Sunday, 27 November 2011

One in a taxi, one in a car.

Blimey, what's come over me? Two posts within 24 hours!

I knocked up this quick card this morning for LIM's latest challenge which is

I used these stamps by Elusive Images and toyed with the idea of stamping with versamark and then embossing them with gold EP but with three images I thought there would be a very large possibility of gold speckles everywhere, (even with talc in a pop sock!) so abandoned that idea. Therefore I was forced to use the only vaguely gold ink pad I have which is Mustard Seed DI and as you can see it is less than ideal. Does anyone know of a dye based ink in a nice shade of yellow?

Anyway enough waffle, here it is.

I think I could have used my entire stash of faux gems on this card, but decided to call it a day at seventeen-it's not called 'Less is More' for nothing ! Plus, the small one's were a bugger to stick on! I also decided against using my 'we three kings of Orient are' sentiment as I thought it would be superfluous, hope you agree.

The photo is appalling 'tis true, but the battery has gone flat in the old Nikon and I've got to be at work shortly. Please forgive me.

Fiona x

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Craft Fair Day At Last

Today saw the arrival of the long awaited for Village Craft Fair which is an annual fixture here. After Mum died in May I decided that I would like to raise some money for the Hospice that she attended weekly during the last year of her life and where she chose to die. I've never done a Craft Fair before so trying to gauge what would be best sellers was rather trial and error, however I made £75.70 so I'm fairly pleased with that.

Before I go any further I would like to thank Michelle Last, Sarah Makin and Bumblebee whose fabulous idea's I shamelessly knicked. As all the proceeds are for a very worthy charity I hope they will forgive me. Thanks also to my lovely friend Eunice, (without her borrowed crafty stash my table would've been bare) and to my aunt, Sam who kindly made the divinely scented Lavender bags, funky button brooches, felt xmas decorations and jam.

As I've been in major crafting mode since August I'm relieved that it's over, but not deterred from doing another next year, hopefully. Now, I have to crack on with my xmas cards as I am WAY behind with them. God knows when I'm ever going to get any time for housework! Bovvered?

Thanks for stopping to look,
Fiona x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Lest We Forget

I took this quick snap at the village War Memorial an hour or so after the Remembrance Day Service had taken place. I was at home watching the Queen at 11 o clock as I do most years, I find it so humbling watching all the returned servicemen marching and very moving. The weather was certainly smiling on them today!

Fiona x

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Winter Leaves

Hello Dear Readers,

I'm back briefly with my entry for this week's Less is More challenge which is one layer and the theme is LEAVES. I remembered my Hero Arts background stamp which hasn't seen ink in a fair while so I dusted it off and clear embossed a portion of it using the masking technique. I applied Faded Jeans DI with Cut n Dry and then scored a debossed line below and above the panel. (which you can't really see in this diabolical snapshot!)

I didn't intend this to be a christmas card but after I'd finished applying the blue ink I decided it looked rather wintery and frosty so hastily bunged on a christmas sentiment. I say hastily, as I'm on the late shift today and I've yet to iron my uniform so I'd better get a wriggle on.

Thanks to Chrissie and Mandi for another great challenge and also for showCASing my Polka Dot card last week, I was chuffed to bits! Also thanks to all you lovely commentors for your kind words. I'm still busy making stocking fillers for the village xmas fair in two weeks time so don't have much time for blogging at the mo but will be making up for lost time in December I hope.

Ciao for now and TFL
Fiona x