Skip to main content


Showing posts from February, 2009

A Passion For Papertrey Challenge entry

Over on the ILWS forum there's a few of us who have confessed to loving the stamps, cardstock, inks and ribbons and now the new buttons from Papertrey Ink despite being SU demos. Kate and Steph have set up a fantastic new blog for all things PTI called A Passion For Papertrey . They are going to do fortnightly challenges and after the day I had today I needed to do a bit of card making to de-stress a bit. My car, which is only 2 1/2 years old died today! Well not completely but I got a weird alert when I first started it up and then one that said my ABS was faulty. What?!! I panicked. I hadn't used my car for 3 days and it died on me. It took 3 different cab companies to find one that could get me to work before the kids arrived but it completely through me out for the whole day. Peugeot were pretty useless and their attitude was basically "it's your problem, you sort it out!" They wouldn't collect it as it was undrivable (I did try and it clonked and the

Virtual Stamp Night Weekend

Every couple of months or so Splitcoast Stampers hold a Virtual Stamp Night (VSN), which is a large number of card making/crafting challenges over a Friday evening and all day Saturday. You have until 10pm PST on Sunday night to complete and upload 19 challenges, so a lot of card making! You only get 45 minutes to complete each challenge as well, so it's busy, busy, busy! I managed to do 17 challenges this time (normally it's only 12 or so) - I only missed out 2 of them! One was to use your iron to melt wax crayons to make a background - I have no idea where my iron is as I don't iron (I send my ironing off to get done!) and the last challenge was to make something heart shaped - an easy challenge but I was too crafted out by then and was shattered. All the details are in my gallery over at SCS here - there's just too many to list here! Here are the photos.... Challenge A - Sketch Challenge Challenge B - Colour Combo Challenge Challenge C - Use a stamp you don&#

Been a busy bee

Just thought I'd upload a few photos to show why I've not been updating my blog recently. Along with the usual school work I have to do I've been joining some swaps and getting those ready and making a birthday present for my mum. I've had no time to even take photos until today let alone blog anything :( We had a snow day today YAY!!! so I made 5 cards and managed to take photos and upload them all to my SCS gallery and a bit on here! I need more of those but I doubt we'll get anymore :( The first is a Papertrey Ink card swap - I had 2 entries so had to make 14 cards for this swap altogether (6 for each swap and one for me - I like to do one for myself so I can remember what I did!) Swap Card #1 is posted earlier in this post . PTI Swap 2 I love the butterflies in this set - there's so many different ways you can stamp a butterfly! The aqua mist circles have been cut with the nestabilities, then without removing the card from the die I sponged the ink