Thursday, 21 July 2011

My First Challenge Entry!

I noticed that there were a number of challenges to do with boys this week so I decided I would blog the card that I made for Father's Day, as my first ever Challenge entry! (Trumpet fanfare please!)
I used the LOTV stamps, Aeroplane, & Grunge Postcard (which I then stamped on top of with a Hero Arts text stamp). I also used the Pink Gem Someone Special Ticket stamp. I coloured in copics and used card candy, distress inks, a variety of papers including Papermania kraft paper, Co'oredinations and some scrabble like tiles. The patterned papers were from my stash.
My lovely Dad was very pleased with the card especially as he has a "Spitfire Thing", going on :)
I am currently looking forward to the new LOTV Christmas stamps (due out on the 25th) and also the launch of the Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Pens! I think they might work perfectly in my Copic Air Brush System!

Challenges entered
Lili of the Valley Challenge 106 "Fun and Games",
A Gem of a Challenge, "Let's Hear it for the Boys"
 Sentimental Sundays, "For the Men in your Life"
Totally Gorjuss, "Boys in your life"
Sweet Stampin' "One for the Boys"
Craft Us Crazy "Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly "Getting Cute"
Lollipop crafts "Anything Goes"
Cute Card Thursday "For His Eyes Only"

Friday, 1 July 2011

What To do On a Teachers' Strike Day ?

Bethany was off school today due to the Teachers' strike. Fortunately my good friend Kellie had mentioned a gorgeous little shop in Brentwood called, appropriately, The Brentwood Bead Shop. It therefore seemed an ideal opportunity to have a girlie day and make some lovely jewellery into the bargain. Kellie, Georgina (her daughter and Bethany's friend) Bethany and I arrived in an Aladdin's cave of beads, and all things bead-like  and under the careful eye of Carol (and with some help & advice) we had a wonderful time designing and producing bracelets, necklaces and pendants.
Kellie made a stunning black and white set, Georgina a beautiful crystal rainbow set, and Bethany a rose quartz and crystal set. I cannot recommend the shop highly enough, there are enough beads and examples of work in there to keep you busy for many hours and I am already eagerly planning my next visit. All in all it was a lovely mother/daughter/friends day and we finished it off with a tasty Chinese meal :)
Come on teachers' more strike action please!
Will post some photos tomorrow x