Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Nothing like some 'me-time'...

to get you projects up to date!

It's mid-term and Eddie has no pre-shcool this week. So what to do when you have 2 days off during the week, lots of projects you want to touch and the feeling that the kid will get bored in the early hours of the morning? You book the kid to a Halloween camp. 9am to 3pm. Thats what I did and it was money well spent, if you ask me. It was only for today as he is back to creche tomorrow but today was really my only day off this week since Knit and Stitch show is on Thursday and I intend to stay as long as I can there, looking at all the pretty things I could buy....
Anyway, since I had morning all for myself, I've decided to stitch my ATW. I was a bit late with this one as Yvonne has already released part 15 and last part I stitched was 13. Here it is:

And I even managed to look after my herbs with some spare time. So it was money well spent!

Aiveen has kindly sent me some bats for my Halloween treat-boxes. I have made 11 boxes for family and friends but I thought the orange box was a bit to plain. So I inked the edges and stuck the bats. THANK YOU AIVEEN!!

And yesterday I finished the first row of my HAED but this will be another post.... (only 5 more rows to go, looking forward to it...)

Talk soon


Monday, 28 October 2013

Pink and Pink

I have this image for a while now. It was a freebie from a magazine and the designer is KennyK but I could never think of what to use it for but 'Pink Hair' theme for this week challenge suits her so well!!!
And I went looking for more images from this designer and I found a couple I could use in different occasions. Added them to my Wish-List :)

Image: KennyK Designs printed on Super Smooth 220g  Cartridge Paper (I finally found a paper I like!!)
Coloured with Promakers
Papers: The High School from DCWV
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Talk soon


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Happy Dance!!

Hot off the press! Just finished Birds Sampler from Angie Designs.

(still havent found out how to turn the photo here. It looks right on my computer tho....)

So, in my WIP basket I only have Around the World and one HAED. Time to start another project!!!!


Thursday, 10 October 2013

I Love Promarker Challenge - Oranges and Browns

This week's theme is 'Oranges and Browns' and this is what I came up with:

Stamp: Gorjuss Stamps coloured with Promarkers
Papers used are leftovers so cant name them
Paper Doily from Ebay

Have a good week 


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Finishing projects and CHA Athlone

Hi all.
With all this climate changes, of course I would get a flu and a ear infection. Why not, right?
Not that I've had time off to rest or anything, but I have been busy trying to finish off some of my WIPs and I'm practicing my colouring skills on different medias, using different pencils and papers which is always lots of fun.

First things first: I have finished stitching a cover for my diary. Pattern is from 'World of Cross Stitch' Mag and I have used half stitches instead of full crosses on background. I thought it would look too bulky with full crosses. Fabric used is Printed heart Aida 14 count. Quick stitch this one...

Then I have finished my Tree of Stitched from Abi Gurden On Yahoo TSS Group. She added lots of extra details on her original pattern but I wanted it to be plain, so just added a bee button to it and off the roller it went. which means I have the roller back for my Filligree HAED which I have been using a hoop for lately.

And for last: last Sunday Myself, Jenny and Aiveen went to Athlone for the CHA hosted by Create with Kate. It was a day for crafting with a couple of workshops and demos. Nice to spend the day with fellow crafters chatting about new products and different ideas on projects. I made a small Christmas box decoration and spent the day colouring with promarkers and watercolours and making cards.

(One of the stamped images I coloured at the CHA event in Athlone)

I see this weeks I love promarker challenge is about 'Oranges and Browns'. I might give it a try if I have a spare time.

Talk soon


Thursday, 3 October 2013

October is here....

I cant believe is October already. What happened with July and August is a mystery...
Work has been very busy as usual at this time of the year. It doesnt help the fact the boss has decided to expand the retail area and implement new system all around. That meant twice the work for this season.
This means very little time to stitch or craft. Husband being back to the barracks during the week doesnt help either. Son is finding very hard to stay away from me since Im the face he sees in the morning and at night.
Anyway..... I have been playing with my promarkers and made a Halloween card for an exchange I host in Card Making Ireland Facebook page. I think my partner doesnt follow my blog so it should be safe to post it here

Image is from La-La-Land and Die cuts are Sizzix

And I have started a new stitching project. It is a cover for my diary. I had this pattern on my waiting list for ages and Im a bit tired of all my big projects so decided to start something new. This one is for me and colours were changed to my taste.

It reads 'it's a new day'. Im so looking forward to finish this.
Fabric is heart printed Aida 14 count

Talk soon