Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Tip In Swap Pages contd...

This is T-Ann's page - her subject was sun and moon... so I took her at her words and have given her just that...  it took ages for the texture paste to dry and then I coated the sun and moon with silver and gold relief paints which added some more depth.
This is Netty's page and her chosen subject was the seaside... I'm hoping she doesn't have heart failure when she sees it as I never draw and I cannot paint... so why the heck did I decide to do both on hers???  Blame the fact that I picked up a packet of acrylic paints at the dollar store and they were sitting on the corner of the desk when I sat down to her page... LOL

What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday - 31st August 2011

I just typed the date... and realised that the year is 3/4 over!!  How did that happen... I was going to do so many things this year and the time is running out!! Last week I missed WOYWW because we were away in Niagara Falls, had a lovely time with my son and have heaps of photos... but I will make that a post for tomorrow.
well, OK... here's one for a laugh... I mean to say... why did the photographer want us to put our hands in the air like that??  What twit wouldn't be hanging on for grim death to that barrel if it was going over the falls??
Anyways... you aren't here for my rabbiting... I had better show my workdesk... which is a bit of a mess as I am still working on the tip in pages for the swap...
The tip in is supposed to represent the sun and moon... but said I am waiting (very impatiently) for said sun and moon to dry because I have coated them with texture paste...
and if I swing left and behind me this is the mess I have made... 
and this is my desk corner...and the piles on the floor next to my desk are all the bits I brought back from Niagara and will hopefully turn into a mini book!!
Don't forget to pop over to our fairest of desk inspectors, Julia, for the complete linky list of desks to snoop into.... you really never know what you are going to find from one week to the next!!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

More Tip Ins...

As the deadline for these gets closer my panic to complete gets worse... and though a deadline is a great motivator it doesn't always mean that the execution of the work is what you would hope for!!
This dragonfly jane's page on graveyards/cemeteries.... it didn't turn out very cheerful and bright... might be because I had a skull looking up at me from my desk...
This is Tinkerhamilton's Apothecary Shop/vintage beauty.
I'm at the halfway mark.... yippppeeeeee!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Tip In Swap Pages

I joined a swap on UK Scrappers for tip in pages and the deadline is now looming... and my mojo is still travelling around the Badlands of Alberta, hiding amongst the hoodoos. Darned mojo is never around when you want him...
Alice in Wonderland page for Weaselwise
Peter Pan page for bettybadger
Another Peter Pan page (because like an idiot I signed up for two groups) for Nicci24lego
With book mark lifted out of the way of the words.
Steampunk page for Mistyrat
OK... back to the desk... just a few more make.... well, maybe a few more than 'few'....

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Off to Niagara Falls...

We are off to see the Falls!!
and going to do the Maid of the Mist boat ride.... the walk behind the falls.... a tram thing over the falls and a helicopter flight above.... if I don't get a couple of decent photos out of that lot... I will be as mad a wet hen!!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

What's on Your Work Desk 17th August 2011

Yep... that's all that is on my work desk this week... a couple of "lav" people which need to be painted and papered to match my friend Odelia's newly painted downstairs half bath!!  All I  have is the colour to go on and a request that I don't make them have faces.... which is good... because I don't do faces at the best of times and I can only imagine what spooky types they might end up if I tried!! LOL
Don't forget to go to Julia's and find the linky list of craftyness around the world!!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Yay.... he got here!!

Christopher, that is... had a delay at Gatwick for about 5 hours whilst they fixed the plane (fixing the plane always makes me nervous... but not fixing the plane would obviously be worse) but he is here!!  Almost a year since we last saw him... so where the heck did that year disappear to?  He is staying for two weeks so we have made plans... a trip to see Niagara Falls next weekend once Chris is back from Fort Mac... have always wanted to see Niagara Falls... another thing ticked off my bucket list!!  We did Victoria Falls 5 years ago... so if I visit one of the big falls around the world every five years.... I'm gonna be a very old lady before the list is done!!
My Smash book was on the Bind It All blog earlier this week so I can now pop it on to here!
Hopefully I will have lots of fun things to add to it whilst Christopher is here! 
Made index pages so that I could divide it into sections of trips, art etc 
This is my Calgary Stampede page. 
Some fold out pages for extra pics or journalling.
ATC pages for small artwork.
My page for our trip to the the theatre to see Wicked.
Pocket pages and the tags are paint chips from Martha Stewart!

More pockets and more paint chips... I love these as you can match the colours so easily to your project!
OK... I am off to make pancakes for breakfast... I get to play Mummy for two whole weeks!! (LOL... by the end of it  he will be glad to go back to his flat I am sure)!!!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WOYWW 10th August 2011

On my work desk this week is the second project from the templates I bought from Beetroot Tree... yep, I got my sewing machine out and had a play... it's not finished, need to add some bits and bobs to it.. maybe some buttons and beads... if you want to see the other template which is a house, it is in my previous post.

Not sure what I am going to use it for...
but it's quite cute... maybe put some tags inside with favourite quotes...
Don't forget to check out the linky list at the Queen of the Desks, Julia, for lots of nosiness and bucketfulls of inspiration from around the world.
I have to say that what I have managed to see on the riots and looting back home saddens me... what a stupid waste... and the reports say they are protesting against cutbacks and poverty... so instead of actually making a difference and doing something useful with their lives, they go and destroy their own streets and steal from the local businesses that employ people.  I just don't understand it.  

Monday, 8 August 2011

A Memory Box...

When I was hopping blogs the other day I dropped in on Donna and she had the prettiest little memory box thingy with a link to the template from the Beetroot Tree... with money donated to the Alzheimer's Society when you purchased it.  So I bought the templates, there are two different memory boxes, one a trunk sort of shape and a house.  I didn't feel like getting the sewing machine out so I thought I would have a go at the house version and decided to use chipboard so that it was a bit more sturdy for my intended purpose.  Did I ever mention that I am terrible at following directions/instructions?
So this is my version of the house template... which takes me back to the instructions subject!  I read them, really I do... I don't think I inwardly digest them very well though... and I definitely have difficulty following them!  Thought I would mention it... because my house is a lot bigger than the template version... and the roof isn't quite the same.... and making it from chipboard set up a lot of problems because I couldn't just fold and glue.... but I like the end product and will be making another one of these!!
This is a memory box of my Grandmother... 
The roof comes off and inside I have a mini book and a chipboard tag. 
and in the roof is a little hanging bird cage and bird... my Nan always had canaries... 
So this is the box and it's contents... the little tag with the dress on it is a reminder of visits to my Nan, we would sit and sew dolls clothes... little tiny dolls clothes for little tiny dolls and she taught me to hand stitch neat seams and make button holes... good memories of a lovely lady.

and the mini book has lots of little sewing bits and bobs in it... so when all I have to do is sew a button on I know where everything is to do just that! 

Just need to find a small pair of scissors and a tape measure to pop inside and I have the perfect little house for those little sewing jobs...