know!) and yes in the midst of the mess... a cat!

And here she is again with her pretty but evil pose! I think by this time she thought if she lay across my trimmer I may actually feed her!

The jar of jelly beans is for a Christmas project - I did not eat a single one... I ate a whole bunch instead!

Pop over to Julia's to see more desks - there are loads - some are tidy, some chaotic and the odd cat too!
 

Friday, 19 November 2010

Chicken Soup - Recipe #21

Goodness it is Friday again and it's inspirational time at Chicken Soup and the focus is on paint. 

I went for the pinky colours and a fair amount of misting with my layout - eldest son is somewhat embarrassed about this picture.. oh well a little bit of mother's revenge now and again is not so bad! :-)

Have a great weekend everyone - I'm celebrating my birthday - hoping to sit and craft for about 12 hours straight if I can get away with it!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

It's a muddle!  I'm normally so tidy and yet this week I've got so many projects on the go that packing stash away just hasn't been an option.  The chipboard reindeer is a little hint - I'm making about 10 Christmas projects by the end of this month and soon all will be revealed here and also some of my creations will be winging their way to Shimelle - super excited! 

Cats? There is one on that chair under the desk - take my word for it!

Last weekend was fantastic as I took park in a printers tray workshop at Pickleberry Papercrafts - you can see my work in progress in my last post - check them out for some brilliant classes.

Finally, please be sure to visit Julia - she is responsible for this wonderful desk hopping each week and her posts always raise a smile.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Printers Tray Weekend

What a lovely weekend I've had! I've been to a workshop at Pickleberry altering a printers tray.  It is going to be quite a long work in progress but I will enjoy filling every little space with curios and memories.  I attended six classes taught by the lovely Kate, Jane and Julie and learned lots of new techniques. 

Using shrink plastic is addictive - you have been warned!
These are actually domino's - altered by alcohol inks, bit of stamping and embossing - they are great to do and so effective.
I'm off to raid the odd pot now to see what little lovelies I can find to put into my tray!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Chicken Soup - Recipe #20

Welcome all from a very blustery South East - the wind has howled for days and the poor trees have been stripped of their lovely autumnal leaves.  That neatly leads me to this week's inspiration picture chosen by Andrea. 


I loved this picture with its silhouette and deep warm colours. 
This is my interpretation.


Remember you can view all the Design Team 'makes' and join in the fun here

Have a good week everyone.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (and the cats are back!)

Hello - happy Wednesday to you all.  Thank you for all my lovely comments and especially to those fellow feline fans who noticed that last week's post was missing something furry.  To make up for it two of them have decided to make an appearance!

Also pictured is my new paper storage unit - my Darling Dad has made this.  I sent him a picture and within three days it was done!  I love it - if I wasn't crafting in the conservatory where fading is a bit of an issue I would take the papers out of their plastic wrappings but at least this way they keep dust free too.

As for projects, there has been quite a few but they are under wraps at the moment - they will soon be featuring here
Also look out for all things festive coming this way with quite a mad amount of blog candy!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Hello everyone.  So this is everything dumped in a heap after returning home from my retreat.  I will get round to sorting it all but in the meantime here are a few of the layouts I made.




Remember to say hi to Julia and from there you can get link to so many other creative desks too. 
Also swing by this place to have a nose at this week's challenge.  I'm a bit picture heavy and word light this week!  And... no cats pictured amongst my craft stuff!  They are still sulking because I dared to go away last weekend!

Take care everyone.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Chicken Soup - Recipe #18

This week the inspiration was provided by Mel, a superb album cover with a definite Picasso look to it. 






And this is my interpretation....


Pop over to Chicken Soup to join in and you will be entered into the monthly prize draw to win a little something SOUPer!!

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