Messrs Butterby and Wood (how much do you love those names??) would like to report the appearance of some kind of seismic activity at the foot of one of their letters, oh what to do, what to do??The resident crafter in all her wisdom decided to remove some of the aforementioned activity, but wait! the letter is attached with Gesso to a piece of fabric ensuring the offending holes will remain for eternity, eek! a sure and certain task for the NPB (Net and Paint Brigade)
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Monday, 30 March 2009
A mixed bag
On Friday I recieved a surprise in my mailbox from Viv at http://hensteethart.blogspot.com/ we've done a bit of an 'old paper' exchange and Viv sent some me some 1930's letters and a beautiful brooch she made, thank you Viv! just fab. The letters have such a wonderful feel to them and the names conjure up all sorts of characters in my head.I've never really done any kind of 'guy' themed work but there's something quite masculine about a couple of the letters and I feel inclined to have a go. I have some men ATC backing papers and a few stamps that I think will fit quite nicely.
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Sunday, 29 March 2009
And the answer is ' a marmot', clear as mud right?? FYI just a wee link to Wikipedia
CONGRATULATIONS to Melinda of http://melindasfabricfancies.blogspot.com/ your name was first out of the hat and you are the lucky winner of the German scrap.
On this ocassion I've decided to send a small bonus prize to Angelika of http://dragonquilts.blogspot.com/f for her throughly comprehensive answer! (I promise to send you something other than German scrap which I'm sure you have plenty of!)
Please me your addy's offline and I'll get those things in the post.
Thank you to everyone who took part! I always love doing these!
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Thursday, 26 March 2009
Easter screen take two!
I decided to make another screen for a friend of mine using slightly brighter colours even though I admit to sanding, painting and 'knocking' them back a bit!I also tried a bit of self restraint with the deco's and I think it worked out well.
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Wednesday, 25 March 2009
A couple of weeks agoI posted about a 'floral ' competition being run by http://www.bladerubberstamps-blog.com/2009/03/competition-reminder.html I don't actually have many flower stamps (3) but thought I'd have a go anyway. When I'd finished and re-read the rules I realised my piece doesn't follow any of them ie.the central image should be floral and stamped, which mine is clearly not!
Posted by Margaret at 08:39 4 comments:
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Is it a ?
My son bought this little fellow with his pocket money on the weekend. At the time I had a vague feeling I should've been pointing him in the direction of something else as with a slight push on the Edelweiss he whistles (to get your attention) then begins to sing, well yodel actually, again and again and again... I rescued the poor thing from under J in the early hours of the morning after being woken by it's frantic yodelling, J was none the wiser!! Last night I said to DH 'what's that animal J bought?' 'it's a ..... isn't it?' 'a what?' 'a.......' blank look, 'what's that in English then?' 'dunno, a ......?' 'is it?' and so on until I finally looked it up in my dictionary and well, was none the wiser. This morning I Googled it and have just had that special 'aha' moment.So here's the thing, I've decided to clelebrate the start of Spring (it's snowing AGAIN!) by having a giveaway, 5 sheets of assorted German scrap including the bunnies from the screen, and various flowery/ heart shapes. To be in to win leave me a comment by midnight (my time) Friday 27th March, including your guess as to what this animal is by completing the following line, 'this is a..........' it's irrelevant if you guess correctly or not, it's the taking part that matters! (my tribute to mothering Sunday)
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Friday, 20 March 2009
Yesterday I finished my Easter screen and well... funny how some things look ok until you photograph them and then you see something quite different before your eyes, I'm calling this my 'busy' piece. I mean how much stuff did I think I could stick on it??The side pieces are using some new wrapping paper that has the most divine set of colours going through it
Posted by Margaret at 09:56 14 comments:
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
I've tried several times over the past couple of weeks to capture the 'blues' that inspire me but have discovered when it's clear skies down here it's often hazy in the mountains and vice versa. Better weather is on the way and hopefully I'll get a chance to show you the lake and the mountains in all their glory before I turn grey waiting.
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Monday, 16 March 2009
I managed to soak the label off an old cotton reel (and stick it back together!) to add to the coverI picked up these doilies a while ago and haven't really known what to do with them, I've tried unsucessfully to add them to various projects then last week I had a bit of a ' lightbulb' moment and cut the pattern out duuuhhh...
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Finally managed to get the sewing book together, it ended up with a lot more black in it than planned, I found some cool ribbons and beads to decorate it withNathalie this page is for you!
Posted by Margaret at 11:08 3 comments:
Friday, 13 March 2009
What a girl wants...
http://www.bladerubberstamps-blog.com/2009/03/competition-reminder.html Create a piece of 'floral' themed work using stamps as the central focus (any will do, they don't have to be from this shop) any format ATC, Tag, card etc, post your pic online by the end of March and be in to win stamps from their own range. The ones below are just some of the postal stamps I've bought from them while in London, they have a great selection and it's a fab Spring competition to enter. It's open world wide and I think we can russle up something, what do you reckon??
Posted by Margaret at 11:05 2 comments:
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Muriel and I had a bit of an Alice and Camilla session today complete with a wee demonstration of the BIA, so totally the right person to show this to!! lots of oooo-ing and aaaahh-ing and will you look at that-ing (no idea why I took the pic of our mess directly into the light, oops)I managed to get the backing papers stuck down, Muriel bought me a sheet of fabulous wrapping paper on her way over, which I used in the side panels
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