Where is that postie?

I can see my letterbox from here and it's empty - I'm waiting for an order from isc (admittedly it's only been seven days since my order confirmation (but that's how long the last order took to get here and I see no reason why this one shouldn't be as super fast!)) Pleeeeease universe - come and play my game!

Oh well maybe tomorrow - I've been playing with the dragonfly stamp a little so if it turns into anything I'll let you all know. hehehe by all I mean me------------don't mind me this is just the crazy rambling part I knew would make it's way to the outside world.

1.30pm - ok have mail but no rubber - yaaaah tomorrow could be the day!
Fri - maybe Saturday
Sat -

Latest card creations

This is the card I made for my brothers 20th It was pretty simple with some card distressed with antique linen ink and a green gold twinkling H2O and some peelcraft stickers coloured with brown sharpie for a bit of textural variety on a readymade background paper with a few clocks stamped on for good luck - (well actually cause I liked it).

This is the first stage of a 2 year old birthday card - I know that it's not completely appropriate for a two year old but she won't be very interested in the card and I needed to play with the new rubber after I had so carefully cut and indexed the sheet.

The stamps are from the elegant artsy swirls sheet coloured with twinkling H2O's - also a relatively new aquisition (after hearing about them for so long) and the background diamond pattern was stamped with versamark and covered with pink pearlex - I've since seen a beautiful use of this stamp here if you're interested in seeing it.

This is the card finished with Rubbadubbadoo greeting and a shrinky necklace to fill the gap - made pretty much as we were walking out the door to the party.

And this bright beauty was for a five year old (obviously) the boat and bee squares are doors which open upwards to reveal a happy birthday message, soe of the squares are recessed and some ome to the front - it's the grid from the art 4 frames sheet and anything I could find that I thought might interest a five year old. If I do a similar style card again I will put little shaker windows too.
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Here are my ATC, Moo and Inchie

  • Caramel and raisin alcohol ink
  • ginger adirondack
  • dandelion momento
  • sunshine whispers

  • ISC art for frames butterfly and solid

  • alcohol onk background
  • direct to paper butterflies and edges of atc

I used the art for frames sheet again and used only the butterfly and the solid square.
Alcohol ink background of caramel and a tinge of raisin and swiped the edges with momento dandelion

I used the dandelion on the solid square and centre butterfly on the moo, on the outside of the square on the other two.
I used whispers ink - sunshine inside the square on the atc and inchie and to colour the butterflies on ATC direct to paper.
The ATC has been mounted on a brown bazzill caardstock.

I wanted to make something light and simple - it's hard to see in the picture but I have the words fly down the bottom and soar up the top on each piece - I've been thinking about achievements, efforts and growth lately and wanted to reflect that in this piece too. I wanted them to have a little bit of a message, a point to being.
I learned a valuable lesson making these - if you let your 8 year old use your stamps on their own - check that they've been cleaned properly before you use them!
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Feel better soon

  • Here is a card I made using my favourite stampington stamps with a shaving brush background inspired by the art of my DD(8) I love the way it turned out - it was even better in real life - now it has gone to it's recipient in the hope of making her feel much better very soon!

  • I also used resist embossing from the Tim Holtz blog (it's nice to be reminded of those techniques we used to use) which I think made a nice balance.
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ISCC10 mini book challenge

I have made a cover for a sketch book using ISC stamps from the Elegant artsy swirls sheet
I used the diamond stamp too but it is too pale to see on the scan.

Here's the bones of my wee mini-book which was my origonal creation for the challenge this week at innovative stamp creations.

I've used the art 4 frames sheet for the actual page size. I'll be using some of the little inch size stamps to decorate some pages with my own writing on other pages.

It's going to be a love messages book for my dear daughter - so that if she ever thinks I don't love her she can look in the book an it will have some of the wonderful things I know about her. It's nice and small so she can stash it somewhere secret if she wishes! She's got a prototype which is decorated with four pages but I can't find it in her room to photograph - maybe tonight?!

This one is going to be in a blue theme as that is currently her favourite colour.

the grids stamped on blue cut and then decorated ready to go into the booklet.

and added a bit of decorating to the mini book - still needs a bit more though

OK the proto type has been bought out of its special hiding place so that I can make some repairs to the spine and have its pic taken

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