Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ho hum

I've been trying to get myself sat down to write this blog entry for ages. But it seems I'm REALLY out of the habit! Life is still a bit all over the place mind you. Said goodbye to Phil's sister on Friday morning and my parents arrived Sunday evening, ready to get the kids packed off with them tomorrow morning.
So there's been a fair bit of washing and packing to be done (mum did the ironing) and chatting all of which takes away crafting time which I really shouldn't begrudge but do end up getting itchy hands!

I did do a card for the last Daring Cardmakers full dare but never got around to putting it on the blog - see above for explanation. And now there is a mid week dare featuring one of our two new fabby design team members - Jozza! So feast your eyes on the lush cards there and then come back and go "ho hum" over mine for last Friday!OK this involves
1 white card
1 Urban Lily spotty paper
1 glittery black ribbon
1 American crafts sticker
Millions of tiny glittery sparkles on the sticky side of the sticker
Ooodles of strong glue to stick the sticker as the sticky bit is now covered in glitter
A few choice words when this is realised...
1 Maya Road chipboard journalling spot
1 White dabber
3 mucky fingers as the paint wouldn't come out
1 Maya Road stamp
3 teeny Hobbycraft gems
1 knackered and stressed crafter

I also made a card for the parents wedding anniversary
which was on Monday. They liked the mini book I made them. We went out to TGI Fridays which was fun. Really crowded too and we went early (the parents like to eat at 5! I prefer 7-7:30 so 6 was a good compromise)
The main stamped image belongs to Sue H. We both think it is the best stamp ever! I coloured it with my prisma pencils and tried the blue outline thing for the first time (this may have been because I went slightly over the edge but I'm not saying). I like the effect though. It was double mounted and inked. The stripy paper is from an old Self Addressed kit - one of the best ones. I think the paper might be one of the recent chatterbox lines - much ore sturdy than before and fab colours.
The card is A5 size which I find tricky and the top half was looking really bare so I used a Squggly Ink stamp with versamark and Art from the heart powders. The strip of paper was also stamped and clear embossed. The final touch was a ubiquitous nestability oval sentiment. (yup that is my big word of the day folks)

I did finish this blog post last night and then blogger crashed which didn't help my lack of blogging status. Sulk. Parents have now left with children in the car. This is the annual time of clearing rooms and stuff as we can all clutter for Britain. But I will try and keep time for blogging too!


SueH said...

Oh wow Lythan, your mum and dad's anniversary card is stunning and the image looks beautiful now it's finished.

After seeing your new pencils when you came to play last week I may just of visited ebay........not saying any more that that!

Kathy said...

Great cards Lythan - you are too hard on yourself you know - your stuff is alwaus fab and full of inspiration

Try not to miss the kids too much