Saturday, 1 November 2008

Ready for Guising

Kenny & Kirsten ready to go guising (as we call it here in Scotland) last night.

One hippie...
(he had a flower in his hair too at one point!)


And one orphan...
(she was in character and hence not smiling!)



Luckily the weather stayed dry and they all had great fun. We were certainly well entertained with lots of jokes, songs and some brilliant costumes.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

{Happy Halloween} - almost...

This year's puking pumpkin :)
Stitch

Ghost from Mario

And all three

Once again the patterns are all from the fantastic zombie pumpkins site.

Friday, 3 October 2008

One place left in ribbon share

Due to a last minute change of mind I have one place left in the ribbon share

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Retired Stampin' Up! sets for sale

Wheels:

Petals £5
Flitting By £5

Hostess Sets:

In the Spotlight £18 sold
Little Hellos £18 sold

Other Sets:

Unfrogettable £18 sold pending payment
Little Pieces £11

All prices include P&P
Pls leave a comment or email me on thefineartofstampin@gmail.com

More clear stamps for sale

Since I've signed up with Stampin' Up! I've not been using my clear stamps anymore so they have got to go as I need the space.

All items are previously used and some of the stamps are quite heavily stained.

Autumn Leaves Merry Christmas by Tia Bennet £8


Autumn Leaves Swirls V2 by Rhonna Farrer £8

Fiskars Filigree Borders £5 (this set is brand new in pack)

Sassafrass Lass Blooms & Stalks £6 sold

Inkadinkadoo - wood mounted set of 10 stamps - Whimsical Holiday £10


Remember all prices include P&P - I accept paypal (please add 20p +3.4% to cover fees) or cheques

If you see anything you would like to purchase please email me at: thefineartofstampin@gmail.com

Cuttlebug Folders, Autumn Leaves Stamps for Sale

I am selling some brand new Cuttlebug items that I received for my birthday. Unfortunately there was a bit of a mix up over my wish list and I got a few item I already had.

All items include P&P in price


Cuttlebug Christmas Ornaments Folder £3.25 sold


Cuttlebug Haunted House Embossing Folder £3.25 sold pending payment

Cuttlebug Skeleton Scroll Folder £3.25

Cuttlebug cut & emboss Treetops £5.00
(includes 1 folder and 1 die) sold

Set of 73 ransom alphabet stamps £4

Remember all prices include P&P - I accept paypal (please add 20p +3.4% to cover fees) or cheques

If you see anything you would like to purchase please email me at: thefineartofstampin@gmail.com

Saturday, 13 September 2008

New stash

My new stamps arrived this week - saw this idea to use the round tab punch to make little mini handbags on another blog a while ago. When I saw the Totally Tabs set it seemed perfect :)
More cards on my SU blog :)


Sunday, 27 July 2008

Whoosh!

The summer holidays are really flying by this year - not long now until my two are back at school - they start back on 14 August this year.
Can't believe Kenneth is off to "big school" - it doesn't seem that long I was there (yes I know in reality it is a while!!! LOL) - I mean some of the teachers are the same and even the "headie" used to be my maths teacher!


This card was based on a sketch over at ILWS (OK you get that is In Love With Stamping by now :D )

And these two were both for ILWS challenges too



I have been scrapping as well - working on a 6x12 album, so hope to have pictures of that on here soon as well :)

Friday, 25 July 2008

Another couple of cards

A quick birthday card I made for my niece in June

And this one was for a colour combo challenge on In Love With Stamping
We were challenged to use the stampin' Up! colours Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Real Red together - this was my attempt - again feel free to play along and if you do please leave a link to your projects as I'd love to see them

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Who me?

Wow I was so surprised when I logged on tonight to find that Lainy had nominated for this little award - that was so sweet of you - really made my evening :)
It's a special award given to weblogs that somehow catch your eye!
The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

I am going to nominate the following people whose blogs I love:

Elaine
Dawn
Fiona
Roz
Diane
Elaine

Sunday, 20 July 2008

{Monday}

DS & DD are off in Lanzarote at the moment so have been enjoying the peace & quiet.
DH and I have even had something like a social life as well!
We went to see Hancock (with Will Smith) at the cinema at Xscape, followed by a meal at Tony Roma's. Really enjoyed the film - would definitely recommend it.

(That was actually the second film I had been to see within a week - saw Mamma Mia with the "girls" last Saturday - what a laugh - mind you not sure what was funnier the film itself or some of the audience joining in!!!)

Then we were round at friends for a meal on Saturday evening and out again for a High Tea on Sunday!

Don't worry it won't last - the kids are back on Friday LOL

Been busy with lots of Stampin' Up! stuff recently - here are a few of my more recent projects:
All products by Stampin' Up!



All three of these cards were made using stamps from the Pick A Petal set. I set a challenge over on In Love With Stamping to use a stamp set in a different way - if you want to play along please so and be sure to leave a comment linking back to your creations :)


I also had some notebooks and post-it notes lying around that I decided to pretty-up a bit.



And this is just a random birthday card I made for no-one in particular

Monday, 7 July 2008

Its been a while...


...but I've been too busy playing this to blog (or scrap much!)

Here are a few of the LOs I made at Scrapaganza in June.
This was Karen Burniston's Architecture class that I actually finished while I was in Holland.

And the other two are from the Bazzill class.

Finally here is what happens when two eight year olds raid the dressing up box...nuff said!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Scrapaganza June 2008

I know there has been a lot written elsewhere about the weekend but I just wanted to say that I had a wonderful time.

Yes there were some things that could have been done better but I think any event of that size is likely to have problems.
Maybe I was luckier than others in that the missing teacher/kits didn't affect my classes.

The food at the hotel could have been better and I didn't like the fact that the hotel was in the middle of nowhere but apart from that I had a fantastic weekend. It was great to meet up with friends, both old and new.
Thank you Frances for being such a lovely roomie. To the "girls" who dress up - your costumes were amazing...how Monique and Ingrid are going to top their costumes next time I don't know :D and I loved Mary's black & white costume...FAB!

The only think that spoiled it was Ben (Heidi's husband) who panicked everyone into leaving on the earlier bus! I came back from getting my case out the locker to find almost everyone else had gone but at least I had Helen & Suzanne to keep me company on the way back to the airport.

I'll try and get some photos of the projects I did uploaded later this week.

Oh and to those who said they had read my blog over the last year (yes that includes you Alison!!! LOL ) I'd love it if you could take a minute to leave me a comment or two and/or links to your own blogs.

Friday, 30 May 2008

Bella baby


I made this card for Julie the owner of PaperCuts who had a little girl on 16 May.

Ingredients:
Cardstock: Stampin@ Up!Pretty in Pink; Certainly Celery; Whisper White
Stamps: Bella; Stampin' Up! Seeing Spots;
Stampin' Up! Cheer & Wishes
Ink: Versamark; Old Olive (SU) - image coloured in using SU Certainly Celery; Barely Banana; Pink Passion; Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Cuttlebug folders - circles & swiss dot; Ribbon from stash

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Sugar Nellie

I was playing around with different mediums for colouring in stamped images and I was pretty pleased with the way this one turned out. I used various inks from Stampin' Up!'s Soft Subtles range then used a waterbrush to lift the colour from the ink pad.

The patterned papers are some Junkitz ones that have been lurking in my scrap pile for ages. The base cardstock is SU's Barely Banana and the sentiments is from SU's Circle of Friends set.

Again I used the ink pads to colour the chipboard hearts

Monday, 26 May 2008

London

Well after not being able to download any pictures for ages I have finally managed to solve my card reader problem. This is a LO I made a few weeks ago (yes I scrapped!!!) using the Tinkering Ink papers that made up my Angel Crafts design team kit.
All other items including white cardstock, flowers, chipboard letters, tags & brads etc are from my own stash.

I coloured the chipboard letters using Stampin' Up! ink pads and I was really pleased with the depth of colour - plus it was faster and less messy than using paint.


With the scraps of paper left I made a criss cross card - once again all supplies apart from the patterned paper came from my own stash.

I followed a tutorial over on Split Coast Stampers for instructions on how to make the card.

The stamps are from Stampin' Up!'s Carte Postale set

Friday, 23 May 2008

Acrylic Stamps for sale

Autumn Leaves 2008 Designing With calendar £15




***SOLD***
Little Cotton rabbits stamp set - all trimmed from rubber sheet - one stamp used once £20
A

***SOLD***KI Memories Calendar Icon stamp set - brand new & unopened £5



***SOLD***Banana frog Scribble Flowers - set of 7 stamps - 3 of the stamps are heavily ink stained but this does not affect the quality of the stamps £8***SOLD***Autumn Leaves Second Nature by Rhonna Farrer - a few of the stamps have light staining £10

***SOLD***Autumn Leaves Sentiments Circles by Katie Pertiet - again a few of the stamps have light staining £10

More Stuff for sale - Quickutz dies

Quickutz Stamp RS0303 single die £3
Quickutz stamp cancellation singles die RS-0304 £3
Quickutz single die RS-0026 £3
Quickutz Bottle cap die set - 6 dies: 2 wavy edged circles, 2 circles, 1 small middle labels die, 1 large middle labels die £14
***SOLD***Quickutz Snow Angel Alphabet & Number set
This set includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers and punctuation.

Quickutz Upper Case Alphabet - Eliza ***Retired*** £30