Wednesday, February 12, 2014


I did intend to post a piccie of our lovely Paseo in the early morning sun but as always I forgot my camera.
 We were actually down the seafront by 9.15am, I know some of you will be saying, call that early! but as I don't usually climb out of my bed unless forced until 9 after having my morning cuppa, I call that early. ( a perk of not having to work any more), it was quite a shock when the alarm went off at 7.
AND I had already been to the medical centre for an X-Ray too, couldn't believe it, I was seen twenty minutes early, a first over here I can tell you.

Anyway instead you can see my ribbon drawer, I do really try to use ribbons hence the box on the right with odds and ends of tried but rejected pieces,  I just cant resist them though, I think on my next trip to Michaels I will avoid the aisle altogether to avoid massive temptation of all those beautiful colours.
 The box is something I´m intending to cover, I´ve saved a magazine that had an article on how to do it with Glassine paper, so, I´ve had the glassine paper in the drawer for about a year!! I discovered the box in a cupboard I was tidying so its staying put until I get a chance to work on it.
The other bits are handmade paper, a challenge from SCS to make a flower from crepe paper, I didnt have any so my brainwave was to use this instead, extra points for using old stash I think, down below you can just see the pink flower half finished, I made it smaller than as shown, not sure if that was a good idea, after seeing some of the lovely ones that have already been done it may not see the light of day.
The gold coloured pieces are for a card I´m making  for our DIL, I used  my cricut to cut the arched card and three separate arched panels,  coloured them with inks and stencilled two with embossing paste, one panel I´ve already glued at the back to show through the window.
I have it there and look at it every day hoping for more ideas, good job I have a couple more weeks to finish it but I usually get there in the end though.
The card with the trees is for another challenge, to use wood! another stencil, another card waiting for inspiration, why have one project on the go when you can have four or five!!! 
Looking at the news about the awful weather and floods they are having in the UK I hope you keep safe if any of you are in those parts of the country that are affected.
Happy Wednesday from me in sunny Spain, thanks to those who visited me last week. See you over at Julia´s Stamping ground.
Jan x

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Wednesday, where did the week go again, makes me wonder how I ever found time to work!!
I decided this year I would actually join in with a few challenges, usually I see them and think, mmmm I could do that, I start with great intentions but time seems to overtake me and before I´ve finished everyone has moved on to the next one. Surprisingly I did actually finish one, the mixed media challenge across at Splitcoaststampers, it was rather messy but I really enjoyed it.

 My desk this week, well the purple bits of card are left over from the mixed media challenge, I managed three pieces by pressing them over my gelli plate, one piece I made into a card, the one with the white die cut resting on the top I embossed and then rubbed Indigo Treasure gold over the raised part. I would really love more colours but I´m saving my craft money to spend on our trip to England.

You can see in the background a whole mess of bits from discarded projects, yes, you can see a Christmas tree, its a new stamp I bought, another challenge that I didn't finish!! there´s also some stencilled card, I used the bare branches stencil but it didn't turn out as planned so its in the heap, I live in hopes that one day I will suddenly find some inspiration and use all these bits and pieces but seeing as I threw away some from about six years ago I don't think that's likely but being a hoarder I somehow cant part with them.

I hope the weather is being kind to you wherever you are, sunny but a few clouds over here.
Have a great day and thanks for popping over.

Jan x