Monday, 12 September 2011

Ooh all manly!

Ahoy there mateys! Oo'ar Jim lad, spice the mainbrace, shiver me timbers and other piratical phraseology!

I hope non of you have suffered in these awful winds. Its been blowing a hooley here! Or if you prefer its been bloody windy! We've had the aftermath of Hurricane Katia, thank you so much for sharing that with us! It would have been much nicer if we'd have had a share of some nice warm sunshine instead....

Now there's another challenge over at Totally Gorjuss This week we want you to go all manly! So something for the man/boy/bloke/chap/fella/hombre/guy in your life! See easy again? I know you all love making boy cards ;)) And just to encourage you to play along there's a £10 voucher from Crafters Companion for the lucky winner ;))

Here's my little offering. Isn't this little Nellie Snellen pirate boy cute?

For a change he's been coloured with Promarkers ~gasps~ I was lucky enough to be sent some so I thought I'd best give them a whirl. I'm thinking I need more practice with them though haha!

So here's the arty shot ;)) The little star was hand cut from a scrap of corrugated card and wrapped with twine.

You likey? I kind of think it works..... but that's at the moment..... I might change me mind!

Pop over to the TG blog and check out what the Gorjussettes have made.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Only me!

Oh heck!

Yup tis only me, the victim of more time theft! Oh and also wondering where on earth Little Mojo has gone to! If anyone know the whereabouts of a scruffy scrappy looking thing that's Little Mojo, please give him a poke in the ribs and send him back here please!

So anyway whether he was here or not I had to make something for the latest challenge over at Totally Gorjuss This week is a sketch kindly sponsored by Joanna Sheen

My card this week is incredibly simple! Oh and it was quick too ;)) There's a C word event looming so I know quick cards will be very useful ;)) Certainly in my world at any rate! So the paper is all from last years Papermania Christmas collection, ribbon from stash and a Marianne star die which has been glamour dusted.

I think it took me longer to glitter the die than it did to actually make the rest of the card! I think it kind of works though....

Now I went on a bit of a jaunt this weekend. My first ever quilt show. It was the Great Northern quilt Show at Harrogate. So it would have been rude not to go wouldn't it?

Not only were there copious amounts of stash for sale.... more of that later ;) There were some fantastic quilts on display. My only gripe being that the lighting could have been better. Some of them were just awesome!

This one in particular caught my eye - its done on leather!

Where it was displayed didn't show the lovely colours that the maker used. However the flash picked them up nicely.

Now stash.... There were several stalls who were selling fabric at £4.00 per metre! What a bargain... I think it only fair to indulge when people have been so kind as to sell it at that price!

Oh and I got a few patterns too.... well you have to don't you!